Whitewashed Strength

Hi friends!  Julee here with the first Mojo Monday sketch of a new month and that means it's contest week! For every 50 entries, we give away a Verve set of your choice to a random participant.  So play often to increase your chances!  There's even some new Verve on the horizon later this month to choose from!  Hooray!

 For today's card I had a much crisper look in mind, but sometimes art is messy, you know?  I got all of the layers done and was going to smudge just a smidge of white paint around the edges of the smoky slate layer before I glued it to the card base.  But when I went to open the paint, the entire bottle dumped out on the bottom half of the card, my desk and my pants. Doh!  I hurried and wiped it off with baby wipes as best as I could, giving a white washed effect, then sprinkled some glitter on the dryng paint and distessed the edges of my layers before finishing up.

Guess I'm kind of telling you the story backwards today.  LOL  Anyhow, the flowers are from the Great Friend set, and I stamped them on white cardstock, colored with prismacolors and gamsol and fussy cut.  The scripture is the Psalm 19:14 Plain Jane and I stamped the leaves from Great Friend around the panel in pumice stone, then colored with prismacolor pencils.  That smoky slate layer is embossed with the Chicken Wire folder and then I wrapped some silver thread around the panel several times, tied the bows and finished off with a little rhinestone embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Mojo Monday 418 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Great Friend, Psalm 19:14 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: smoky slate, basic gray (SU!), white
Ink: pumice stone (ranger distress), black, prismacolor pencils, white picket fence distress paint (Ranger)
Accessories: chicken wire embossing folder (Sizzix), silver thread, rhinestone embellishment, glossy glaze, glitter, Gamsol


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all the distressing and pretty colors. Sorry about the paint spilling, but it doesn't show. Glad you were able to save it and hope the paint came out of your pants.
    Have a great week.

  2. What a stunning card, Julee! Love the distressing details, the texture and the layering! Sometimes our accidents can lead to an amazing artistic outcome in the end.

  3. Oh, Julee, what a beautiful card! I love the color combination and the great distressing, and oh my, what a mess! But it is such a reminder of how God uses our messes to make something far more beautiful than we intended. I love how you've arrayed the flowers, and this is a verse I pray each day. Beautifully done, and I hope I can play this week! I so want to, and this is a great sketch! Hugs!

  4. One of my favorite colour combos as well as Verve flowers! Gorgeous!! Bonus: Going to be humming that song all day now :)

  5. Absolutely stunning! I just love this color combo and your choice of images here!!!

  6. Beautiful card, Julee...Love the bunch of flowers!

  7. Terrific job on
    your beautiful card!
    Carla from Utah

  8. I think it turned out wonderful even with the mishap, sorry about your pants though! Have a great week!

  9. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card. LoVe your pretty flowers. The whitewash turned out beautifully. Hope it comes out of your pants. Whoopsy. lol.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. This is a beautiful card. Scripture is always my favorite sentiments. I noticed you came to LilArtsyWoman and left me a lot of love and I want to tell you I am forever grateful for it. Thanks so much for your support!

  11. So beautiful! I love your gorgeous flowers too!

  12. Such a beautiful card you've made.

  13. Wow, you are creating masterpieces with your "blunders"...I LOVE the white washed effect here. It appears purposeful..those flowers are amazing. Hope your pants survived the art spill.;)

  14. Wonderful card, so elegant! Love these flowers, they are gorgous and delicate!!

  15. This card is simply stunning! I love all of your projects actually. :-) You create such beautiful cards with such a great use of color.


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