Friday, July 27, 2012

Viva La Verve...Amazing Grace

Hello Friday! It's my turn to host this week's Viva La Verve sketch and it's amazing to me that I always end up volunteering for the CAS sketch! This sketch itself is a CAS design, however, I did add more stuff to it, as I am famous for doing. :) You can keep it as simple as you'd like, or you can slightly bennnndddd the rules and embellish to your heart's desire. Here's my sample with my design pictured below:

I used some neglected 7 Gyspies Conservatory paper, rounded some corners, added some twine and die cuts and called it a day! The focal panel consists Verve's Amazing Grace Plain Jane stamped onto an Oval Nestability, followed by a Labels Eighteen and underneath a Floral Oval. I added some liquid pearls to show distinction between the layers. It also looked a tad sparse after that so I added some Olive Jute/Twine from the Ribbon Carousel and two Zva Creative flowers.

 Today happens to be the last sketch for the month, if you've played along all month and loaded your cards up into the gallery, you have a chance at winning big with Verve! Wanna know more?

Here's the story on the Viva La Verve challenge:

Every Friday, a Diva will post a sketch for your enjoyment. Your cards, using the sketches, must be uploaded to Splitcoast Stamper's Viva La Verve forum by the last Thursday of the month. The winner will be announced on the next day and will win a $100 gift certificate to VERVE! How awesome is that?! Just a reminder, Verve stamps are NOT required but we love to see you use them. Feel free to flip, rotate, resize, or otherwise alter the sketch as long as we can tell you USED the sketch! This month's keyword with be VLVJul2012 for the whole month of July.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Amazing Grace Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Conservatory (7 Gypsies), Always Artichoke, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Olive Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), FLBK-03CB-113 (mini rose (144 stems) -11/16" or 19mm - Pink Transition), FLBK-03CB-109 (mini rose (144 stems) -1/2" or 12mm - soft blue) Zva Creative, Labels  Eighteen, Oval & Floral Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Petal Pink, Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), corner rounder, dauber, dimensionals,
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. You don't usually do CAS but your CAS is fabbo and fun to see. Beautiful touches and that sentiment is soooo wonderful and soooo true. Hugz!

  2. Love the pretty sentiment and label Andrea! The olive jute twine is a nice touch too, fun texture along with the little flowers!

  3. Very lovely card, Andrea! This CAS bug is going to infect you if you do too many of these, you know...

  4. You go girl :) Your CAS card (versus CAC) is fabulous! Love the rounded corners on the vertical panel. Can't wait to play with the bend the rules or not to bend the rules ;) Have a glorious weekend ((hugs))

  5. Beautiful, beautiful card. Want to see more like this.

    Sandi K

  6. Gorgeous card Andrea. Love the soft colors and all the details.

  7. Beautiful card! Pretty colors and I love the stack of ovals. The flowers and twine around the side panel is a neat decorative touch too!

  8. This is beautiful - so soft and classy.


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