Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big Wish

I was looking back through this month's Viva La Verve sketch challenges yesterday, and the week 2 sketch, along with one of the accompanying inspiration photos (the lush lime green splashback), called out to me. Tomorrow, Amber will post the last sketch of the month. If you complete all five of the March sketches, you'll have a chance to enter a random drawing to win Verve's entire next release. Cool? YES! Deadline is April 1. Details are all HERE in the Verve Forum on SCS.

Here's the Week 2 Sketch that I used:

And here is the inspiration photo I used:

The patterned papers are from Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage collection (the same collection I used for yesterday's JustRite blog hop project). For the focal panel, I die-cut Papertrey's Rustic White card stock using a Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, then sponged on Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink with the die still in place. I stamped the Big Wish sentiment from Verve's Big Wish set (available individually or at a reduced price as part of the Spring Fling Collection), then added a butterfly punched from black card stock and coated in Martha Stewart's Hematite glitter (love the slightly metallic black color of this). The wide striped ribbon is by Stampin' Up, and I further embellished with a Martha Stewart punched border and some zigzag stitching using embroidery floss.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Spring! Hope your weather is living up :)

Stamps: Big Wish (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic White, Stampin' Up Basic Black, Pink Paislee
Bayberry Cottage 6x6 pad and Flip Notes Journal Pad
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hematite glitter, and border punch, Papertrey button and twine, DMC embroidery floss, Stampin' Up ribbon, foam adhesive
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this is just gorgeous! I love that sparkly butterfly, the mix of patterns and your super fun ribbon treatment.

ChristineCreations said...

mmmmmm of my favourite greens! Love your patterns and papers with this fun sketch Amy!

Simone P. said...

What a perfect card! Love the color combo!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy! I love the colours! What a fabulous inspiration!!

Libby Hickson said...

Love love love this!! If I tried putting that many different patterns together it would be such a mess, and you do it effortlessly! So envious! :-)

MicheyMoo said...

The colours and papers go perfectly and I love that sentiment. It just arrived in the post and I can't wait to get it inky. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Jerri Jimenez said...

That kitchen is like nothing I've ever seen! I actually love it! Your design is awesome as usual Amy, love the ribbon with the card, gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Amy!!! Love your take on the Sketch and the colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Allison said...

So beautiful! Love your take on the inspiration piece!

Ree Donnelly said...

WOW Amy!!!! I am in LOVE with this card! What great color!!

It's breathtaking!