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Purple Haze Card Concept

Hi friends! It's time for a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept.  This one is purple haze and has some gorgeous purple hues, with a hint of aqua and brown thrown in.  Because I think aqua and just about any other color is crazy delicious, I was inspired by the colors to make this mixed media card.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started by pulling out some distress paints and distress oxide inks and a few Magicals pigment powders to make a background.  I laid down a layer of gesso, let it dry, then started in with the Magicals and some water to get a good purple layer down.  I then started adding layers of paint with my fingers and finally added some distress oxide inks and water, finishing off with an aqua watercolor crayon blended with my finger to ad back in some of the light aqua. I sprinkled a bit of watered down gesso for the splatters, then embossed the Philippians 4:8 verse from the Potter's Clay set in white.

The pots are stamped using the MISTI alignment tool, first in wilted violet distress oxide ink, then a partial inking of dusty concord for a shaded effect.  I spritzed with water to activated the oxides, then cut with the coordinating  Pottery Die Set .  The sprays are stamped with both vintage photo and walnut stain distress oxides and then spritzed, fussy cut and accented with some crystal Nuvo drops.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

The background for the card is stamped with the big flower from Potters Clay, then sponged with various shaded lilac, dusty concord and wilted violet inks.  It was a bit bright, so I toned things down with a soft layer of gesso, then added some of the aqua back in with the broken china distress oxide ink.   I finished off with white mats, a bit of lace and some distressed edges all around.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to give the challenge a go.  For even more inspirations, be sure to stop by The Card Concept to see what the other amazing designers are sharing today.  It's always a treat!

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Enabler's List
Stamps: Potter's Clay (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: wilted violet, broken china, walnut stain, vintage photo (Distress Oxide), dusty concord, shaded lilac (Distress), Versamark, broken china, wilted violet, dusty concord, tumbled glass (Distress Paint), gesso
Accessories: Pottery Die Set (A Cut Abobve by VERVE), lace trim, crystal drops (Nuvo), MISTI

Springtime Coffee

Hi friends! I'm back today with a quick little card I made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I was the lucky winner of a prize from the Winter CLH blog hop and was so happy to receive a little bundle of coffee goodies from Impress.  hey included some sweet little coffee brads, a few fabulous coffee stamps and a couple of Fresh Ink pads. Thanks so much, Impress... they are so appreciated!

I just love this big coffee cup stamp, so stamped it in Chocolate Fresh Ink, then used a watercolor brush and water to color using the chocolate and cocoa colors.  I finished off with some white pencil and a bit of grey shadowing around the cup.

I had a leftover piece of water colored paper that I thought was perfect for spring, so I cut it down and embossed the sentiment from New Beginnings in white.  I then stamped two of the flowers from New Beginnings on crumb cake, embossed in white and cut with the coordinating Springtime Stitches Die Set.  I tucked in a couple leaves cut with the same set and accented with a pearl. My white panel is embossed with a stitched clouds embossing folder and then I tied some baker's twine around the panels and accented with one of the fun little coffee brads I received. Aren't they so cute?
Well, it sounds like my boys are about 15 seconds from civil war, so I'm calling it a post.  :)  Happy hopping!

Enabler's List
Stamps: coffee cup stamp with words (Impress), New Beginnings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, crumb cake
Ink: chocolate and cocoa Fresh Ink (Impress), Versamark (Tsukineko), white Marks All pencil (Stabilo), Magicals Powders (Lindy's Stamp Gang), watercolor pencils (Prima)
Accessories: Springtime Stitches Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), coffee brads (Impress), stitched clouds embossing folder (SU!), adhesive pearl, baker's twine

Strong Coffee

Hi friends! It's Monday again, and that means it's time to start your week off with a new Mojo Monday sketch.  This one is an easy sketch that's perfect for quick cards and a large sentiment.

It's the start of Spring Break here at our house and so I'll be needing as much strong coffee as possible to keep up with the Energizer Bunnies running around our house!  So for my next card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I chose to use the coffee blessing from the limited time Rise and Shine free digital set I designed for Verve.

I printed the PDF version of the digi on my laser printer, trimmed the sentiment down and added a few Copic highlights.  Next I colored the little flower mug, hand cut it and popped up on top.  I layered some pretty papers, using white mats and thought everything looked a little more fesitve with the two panels skewed.  I finished off with some white ribbon in a double bow and some adhesive pearls for the steam.

I hope you'll play along with the sketch.  For more inspiration with our sketch, please hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing. And if you use our digital set, be sure to link up over on the Verve blog as well as on the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for a couple of chances to win some prizes.

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Enabler's List
Stamps: Rise and Shine digital set (Verve)
Paper: tea party (Craft Smith), white
Ink: Laser printer, Copics
Accessories: ribbon, adhesive pearls, stickles
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