Mojo Perches

 Hi friends!  It's Monday already (where did the weekend go?) and time for another sketch over at Mojo Monday.  This week's sketch was based on this fun little card I made a little while back.  I loved how it came together and decided to turn it into this week's sketch.

For my sample Mojo 183 card today, I flipped the sketch and turned it into a square card to accommodate this early little sneak peek of the Hope Perches Plain Jane that will be releasing from Verve this Friday night.  Yep, it's release week, and we've got some fun sets and dies to show off starting on Wednesday with 3 days of Spotlight Hops.  Be sure to tune in then! 

Anyhow, this poem by Emily Dickinson has always been a favorite, so I just had to have a stamp with at least part of it! 

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops  at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

And ever since I designed the stamp, I've had this little bird image from the Swan Song set in the back of my head, so I pulled it out and went for a soft shabby spring look.  The bird is trimmed out by hand and softly colored with Copic markers, then I added a little pink glass glitter to the branches.  Beneath him is a bit of twine rolled up in a circle and I added a little SU! glass glitter  to it, too.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Hope Perches Plain Jane (releases Friday night, 3/25), Swan Song (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stella and Rose - Hazel Collection (My Mind's Eye), Basic Gray, Cream
Ink: Smoky Gray (Versafine), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Copic Markers
Accessories: Floral Doily Accents (Spellbinders), shabby wrinkled ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), twine, pink Glitzy glass glitter (TCP), silver glass glitter (SU!), liquid pearls, Sizzix embossing folder


  1. Beautiful, Julee!!! Love the sneak peek!!!

  2. This is just stunning Julee! I ADORE this stamp and your sample is amazing!

  3. oh, I love this sentiment, Julee and it's on the desk ready to get inky today!! ;) AND I have swan song on its way to this little bird in that set:) Love this sketch and think I need to work it in this week :) Sounds like you are feeling better and on the mend :)

  4. Ok, first ED is my favorite poet. I can remember in high school having to recite any poem and I (being the nerd that I am/was) decided to recite 5 of hers. Needless to say, that won me no points with my I love this poem and your card is truly fabulous. I totally love that layout and the papers are, of course, lovely.

  5. the mojo monday blog is not showing the card sketch today!!!!!
    sniff.. sniff...

  6. What a gorgeous card! Love the colours and the beautiful textures and embellishments. Can't wait to see all of the sneak peaks!

  7. Love the sketch flipped too. Great sentiment and card. Hoping you are feeling better :)

  8. This is SO lovely, Julee! Wonderful sneak peek!

  9. Love this beautiful card! That sketch is fabulous turned on it's side. I'm so excited for this new release! Thanks for the peek!

  10. Julee, your card is gorgeous with that twisted ribbon and punched border and great colors! Can't wait to see the new Verve!

  11. luv this Julee, the colors are fabulous...I thought of this little bird with this PJ, it goes perfect girl!

    enjoy *~*

  12. A stunning work of art Julee!! Love what you've done with this sketch!! And the swan song bird with that little nest is just the most charming with that quote!! WOW!

  13. Just gorgeous, Julee! I forgot all about that little bird in Swan Song! It IS perfect for this sentiment!

  14. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. I love the fonts used on the Plain Jane sentiment. It sets this simple stamp apart, adding a unique quality to the creations. I can't wait to see the reset of the new release stamps :)

  16. Nothing plain about this Jane, I love it!

  17. Such a wonderful sentiment. I love Emily Dickinson too and just love when you use such wonderful quotes in your stamp sets. Sure made me want that "Swan Song" set too! So pretty.


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