Wise Men Mojo

Hi friends! Another weekend has flown by and it's already time for a new Mojo Monday sketch. In keeping with my simple sketches theme this month, I've got another sketch that's easy for you to dress up or down, depending on your mood.

Handmade Christmas card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

When I sat down to stamp I was feeling like distressing, so I just went with it. One of my favorite tricks with sponging is to start with white cardstock and then blend three shades of brown around. It gives such a glow.  I sponged all of my layers using distress inks in antique linen, vintage photo and ground espresso.  The stamps are from the Beyond Measure and stamped in midnight muse ink.  I added in some speckled ground with a copic marker for the wise men silhouette, then sponged a bit of the ground with a gothic stencil and some vintage photo ink.

The back panel is also stenciled with the same gothic stencil and the back rectangle piece is resist canvas that I sponged with the same colors of ink.  I chose to have my banner piece at a diagonal and this piece of vintage lace was the perfect touch.  The star is stamped in midnight muse, cut with the coordinating Christmas Spirit Die Set and then highlighted with a white gel pen and an itty bitty rhinestone.


Handmade Christmas card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired and find a little time to get creative this week. For a little more inspiration with this sketch, head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the design team is sharing.

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Mojo Monday 475 Card Sketch designed by Julee Tilman. www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 475 Sketch
Stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Regions Beyond Paper Stash (Tim Holtz Ideaology), brown paper bag cardstock (Paper Accents), white cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: midnight muse (SU!), antique linen, vintage photo, ground espresso distress inks (Ranger), white gel pen, copic markers
Acccessories: Christmas Spirit Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), resist canvas (Prima), gothic layering stencil (Tim Holtz), vintage lace, tiny rhinestone

12 comments

  1. Julee, this is gorgeous! I love the rich earth tones and your sponging...and absolutely love the lace across the card! Wow! And what a beautiful silhouette and perfect sentiment! Stunning sketch card, my friend! Hugs! xoxo

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  2. Oh Julee, this is gorgeous. Love the vintage style of it and the strip of lace across the middle. A great sketch.

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  3. Oh, this is just amazing!!! Love very much the earth tones and the lace, such a fabulous design!!!
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  4. This is gorgeous, Julee! Love the fabulous vintage design!

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  5. Such a beautiful card, Julee! I think the distress colors are perfect with that image of the 3 wise men. Lovely!

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  6. Gorgeous!! Love the image above the sentiment and the added star. Sponging brings in the desert sand feel and the lace softens it beautifully. Love it!!

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  7. The silhouette images and sentiment express the real meaning of Christmas, and the warmth of this card is so inviting. Gorgeous lace, too!

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  8. Beautiful card. So very elegant.
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  9. Beautiful card Julee. Love the vintage look to it... the sponging and stenciling are amazing together... love the silhouette wise man images. The lace is lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. This is so warm and rich! Love he lace and all the edging. Gorgeous card.

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  11. Love the vintage look of your card. Beautifully made.

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  12. This is the most beautiful card, I have ever seen.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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