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:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

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

Tricia

Luanne said...

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!

scrappingnana said...

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

Ravengirl said...

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

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

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

Maureen said...

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

Marisa said...

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))).

Jennifer Shults said...

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. :)

Tanya said...

gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

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

Marta said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty