Twist of Soho

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Hi friends!  It's Friday again and that means it's time for a new Viva la Verve! sketch.  It's still 2012, but we're kicking off our January 2013 series of sketches today!  This year the girls decided to add a twist of inspiration once a month were you can either choose the sketch, the inspiration piece, or both in one card.  Amber's our hostess with the mostess this week and she's kicking off the twists with a super fun mood board to inspire you along with one of her fabulous sketches.

The inspiration piece totally made me think of this paper from the Soho Garden paper pad that came in the December Scarlet Lime Mixed Media kit.  A bit more yellow than orange, but it's what got the wheels in my head a turnin'!  {grin}  As I was flipping through the pad deciding which other pattern to use, one of the prints reminded me of the flower in Wonderfully Made (40% off during our Good Buy 2012 Sale), so I picked that as my set and dove right in. 

I stamped both the sentiment and the flower from Wonderfully Made on the text paper from the same pad, then colored the flowers and the banner lightly with PanPastels and then highlighted with a Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink marker and a waterbrush.  The leaves are stamped on a different print and everything is cut and layered on dimensionals.  I used some pinking circles to mat everything, then added in a scalloped bottom edge and some liquid pearls and a seam binding bow to finish things off.

I feel a little refreshed after my first time stamping in almost two weeks.  Hopefully I'll get a little more time to play before Mark has to go back to work next week.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and if you haven't yet, be sure to head on over to Verve for our big year end sale!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Wonderfully Made (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Soho Garden (American Crafts), Early Espresso (SU!), White
Ink: Black Archival (Ranger), PanPastels
Accessories:  Classic Circles & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Liquid Pearls (Ranger), seam binding, scallop edge punch (SU!)


  1. Gorgeous Julee. The patterned papers are amazing. Loving the addition of the inspiration photos to the challenges!

    PS Loved your Christmas picture from earlier in the week...oh so adorable!

  2. Such a delightful card! Love the new twist too! Glad you are feeling better and got in some stampy time!! Have blessed New Year!

  3. Yummy papers and a great take on the sketch. I'm sure I have seen that sketch before as it gave me grief then and will again, I'm sure LOL! Hoping you are all feeling better ((hugs))

  4. So lovely Julee! The colors and your highlighting are wonderful!

  5. This is beautiful-love the newsprint flowers!

  6. Gorgeous card....I just ordered that set this afternoon. Now, I am even more excited about the prospect of it arriving. Happy New Year!

  7. Oh I can't wait to play along! This year I'm shooting for each week!!!

    Love your take! Stamping directly on the pattern and highlighting one part is fabulous!!!


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