Thursday, April 29, 2010
Verve's Inspirational Sketch Challenge Week 4
After the whirlwind of Verve Release sketches last week and catching up on the April Verve sketches, it is wonderful of Amber to give us a simple sketch to work with - thank you Amber!! She also had some wonderful living rooms to chose from this week. I just loved the feel and colours of this living room and thoroughly enjoyed creating this card :D
When I saw Maureen's fabulous card and how she used Kraft with these colours, I immediately wanted to do the same (thanks, Maureen :D). This is such a fun combination to work with!
The image is from one of my favorite, new Stampin' Up! sets, For All You Do. It took me a long time to purchase this set because of its very hefty price tag up here in Canada, but I'm so glad I broke down and bought it because I just love it!! That being said, my "cost per use" price will be decreasing quickly LOL!! Added bonus, this image from the set saw ink for very the first time (I usually use the flower image).
I added brown half pearls to the centers of all the flowers and to complete the "rule of three", I added some brown grosgrain ribbon and a brown button. Some Itty Bitty Backgrounds on the rose panel added a little texture. However, in hindsight (beginning to hate that guy LOL!) I should have stamped or embossed something on the lilac panel as well, but when rushed the old creative gene doesn't always fire on all pistons LOL! I'm just loving this colour combo and definitely plan on using it again.
Phew, all my April Verve challenges are now done and the possibility of winning the entire next Verve release now lies in Amber's hands. Wish me luck!
Hubby and I are off to cook for the Kids Shine youth retreat at the church this weekend (about 80 - 90 people) so things will be quiet here until Sunday when I will be posting my Curtain Call Colour Challenge card.
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me and have a fabulous weekend (((hugs))).
What's In It?
Stamps: For All You Do, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Kraft, Rose Red, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Apron Lace Punch, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Brown Half Pearls, 1/4" Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Brown Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals