Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Verve Sketch Challenge June Release

I've been working on some sketch cards for Verve's new release for June 2009. Julee has left 5 sketches to be done by week's end before her latest release, and I love playing along with Verve whenever I can. Their sketches are fantastic to work with, and their stamps are awesome too! If you want to play along, there's still time and you can find all the information here.
The first sketch is VSJUN01 and was done with Fancy Pants dsp and 2 sets of Verve stamps. I added some tiny paper flowers, gemstones and SU taffeta ribbon (I LOVE that ribbon!) I colored the stamp with Tombows because it matched the dsp better to be a little lighter in areas. Very quick and easy to make.
Next up is the VSJUN02 sketch. It's all done in black, white, and Cool Caribbean. The sentiment is by Imaginisce, and the flower is from the Because of you set by Verve. The flower was stamped with Versamark on white cardstock, embossed with black ep, and colored with reinker. I colored the loops in the sentiment with the reinker, and added some Kaiser bliss pearls.
This is the VSJUN03 sketch. All done in Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze dsp, Chocolate Chip and Cottonwood. If you click on the photo, you'll be able to see the soft floral image on the sentiment panel that I stamped in Beige Sand. That's from the Because of You stamp set by Verve. The sentiment is done in Chocolate Chip and that's from the Thoughts and Prayers set by SU!. The ribbon is from SU! and I made it with the Bow-Easy. I have quite a learning curve to master with that tool, but it should get easier as I go along. The sentiment panel was cut with Nesties petite ovals.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Wednesday.
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Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are so pretty.

Silke said...

Oh my goodness - look at these gorgeous cards!!! Perfect take on all three Sketches!!! I just printed them out of course I'll be late, but I think they are great!!! You rocked them my friend!!!

Buddy in Illinois said...

Oh Carol! I LOVE them all, each so perfect and wonderfully designed and colored! You have the gift for selecting the perfect colors, layouts, and stamps! Amazing!

Lori said...

Again, I love the colors you choose for your cards. They all look amazing!