Thursday, October 22, 2009

Heart Flourishes

Sorry about the dark camera is broken and I'm having to improvise with my daughter's.... best I could do today under cloudy, dark conditions - ugh!  Shipping it off today and if all goes well I'll get it back in three weeks all fixed.  If not I have a new, top priority Christmas gift LOL!

This sketch had me worried when I first saw it as I am a bit anal and that off  centre panel sent me for a tail spin LOL. However, as I thought pondering what to use for this sketch, I realized I had a wonderful Hero Arts heart flourish background stamp I bought last year and have never used (hanging my head in shame...).  I just love hearts, and the hearts combined with the flourish on this stamp just makes me happy :D  

Silver embossing was the first thing that came to mind for this and then I decided to go with sparkly silver embossing powder for some extra glitter.  I wanted the stamp to be the focal image so I made a very small sentiment using my nesties. Finished things off with some sheer, silver ribbon and I was good to go.  I toyed with embossing the background panel but couldn't find out that worked so I opted not to use one as it detracted from the main image.

Four Verve sketches down and just one to go!!  Thanks so much for stopping by (((hugs))) and have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Hero Arts, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper:  Silver 
Accessories:  Sparkly Silver Embossing Powder, Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, 5/8" Sheer Silver Ribbon, Dimensionals


TannyP said...

Gorgeous! So elegant with the color scheme. I'd have never guessed you had any second thoughts with the sketch. Lovely card, Marissa

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa - I think you pulled it off beautifully!!! Love the flourished image and all the sparkles!!! Hugs ~S~

Maureen said...

love the soft colours and ribbon! I don't like tilted panels either so I think of them as straight while I'm stamping and then tilt on the card :)