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Beautiful Soul Mojo

Hi friends!  The weekend flew by and it's already time for another Mojo Monday sketch.

Last week I stopped in at Tuesday Morning and found a ton of super awesome crafty things for $1.99 or less, including the Grand Bazaar paper pad from BasicGrey. I loved the bohemian feel and bold colors, and picked out this pattern as my favorite.  After I cut it down to card size, I had a light bulb idea to make a chalkboard panel to go with it using the Beautiful Things set.

Card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps| www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started by embossing the beautiful soul sentiment in white, then offsetting with a bit of white mix'd media ink for that smudgy chalkboard look. Next I white embossed the flowers around the corners, also embossing two more on a scratch piece of basic black. I pulled out some Prima watercolor pencils to add a bit of color to each flower, wiping with a baby wipe to make the color react.  I just love the effect!  Next I scraped the white ink pad lightly over the panel to give an eraser look and distressed the edges.  The flowers and leaves are cut with the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set and then layered together on dimensionals.  A doily and some ribbon finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch.  For a little more inspiration, hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

Mojo Monday 452 card sketch designed by Julee Tilman | www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 452 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Grand Bazaar (BasicGrey), black (SU!), white
Ink: Versamark, watercolor pencils (Prima), white jasmine ink (Mix'd Media)
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), doily, lost lagoon ribbon (SU!), white fine detail embossing powder (JudiKins)


JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the way you used the chalkboard effect and did the pretty flowers.

Maureen said...

Oh be still my chalkboard, doily, beautiful flower loving heart! I love everything about this card, Julee :)

mischelle smith said...

Artsy Fabulous! LOVE it!

Terri said...

Awesome card, Julee! Terrific sketch too!

Darlene Gabriel said...

So pretty. I love these rich colours and the chalkboard look.

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, that new paper in the background is beautiful! Love this card!

Stampingcountry said...

Your Smudged Blackboard background is so unexpected. Lovely card!