Friday, April 12, 2013

Viva La Verve...Never Give Up

There's a brand new sketch on the Viva La Verve forum today, Christyne is our hostess and she has come up with a lovely design for us to work with:

I started off with some Authentique's Lovely collection papers and both paper and ink distressed the edges. Almost all of the dies that I used got covered up in some way and that was not intentional. I cut the Fancy Tags Two in half so that I could get it to come out farther than the scripted panel. You can see by the picture that I added ribbon, flowers, gems, a clothespin, a doily and a charm. The sentiment is from Verve's Hope Blooms set and I stamped that on a punched Word Window oval. I finished it off with a border of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.
Here's Christyne's sketch:

And the Verve stamp set I used:

Here's the down low on participating in Verve's Friday sketches:
Every Friday our talented Divas host a little Viva la Verve (VLV for short) sketch challenge for you! Play along with all of the sketches for a given month by uploading your cards using that month's sketches to our SCS gallery using the proper keywords and then posting all of your links in the Sketch Champions thread (posted the last week of each series of sketches). Do that by the entry deadline (the last Thursday of the month) and you'll be entered into a random drawing for a $100 e-gift certificate to the Verve Store!

Do I have to use Verve Stamps?
Nope. We're equal opportunity stampers around these parts. Of course, we do LOVE to see you shine your Verve if you've got it! And we might just pick some mystery prize winners every now and then 
from the cards that shine a little Verve.

Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lovely collection (Authentique), Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Walnut Stain & Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: CRW-05CB-146 (Flourishes-Clear Crystal) Zva Creative, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), White Tea Lace paper doily, Word Window punch & Top Note die (SU!), Fancy Tags Two & Big Blossoms (Spellbinders), scrunched seam binding, paper roses, clothespin, paper distresser, dauber, butterfly charm, satin-lined organdy ribbon
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Andrea, this is so amazing. I love the die and the colours. An truly beautiful card in so many ways.

  2. Gorgeous distressing and sponging and pearls and, and :) Wonderful take on the sketch and loving that pop of red.

  3. Wow ! gorgeous card as always Andrea :) Viv xx

  4. Really pretty! I love the clipped postcard and the soft pink sheen from all those pearl dots, they are gorgeous against the black. Love the red bow and flower too.

  5. so pretty!
    bye from France

  6. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and layers.


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