Friday, January 18, 2013

Viva La Verve...With Love

I haven't been able to play along with Verve's Viva La Verve challenge in quite a while, so I thought that while I was on my card making roll this week, I'd give it a go. Janelle has designed this perfectly sweet, perfectly full card so that I may add lots of elements to I did. Here's my take on Janelle's sketch:

 A close up of the sentiment panel and where my Liquid pearls went astray:

I bought a new paper pack at A.C. Moore the other day called True Love by Basic Grey. Not normally my style of paper and I was making this card I was squirming in my chair with all the colors that I put together. Bold color usually makes me nervous. I started off cutting out a Romantic Rectangle, adding the floral panel, sewing/sponging the edges and adding the pearl border. The sentiment is from Verve's latest release, No Matter What. I added some Liquid pearls, a seam binding bow and a twine bow adorned button heart. I added another panel behind the main focal panel and zig-zag machine stitched the top and bottom with red thread. I then stitched the whole outside perimeter and sponged the outer edges.
Here's Janelle's sketch: 

Here are the details for playing along:
Every Friday, a Diva will post a sketch for your enjoyment. Your cards, using the sketches, must be uploaded by the last Thursday of the month (check for the due date below!) 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! 

For January, we'll have FIVE sketches! All FOUR cards must be uploaded to the VLVJan2013 gallery by midnight, CST on Thursday, January 31st to be eligible to win this month's prize! Winner will be announced on February 1st!

Keywords for the entire month will be VLVDJan2013 and Verve (if using Verve stamps).

Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: True Love (Basic Grey), Vintage Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: PEW-03CB-126 (Pearl Lines-Soft Blue 0.3cm) Zva Creative, Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders), Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Feldspar Seam binding (Martha Stewart), sewing machine, dauber, dimensionals, heart button, hemp
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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  1. Oh so beautiful!! Love the color combo!

    Tracy V

  2. Very pretty Andrea! Love the colors and you fun zig zag stitching!

  3. Love the papers you used and the Nestie to frame the focal panel. Nice outline with the liquid pearls - even though the teenage one decided to rebel a bit ;) Great card as always. Have a fabulous weekend.

  4. Love the pp's and the sentiment letting is so cute!! Wonderful card!

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the papers and colors.

  7. I love your beautiful touch of embellishments. This card is fabulous!

  8. I love the blues and the red/pinks on your card! The pearl frame is beautiful.

  9. This little beauty looks familiar! You know, I had wanted to look at your cards while visiting you, but we gabbed so much that we ran out of time! Next time. :)


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