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Woodgrain Coffee Buzz

Hi friends! It's a brand new month of Mojo Monday and that means this week is contest week.  Play along for your chance to win some Verve of your very own.  We have a new release coming up on the 20th of this month and a huge restocking order around that time as well, so there should be lots of new goodies to choose from.

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

I drew the sketch from the card I posted last week for the Card Concept challenge.  I loved the way it flowed and thought it would be fun to give it another go.  For today's card I pulled out a bag of pre-stamped items that never made it onto cards and decided to play only with scraps.

The bees from The Buzz had already been embossed in gold on so saffron and cut with the coordinating The Buzz Die Set.  The honeycomb in the background had been stamped in delightful dijon on the same color paper and also cut with The Buzz Die Set.  I love the what's the buzz sentiment and embossed it on a scrap of woodgrain paper, then decided it totally needed some coffee.

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

So I embossed the cup from the Coffee set in gold on a scrap of paper, then watercolored with Gansai Tambai markers and fussy cut because I couldn't find my die set.  I added a Flourished Trim die cut from crackled gold paper, then decided the cup needed some steam, so embossed the steam stamp in gold on vellum and then tucked behind.  I layered everything together and thought it needed something else, so found a little vintage circle tag that had been stamped on one side and rejected.  So I embossed the little bee in gold, accented his wings with a white gel pen, and added it to my collage of elements.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Mojo Monday 446 Card Sketch designed by Julee Tilman | www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 446

Enabler's List
Stamps: The Buzz, Coffee (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, crumb cake, so saffron, delightful dijon (SU!)
Ink: versamark, real brush watercolor markers (Gansai Tambi), amber distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), vintage tag (SU!), gold detail embossing powder

Always Blessed Card Concept

Hi friends!  Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another inspiration challenge over at The Card Concept!

I was inspired by the colors and cascading flowers to make this vintage/shabby chic creation using an old favorite, Be Blessed.  These solid blooms make my heart go pitter patter and purple on a card always reminds me of my grandmother who loved the color lavender.  I stamped the two sizes of flowers in perfect plum and blackberry bliss, then cut with the coordinating Petal Points Die Set and lightly inked the edges with gathered twigs distress ink.

The sentiment panel is sponged with blackberry bliss and gathered twigs and I stamped a couple of the leaf images from Be Blessed in the corners, then embossed the sentiment in white.

I found a bit of lace to accent the edge of the sentiment panel and then layered it all together, finishing off with a few flatback pearls for the flower centers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll take a bit of time to head on over to The Card Concept and see what beauties all the other designers came up with for this pretty inspiration piece.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: green pattern (We R Memory Keeprs), purple pattern (Tim Holtz Lost & Found), white (neenah)
Ink: Versamark, blackberry bliss, perfect plum (SU!), gathered twigs (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Petal Points Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), vintage lace trim, flatback pearls, white embossing powder

Shabby Bunny Mojo

Hi friends! It's Monday again and time for another Mojo Monday sketch.  This week brings back an old feature, round or square.  The sketch is laid out in both round and square formats and you can pick either for your card.  Hope you have fun with it!

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

I went square for this shabby little baby card. I had a few scraps on my desk that I thought would be fun to piece one of the bunnies from the Hip Hop Bunnies set with, so I did.  My favorite stars & swirls embossing folder added some texture.  The sentiment is cut with the stitched circle in the Springtime Stitches Die Set and I finished off with shabby edges and a few aqua pearls.

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

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

Enabler's List
Mojo Monday 445 Sketch designed by Julee Tilman | www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 445 Sketch
Stamps: Hip Hop Bunnies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, cream (Neenah)
Ink: black, antique linen, vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Springtime Stitches Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), aqua pearls, paper distresser
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