All that yummy new Verve I've been talking about for the last few days has now been officially released! You'll find all eight new sets and five new Plain Jane single images in the Verve store. Be sure to check out the bundle pricing, good through the end of the month (while supplies last).
Here are a few projects I showed at the release party tonight, but haven't posted here:
I used Amber's Viva La Verve March Week 1 sketch with a twist. The twist this time was to use buttons. Think I got that part covered? LOL. I colored this little sweetie with Prismacolors and layered it three times - first the body, second the head and feet, and third the bowtie. Silly me, when I first started coloring I had a baby girl card in mind. When I got to the bow-tie, I said, "Hey, wait a minute, where are her pearls?" I had pulled out the wrong bunny, but you know what, he's just as sweet! This is an awesome set with both the boy and girl bunnies and some great mix-and-match sentiments, too! [Update: I've received a lot of emails asking for more info about the embossed buttons. They were done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Just My Type collection (there are five borders in this collection). I did a quick search and was able to find them at All That Scraps. Here's a direct link: Just My Type Embossing Borders ]
Floral Symphony and Circular Sayings:
Y'all know I can spend for-EVAH on just one card, right? Well, with Mo and Jo (as Amy calls them) up and leaving for a few weeks this month, combined with sick kids this past week, I found myself a little behind on my Verve projects. So I had to speed up a little, and you know what? Making a quick card wasn't so bad! This one was finished in about a half-hour. I had sketched out most of my layouts when the stamps first arrived a month or so ago, so the hard part was already done. I don't know how well you can see it, but there is a very light hint of Soft Sky behind the flowers. I used a trick I learned from Ila at Artfully Ila, which is to mask the image and use a mop brush to apply the ink, kind of like stippling, but the mop brush is so much softer that it gives the sky more of an airbrushed look. I was just looking at the Copic airbrush system ($150) tonight. My mop brush was probably less than $10 :)
Still lovin' the yummy colors of the "Chloe's Closet" line by Making Memories. When I used Beautiful Kindness for my Verve Release Sketch sample yesterday, I felt like such a cheater because I used just the sentiment and didn't stamp the beautiful butterfly at all! It's WAY to pretty to leave uninked!
Psalm 51:10 and Everlasting Life
A fun layout and cool papers I'd been wanting to try. The Scripture is a Plain Jane stamp, and the light blue flower behind it comes from Everlasting Life. For the buttom "ruffle," I punched white card stock with Stampin' Up's scallop border punch, then used scissors to make the slits between each scallop. I curled every other one up and the remaining ones under. This very well may fall into the "what was I thinking?" category at some point - LOL. It looked really nice when I tried it out with lightweight copy paper. Not quite the same with cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by! See you on Tuesday as Our Daily Bread Designs kicks off a fabulous week-long celebration leading up to its first anniversary the next Tuesday (March 17).
Stamps: Practically Perfect (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey White, SU Bashful Blue
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, Gamsol; SU clear button and taffeta ribbon; white button (unknown); burlap string; clear embossing powder; Cuttlebug button embossing folder; foam adhesive
Floral Symphony Thanks:
Stamps: Floral Symphony and Circular Sayings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: SU Basic Black and Soft Sky textured card stock, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Papertrey White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Soft Sky
Accessories: Copic markers, mop brush, clear embossing powder, foam tape, paper piercer, Robin's Nest dew drops, Spellbinders Piercabilities
Stamps: Beautiful Kindness (Verve Stamps)
Paper: SU Buckaroo Blue, Kiwi Kiss; Prismatics Medium Desert Coral; Making Memories "Chloe's Closet" dp
Ink: SU Not Quite Navy craft, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: Spellbinders circle and square Nestabilities and tag die, Chloe's Closet button and ribbon, burlap string, clear embossing powder, foam adhesive
Stamps: Everlasting Life, Psalm 51:10 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Riding Hood Red and Whisper White (SU); Dutch Girl by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Soft Sky, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink
Accessories: Robin's Nest dew drops, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU scallop border punch and Riding Hood Red ribbon, sewing machine, foam adhesive, sponges