CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I'm excited to be participating in the CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop today.  CASE Study is celebrating  4 years of challenges with a month of inspirational Blog Hops featuring their past Muses and former & current design team members. 




The theme for today's hop is inspiration.  Lately most of my inspiration has come from YouTube videos.  I've been a bit overwhelmed this summer by trying to keep up with a business and my 2.5 year old twins and still find time for art.  So I've been attempting to get up a little bit earlier in the morning so I can drink a cup of coffee and watch a video to inspire me.  Then I have the day to mull it over and hopefully have a plan by the time I actually get into my studio.  The topics I pick are kind of random, I usually just search for a product I have that I haven't used or want to use and see what I find.

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I searched for distress paint daubers and found this video, which inspired my card for today.  The video is pretty long, but you get the gist of the process in the first few minutes.  She doodled over her painted circles, but I thought it would be the perfect way to use the Poppy Birthday set.  So I  made a few rows of paint dauber circles using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade, then stamped the three sizes of flowers from Poppy Birthday over the dried circles and accented with a white gel pen.  I quickly hand trimmed a bunch of them, and layered together.


For my background, I swiped a piece of card stock to clean up some of the excess paint on my craft sheet, then used the coordinating colors of paint daubers to add in color.  I sketched in some stems, stamped the leaves from Poppy Birthday and finger painted them with some mowed lawn paint.  Next I added more white gel pen accents and layered all the flowers on top. The edges are hand torn and I inked them up with some black soot distress ink and sketched in a little frame before adhering it to my so saffron card base.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base, rounded a few corners and added some enamel dots to finish things off.

Well, that's all for me, I'm the last blog on today's hop list, but if you haven't already, be sure to head on over to the CASE Study blog for all the hop details and deadlines. To be entered in a drawing for some awesome prizes, just leave a comment on all the blog hop entries this week before the deadline midnight eastern next Tuesday.  

There’s also a challenge open for all to play along! You're invited to CASE any one of the projects featured in the blog hop. Check out the CASE Study blog for more information. Thanks for hopping by!





Enabler's List
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: so saffron (SU!), pearlized white (Paper Accents)
Ink: black archival, black soot distress (Ranger), picked raspberry, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn and picket fence distress paint (Ranger), white gel pen, black PITT pen (faber-castell)
Accessories:  Market Street enamel dots (MME), corner rounder

137 comments

  1. Oh my Julee this is so so beautiful, I adore it!

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  2. Outstanding Julee! Love the roses and colours that you achieved and the added paint behind the roses...lovely depth.

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  3. Wow, you rocked that technique - I love your artsy roses! and I love the inked edges!

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  4. Wow !! your card is so beautiful !!! I am so into the watercoloring trend now and your card is so inspiring !!TFS :)

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  5. this is pretty enough to be framed and hanging as wall art! I love how you did these flowers!

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  6. Nice flowers and I like the watercolour-effect.

    Katrin from Germany

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  7. I really like the artsy feel of your card.The hand torn flowers really add to the vibe and love the background too.

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  8. Gorgeous Julee. I absolutely love the doodling over the stamping.

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  9. Julee, your cards are always perfect and stunning, but this has to be one of my all-time favorites! Amazing work...especially one with 2.5yo twin boys :)

    Thank you for sharing. I love this card!

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  10. One fabulous, gorgeous, knock out card indeed!!! I'm blown away by seeing your creation! Your flowers and gorgeous background is very artistic:)

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  11. The layering is beautiful. . Steals the thunder. . Thanks for sharing

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  12. I've been loving poppy themed items this summer. They remind me of our trip to Italy 6+ years ago. I love the dimension you were able to achieve on your project and its bright and playful mood. The black and white pen really adds a lot of dimension. Bravo.

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  13. I love the sound of the technique you used. Can't wait to YouTube it and see what it entails. Love the rustic vintage feel of your card. TFS :)

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  14. I love the dimensional look of your card. Those flowers are really neat.

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  15. Beautiful stamp set and the roses colours are fabulous!

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  16. Your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  17. What a wonderfully fun and arty design and absolutely gorgeous as too.

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  18. I've seen a similar video like this using paint daubers to make flowers then doodling. I like how you used the stamps and how you colored the card front.

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  19. Love the card... love the "Enabler's List" - thanks for sharing the technique using that awesome poppy...
    =] Michele

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  20. wonderful card - thanks for the explanation of how you created it!

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  21. Amazing! I adore this look and how you made it your own! Just beautiful! :)

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  22. this is stunning, Julee! Wow! I am definitely going to watch that video! Love all the doodling :) ox

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  23. beautiful - I have a stamp at home that this might work for also - wish I could go home and play
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  24. I absolutely love your card, Julee! The soft colours, the raised layers on the flowers (fabulous stamp images, BTW), and the link to the tutorial are fabulous - thanks!

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  25. SHUT UP!!!!! This is freakin' GORGEOUS, Julee!!

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  26. Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Just love the way you layered the flowers and accented with the white on black.

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  27. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Julee!! Adore the BG and the poppies are amazing! Happy sigh... :)

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  28. Simply gorgeous!!! Awesome card and great design!

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  29. This is so beautiful! What lovely colours and dimension!

    love Mags B x

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  30. I recently moved (military family) and hit a bit of crafting slump, so I put away my crafting items for a few months. Recently, I've started blogging and crafting again and have found so many new pieces of inspiration and you are always so inspiring to me! I have a feeling I have some Verve Stamps that are going to see some ink today!

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  31. I really loved the card and the neat way you used the inspiration video-so cool!

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  32. Nice artsy technique for those of us intimidated by trying to do our own drawing. Great stamps.

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  33. Really like the colours. Nice card.

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  34. Pretty! love that a technique video was your inspiration!
    TFS

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  35. What a pretty card, the flowers are perfect!

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  36. I love your funky poppies, Julee!

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  37. Love your card. It looks like it was so much fun to create.

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  38. Love the colors and dimension to your card. TFS Hugs, Kristina

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  39. Fantastic card Julee. Love the mixed media feel to it. Those flowers are amazing. The coloring is so pretty. Great technique!

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  40. Roses are always great on a card. This card is such a different design. Thanks.

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  41. What a beautiful showcase of the poppy set. Stunning!
    ~c

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  42. beautiful card. this has been the most inspiring blog hop, i have gotten so many wonderful ideas i can't wait to try! :)

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  43. This is just beautiful! Your poppies are fantastic.

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  44. What an awesome take on the inspiration pic! WOW!

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  45. Amazing design...the effect the doodling creates over the paint.

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  46. Very creative and colorful and contagious.

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  47. Love the dimension you've added :)

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  48. Those roses are so pretty!! I love the torn edges too. Really lovely card!!

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  49. beauitful, super creative and I love the sentiment!

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  50. What a fun card!! Love all the flower layers!!

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  51. Wow!!!! This is jaw-dropingly gorgeous. I just keep staring and staring at those beautiful flowers.

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  52. Love your sketchy flowers. The white detail adds real depth

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  53. Beautiful "picture" of poppies. Thanks for the link to the video:)

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  54. Beautiful! Love the dimension :)

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  55. Oh my this is gorgeous! It reminds me of one of my favorite artists. TFS!

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  56. Love your card...it's so interesting and fun!

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  57. Gorgeous! I love how painted these are, the background really adds to that look too!

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  58. Totally fun!! The poppies are perfect to use with the daubers...white pen additions...fabulous...layers... And the background :) gorgeous card!

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  59. Lovely card. Nice detailed coloring and fuzzy cutting.

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  60. WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card. Just FABULOUS!

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  61. YOur flowers are so beautiful - I love the technique you used to achieve the same look as in the video.

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  62. awesome card! love the dimension on the flowers!

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  63. Wonderful technique with such lovely results!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  64. Very cool technique - love the dimension and the vintage-y feel of the card!!

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  65. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  66. Oh I just adore your card, love how it turned out!

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  67. Such a pretty card. Wow 2 1/2 year old twins! I think I'll sleep in tomorrow, I'm worn out just thinking about it. LOL

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  68. Nice, Love your take on the Inspiration you picked. TFS.

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  69. gorgeous! Love this card. I always wanted twins; don't know if I would have been up to the task, though. :)

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  70. This card looks like you spent hours putting it together! It's so beautiful and what a fabulous gift for making someone's birthday special! I don't know where you find time to run a biz, chase after young twins and still find time to create something so beautiful, but you've done it, and done it quite well!! TFS

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  71. Very beautiful card. Thanks for inspiration. :)

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  72. WOW...SOOO gorgeous! LOVE the color combo and rustic feel!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  73. Time to get out those unused distress daubers. Great inspiration.

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  74. Love the dimension of your flowers especially. Really effective.

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  75. Lovely card Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Your flowers look amazing - love your pretty card xx

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  77. Beautiful! I'll have to CASE it! =)

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  78. Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

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  79. Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

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  80. Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

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  81. Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

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  82. Love the technique you used to create your gorgeous vintage flowers. Julee. Looks like another good video to watch!

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  83. Very pretty card!! Like that technique..will have to try it!

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  84. *Sigh* Love everything about this. Every. Single. Thing!

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  85. What a neat effect you created on these flowers...really brings out a different look-very pretty!

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  86. Fabulous card Julee...love your inspiration idea! So happy you had a chance to play along! Hugs ~S~

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  87. Love those poppies!!! Your card is a joy!

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  88. Distress inks are my favorite and your layers are beautiful!

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  89. Wow love the dimension of these flowers!!!

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  90. Breathtaking technique! Probably a card that gave me the biggest kick in this blog hop - I really want to try this technique myself now! Fantastic card :)

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  91. I love your card, Julee! The whimsical flowers loook fabulous, love their colors and the distressed look of the edges. A wonderful card!

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  92. Amazing card! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Love the inspiration and your card. Such lovely dimension and texture too.

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  94. I have found so much inspiration and learned some new techniques from this blog hop and yours is one of those cards. Thanks for sharing. Love it!

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  95. Julee, your card is wonderful! I love the dimension and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing the video of the technique :)

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  96. this is such a fun card! i love it!!

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  97. and the hop ends with a BANG!! WOW I love the artistic look of this!

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  98. Love this; a great technique and a beautiful card!

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  99. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!

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  100. There has been so much inspiration along this blog hop! I love to see what inspires DT members. Thank you for sharing the video and then your own process for creating your beautiful card!

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  101. What a great way to use daubers. I love the vintage look of your card!

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  102. Love your colour combo and nice 3D effect. :-)

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  103. Beautiful card thanks for sharing!

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  104. Beautiful card. Loved the technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. I just got this set and I absolutely love it! I love the distressed paint technique you used on this card...it's amazing!

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