Wednesday, October 2, 2013

All About Verve

Hi Everyone!

Sorry about the lack of posting the past few days. I have been busy in my little craft room, just haven't had a chance to get things posted. So, to make it up to you, I actually have two cards to show you.
It's been forever since I've participated in a full session of Verve's VLV sketch challenges. This month, however, I am determined to do all the sketches. This card is for week one. I am also using this card to send to Kristina Werner for her October "Mail Call" for Thank you cards. I used more papers from my Simon Says Stamp October Card kit. I built the flower in the middle using Verve's "Sunny Days". I added some glossy accents and stickles to bling it all up a bit too. The "Thank You" sentiment is also from Verve. The base of the card is actually Dark Chocolate from PTI; but it does look a little black in the picture, doesn't it? I think I finally found a way to take pictures that I think works pretty well. Outside on the front porch. I think the background adds a nice soft touch. Some of the coloring is a little off still; but that's ok. Obviously, it's a little dependent on the weather, which I hope will continue to cooperate.
Ok, now on to the second card for today. This is for this week's "Mojo Monday" sketch. Again, it's been a while since I've made a Mojo card, so this was fun to do. I really liked the simplicity of this sketch also. This will also be sent to Kristina for mail call. In total, I'm sending three cards to her. I can't wait to see if she'll show one on camera! Again, I used papers for the October card kit. I decided when I signed up for the kit every month that I was going to make sure I used up as much as I could in the kit. The butterfly is from Verve's "Blue Skies" set. I stamped them in Certainly Celery ink and Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I added some stickles and sequins to each one as well. The sentiment is from "Handwritten Greetings" and I stamped it using Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.  I also used "Lots of Dots" to stamp the circles behind the butterflies

Challenges for card 1:

ABC Challenges: Three or more pattern papers
Card Mania: Use at least 1 button
Get Inky: Fall Colors
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Glitter, emboss or flock
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Fall Colors

Challenges for card 2:

Craftin Desert Divas: Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Bloggers: Things with Wings
Incy Wincy designs: Give Thanks
Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

That's all for me today. Thanks for visiting with me! Until next time....


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are both just beautiful! Love the colors and the faux white stitching. Thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! 2 fabulous creations!! :) :)

I really love all of the details and layers on the first!! :) :) So well done with lots of eye appeal!! :) :)
Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

Barbara Bruder said...

Thanks for sharing your 2 cute cards.Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

Olivia said...

Both of these cards are so great with the balance of colors, layers and embellishments. So nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

Lela said...

Super cute! both of these have great Fall colors. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

AnnMarie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the warm feel of the colors too! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

Gale said...

Beautiful cards. Great details and colors. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges for Anything Goes and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the colors you have used and the great stitching you have added.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

Emmy said...

Gorgeous autumn cards! Love your colour palette and how you added glitter to your design!
Thank you for playing along at Sparkle N Sprinkle monthly challenge!
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Annmakes said...

Very very gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Get Inky!

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