Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hello, Fairy Friend

While my husband and the kids made a little trip to the ice cream parlor, I consoled my weight watching, hungry, sugar-craving self with some stamp therapy. I used Tosh's Viva La Verve Week 5 Sketch:

There are five Viva La Verve sketches this month. If you make a card with each of them, link your creations up to the Sketch Champions thread in the Verve Forum by midnight CT Thursday, June 2 for a chance to win an upcoming Verve release in its entirety. For more info, visit any of the May Viva La Verve sketch challenge threads in the Verve Forum. Please feel free to play along with Verve or any other stamps you have on hand.

I deviated from the sketch a tiny bit by bringing the tilted panels forward a layer or two -- all because I accidentally stitched closed the pocket I'd created for those two tilted panels. Doh! The vintage fairy image is part of Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection, as are the other papers. The sentiment, from Verve's Hope Blooms, is stamped on top of a flower from Bloom & Grow, then die-cut with one of the Floral Circles dies. The leaf cluster stamp is from Bloom & Grow as well, and it has been die-cut with Verve's Elegant Leaves die.

Don't forget ...

Verve's annual Memorial Day Sale is here!!
--May 27 through May 31 --
Save 20% off all stamps and 10% off all dies!
Limited to stock on hand. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchase.

Thanks for visiting! Hope many of you are enjoying a long holiday weekend!

Stamps: Bloom and Grow, Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Naturals White card stock, Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden dp
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java, Sage, Tea Leaves, Wheat and Thatched Straw, Ranger Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress
Accessories: Verve Elegant Leaves and Floral Circles dies, seam binding, paper piercer, needle, thread, sewing machine, muslin, Zva Creative bling, Maya Road Kraft tickets, May Arts burlap string, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, sanding block, Stampin' Up dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Pam said...

You have a beautiful style! I'm a new follower!

the purple muse said...

Just gorgeous! You are an extremely talented artist. I hope to learn a lot. Glad I'm a new follower:-)


Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh my! This is shabby chic decadence at its finest! Wonderful!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Wow, this card is really fantastic.

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is beautiful! Your paper choices are stunning, as always! I'm pretty sure you used to be scared of dp, no? LOL! You have such eye for detail!! LOVE this!

haha...I stitched my bottom panels and ended up trimming my tilted layers, so you couldn't tell haha!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend in the States!

CraftyC said...

Wow Amy, a stunning creation, so pretty!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Will you made a Beautiful mistake is all I can say... Love all the layers and soft colors... Just Lovely!

Marimer said...

¡super elegante!, me encanta la gama de colores tan finos y coordinados, cada detalle es una lección para aprender.
Besitos y felicidades.
Gracias por tu visita, Amy, no hace falta que me comentes, yo voy a venir siempre porque tu trabajo lo admiro mucho.

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like the card and I like how you added some bling to the card. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)

Heidi said...

This is absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous card:)

Kelli said...


Jessie/knightrone said...

So stunning!

Nancy Curtis said...

I really love your deviation on this sketch! I am going to borrow your version for sure.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, lovely image and like how you did the framing of it with the rhinestones, such pretty papers, like what you did with the sketch

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING, my friend- such vintage GORGEOUSNESS!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is absolutely stunning!!