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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mojo Monday 400 Contest!

Hello crafty friends,
I have a couple of cards to share today for a couple of fun things going on in the blog world. But so it wouldn't be a super long post I've created two posts today.

First, is The Mojo Monday 400 contest!

If you've been by my blog, you know I L-U-V Julee's sketches, and use them often for my cards---> even older ones I've got in my sketch files! I'm drawn like a moth to a flame to these sketches because there's usually lots of layers & design elements (which make me happeeee! *Ü*)

Here's the card I created in honor of 400 sketches:
 This was such a fun card to create because I got ARTSY!!! I die cut the front panel with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle (Oh my word...I LUUUUV it!) on watercolor paper. I thought I would watercolor the background but then decided to use the Fireworks sprays instead. I've never used them & totally forgot I had them! I saw the very artsy Tenia Nelson use them on a card a while back & luuuved the way it looked. So I sprayed Bahama Blue & Dandelion. I took some Black Soot Distress Ink & splattered some drops with my brush.

Here's another peek:
What I didn't know (because I hoard & don't use my toys) is that the spray leaves sparkle & shine! Bonus! So the background is colorful & shimmery *Ü* I heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder. The butterfly is watercolored with Distress Markers using the Wink of Stella brush so it's super shimmery *Ü* Both images come from the Blue Skies Stamp set from Verve. To finish, I added a few irridescent and black sequins.

 Here are the innies:
 Yup, that's the Wonky Stitches die again *Ü* This is the larger butterfly from the set.

Here's the sketch: (the very first one!)


Congratulations to Julee and the Mojo Monday designers on 400 awesome sketches & here's to 400 more!

Thanks so much for peeking!
Until next time...


The 411
Stamps: Blue Skies- Verve Stamps
Paper: Watercolor Paper- Ranger, Neenah solar white cs, True Black cs-PTI
Ink: Onyx Black-Versafine. Black Licorice Hybrid Ink- MFT
Tools: Distress Markers: peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, evergreen bough. Wink of Stella clear and black brushes. Wonky Stitches Dies- Avery Elle. Fireworks Craft Sprays- Imagine Crafts

4 comments:

  1. I love these water colours -- so pretty! Have never used the sprays, but with these results I would love to.

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  2. It's a good thing you were reminded to use those sprays. Love that background and I'd better go check out those wonky stitches too...

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  3. This is so gorgeous! Love the sprayed background and am in love with those wonky stitches! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!

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  4. Luuuv the background you created!

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