Monday, September 8, 2008

Verve Sneak Peek



I've been wanting to try a Michelle Zindorf-inspired brayered scene for a while now, and the silhouette images from Verve's upcoming Abundant Blessings set were just the added motivation to dig out my brayer and get to work. If you haven't seen Michelle's tutorials, there is a wonderful one on SCS and many more on her blog, Freedom in Creating. They take you through each step of the process. I added some Stardust Stickles to the water so it would glisten, just like the ocean under a moonlit sky. The moon, which is an ivory circle sponged with hints of yellow and blue, holds a sentiment from another upcoming set called So Happy. With its mix-and-match format, So Happy is destined to become a staple in many stamp rooms.

Be sure to pay a visit to the Verve blog today, where you'll see bunches of Abundant Blessings and So Happy samples by some of the other Verve Divas and have a chance to win both of today's previewed sets. Tomorrow on the blog, you'll find peeks of two more sets, plus a chance to win those two sets. Then, tomorrow evening at 10 pm EST, you're invited to join us in the Verve Forum on SCS for our release party and even more chances to win prizes. Speaking of prizes ... what would you think of winning the ENTIRE RELEASE? That's the prize for the current One-Sheet Wonder challenge. You can find all the details HERE!

Happy Monday!



Stamps: Abundant Blessings and So Happy (Verve); Sanded (SU!)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron
Accessories: brayer, 1 1/4" circle punch, sponge daubers, paper piercer, vintage brads, 1/4" circle punch, Floral Screen Cuttlebug folder, dimensionals

27 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

Stunning! I love the colors and layout!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is gorgeous Amy!! As is all your work!! I love the water especially!! WOW!!

Michelle said...

Wow, this is amazing!! I've wanted to try the brayering for a while now too, but haven't tried ~~ I know I will fail miserably, lol!

Tiffany said...

Lovely card! Great job with the water. I love the sparkle to it.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy...saw this on the Verve Blog and loved it...had to come tell you ;)

Shelly said...

Gorgeous Zindorf inspired card!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is JUST GORGEOUS, Amy!!!

Alyssa said...

This is gorgeous! I love the effect of the stickles as the glistening water! I'm gonna have to try that :o) Thanks for the inspiration!

leenda said...

STUNNING! I thought I was on Michelle's blog w/o the tutorial!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy, this is breathtaking! The sparkle on the water is the perfect accent and you captured Michelle's style so beautifully.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

WOW! Just beautiful. The colors are so deep and rich...

pescbrico said...

Very beautiful! I love this blue! wow!

JAR said...

BEAUTIFUL work!! Awesome sparkle!

Diane Gilbert said...

Gorgeous Amy! I LOVE it!

Jennifer Meyer said...

I agree with Julee Amy, WOW! LOVE the gorgeous design and sparkle!

Jennifer :)

Terri said...

Gorgeous card...love the added sparkle to the water, amazing!

Jamie W. said...

Oh, this is very, very pretty!! Great job!

Angel W said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and how you've once again pulled it all together so beautifully! Just gorgeous!

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

fantastic amy! i only JUST heard of her the other day - i want to try that too as i love my brayer!! you did a great job

silke said...

WOW - WOW - WOW!!! Amy - this is soooooo gorgeous!!! What a beautiful scenery - can't wait till tonight to see the whole release!!!

mochamama said...

Amy, I love everything about this card!

Debby said...

That is the most beautiful card I have ever seen!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Amy, this is amazing...WOW!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Holy moly Amy...this is absolutely stunning! Fabulous tribute to Michelle's technique...looks like you've got it mastered! Love every little detail...WOW!

Rosette said...

Wow!! I want this card!! It's sooo beautiful! Thanks Amy for coming on my blog and kindly leaving a comment, the forum I was speaking about is the Crafts Beautiful Forum. Like other forums we swap, organize challenges etc etc...
Hope your 40th Birthday will be fab.. I'll reach that age soon too :) x

Joan said...

This is stunning - the colours and colouring is awesome....beautiful. Joan

Nancy said...

This card is so pretty. I made my first attempt at brayering (is that a word? grin) on a card for a friend, following the instructions on the link you provide. Mine is...passable, I guess. : )

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