Thursday, June 25, 2009

VSJUN04 and VSJUN05 Verve Sketches

Here are my final 2 cards for the Verve Release 5 sketch challenges. This one was done in shades of teal and pale green. I used a sheet of My Mind's Eye dsp and flipped it for the top portion. The image is from Penny Black, and was colored using Tombows. I used always artichoke and taken with teal, and the cupcake was made with a MS punch, using liquid applique and dazzling diamonds for the frosting. The corners were made with a Quickutz. The sentiment is from a G studio stamp. I used a white gel pen to draw lines on the cupcake, making it look like crimped paper cupcake liners.

This is the 5th and final sketch in the challenge. I used Cool Caribbean and Chocolate Chip for this one. I found this AWESOME ribbon at AC Moore the other day and it perfectly matches the cool caribbean and even has a tiny brown diagonal stripe to match the chocolate chip! I have just a tiny scrap of the Sweet Always dsp left and I thought it worked well with this card. The sentiment is by SU! from Seeing Spots, the small flower in the sentiment circle is from Verve's Because of You set. It's embossed and popped up with a Kaiser chocolate pearl in the center. The larger flower was white and I colored it with Cool Caribbean reinker and an aquapen. The border was done with the MS doily punch and the ribbon bow was made with the bow-easy. I hope that gets easier to use in time........for now I can't seem to get my center piece to lay flat. I'll keep trying though!
Have a cool day wherever you are. We're getting some serious humidity today in PA, so I think I'm just going to chill indoors.
Thanks for stopping by!



LeAnne said...

Yup, it's a hot one! This little guy is cool, though! So sweet, and so was your lemon one---nice and refreshing!

JD said...

Both really nice cards...Like the green designer paper a lot

Sue from Oregon said...

You've been making some fun cards! I am so missing having the time to stamp...harvest is getting in the way!

Buddy in Illinois said...

Holy Cow! They're both drop dead gorgeous! Love the pup one, with his little tie and the cupcake!
The DP is so perfect. The thank you card, with the stunning blues and browns is AWESOME! Wow, Carol, you're incredible!

Lori said...

Wow. Both cards are awesome. Love the colors for both and the layout of the teal/aqua one is very nice!