Happy Friday! It's time for another Viva la Verve! challenge and this week's hostess with the mostess is Andrea! It's the final sketch for February, so be sure to play along with all four challenges for a chance to win our next release! There's even a printable pdf to make it easy for you, so head on over to the February Week 4 challenge thread for all the sketches and details!
Andrea's sketch had me pulling out the new Stella & Rose Mabel collection from My Mind's Eye. I just adore all four lines in the Stella & Rose collection and had to snatch them up the minute I saw them! As usual, I seem to have gone beyond the sketch, piling on the goodies, but you can still see the "bones" of the sketch in there. This orange paper reminded me of an adorable stuffed elephant my mom made me as a child. Oh, how I loved that little elephant! I even had a dress to match and we had all sorts of adventures! He was orange and white gingham, with a cute little pocket on his belly and I think he probably influenced my design of Emery!
So all that to say, I knew I had to use Emery with this orange paper! After piecing all my papers together, I stamped the Smallest Things plain jane onto a Classy Label Die cut, then added some orange rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty. The orange seam binding started simple, and then had a mind of it's own as I layered two bows together, then added a bitty button to the center. Next I pulled out the Lots of Hearts punch and layered some hearts, along with the Thank You sentiment from Friendly Phrases on a Sentiment Flags die cut from Lil' Inkers. I finished off by tucking Emery behind the classy label.
Okay, that's all for me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!
Stamps: Emery Plain Jane, Smallest Things Plain Jane, Friendly Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stella & Rose Mabel (My Mind's Eye), Really Rust, Ivory
Ink: Really Rust, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Classy Label Die (Verve Stamps), Sentiment Flags die (Lil Inker Designs), Punch pack, bitty buttons, Lots of Hearts punch (SU!), scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), 2, 3 and 4mm orange flatback rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), orange seam binding (Prairie Bird Boutique)
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.