Sunday, March 10, 2013

Some Sunday Verve Fun


I had a bit of free time and just wanted to play around with some of my Verve stamps, they don't see enough ink.

I went right to the MoJo Monday sketch #283 for this week and decided it would be perfect to use for my card.


Then I checked out the Diva Dare challenge for March. It's a good one, but kind of tough, too, lol!
It's called "Just Give Me Stamps, Buttons and Bling". The challenge is to create a card combining the styles of two of the Verve Divas. Here are the links to their creations: Diva Laurie here and Diva Maureen's Verve creations here

So here is what I was inspired by. Moe uses a lot of white card bases (something I never do, but love the look), so I started there, and from her I also picked up the rhinestone sprinkles around the sentiment, she always does that and it looks awesome. I also was inspired by her use of buttons and twine. Then I was off to be inspired by Laurie's creations. I took inspiration from her use of lots of mixes of dsp, stitching and plenty of layers. Oh my gosh, I could have spent hours admiring the creations of both diva! Love both of their styles! Really fun challenge, the tough part was to try to mesh two different styles!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Feel the Sun, Verve Bloom and Grow
Ink: palette noir, PTI Berry Sorbet, SU Old Olive
Paper: PTI ssw, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, SU Old Olive, MME Bramble Rose
Extras: circle nesties, Verve Elegant Leaves die, Verve Floral Circle dies, PTI button and twine, sewing machine, Kaiser rhinestones

10 comments:

Karli said...

I think you did a fabulous job combining both styles. I luv the sprinkling of gems & I never remember to do that either. How you find "free time" with everything you have going on with ALL if your DTs & kiddos I don't know how you do it all! You're awesome! Hugs~

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the layout and your great eye for colors. Fun faun card!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the Mono sketch and well done combining the two styles. Keep flashing that Verve :)

Kristi said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Love the Bramble rose papers. I'm digging the wood grain look lately and the felt flowers are so cute! I need to get some decent felt and make some!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, your Laurie/Moe mash-up is just beautiful! I love your triple matted sentiment and the gorgeous layers on your flower. Such a lovely card!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, Kathy this is gorgeous...I luv the ,ix of patterns and your sweet details...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Janelle said...

So pretty! I love those layers of pretty pattern paper and your multiple circle layers match so nicely!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, this is one of my favorite Verve sentiments...and you've highlighted it beautifully! Love the pretty 3-D flower, the muted colors and the gorgeous stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with our Diva challenge~!

Morag said...

What a lovely card!

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations on your win at Verve~this is GORGEOUS!