Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Verve Visual Inspiration Challenge

It's down to the wire on the Verve Visual inspiration challenge....entries are due by midnight MT and as I am posting it is 10:30! However, I did manage to complete a card today! Wish me luck as the winner gets 15 Verve bucks and I just love their stamps!

I was mostly inspired by the flourishes on the blue pillow in the bottom left corner. I also added some yellow and white as seen on the other pillows, but that one was my starting point. First, I stamped the flourishes from the Autumn Leaves Swirls V.2 set in Blue Lagoon Colorbox chalk ink on the two opposite corners. Then I picked out the patterned paper from my SU! Palette of Prints. I would have loved to use one of Verve's awesome sentiments, but I haven't got any yet....and I emphasize yet. So I remembered the pretty sentiments from this retired SAB set, Happy Harmony - I thought the Dreams sentiment fit the pillows perfectly! I wanted to add some flowers and I spied these wonderful shimmery flowers that I found at Michael's thanks to an enabling post on Lauren's blog. She's an awesome enabler! A rhinestone by Me and My Big Ideas on the center of each one adds just the right amount of elegance. Finally, I thought about faux stitching, the inspiration point being pillows, but I didn't want to overdo it - so I just added a little bit to the corners to "kick it up a notch."
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Swirls V2 by Autumn Leaves and Happy Harmony by Stampin Up stamp sets,
Colorbox chalk ink in Blue Lagoon and Versafine Onyx Black ink,
Shimmery flowers in Bride tin from Michaels, Me and My Big Ideas bling stickers,
Stampin Up mat pack + paper piercer and Signo gel pen for faux stitching


Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is so pretty. Love the way you highlighted the corners of the sentiment.

PS. I'm so sorry I haven't responded to your email yet. I've had a crazy week trying to get ready for our release. I'll definitely write you back soon! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your card!! The color is yummy. Laurie