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Forever My Always

Hi friends!  It's the start of a new challenge over at The Card Concept and this one is all about love and romance.  It's uch a beautiful inspiration photo to get your creativity jump started. And as you can see mine definitely jumped into lovey dovey romantic mode.  {grin}

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

My card is a fusion of the shabby chic and mixed media styles. I started with the card base, stamping the heart from Love Everlasting in sand dunes lightly all over the panel.  The inspiration photo reminded me of the flowery heart. Next I scraped a layer of gesso over the stamping to lighten things up, then watercolored the flowers and leaves with Prima Metallic Accents. Another layer of gesso and then some distress inks sponged on.  I layered some Tim Holtz tissue tape over this and then scribbled some crackle accents all over the panel and heat set.  I dripped on some tattered rose and antique linen distress paints and scraped around until I was happy with the look.  I finished off the background with some distress inks in tattered rose, antique linen and vintage photo.

The heart is stamped in coral berry ink and cut with the coordinating Everlasting Heart Die Set.  I stamped the sentiment on a vellum piece cut with the Stitched Pennants Die Set, then layered up some shabby flowers, vintage lace, some glass hearts and a bit of twine to finish this lovey dovey card off.
Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your month. For a little more inspiration for this challenge, be sure to head on over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other designers are sharing.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Love Everlasting (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream (Neenah), vellum
Ink: coral berry, sand dunes, chocolate, espresso (Altenew), tattered rose, antique linen, vintage photo distress inks (Ranger), Metallic Accents watercolors (Prima)
Accessories: Everlasting Heart Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), flowers (Prima), glass hearts, linen thread, rhinestone, gesso (Prima), crackle accents (Ranger), tissue tape (Tim Holtz), tattered rose and antique linen distress paints (Ranger)


Purple Princess said...

So pretty!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Oh my! This is GORGEOUS!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh, Julee! This is fantastic, what a wonderful design! Hugs, Autumn

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous background you created. Love everything about your card. TFS

Marlena M. said...

This is GORGEOUS Julee! Lovely embellishments and distressing~

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely stunning!

Christine said...

I have a phobia of "messy, gooey stuff", but every time you make a mixed media card like this, I think about maybe, possibly getting some gesso. I love the super romantic, shabby look of the background, and those flowers are nothing short of gorgeous. Such fun to look at this card...thanks for sharing!

Karen Davis said...

So lush and gorgeous!

Creating with Susan said...

WOW Julee!! You make the most gorgeous cards!

Carmela said...

What a gorgeous card! Now that is a Valentine's card I would love to receive! Stunning.