Life by the Cup

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch! Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments and made such wonderful cards for our 400th Mojo celebration!  I've got my work cut out for me to choose winners in the next couple of days!


My card for today started out with a few scraps that were on my desk.  I got up early on Saturday morning and snuck in a little time in the studio.  Usually weekends are packed from sunup to sundown with the boys, so it was a special treat to get up and play while they slept in a bit.  I was just playing for fun, making a card you'll see later testing a few watercolor techniques with distress inks. The panel that the sentiment is stamped on is actually a piece of cardstock I used to wipe up the excess twisted citron and mermaid lagoon ink I had on my craft sheet.  And it ended up being my favorite part!

So I stamped the One Cup sentiment in archival black, cut the panel down to size, and used the excess to stamp the cup and hand trim.  I added some Botanical remnant rubs for the birds in the corner and the butterfly on the cup.  The side panel and background for the cup circle are from a Kaiser Craft pad and I watercolored them with the same color inks.  They butterflies were a bit more vibrant than I wanted in the background, so I layered a piece of vellum with them and finished off with some black ribbon.

Today's card was also inspired by the Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  I've been having a super fun time inking up my coffee and tea stamps in non-traditional coffee colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy this week's sketch and have a fun time getting inky!

Enabler's List
Mojo Monday 401 Sketch
Stamps: One Cup  (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black & White Timeless (Kaiser Craft), basic black, white, vellum
Ink: black archival, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories:  Botanicals Remnant Rubs (Stampers Anonymous), circle punches (EK Success), pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), black grosgrain (SU!)

40 comments

  1. Very pretty. Glad you had a chance to do some stamping over the weekend. Love the new sketch.

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  2. LOVE this card!! How cool that the paper you "cleaned up ink" with turned out so beautifully!

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  3. Julee, this is gorgeous...wow! Love all the white but how you also manage to include so much color and wonder images!
    Thanks for linking up for the summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  4. This is gorgeous! I'd love for you to hop on over to my entry. You can find it here Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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  5. I love this sketch, and beautiful card. I am playing along with the hop as well. So fun!

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  6. gorgeous coloring and color scheme. beautiful!!!

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  7. Beautiful color combo! Love the butterflies in the background.

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  8. What a gorgeous card, and a great sentiment too! So elegant!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the colors, the butterflies, the sentiment and that gorgeous cup!!

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  10. Wonderful card! Love the little butterfly on the cup.

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  11. So beautiful and elegant, love the sharp contrast of the black images and ribbon and the softness of the green tones.
    The strip of butterflies under the vellum is a very sweet detail.

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  12. Beautiful card, Julee! I adore that sentiment panel! Goes to show--don't wipe up ink & throw it away--may be just what is needed for a project!

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  13. Stunning card, Julee, lour design is fabulous as are the colors! Happy Tuesday and enjoy the hop!

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  14. Wowzers, a different and unique creation in my fave color combo!

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  15. Your color combo is so delish! That right side panel is stunning~

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  16. This is SO elegant!! LOVE IT!!!

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  17. this color combo is just divine! I cant seem to get enough of it! Stunning card, thanks for creating!

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  18. Such a beautiful card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

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  19. Really stunning card. Really. Stunning. Card! Love these colors, and how you accidently created your sentiment panel; such a happy accident. I wondered about the butterfly panel - the vellum was a brilliant idea. Gorgeous card and one of my favorites in the gallery! Bev

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  20. Love the black ribbon and bow! The colors are gorgeous!

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  21. beautiful card, and isn't it great when scraps find a use?

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  22. wow I'm in love with this colour combination Julee! thanks for the inspiration. Carolina, Melbourne, Australia

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  23. Wow this is so pretty! That blue looks stunning with the black and white! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  24. This is sooooo pretty. I love the little rounded edges and the bow is tied oh-so-perfectly. Gorgeous make!

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  25. Gorgeous! Love that little cup!

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  26. Ohhh This card is elegant... fantastic card!!!! I love the cup!!!!! TFS!!!

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  27. Beautiful card! I really am so happy we're in a watercolor time in our craft since it never turns out the same twice.

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