Sunday, August 3, 2008

Anni-VERVE-sary Day #3

Time flies when you're having fun - it's already the third day of Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary celebration! One of the fun things we're doing is a 12 Days of Sketches series, with loads of opportunities to win special Verve prizes. You'll find all the details HERE, and the first three sketches here, here, and here. (You don't have to use Verve Stamps - we want everyone to be able to play!!)

My card uses today's sketch, #3. I've combined the Psalm 37:4 Plain Jane with our Floral Whimsy set to create the three main panels. Everything sits on a panel of Soft Sky Prints designer paper. I added some very light speckling using an air art tool and SU's Bashful Blue marker (this was before I changed my background from Bashful Blue to Soft Sky, but I think it still looks okay). The soft sky square in the middle panel is sponged on with Soft Sky ink and a sponge dauber using a mask with a 1 1/4" square opening. I used my Scor-Pal to add two lines of scoring along the top and bottom of the yellow strip at the top, and finished that strip off with some 1/8" black grosgrain ribbon.

I think my favorite part of our Anni-VERVE-sary celebration is all the Beautiful You previews. I've mentioned the Beautiful You set briefly, but let me give you just a little more info in Verve owner and illustrator Julee Tilman's words:

We've had an awesome first year and to commemorate it, I decided to design a set that would have a little piece of each of the current Verve Divas in it. The set, called Beautiful You, has 13 stamps (one sentiment from each Diva and a beautiful flower image) and will be available at our August 13 release. Over the next 12 days, each Diva will be sharing the sentiment/quote they picked to be included in this set, as well a little about why they picked it.

This is a truly unique and very special set! You can see Julee's, Charmaine's, and Jen's previews plus a little bit about their quote selection by clicking on their names. While you're there, be sure to leave a comment on each of those threads for chances to win a Beautiful You set. We'll be drawing a name from each preview thread. The twelve winners will be announced at our release party, which happens in the Verve Forum on August 12.

FYI, I'll be showing my Beautiful You preview on Thursday. I'll also be hosting the weekly Meet the Verve Divas Challenge, where I'll issue a fun challenge (with giveaway, of course) and be available in the forum taking questions. So here's your chance to find out anything you ever wanted to know about me ;)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!


Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! I love it!

leenda said...

Beautiful artwork! I just placed my first Verve order & can't wait to get it! This verse is part of my order.....where's that postman..

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and verse.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said... this!!!!Super job!!!!Love the verse especially!!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Amy, LOVE the stunning design. Jennifer :)

Conniecrafter said...

pretty, love the piercing along the scallop and the double ribbon!

Bastelfrosch said...

This card is wonderful!!!
LG Annett