Spring Dreams

Hi y'all!  Have you played along with our Get Your Diva On challenge yet?  There's just a few more days to play for your chance to be a future Verve Guest Diva.  Tosh is the hostess with the mostess this month, and she issued a color challenge to use all neutrals with a splash of color to signify the arrival of spring.  Check out all the challenge details --> HERE <--.  Deadline is this Sunday night {3/20}.

Nothing says spring to me more than butterflies, so I knew I was going to pull out Blue Skies for my card.  I fiddled with papers for a while before deciding to use all newsprint and good old fashioned stamping.  :)  The newsprint is stamped randomly with the 2 sizes of butterflies in Blue Skies, then I shaded the butterflies lightly with warm grey Copics and sponged all of the edges with a little Pumice Stone distress ink.  The flags are stamped in Bermuda Bay with the little leaf flourish, then hand cut and matted with black.  The two butterflies on the sentiment panel are colored wtih Copics then popped up for a little dimension.  I finished off with a little divine twine and a button.

The sketch is this week's Viva la Verve! sketch by Jackie Pedro.  Isn't it fun?  Play along with all of this month's sketches  for your chance to win an entire Verve release!

Personal update:  My sickness is still hanging on, but I feel about 50% healthy now, which is worlds above feeling 100% sick!  LOL  Hopefully I'll regain some of my energy over the weekend!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: First Edition Specialty (SU!), Black, Natural White Classic Crest (Neenah)
Ink: Black Dye Ink (A Muse), Bermuda Bay (SU!), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: corner rounder, black licorice divine twine, black pearls, button


  1. Glad to hear you are on the mend, Julee! Rest up and hopefully by the end of the weekend, you'll be 100%!

    Your card is beautiful! If I were to add a splash of colour, this would be it! It's definitely one of my fave's lately...lol

  2. You make the most beautiful cards!

  3. Sorry to hear you're not feelinf well. Hope you feel better soon!

    This card is so cool. I would have never thought to you use the patterned paper on all of the panels - that's brilliant!

  4. So very glad to hear you are feeling better! Love the card! No surprise that you chose aqua for you splash of color!

  5. OOOH! This is divine Julee! LOVE the pop of aqua!!

  6. Love the pops of turquoise against the subtle background. Totally gorgeous card using the sketch. Glad to hear you are slowly feeling better. Keep drinking lots of water, get tons of rest and lots of sleep - said in my best mommy voice :) (((hugs))) to you!

  7. Holy moly is this like the coolest card EVAH!! I love the bg's you created and that pop of turquoise is just over the top fabulous!! I adore this card Julee!! You're amazing!!

  8. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. This card is fantastic! I love it.


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