A Day to Remember

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!  I've been crazy busy with Verve's latest release, so I'm actually sitting this week's Mojo Monday sketch out, but you can see the sketch and fabulous samples from the DT over on the Mojo Blog today.  So instead of a mojo card today, I thought I'd post an art journal page I made with the new Sunny Days set.

As I mentioned before, I've been using a lot of black lately, and this page was my first attempt at using black gesso. I love the contrast of pastels against black, so I chose soft pink, aqua and green paints to work with. The pink butterfly area was done with a crafter's workshop stencil and in the bottom corner I added three flowers from Sunny Days. I stamped the larger flower twice on dictionary paper, then cut them with two different sizes of circle punches and then added the small flower stamp to get a range of three different sized flowers. They're colored with watercolor pastels and gelatos and then modpodged onto the page. I sketched in the stems and leaves and doodled around them for a little accent, then blinged them out with some coordinating rhinestones.

The scroll is made from dictionary paper that I lightly gessoed, then stamped the Life is Beautiful sentiment repeatedly on and rolled the top and bottom edges. I added a rub-on in the corner and then added a Lacey Butterfly die cut from Black cardstock, which I painted over with coordinating paints and then added some black rhinestones and a little rub-on for the butterfly trail.

Up in the corner, I made a sun from book paper, then layered the piece of paper with the a day to remember sentiment over the top of it, to make it a sunset page looking back on how beautiful a day in this life can be.  A few doodles, some more rub-ons and some texture with stencils and gelatos finished off the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulously creative day today.  And if you want to see a bit more eye candy, head on over to the Verve blog to see what the Verve Divas cooked up for the Verve After Party!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve)
Paper: 9 x 12 Windpower Sketchbook (Strathmore), dictionary pages, sheet music, black cardstock
Ink: Jet Black Archival, paints (Golden, Basics and Kaisercraft), gelatos, pitt pens (Faber Castell)
Accessories: Black Gesso, stencils (Crafter's Workshop), rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Lacey Butterfly Die (TCP), rub-ons, puncinella


  1. This is Awesome! You are inspiring me to want to make the leap into art journaling. I absolutely love this page... the colors, the flowers, textures, sentiments... it's just fabulous. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself with us!

  2. WOW! Love your journal cover. Beautiful!

  3. mmmm, these colours are just yummy :) It was definitely a day to remember on Friday...actually each day last week :) Everyone I've talked to said it was the BEST release ever...I'm sure you are a busy lady packing orders! I wish I were there helping (so I can get out of packing the house! lol) Hugs, Julee and congrats again on an amazing 4 years...here's to many many more!

  4. Julee, this is stunning!!! So much to look at and enjoy. Love the pastels with black.

  5. You have the same post title as me today :) Not sure if you got the card I dedicated to you and the Divas at the party as it was one fast moving thread, but it's on my blog today.

    I'm having a Verve party hangover and overall Verve withdrawal. SO much so that I had to make my next Inkspirations card from the new release :) It was a simply AMAZING release, Julee, and I'm sure the orders are flying out the door!

    Love the black against the softer colours and all the details you have added. Can feel the smile on your face as you created all the way over here. Have a fabulous week (((hugs))).

  6. I love, love, love this! My "comfort" art. Great job...

  7. Absolutely lovely, Julee! Love the pops of black all around... makes for a stunning page!

  8. Julee--this is outstanding. I just love how you arranged everything. It's a beautiful art piece and really inspires me to want to try something similar.

  9. This is just oh so beautiful. I like the thoughts you've put into each detail. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Wow, super neat! Love your project.

  11. So wonderful Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Oh my word.....gorgeous! You've got me wanting to try this out!!! Those colours are beautiful together!


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