Thursday, May 21, 2009

Verve Release Party Sketch Challenge


Hello everyone! If there weren't sketch challenges, I don't think I would make many cards. I just love participating! This sketch challenge is being hosted by Julee on behalf of the release of her new Verve stamps tomorrow. By participating you are entered into a random drawing to win some of those fabulous stamps, and she will be choosing her favorite entry to play along with the verve divas as a guest designer for June! How exciting would that be?! So I broke out some new Verve stamps that I got for my birthday! I chose the set Grateful Elegance, what a fun set to work with. I started by stamping the background in Aquatic Splash, I definately used my stamp-a-ma-jig to align this stamp to make the background. Next I matted this onto black cardstock. I then worked on the focal image, I stamped the flowers in memento tuxedo black and colored them in with copic markers. I really wanted a stem on these flowers, and after looking through my images to find a stem stamp that would work...I didn't come up with much. So, I used my memento tuxedo black marker and drew some stems. Then I matted this onto black cardstock and tied on the black sheer bow. Then to spruce up the flowers I added an adhesive pearl in the centers, and shined them up using diamond glaze. I set this aside to let it dry, and finished up the remainder of the card. I stamped the aqua strip in versamark, matted it with black, and added adhesive pearls. Then I worked on the sentiment, I embossed the aqua cardstock using a new Quickutz embossing folder, cut it out and then stamped the thanks a bunch! Then it was time to assemble, I decided to add a layer of vellum over the background, to give the card a softer look, and attached it with black brads, and glued on the rest of the pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

  1. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the hand drawn stems and the shiny flowers. Thanks for playing! :)

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  2. Lovely job! I love the colours! TFS

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  3. I bet that your nice sister gave you that set. Now how did you come up with the stem?

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  4. wow, that's a beautiful card!

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  5. Beautiful card! Those colors are so soft, and girl, you are a genius thinking about doing those stems like that! Rock on!

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