So Very Happy

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  It's time for a brand new Viva la Verve sketch and this one comes from the lovely Stacey. I'm triple dipping this one again with my final entry in the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop and inspiration from the Butterfly Effect Card Concept challenge.


I love a skewed panel or two and a half circle is always the perfect place for a doily, so that's where I started.  I had a piece of card stock, I had already mixed-media-ified with tissue paper, distress inks, translucent embossing paste, stencils and the To Go embossing folder, so I decided to use it here and add a section of a pale yellow doily over the side.  I glued it down with matte medium, then shaded with some Pitt big brush pens to make it stand out a bit better.  I matted with basic grey and roughed up the edges.

The butterfly paper is from the Black & White Timeless collection by KaiserCraft.  Don't you think that inspiration photo is gorgeous?  I just had to watercolor the butterflies with mustard seed and mermaid lagoon inks and a water brush!  I cut out a few of the extra butterflies from the paper and used them to pop up on my sentiment panel. They're water colored as well, then I used some microglaze to set the colors and covered with glossy accents and a thin sprinkling of glitter. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Marvelous set, and I thought it was so perfect for a coffee theme, because it is SO true!  LOL  The sentiment is stamped on a die cut from the Cupcake Frame Die Set.

In the bottom corner I added a couple of to go cups using the releasing next week Get Together set (one of our prizes up for grabs for those linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop) and the coordinating Cup of Cheer Die Set.  I stamped them in lost lagoon and daffodil delight, then water colored with water pencils.  My final touch was to add some seam binding ribbon up top.  I couldn't decide on a color, so decided to dye my own to match the card.  I used the white ribbon from our Signature Ribbon Collection and dipped it in some mermaid lagoon and mustard seed distress ink I had rubbed on a craft sheet and then spritzed with water.  I got it good and inked up, crumpling it in a ball for some crinkles, then dried it with a heat gun and sponged a bit more of the mustard seed ink on it in places to bring out a bit more of the yellow.  All in all, a super fun project start to finish.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Our New Release Spotlight Hops start next week with blog hops each day Monday through Saturday.  There will be lots of eye candy and a bit of blog candy too, so be sure to come check it out!

Viva la Verve June Week 2 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Wonderful Marvelous, sneak peek of Get Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black & White Timeless (Kaisercraft), basic gray (SU!), white, yellow doily
Ink: mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, black soot distress ink, black archival ink (Ranger), translucent embossing paste (Studio 490), lost lagoon, daffodil delight (SU!)
Accessories:  Cupcake Frame Die SetCup of Cheer Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Signature Ribbon Collection (Verve), glossy accents, glitter, microglaze (Judikins), paper distresser, To Go texture fades embossing folder, and Melange tissue paper (Tim Holtz)

28 comments

  1. A great Mixed media creation with so many beautiful elements and superb take on the sketch, so perfect!!!

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  2. Beautiful work of art. Love the mixed media panel and pretty colors.

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  3. Wow awesome card love the colors and that sketch is great too. Gonna give it a try.

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  4. Oh Julie another stunning card !

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  5. This is stunning! The colors, the layers, and the amazing attention to detail! I LOVE it!

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  6. Gorgeous mix of colours and fabulous work as always. Can feel your joy all the way over here when you create these beautiful mix media cards.

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  7. Oooh, love the distressed look and the great papers that you used!

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  8. Beautiful card, love the butterflies and the sweet coffee cups! Your distressing really makes it!

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  9. Oh wow your card is gorgeous!! Love all the elements, nice work! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. Love those color combinations. Beautiful card. TFS

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  12. Another gorgeous card! Love the layers and the colors and, especially, the colored distressed edging!

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  13. Gorgeous card! Love all the details, layers and the beautiful butterflies!!

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  14. Beautiful card, Julee, love the layers and layers of gorgeous color and butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing the Verve stamps with me this week, I really enjoyed your efforts! Happy Saturday!

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  15. Great card! Love the color scheme.

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  16. Simply lovely. The colors are so calm and serene, the textures and layers work so well together, and the small elements compliment your larger ones perfectly. I think my favorite part is your hand-colored seam binding; it's just amazing. One of my favorites in the gallery. Bev

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  17. Julee, this is beautiful...I love every detail!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  18. Love love love love love and did I say LOVE?! The inky, gorgeous background is fantastic!

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  19. Oh this is so beautiful, love the paper and the colors and the fabulous butterflies.

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  20. Oh WOW! Your card is GORGEOUS Julee! Gorgeous design and colors and sentiment! :-D

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  21. Another stunning card! Thanks for all the details on how you made it. Besides seeing some amazing cards, I feel like I'm learning so much in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop! FUN!

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  22. wauw so beautiful Card
    hugs Pia

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  23. What a great combination. You are truly inspiring.

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  24. Super fun layers! Thanks for playing at TCC!

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  25. Wow! What an amazing collage you've created. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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