It is that time of month again - yes, it is time for the Verve release and there is a contest where you can win the whole release! Last month was the first time I participated, so I don't know if they are always like this, but there are 5 sketches posted in the Verve forum on SCS HERE and you have until a certain time on Friday to post all of your cards. There is a winner for each sketch challenge and a Grand Prize winner from those who complete all of the sketch challenges (I don't know why I am telling all of you this - that just means more competition! HA HA!) My goal is to complete all 5! Here are my first two:
This first one makes me so happy! I just love how it turned out and it was so simple because the background is one piece of DP!
Stamps:Up and Up and Away, sentiment from All About You - Verve
Paper: DCWV Mi Casa, Chocolate Chip, PTI White
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink, Chocolate Chip Craft
Misc: Brads, Clear Embossing Powder
For my second card I decided to try the color challenge this week on SCS - Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral and (optional) Always Artichoke. I have to say, Cameo Coral and I are not on friendly terms. I really tried to make peace with this card but I don't think we will ever truly get along!! And why do my bows always look crooked in my pictures! They never look that way to me until I have posted them on the blog!! AAagh!
Stamps: Bountiful Backgrounds - Verve
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Bravo Burgundy Craft
Misc: BB Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Taylors Tiny Twinkles, Clear Embossing Powder.
And last but certainly not least, I am not sure how many of you who read my blog also read Amy's - A Thousand Sheets of Paper. (If you don't you really should - she is AMAZINGLY talented!!) If you do then you have probably seen her wonderful Fairies? They are becoming rubber!! She has the details HERE along with a chance to win some of your very own!! You really should go check it out if you haven't already!
Thanks for your visit! I hope your day is Fantastic!!
I really like this colour combo. Cameo Coral is definitely a colour that takes some time to grow on you. I think you've done a tremendous job here.
I'm sure the ribbon doesn't look crooked IRL, it just that your camera is above the level of the ribbon and that might "highlight" any slight imbalance.
Made me happy too to look at them both. The sentiment on the first one is so absolutely perfect, I couldn't help smiling when I saw it. Your coloring just glows, it is truly amazing.
Both cards are beautiful. Great job!
I cna't believe that is one piece of paper on the first card. I absolutley love the colors and the patterns in it and it goes so beautifully with the hot air balloon. I love what you did the background of the second card with the bling and liquid pearls? I think it is fabulous even if you two are at odds.
Oh! These are breathtaking! LOVE both of them! I am working on my Verve cards too...but I better get crackin'!
Such lovely cards! I love the color combo on the first card.
Gorgeous cards Traci!! I love all of the color combos! Especially that first one. Love all those DP patterns, too! I'll have to go hunt down that Mi Casa stack.
Sorry, the link for the tutorial was kind of small in my post, (and the dark purple probably doesn't help) so I went back and made it bigger.
Here it is:
Both of these cards are so elegant and beautiful, even the bottom one! I don't think you could make a bad card if you tried Traci... good luck on the Verve challenge!
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