Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Wednesday!  It is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and time for my  
MUSE:  Christmas Vision Card Club Challenge! 

For my card I am also playing along with this week's Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge.  I started with a smooth white card base.  I layered it with some Fancy Pants Beloved patterned papers.   I added a silver doily.  For the next element in the sketch, I wanted a contrast with the silver so used Verve's Jotted Heart die to die cut  a gold glitter card stock heart.  

I added Verve's Flourished Tag die stamped with Verve's Joy to the World Plain Jane stamped in an electric red. I love this pop of red in contrast to the sour apple, silver, and gold.  I finished my card with a few of Verve's Shine Bright Sequins Mix.  

I hope my card inspires you to create a Christmas creation of your own.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Make sure you link up your creations HERE!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Saturday, August 15, 2015

It is time for another Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!

I love the colors and elements of the inspiration picture.  I started with a white card base.  I layered a PTI snow white linen panel for some texture.  In keeping with the school themed elements, I added a text background using BB Inspiration set in harvest gold ink onto a lemon tart panel for added contrast.  I added red flowers using Vintage Linen flowers.  I added some wink of stella to the center of the flowers for little touches of sparkle.  

To create some interest in the stems, I used my MISTI and stamped new leaf and touches of pinefeather that I softened with a sponge.  I then stamped the image again with just new leaf ink.  Gives some depth to the stems and leaves.  I layered two flower stem die cuts together for added dimension and stability.  I opted not to glue the leaves together to give some added interest.  For the sentiment, I  used PTI Sentiment Splits embossed in white to a black fishtail banner.  I finished with a few sequins. 

I am using this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy Sunday!  I had some time to get crafty this afternoon.  I have two cards to share.  For the first card, I started with PTI stampers select white for the base.  I die cut a hawaiian shores panel that I very lightly sponged with white pigment ink for added interest.   I die cut a circle frame using the bitty dot pattern vellum.

When I saw this sketch, I just knew I was going to have to ink up the PTI Flower Favorites again.  I love these beautiful Lupines.  I layered the flowers with a few touches of loose threading behind.  I added a few of the butterflies from the same set.  In keeping with the colors from the challenge, I chose to stamp the flower stems in the neutral tone of fine linen.  I used Bitty Bouquets for the sentiment.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.    

I am playing along with Cardabilities Sketch Challenge, Just Us Girls vellum challenge, and  Colour Q  Color Challenge.

Thanks for Everything!

For my second card I started with MFT kraft.  I cut a smooth white panel of smooth white.  I stamped the diagonal background stamp in different directions to get the sno cone grid pattern. 

I layered a pierced rectangle frame that I die cut using the inside/outside stitch circle from Blueprints 18. I stamped the frame with MFT Linen background in natural ink.  I die cut and stamped the Watercolor Flowers.  I die cut a gumball green fishtail flag.  I  assembled card.  I stamped the sentiment using Fall Foliage stamp set with hybrid black licorice.   I used some foam mounting tape to give the center circle some dimension.

I am playing along with The Color Throwdown and Sweet Sunday Sketch.   

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our August challenge is Celebrate

It's our Anni-VERVE-sary month, so we're celebrating! Create a card to celebrate something or someone special, an anniversary, birthday, new baby, any occasion filled with joy! Use the inspiration or go off on your own tangent, just share a celebration with us!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, August 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

For my card I focused on the gold and the chalkboard frame in the inspiration photo. I really like the contrast of the kraft with sparkly gold.  I started with a white card stock base.  I layered a snow white linen panel for some subtle texture.  I used Verve's Award Banner Trim die in gold glittered card stock to add banners behind the chalkboard panel.  Next, I wanted a fun, whimsical feel with the lettering and sentiment.  I used the distressed words in Verve's Happy Days stamp set.   I added the words in a random crooked pattern to give the look that someone really did write the words on a chalkboard.  I thought it added to the whimsy feel a bit.   I stamped the greek key border from Verve's Deco Borders stamp set.  I embossed everything in white.   I sponged some white pigment ink on the frame and wording to add to the chalkboard feel.  I  added an additional stamped sentiment on the corner using Verve's Poppy Birthday  with Verve's Flag It die set. I finished the card with a gold glitter card stock chad that came from the Award Banner Trim glitter card stock cutting placed on the flag.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Maureen
3. Betty8. Marisa
4. Jen9. Charmaine
5. Sarah

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!

I love the rich colors in the inspiration.  The deep rich greens give off a blue green hue.  I started with some Pebbles Lakeside designer papers.  I love the mix of tonal houndstooth with plaid.  I feel they add to the overall orchard vibe.  I added some stitching and twine to add to the rustic feel.  I added two juicy red apples to the card.  I die cut two apples from Verve's Apple die set.  I stamped the coordinating image in hybrid black licorice using Teachers Count stamp set.  I colored both apples with copics.  I used the sentiment from Get Together stamp set.  I love this sentiment.   I guess every teacher feels this way during the summer.  I added a couple of pieces of Verve's Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection(I used the color Deep Sea) tied with some natural hemp cord.  I finished my card with a few Verve Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  I use these sequins ALL the time!  I am using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


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