This Hope

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I thought I'd pop in and share another of the cards I made for the VSN challenges over on Splitcoast last weekend.  I haven't had a chance to do any mixed-media for a while, so this challenge to splatter watered down paint on your card was just the ticket to get my fingers all painty again!

I started by stamping the new Off the Grid SU! stamp in the background and then the two sizes of anchors from 
Strong Anchor in Coastal Cabana.  Next I swiped on some white gesso, then dripped on watered down black paint. I let this drip a bit, then wiped it off for a grey tone. Next I tore the edges, then went back and did the full strength watered down black paint for the darker splashes, and painted the same mixture on the torn edges. 

The Hebrews 6:19 scripture is embossed onto Aged Paper dp, then I tore the edges, rolled each end and glued down with modpodge so it looks like a scroll and tied on an anchor cut with the Nautical Die Set with some black scrapper's floss.  For the drippings on the scroll, I used the same technique, but laid down a piece of white cardstock to mask off the stamped sentiment.  A bit of distressing to the card base and I was done.

By the way, there's a brand new Diva Dare posted this morning over on the Verve Blog, with a chance to win some Verve!  This painty, mixed-media style card would fit right in over there!  {grin}  Be sure to tune in to the Diva's posts each week-day through 6/25.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps), Off the Grid (SU!)
Paper: Aged Papers (Bazzill), Coastal Cabana (SU!), white
Ink: Coastal Cabana (SU!), Black, black paint, white gesso

Accessories: Nautical Die Set (A Cut above by VERVE), paintbrush, black scapper' floss (Karen Foster)


  1. Love the splatter and the scrolled sentiment!! How fun doing all the splatter painting. Fabulosu card!

  2. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. So impressive! I just love the mixed media style!

  4. Fabulous card Julee. Love the torn and curled edges. The anchor looks awesome! Great color combo too!

  5. wow! what an amazing effect your splattered paint makes on the background! this is a true work of art, Julee!

  6. Love your card!Very Pretty!!!

  7. LOVE the artsy, splattered effect! Also, presenting the sentiment as a scroll is a fabulous idea!


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