Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Viva la Verve 1,2 & 3

I don't know what's going on...I've managed to clean the house, do the grocery shopping & found time to stamp! WOO-HOO!! These cards are for a challenge over on splitcoaststampers.com They give you a sketch challenge with a {twist} Let me tell you some of the {twists} are doozies! First sketch with a {twist} of using a sentiment stamp only

I used the 'Yummy' set from Stampin' Up. Colours are Not Quite Navy,Real Red & Kraft and the paper is from the Ginger Blossom pack. A little bit of bling & some sweet silk ribbon-all done!

Sketch challenge 2 with a {twist} of using background stamp(s). This was a good one for me because I love those big stamps! (i only have 3 of them-but I do love 'em!) I used Tres Chic & Wild Hearts. I also used the words from Friendship Blooms & a heart stamp from Judikins.
I did use a little creative license on this sketch & left out the panel with the scalloped top & rounded bottom-I added the scallop border along the top of the card & used a nestabilities die shape which kind of gives that rounded shape...

And the 3rd sketch challenge had a {twist} of a colour combo. This is one of those doozies I mentioned earlier...wait for it...More Mustard, Summer Sun & Baja Breeze!! First of all I thought "YUCK!" Then I thought "Oh, what a shame, I can't do that challenge-no Baja Breeze" (phew) Then I read-if you don't have these exact colours, just improvise. Now I'm back to thinking "Yuck!" Oh well, I umm'd & ahhh'd for a while (still thinking yuck!) But in the end I must admit I am really quite happy with the end result. While I won't be racing out to buy a whole pack of more mustard or summer sun cardstock, I will try to use the small amount I do own! I improvised with some blue bazzill instead of the Baja Breeze & added in some Choc Chip, Sahara Sand & White and used my Paisley background stamp, Petal Prints & Lots of Thoughts. What do you think of the end result? What is your least fave colour?

I think there is a 4th challenge to finish out the month-stay tuned...

I found some more cool challenges on the Verve blog, with some sketch & colour combo challenges plus a chance to win some sweet Verve stamps-I'm off to have a little play....

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