Saturday, April 4, 2009

VLVApr02 challenge

I've had the incredible honor of being asked to guest design for the Viva La Verve April02 challenge this week by the extremely talented AmberDawn. Amber is a design diva for Verve stamps and runs the forum over on SCS. I haven't participated in these challenges in a long time, so I thought I'd give it a shot, and was I ever shocked with Amber's invitation! I'm still not sure if my feet are back on the ground yet! LOL
The sketch challenge this week had a twist to use a backgrounder stamp. I love the SU! stitched backgrounder, so I went with that one. I embossed the chocolate cardstock with pink EP and embossed the pink panel with chocolate EP. The sketch had a rounded panel on the end of a rectangle and this one stumped me for a while, until I pulled out my long-neglected coluzzle and rounded that end off. I embossed the sentiment in Chocolate EP and framed it with a negative scrap I had in my stash. A few punched borders and pearls later, this card came to life. That fabulous ribbon you see was a gift from Heidi some time ago, and I've been hoarding it because it's so gorgeous. This whole card began with that beautiful piece of ribbon, so thank-you again Heidi for that!
Thank you to everyone for your sweet and thoughtful comments all the time. Heidi and I really appreciate your feedback. I'd like to personally thank AmberDawn for this incredible honor and recognition as well. I'm feeling very lucky and fortunate today, and that's a great feeling!
Have a wonderful weekend!


stamps - Stitched, Echoes of Kindness
papers - Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
inks - versamark
accessories - Chocolate and Pink EP's, Kaiser Chocolate and Blush Pearls, Fiskars border punch, Nesties, ribbon


Spit Shined said...

This is such an amazing card Carol! It's beautiful in all the delicate details, all the colors, all the perfectly placed little pearls!
You're one super terrific designer!

Spit Shined

deanna said...

I love it........and got to see it up close and personal......woohoo.