Much Joy

Hi friends!  It's Friday and time for another Viva la Verve challenge!  This week's lovely sketch is from the brilliant mind of Stacey.

I'm still down and under with pneumonia.  I keep waiting for the day I wake up and feel half good instead of fully miserable.  Today I feel half better than yesterday, so that's a step in the right direction, right?  My part-time nanny didn't have school today, so offered to come some extra hours. That meant I got a little stamping time in the morning before I feel so miserably exhausted I can't do anything but lay down and try not to cough.

For the sketch, I pulled out the Peaceful Medallions set.  I've been watching some old youtube videos and was reminded of the poppin' pastels technique, so did that hear with Versamark ink and Pan Pastels.  The blue layer started out white and the brown layers were crumb cake, then I just stamped randomly in Versamark ink and rubbed lightly with the pan pastels.  Love the end result.  I shabbied up the layers with a bit of distressing, then added a resist chipboard star, colored with pan pastels and lightly glittered.

That's all for me.  Hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!  And as my boys happily said this morning...  bye by winterday, hello springday!

VLV March 2015 Week 3
Enabler's List
Stamps: Peaceful Medallions (Verve)
Paper: white, crumb cake (SU!), paper doily
Ink: brown sugar, soft sky (SU!), VersaMark, pan pastels
Accessories:  Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection (Verve), resist chipboard star (Heidi Swapp), thread, glitter


  1. What an amazing card, Julee! The stamped backgrounds, textures and colors are totally swoon-worthy!

  2. Beautiful card, Julee! I love how you create the most fabulous distressed creations! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Julee, Sending up prayers for you recovery. Love your work and dedication to your craft, but please put your health first. We want you around for a long, long time.

  4. Gorgeous card in spite of your miserable illness! Feel better soon!

  5. Gorgeous card. Sorry you are still sick, but glad you are a little better and had a chance to stamp. Praying you will soon be well.

  6. Love the background you created and the card itself is fabulous as always.

    SO sorry to hear you are sick :( Wish I could wave a wand and make you all better ((hugs)).

  7. I love your colour choices! Hope you get better soon. ♡

  8. Hope you get better soon! Try and take it easy.

    LOVE this card - have saved it to use as inspiration (colours, layering, texture...)

  9. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Take care of yourself and fell better real soon.
    Sending healing prayers your way.
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  10. Wow Julee! You never cease to amaze me. If I had pneumonia, I wouldn't be able to get anywhere near my craftroom most likely, let alone create a beauty like this that requires you actually use a technique with the stamps to create the patterns! But, I guess that's how you got to be the owner of an incredible stamp company and how you continue to grow as a talented artist. Lifting you up in prayer for complete healing. Hugs


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