Girl Meets Chocolate

Hi everyone! It's time for another Verve Project Parade on the Verve Blog. Jen del Muro is kicking off the parade today with a totally AWESOME project that you're not going to want to miss. The challenge this month is a pink & brown color challenge inspired by this yummylicious ad from my favorite coffee shop... Tully's Coffee. The Verve Divas will be strutting their stuff with this inspiration piece each weekday through September 5. We'd love for you to play along... and there's even a prize involved (hint...free stamps)! Check out this post on the Verve Blog for all the details.

So now it's my turn to show you what I cooked up with this sketch. I went on a little shopping spree the other day while Mark was getting a massage and happened into the craft store next to the massage place where they were having 50% off clearance on tons of stamps!!! Like a kid in a candy store, I tell you! Among my many treasures, I found this gorgeous Penny Black Sun Caressed stamp there which has been on my wishlist for quite some time. I thought it would look so pretty in pinks and browns, so I decided to use it for my Project Parade piece.

I started with the MTVD07 sketch I posted yesterday, since I felt a little guilty about not following the sketch quite right. I stamped the Sun Caressed stamp in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then colored with Copic markers. I matted this panel with a Purely Pomegranate Long Scallop Rectangle cut with Nestabilities. The little accents on the side are EK Success flower punches I punched from a piece of Regal Rose cardstock stamped with the square scroll background from Grateful Elegance in Purely Pomegranate ink. The background of the card is also Regal Rose stamped with the same square scroll background in Regal Rose. I added pearls to each of the flowers, a pink taffeta bow, and the thank you sentiment punched out and matted with SU! 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and scallop circle punches. A few little doodles with a brown Copic multiliner, some pink taffeta ribbon, and some Diamond Glaze and Dazzling Diamonds mixture to highlight the flowers and the card was finished.

Hope y'all have a fantastic weekend! I'll be back tomorrow to share my really cool Guest Designer card for Our Creative Corner.

17 comments

  1. What a BEAUTIFUL card, Julee!! How lucky for you to head into that store while the stamps were 50% off - perfect timing!

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  2. This is just gorgeous. You have an awesome style!

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  3. That image is wonderful and I love how you've colored it. I emailed you about mojo49. Thanks.
    Misty

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  4. I love the rich colors you chose. I see this bg stamp quickly becoming a staple for my cardmaking - thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  5. This is so pretty. I love how your rectangles are offset to make room for the flowers (I hope that makes sense and you know what I'm talking about. lol!). And score! on the clearance stamps!

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  6. Your card is so elegant and pretty! Just how I think of you. You make THE BEST graphics for your challenges too babe.

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  7. oh wow! Jaw droppingly gorgeous!!! I loooove this Julee, it just reached out and smacked me between the eyes with its beauty!

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  8. Oh, y goodness! This is simply stunning!

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  9. cherylquilts at scsAugust 23, 2008 at 5:17 AM

    How beautiful! Love the layout and all the lovely elements!

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  10. Beautiful! Here is my take on the color challenge:

    http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-does-body-good.html

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  11. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! You are right about this image in pink and brown...but what isn't perfect in pink and brown??? Love it!

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  12. Beautiful card Julee!! Your designs are just stunning and I LOVE how they glow, WOW!!

    Hope your having a wonderful weekend, thinking of you.

    Jennifer :)

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  13. So perfectly pretty! Love all of what you did to embellish and also the colors are wonderful~!

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  14. Ohhhhhh.that is so very pretty! I really like the simplicity of this sketch, but your colors put it over the top!

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