Happy Friday! This week has totally flown by and it's already time for another Viva la Verve! sketch to start your weekend off right! This week's sketch was designed by the talented Amy Sheffer and it totally inspired me to get inky!
I pulled out one of my favorite sets from 2010, Blue Skies, because I wanted to use this courage quote. The card is for a friend who I think has shown extreme bravery during the past year and I just wanted to let her know I'm thinking about her. My batch of SU! goodies that arrived this week had some new papers in it, so I decided to play with them, keeping a neutral palette with just a pop of color.
My sewing machine and I are still on the outs, so I chose to go with torn edges instead of stiched ones. The butterflies from Blue Skies are stamped on First Edition paper, then cut out and colored with a Copic marker. Most of the layers on the card are sponged with Early Espresso ink, to give it an aged look, then I added a little ruffled twill before adding the butterfly trail of pearls. I was only going to add a few, but placing the three sizes of chocolate pearls (from Pizzazz Aplenty) was so fun, I extended it all the way to the edge of the panel, then finished off with three pearls on each butterfly body.
Okay, that's all from me today! I hope you'll play along with our VLV sketch this week! And if you haven't had a chance, there's still time (until 2/5) to get your comments in for our Diva Inspirations Blog Hop prize drawing. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: First Edition DSP, Botanical Gazette DSP, crumb cake, early espresso (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Copic marker
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper distresser (Tonic), clear detail embossing powder (Judikins), 2mm dark chocolate pearls, 3 and 4 mm chocolate pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), mini library clip (SU!)