Friday, May 20, 2011

Viva La Verve...Watercolor Bouquet

Happy Friday!  I've got a Viva La Verve sketch sample to share with you today, designed by the very sweet Charmaine! I purchased some new goodies that I found at Michael's on Monday and this card is part of my take home booty. First, I'll show you my card:

Here's the window view which seems to give a softer look:

And Charmaine's beautiful sketch:

I used this technique here to make the elegant bow.  The papers are from a new line by K & Co. called Watercolor Bouquet, hence the title of this post. So romantic and vintage! So my style, if you couldn't tell  :) The Viva La Verve gallery is busting with gorgeous artwork, so many different interpretations of the sketches, definitely a "must check out". One lucky artist who has participated in all of the sketches for the month will win Verve's entire next release! So worth playing, don't you think?
Have a great weekend...I'll be working, bringing home the bacon...

Stamps: Kind Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Watercolor Bouquet, Sweet Nectar Solid Mat Pad (K & Co.), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Mauve Mist (Stampin' Up!), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger) 
Accessories: Labels Eighteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rosy Mauve Satin ribbon (Papermart), Sultan gem (Prima), pearls (Martha Stewart), Photo Corner punch (Stampin' Up!), dauber, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"


  1. Beautiful! Love those soft delicate colours.
    Lynne xxx

  2. so pretty. i mean, just incredibly, incredibly pretty... ;)

  3. just stunning, Diva Girl!! Oh, I love purple, I don't care if it sounds like most people don't, I adore it! K and Company has been on a roll lately and I'm loving what's in Michaels lately :) Hmmmm, a trip there today is on my to do list :) We have a day in lieu of a summer professional day attached to our long weekend so Moe is off for 4 days and the dh leaves for work out of town so I only have my stamps to keep me dreadful!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration today :)

  4. Gorgeous card - so soft and elegant. Love these colours. Beautiful bow.

  5. That DP is gorgeous - no surprise there are flowers on it and I love watercoloured images. So like that sentiment too and you have framed it wonderfully in that Nestie (one I have been trying to talk myself out of and you keep hitting me in the face with LOL!). Gorgeoues corners with the pearls and your bow is divine! Keep those trip to Mike's coming - the outcome is fabulous :) Have a great weekend, even if you do have to work....bacon is a good thing ;)

  6. Gorgeous colors on your card! Great link for bow directions too!

  7. Love the colors. Beautiful design thanks for sharing. Enjoy what you can of a working weekend.

  8. You must hang out by the back door of Michael's, for when they get new shipments of K & Co (and Martha punches) stuff! I always learn about a new line from *you*! Love this purple card, and that bow is delicious. :)

  9. I just got that paper pad and I love it. Thanks for the ideas. Gorgeous card!!!

  10. OMG! Andrea, this card is stunning! I love the paper selection. The ribbon and it's embellishment are perfect for this card. True inspiration!

  11. Another beautiful creation! The purple is so pretty! I went to two different Michael's this week and did not find anything gorgeous like that. No good finds either.


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