Mixed Media Thanks

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have a card to share using the June Week 3 Viva la Verve sketch designed by Janelle.  Normally the last sketch of the month is Clean and Simple, but this month the girls had to do a swaperoo due to scheduling conflicts, so this week is our CAS sketch for June.  Which you might not be able to tell from my card!  LOL  I totally forgot until I was gluing the last piece down that this was CAS week.  And I even had a perfect plan for it, just forgot when I sat down to stamp.  Some days a girl just wants to get INKY, ya know?

So this is another mixed-media styled card.  The color inspiration came from my new favorite t-shirt (which is in the wash right now, or I'd show you a pic).  I used distress inks and stains for most of the background effects, adding some ivory craft paint when needed and giving a little texture with some of the stamps from Making a Statement.  Oh and I added a little white burlap behind the die cuts and embossed the background piece with the Lattice Squares folder.  My focal piece uses the Classy Label Die, Embossed Oval Die, and theLoopy Blooms Die Set. The center flower is colored with distress ink markers and a water brush, then accented with Stardust stickles.

The ribbon is some wrinkled seam binding that I added distress stains to, then inked and painted a Studio Calico wood veneer butterfly for the center of it and added some flatback pearls and a triple pearl stickpin from Pizzazz Aplenty.  The sentiment is from Making a Statement, but I did a little masking to stamp it on one line instead of two.

Okay, that's the end of my short little break.  Time to go feed Kellan.  Since Trevor stole the limelight the other day, here's a little pic of Kellan yesterday. He was all smiles and giggles until the camera came out, and then the serious face came to stay.  LOL  One of these days we'll catch a smile on camera.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I'm hoping to hit the greenbelt at some point and test out my brand new bike that I got for Mother's Day and still haven't had a chance to ride!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Making a Statement (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cream, Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink: Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories:  Classy Label DieEmbossed Oval Die, Loopy Blooms Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), wrinkled seam binding ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Lattice Squares embossing folder (SU!), Wood Veneer Butterflies (Studio Calico), white burlap, Stardust Stickles (Ranger), dark chocolate flatback pearls, triple pearl stick pin (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. Kellan and Trevor are beautiful Julee, thanks so much for sharing the photos! I luv this card, the ribbon is gorgeous....luv the burnt orange with the green...*grin*...hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. I can feel your grin all the way from the West Coast, Julee ;) Getting inky and having too much fun doing so - happy for you :) As for not so CAS, who cares, you got time to stamp - yeah!!! Love the orange and teal together and the rounded corners are lovely. Hoping you can get out and do some biking - fresh air and exercise does wonders :) Have a great weekend ((hugs))

  3. Love the card! Such great colors and texture going on. What an angel face! I'll bet he lights up a room when he turns on the smiles!

  4. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Yummy colours! Just love everything you put together here :o)


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