Friday, February 3, 2012

Courage

Happy Friday, friends!  It's a new month and that means it's time for a new series of Viva la Verve! sketches.  This week, Amber is kicking things off with a fun sketch for a long card.  Check out the Viva la Verve! forum for the sketch, all the details, and then play along with all of our February sketches for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Verve!


For my sample card, I pulled out a favorite set of mine... Blue Skies.  I love this courage poem by mary anne radmacher and had the opportunity to speak with her this past week.  She's just as kind and inspiring as her words and I just had to use this stamp on my card.  The lovely papers are from the Devotion collection by Creative Imaginations.  I added a few scored lines at the bottom of the card and a bit of distressing to jazz things up, but stayed pretty true to the sketch for once!

The butterfly from Blue Skies is stamped onto cream cardstock, and then I used the matching All Aflutter Plain Jane to stamp on patterned paper, cut out and pop up over the butterfly image.  A lacey circle mat, liquid pearls accents and two smoked topaz czech rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty finish things off nicely.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Blue Skies, All Aflutter Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Devotion (Creative Imaginations), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Lacey and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Scor-pal, Smoked Topaz Czech flatback rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)

12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Julee!! I love the richness of the colors you chose. I hope you're feeling well!!!

    Tricia

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  2. This is definately one of my favorite Verve sets, and my totally favorite butterfly ever. I love how you used the panel for your sentiment. It's beautiful Julee!

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  3. Very pretty card. Love the colors and stamp set you used. TFS

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  4. Very pretty! I would have only interpreted the sketch with squares of patterned paper. Love how you used one square as your sentiment panel.

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  5. This is SO gorgeous Julee! I hope to have time to play along...I miss using all my fabulous Vervage!!!

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  6. what dreamy paper for a dreamy card :) How cool it to meet the author! Always makes it more meaningful. Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Gorgeous use of the papers and loving that butterfly - can't wait to use my new die on mine :) Lovely touch with the sponging. Have a fabulous weekend (((hugs))).

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  8. This is gorgeous Julee! And it reminds me that I need to pull this set out and send out a little goodie to a family member. I LOVE the way you layered the butterfly on the circle... it's gorgeous. This is a FANTASTIC sketch! Hope I can play this week. :)

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  9. Julee, this is gorgeous! Love that stamp set and pull it out often!!! Hope to play along with the sketch this weekend!

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  10. Dear Julee, it's beautiful card, I love the colours and 3D buterfly.

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