Colorful Grace

Hi friends! It's Monday again and I'm back with another Mojo Monday sketch for you. I hope you find it inspiring.  I had a lovely Mother's Day weekend with my family and didn't get home until 10pm last night, so had to throw a card together super quick.  Luckily I had some mixed-media backgrounds at the ready that made this card a breeze to put together.


The background panel is an emboss resist on gessoed cardstock with the solid distressed butterfly from Butterfly Grace. I then did the background with Magicals Shakers in pink and yellow.  A strip of Tim Holtz tissue paper was mod podged on to finish that piece. This background has the diagonal strip going the opposite direction of the sketch, but it was already completely finished and matched pretty close, so I went with it. Sometimes you just have to roll with the things that are put before you, right?

The aqua piece was also done previously with Magicals on gessoed cardstock, then I added texture paste stars with a stencil.  I cut the small and large butterfly from Graceful Butterflies Die Set from this same panel, then layered the antennae die cut in black.


The 2 Corinthians 12:9 verse is stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with markers and accented with sparkly glitter. I spliced a long scallop rectangle die cut to create a mat just the size I needed for the verse .

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week. For more inspiration with this sketch, head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing. And if you like to have measurements, the ones I used to draw up the sketch are below.
Mojo Monday 497 Sketch
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Layer 1: 4" x 5.25"
Layer 2: 1.75" x 5.5" (trim off edges)
Layer 3: 2.25" x 4.75"
Layer 4: 2.5" x 4"

Enabler's List
Stamps: Butterfly Grace (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper, white cardstock, black cardstock
Ink: versamark (Tsukineko), archival black (Ranger), Magicals Shakers (Lindy's Stamp Gang)
Accessories: Graceful Butterflies Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), tissue wrap (Tim Holtz Ideaology), long scallop rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders), black nuvo drops, sparkle crystal drops (Tonic), star stencil (DecoArt)

8 comments

  1. Pretty, like that bible verse stamp. Thanks for sharing the card measurements!

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  2. This is lovely, Julee. Great colors and wonderful Scripture.

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  3. Julee, this is such a beautiful card. Love the mixed media as well as the new stamp set. The bright colors of this card are so cheery. Wonderful sketch.

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  4. Gorgeous background and love the layered butterfly :)

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  5. What a fun background with the bright spring colors and the pretty butterflies. Love the look of the tissue paper. It's on my summer shopping list. This is the perfect sentiment for Monday, too!!!

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  6. a very beautiful card with those shiny colors!

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