hope dream fly

Hi friends!  Another week has flown by and it's time for the last March Viva la Verve sketch.  Get your sketch card entries linked up by next Thursday to be entered in our $100 Verve Stamps gift voucher giveaway.  This week's sketch is a sweet and simple layout from Anya.

I was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I had this idea to pair the Gown Die and the wings from Wings of Love.  I just couldn't wait to get home to test it out!  I pulled out some distress paints, stamper's big brush pens and pan pastels for my color mediums, then got to work grunging things up.

The dress is cut with the Gown Die from Pool Party cardstock.  I stamped over the die cut in Versamark with the coordinating stamp from Masquerade and then used Pan Pastels to color it in, adding white gel pen accents to the bottom and bodice.  The wings are from the Wings of Love  set, and are stamped on a manila tag, then colored with a white gelato, a white big brush pen and white gel pen accents.  The background is done with scattered straw and tumbled glass distress pains, then accented with some big brush pens to get a glow effect.  The hope. dream. fly sentiments are also from Wings of Love and I used the same background technique, also adding in some distressed polka dots with the background strip from Better Together and the white big brush pen.  I matted this with black, continuing with the distressed polka dot theme, then tied it together with some baker's twine.
The cream card base is done with distress paints and the same background stamp.

Was pretty much thinking of myself as I made this card. I  needed a little reminder to hope and dream and fly, as I'm beyond tired from the cough and fatigue that the pneumonia is still bringing. There's only so long a mom and business owner can be sick without consequences, and I'm pretty sure I've reached the limit.  Now it's time to fly.  {grin}

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!

VLV March Week 4 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Wings of Love, Masquerade, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pool party, basic black (SU!), manila tag (Ranger), cream (Neenah)
Ink: archival black ink, scattered straw and tumbled glass distress paing (Ranger), Pan Pastels, Stamper's big brush pens in white, dark sepia, sanguine and cobalt green, white Gelato (Faber-Castell)
Accessories:  Gown Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), baker's twine


  1. This is gorgeous Julee! I love the painterly, shabby feel of this. Seriously a work of art!

  2. This is stunning Julee.. Gorgeous colors.

  3. this is just beautiful, Julee. I hope it lifted your spirits as it lifts mine looking at it. Sending you hugs and healing thoughts and wishes. One day at a time! ox

  4. Love how you used that dotted stamp to add to the BG and the wings on the dress are fabulous.

    Remember, you are a Child of the King, who turns the impossible into the possible and knows your every thought. Call upon His name, keep your head above the waves, for you are HIS child, and His strength in you abounds in deepest waters. SO wish I lived closer so I could come and give you a HUGE ((hug)). Know that I care, my prayers are with you.

  5. Too cool!! Love it!! Those wings look fabulous with the dress and the background panel is fantastic,

  6. This is so beautiful and I love all the sets you used together to create awesomeness.

  7. Julee, this is stunning! I'm so glad that you're able to create even when you're not well - you'll get better faster. Be well!

  8. What a beautiful card and reminder. I've been praying for you and your family. May you all be back to good health soon. God is the great physician and He will heal you.


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