So Shine

Hi friends!  I'm wrapping up the Puddles of Color June Diva Dare over on the Verve Blog today with this little mixed-media card.  This should have been an easy challenge for me, since both Janelle and Jen have styles that mix well with my own.  But it's kind of like on the reality competition shows when the judges are harder on the people doing their own style.  That's how I felt when I sat down to stamp.... and sat and stared ... and procrastinated... and then finally just decided to DO IT.  Interestingly enough I started with flowers embossed in white on kraft cardstock, then colored with pencils.  I love how those flowers turned out, so I'm sure they'll make it onto another card.  But as the card progressed and I got my fingers all painty, this was the card that emerged.  And I love how it all came together.  I guess sometimes to get the mojo flowing you just have to sit down and be open to where your creativity leads.

For all the nitty gritty deets on how this card was made and a chance to win a comment prize, head on over to the Verve Blog and leave a comment.  Then be sure to play along with the challenge for another chance to win some Verve!  Challenge and comment drawing deadline is June 27.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, crumb cake (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: Embossing ink (Ranger), Surf Satin acrylic paint (Martha Stewart), white gesso, prismacolor pencils
Accessories: Starry DieScalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper crimper (Fiskars), stippling brush (Martha Stewart), paper distresser (Tonic), pearl stars (Recollections)


  1. That little border of stars is wonderful and I love the verse! Great card, Julee!!


  2. Love everything about your card. The colors and distressing. I like the way you cut the stars and they match the verse so well. TFS

  3. Beautiful card!Love the distressing,great sentiment!!!

  4. this one really touches my heart, Julee...I guess I can really see your soul in this one, all inky, starry and full of spirit :) Just gorgeous! The texture are incredible!

  5. Love the star theme throughout this card, Julee! The added rows of little stars is simply adorable!!! Great mix of textures and paint. You are definitely a mixed media queen :)

  6. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Love your beautiful card. TFS.
    This challenge has been well a challenge for me this month. I do not have paint so when I finally figured out I could paint with my ink pads half the challenge was over. For me the challenge has encouraged me to return to a lot of my stash and mix it with my newer stuff to create. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. It's beautiful Julee! I can't wait to see where those flowers show up, they sound intriguing!

  9. Fabulous!! Love the kraft and blue.....and, of course all the painting, crimping, die cutting....!!!

  10. Wonderful, Julee! Love all the stars and how super artsy and creative this is!


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