Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Viva La Verve Challenge Fridays

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!
Happy Sunday!

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