Verve Visual is a company I have really been intrigued by as far as stamps go. I don't have any of their stamps yet but I'm waiting for the new release that starts this Friday. I am excited to see what they have available. They are issuing a sketch challenge every Friday over at Splitcoaststampers. This is the first one and I really wanted to participate. So here is my sample of the sketch. Just click on the link above if you want to play along. A chance to win free stamps is involved. How fun is that?!
I went for a kind of shabby chic feel. The floral designer paper was my inspiration and is from a company called Hot Off the Press. The designer blue is something I have had forever and the celery is from a designer pack that is retired from SU. All are first "dirtied" with a little sahara sand ink and sponge. Then I stitched them all separately on my sewing machine. I used my cuttlebug and nestablilities for the scalloped circle and the Creative memories circle cutter for the center circle. The scalloped one is dotted with my white gel pen. I used stazon ink and a combination of markers, blender pen and watercolor pencils to color in the image from A Flower for All Seasons (current SU!) The base of my card is textured cardstock from DCVW. I tore the edge and grunged it up a bit as well. I used some retired lavendar grosgrain for the bow. The little plaque on the lower right is a metal tag (clearanced:) and a purple rhinestone brad to set it off. I ended up adding a scalloped strip of Lavendar Lace to the inside to balance out the purple. These are really my colors but I loved that paper. I think the person I send it to will really enjoy it though.
Well, I hope I made the deadline for a chance as a guest designer for next friday's challenge. Thanks for stopping by!