Mixed Thank You

Hi friends!  It's another Monday and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  I've been overwhelmed with work and life lately, so Teresa is kindly stepping in for the next few weeks with new Mojo Monday sketches to give me a chance to catch my breath.


This week's layout is clean and simple and perfect for dressing up or down. I saw the simple lines of the sketch and then I sat down at my very messy desk, still scattered with products from an art journaling session last week.  And the little tiny rebel voice inside me said I needed to mess up those clean lines with some mixed-media grunge!  {grin}  So that's just what I did!

I chose Sweet Treats, one of the love themed sets that's on sale for 30% off this month for my image and sentiment, then added a little background stamping with the distressed polka dots from Better Together.  A tube of texture paste was still sitting out, so I grabbed it and a stencil and added a bit of texture on the barely banana and pool party panels.  I stamped the basic gray panel with the same heart swirl I used above and below the sentiment, then grunged up each layer with black soot distress ink and a distressing tool. The white layer is embossed with a Stampin' Up! folder and I dripped some watered down coastal cabana ink on it, then rubbed it lightly with some black soot ink.  I finished off with some little rhinestone embellishments.



In other news... if you missed it over the weekend, Verve is sponsoring this week's StampNation Birthday Bash.  There's a chance to win a free one month membership to StampNation over on the Verve Blog, along with a sweet little birthday card I made using these same colors.  For all the details about the Bash, head on over to Catherine Pooler's blog.

Okay, that's all from me.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulously awesome day!

Mojo Monday 380
Enabler's List
Stamps: Sweet TreatsBetter Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pool party, barely banana, basic gray (SU!), white
Ink: coastal cabana, so saffron (SU!), black soot (Ranger Distress), Copic marker
Accessories: texture paste, embossing folder (SU!), paper distresser, rhinestones, stencil (crafter's workshop)

20 comments

  1. Beautiful card, Julee :-D I like it a lot! :-D

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  2. Fabulous card. Love the colours and all the texture.

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  3. Beautiful. Love all the texture and pretty colors.

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  4. This is gorgeous! Love all the texture!

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  5. Fantastic card, Julee! You always make grunge look perfect and so eye pleasing! Love your style ... and stamps too! 😎 Have a great day!

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  6. Beautiful distressing Julee-your color combo is superb :)

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  7. Your card is GORGEOUS. LOVE how you distressed it. Thanks for sharing.
    Please take care of yourself my friend. Have a wonderful week.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

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  8. I recently felt distressed IRL and what did I do? Created a distressed card as well! Love the card and pray your life will settle down soon and you'll have time to smell the roses!

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  9. This is darling! I love how you "messed up" the clean lines!

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  10. I smile every time I see a distressed/mixed media card as I can just see the smile on your face as you are getting your fingers into it :) Love the added swirls in the sentiment oval and the use of the honeycomb. Hugs for a great week of catching up and catching your breath a bit :)

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  11. Love all the distressing on your beautiful card, Julee!!!
    Looking forward to enjoy the new year's sketches!!!
    Best wishes fir 2015!!!

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  12. Love the grungy distressed look! Awesome card Julee!

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  13. I love this card. I watched your distreswing video the other day and tried it a little, love these color choices.

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  14. You are the queen of texture, Julee! Lots of wonderful distressing and fab texture from the embossing paste! Wishing you an amazing 2015!

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  15. Awesome use of the sketch - amazing distressing.

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  16. Love the addition of the paint with your distressing-it looks gorgeous!

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  17. Your little rebel card turned out great!

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  18. Colors are perfect...love the mixed media elements...you always make me go back and check out your stamps/images/dies...what can I say!?!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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