My Happy Place

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Friday means it's time for a new sketch challenge over at Viva la Verve, and this week Stacey is our hostess with the mostess.  I love the possibilities of her sketch.

I started with a little ATC sized white panel and sponged some distress paint on over a Memory Box stencil.  Once this dried, I layered the dot fade Tim Holtz stencil over this and sponged with fossilized amber and then with walnut stain.  I added some black soot around the edges and then wiped off and repeated.  Next I stamped the sentiment from Happy Place on white cardstock and cut out.  The flags are a couple of paper clip embellishments from my stash and I decided to add a hint of washi to my sentiment panel to tie in the orange in one of the flags.

For embellishment, I looped some linen thread around the panel, added a silver heart and finished off with a mini library clip.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to the long weekend.  And if you're in the mood to shop, be sure to head over to Verve and use gift code MEM25 for 25% off your purchase now through May 26!

Viva la Verve May Week 4
Enabler's List
Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: tumbled glass, peacock feathers, peeled paint, fossilized amber, walnut stain, black soot (Ranger Distress inks & paints), black archival
Accessories: butterfly vine stencil (Memory Box), dot fade stencil (Tim Holtz Alterations), washi tape, paper clip embellishments, silver heart, mini library clip, linen thread, Chicken Wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


  1. Pretty card and a great sketch.

  2. Beautiful, Julee!!! Love it!!!

  3. Lovely card, Julee. I loved this card so much I CASEd it to create a birthday card for my granddaughter ... the resulting card does look quite different from yours though :) Elizabeth


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