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CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I'm excited to be participating in the CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop today.  CASE Study is celebrating  4 years of challenges with a month of inspirational Blog Hops featuring their past Muses and former & current design team members. 




The theme for today's hop is inspiration.  Lately most of my inspiration has come from YouTube videos.  I've been a bit overwhelmed this summer by trying to keep up with a business and my 2.5 year old twins and still find time for art.  So I've been attempting to get up a little bit earlier in the morning so I can drink a cup of coffee and watch a video to inspire me.  Then I have the day to mull it over and hopefully have a plan by the time I actually get into my studio.  The topics I pick are kind of random, I usually just search for a product I have that I haven't used or want to use and see what I find.

inspiration piece
I searched for distress paint daubers and found this video, which inspired my card for today.  The video is pretty long, but you get the gist of the process in the first few minutes.  She doodled over her painted circles, but I thought it would be the perfect way to use the Poppy Birthday set.  So I  made a few rows of paint dauber circles using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade, then stamped the three sizes of flowers from Poppy Birthday over the dried circles and accented with a white gel pen.  I quickly hand trimmed a bunch of them, and layered together.


For my background, I swiped a piece of card stock to clean up some of the excess paint on my craft sheet, then used the coordinating colors of paint daubers to add in color.  I sketched in some stems, stamped the leaves from Poppy Birthday and finger painted them with some mowed lawn paint.  Next I added more white gel pen accents and layered all the flowers on top. The edges are hand torn and I inked them up with some black soot distress ink and sketched in a little frame before adhering it to my so saffron card base.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base, rounded a few corners and added some enamel dots to finish things off.

Well, that's all for me, I'm the last blog on today's hop list, but if you haven't already, be sure to head on over to the CASE Study blog for all the hop details and deadlines. To be entered in a drawing for some awesome prizes, just leave a comment on all the blog hop entries this week before the deadline midnight eastern next Tuesday.  

There’s also a challenge open for all to play along! You're invited to CASE any one of the projects featured in the blog hop. Check out the CASE Study blog for more information. Thanks for hopping by!





Enabler's List
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: so saffron (SU!), pearlized white (Paper Accents)
Ink: black archival, black soot distress (Ranger), picked raspberry, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn and picket fence distress paint (Ranger), white gel pen, black PITT pen (faber-castell)
Accessories:  Market Street enamel dots (MME), corner rounder

137 comments

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my Julee this is so so beautiful, I adore it!

Анастасия Миронова said...

Very nice rose in csrd,so exceptional!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Outstanding Julee! Love the roses and colours that you achieved and the added paint behind the roses...lovely depth.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thanks.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, you rocked that technique - I love your artsy roses! and I love the inked edges!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome card !

Hussena said...

Wow !! your card is so beautiful !!! I am so into the watercoloring trend now and your card is so inspiring !!TFS :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Really beautiful!!

Colleen said...

this is pretty enough to be framed and hanging as wall art! I love how you did these flowers!

Katrin said...

Nice flowers and I like the watercolour-effect.

Katrin from Germany

Pallavi Iyer said...

I really like the artsy feel of your card.The hand torn flowers really add to the vibe and love the background too.

Katuan said...

Very nice card :)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Julee. I absolutely love the doodling over the stamping.

June Houck said...

Julee, your cards are always perfect and stunning, but this has to be one of my all-time favorites! Amazing work...especially one with 2.5yo twin boys :)

Thank you for sharing. I love this card!

Kate said...

Very pretty card :)

vinita jain said...

One fabulous, gorgeous, knock out card indeed!!! I'm blown away by seeing your creation! Your flowers and gorgeous background is very artistic:)

Urvashi R said...

The layering is beautiful. . Steals the thunder. . Thanks for sharing

Heather B. said...

I've been loving poppy themed items this summer. They remind me of our trip to Italy 6+ years ago. I love the dimension you were able to achieve on your project and its bright and playful mood. The black and white pen really adds a lot of dimension. Bravo.

Connie Cox said...

I love the sound of the technique you used. Can't wait to YouTube it and see what it entails. Love the rustic vintage feel of your card. TFS :)

Bobby said...

I love the dimensional look of your card. Those flowers are really neat.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautiful stamp set and the roses colours are fabulous!

~amy~ said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

loulou said...

What a wonderfully fun and arty design and absolutely gorgeous as too.

Kathy S said...

I've seen a similar video like this using paint daubers to make flowers then doodling. I like how you used the stamps and how you colored the card front.

icardeveryone01 said...

Love the card... love the "Enabler's List" - thanks for sharing the technique using that awesome poppy...
=] Michele

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card - thanks for the explanation of how you created it!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Amazing! I adore this look and how you made it your own! Just beautiful! :)

Maureen said...

this is stunning, Julee! Wow! I am definitely going to watch that video! Love all the doodling :) ox

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful - I have a stamp at home that this might work for also - wish I could go home and play
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Susi Kelly said...

I absolutely love your card, Julee! The soft colours, the raised layers on the flowers (fabulous stamp images, BTW), and the link to the tutorial are fabulous - thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome Julee!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Julee!

Jackie Pedro said...

SHUT UP!!!!! This is freakin' GORGEOUS, Julee!!

obee said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Just love the way you layered the flowers and accented with the white on black.

Marisa said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Julee!! Adore the BG and the poppies are amazing! Happy sigh... :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Awesome card and great design!

MagsB said...

This is so beautiful! What lovely colours and dimension!

love Mags B x

Dori Shelton said...

I recently moved (military family) and hit a bit of crafting slump, so I put away my crafting items for a few months. Recently, I've started blogging and crafting again and have found so many new pieces of inspiration and you are always so inspiring to me! I have a feeling I have some Verve Stamps that are going to see some ink today!

Barb said...

I really loved the card and the neat way you used the inspiration video-so cool!

BunnyD said...

Nice artsy technique for those of us intimidated by trying to do our own drawing. Great stamps.

Connie Schulz said...

Really like the colours. Nice card.

Scrapthat said...

Pretty! love that a technique video was your inspiration!
TFS

Monica Maier said...

What a pretty card, the flowers are perfect!

Karen Day said...

I love your funky poppies, Julee!

Beth H. said...

Beautiful card!

Carol McCready said...

Love your card. It looks like it was so much fun to create.

CraftyPaws said...

Love the colors and dimension to your card. TFS Hugs, Kristina

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Julee. Love the mixed media feel to it. Those flowers are amazing. The coloring is so pretty. Great technique!

Diane said...

So beautiful.

Talitha Wright said...

Roses are always great on a card. This card is such a different design. Thanks.

cm said...

What a beautiful showcase of the poppy set. Stunning!
~c

Janine said...

beautiful card. this has been the most inspiring blog hop, i have gotten so many wonderful ideas i can't wait to try! :)

Janet said...

This is just beautiful! Your poppies are fantastic.

Julie Ebersole said...

What an awesome take on the inspiration pic! WOW!

Ruby N said...

wow really nice!

conil said...

Amazing design...the effect the doodling creates over the paint.

Jacquie Southas said...

Whimsical, gorgeous flowers!

LesLee said...

Very creative and colorful and contagious.

Lucinde said...

Love the dimension you've added :)

Nora N. said...

Those roses are so pretty!! I love the torn edges too. Really lovely card!!

Amante del Papel said...

beauitful, super creative and I love the sentiment!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What a fun card!! Love all the flower layers!!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful... love the flowers..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

ScrapaDiddle said...

What a great idea!

Radhika said...

Amazing card ..

Lindsey said...

Wow!!!! This is jaw-dropingly gorgeous. I just keep staring and staring at those beautiful flowers.

ionabunny said...

Love your sketchy flowers. The white detail adds real depth

Thordis said...

Awesome card :)

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful "picture" of poppies. Thanks for the link to the video:)

Deepti said...

Beautiful! Love the dimension :)

Anonymous said...

That is a fun card!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Lovely card!

BeckyR71 said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! It reminds me of one of my favorite artists. TFS!

Patty said...

Love your card...it's so interesting and fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love how painted these are, the background really adds to that look too!

Vickie Z said...

Totally fun!! The poppies are perfect to use with the daubers...white pen additions...fabulous...layers... And the background :) gorgeous card!

Chris Weber said...

Love your card! Beautiful!!

Clemente Batan said...

Lovely card. Nice detailed coloring and fuzzy cutting.

mischelle smith said...

WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card. Just FABULOUS!

Harriet Skelly said...

YOur flowers are so beautiful - I love the technique you used to achieve the same look as in the video.

Denise Bryant said...

awesome card! love the dimension on the flowers!

Janis said...

Wonderful technique with such lovely results!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

norine said...

Very cool technique - love the dimension and the vintage-y feel of the card!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

cissi said...

Oh I just adore your card, love how it turned out!

Cynthia Clark said...

Such a pretty card. Wow 2 1/2 year old twins! I think I'll sleep in tomorrow, I'm worn out just thinking about it. LOL

Sherry Butcher said...

Nice, Love your take on the Inspiration you picked. TFS.

joy said...

gorgeous! Love this card. I always wanted twins; don't know if I would have been up to the task, though. :)

Carol L said...

This card looks like you spent hours putting it together! It's so beautiful and what a fabulous gift for making someone's birthday special! I don't know where you find time to run a biz, chase after young twins and still find time to create something so beautiful, but you've done it, and done it quite well!! TFS

Beth said...

Such a pretty card

Beth xx

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Stunning!

Jodi McKinney said...

GORGEOUSness!!!!

Katka said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for inspiration. :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW...SOOO gorgeous! LOVE the color combo and rustic feel!!!

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sueymem said...

Time to get out those unused distress daubers. Great inspiration.

Toni said...

Love the dimension of your flowers especially. Really effective.

Svetlana said...

Lovely card Thanks for sharing!

Karen M said...

Your flowers look amazing - love your pretty card xx

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful! I'll have to CASE it! =)

KackaD said...

Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

KackaD said...

Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

KackaD said...

Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

KackaD said...

Super card! I like colour combination and roses are the best!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love the technique you used to create your gorgeous vintage flowers. Julee. Looks like another good video to watch!

Patty said...

Very pretty card!! Like that technique..will have to try it!

Becca Whitham said...

*Sigh* Love everything about this. Every. Single. Thing!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a neat effect you created on these flowers...really brings out a different look-very pretty!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous card Julee...love your inspiration idea! So happy you had a chance to play along! Hugs ~S~

Carolynn said...

Love those poppies!!! Your card is a joy!

Me said...

Distress inks are my favorite and your layers are beautiful!

JayTeeZeHang said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow love the dimension of these flowers!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Breathtaking technique! Probably a card that gave me the biggest kick in this blog hop - I really want to try this technique myself now! Fantastic card :)

E.T. (Erum) said...

This is super fantastic!

Ga Studio said...

beautiful project

Елена Мартынова said...

so beautiful! Wonderful!

Pia S said...

I love your card, Julee! The whimsical flowers loook fabulous, love their colors and the distressed look of the edges. A wonderful card!

Jill Vickers said...

Amazing card! Thanks for sharing!

Cloud's said...

Stunning creation

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the inspiration and your card. Such lovely dimension and texture too.

Patricia J Stanley said...

I have found so much inspiration and learned some new techniques from this blog hop and yours is one of those cards. Thanks for sharing. Love it!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Julee, your card is wonderful! I love the dimension and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing the video of the technique :)

kristie sessions said...

this is such a fun card! i love it!!

Riette said...

and the hop ends with a BANG!! WOW I love the artistic look of this!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Truly stunning!!

Megan McDonald said...

this is a amazing card

Karen said...

Love this; a great technique and a beautiful card!

Ravengirl said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!

berryblue said...

There has been so much inspiration along this blog hop! I love to see what inspires DT members. Thank you for sharing the video and then your own process for creating your beautiful card!

Maura R said...

What a great way to use daubers. I love the vintage look of your card!

aaga said...

Love your colour combo and nice 3D effect. :-)

Petti said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Jasleen said...

Beautiful card. Loved the technique. Thanks for sharing.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Julee, this is beautiful!

Celeste Goff said...

I just got this set and I absolutely love it! I love the distressed paint technique you used on this card...it's amazing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

wow, love how you did the flowers.