Friday, July 31, 2015

Coffee Buzz

Hi friends!  It's Friday and time for another Viva la Verve Sketch.  This is the final sketch in our July series, so be sure to link up your entries by next Thursday for a chance to win our $100 Verve gift voucher prize drawing!  This week's fun sketch is from Jen!

I originally planned to do a card with soft pastel scraps, stitch them together and go all shabby chic. But when I sat down to stamp all I could think about was coffee and the first pad I pulled out was this World Traveler collection of papers, so my theme was set.

I cut the strips of paper randomly, then pieced them together and glued onto a 4 x 5.25" piece of cardstock, sponging each panel with tip top taupe.  The sentiment is from The Buzz and I added the coffee cup from Get Together above, then paper pieced it in coordinating papers.  The steam is from the Coffee set and I stamped it on tip top taupe, then colored with a copic and a white gel pen.  After a little stamp surgery, I used one of the coffee beans from the Coffee set to randomly stamp around my background, then finished off my stitched circle with a black mat and black liquid pearl accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!

VLV July 2015 Week 5 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee, Get Together, The Buzz (Verve Stamps)
Paper: World Traveler (Teresa Collins), tip top taupe, basic black (SU!)
Ink: tip top taupe (SU!), black, Copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: Stitched Circles Stax (MFT)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mint Serenity

Hi friends!  I found a little time to sneak into my stamp studio last night, so thought I'd pop in and share.  The layout is this week's SCS551 sketch challenge and since I had the new in-colors on my desk and never used, decided to take them for a spin!

I started by stamping the serenity prayer from the Sparkly Dreams set in black on tiptop taupe, then sponging around the edges of the panel with tip top taupe and matting with black. Next I randomly stamped the butterfly from the same set in mint macaron on the same color paper for a subtle background, and sponged the edges with mint macaron and then tip top taupe.

I cut a strip of black for the top diagonal strip and used the Award Banner Trim Die for the second diagonal.  The butterfly is stamped in mint macaron and cut with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Die Set.  I finished off with black liquid pearl accents on the flourish part of the sentiment as well as on the diagonal strip.  Also added flat back pearls to the butterfly body and in between each loop on the Award Banner trim.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: tiptop taupe, mint macaron, basic black (SU!)
Ink: tip top taupe, mint macaron (SU!), black
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set, Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), black flat back pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), black liquid pearls (Ranger)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Silvery Note

Hi friends!  It's the last Monday of the month and that means it's tall & skinny week at Mojo Monday. I love the challenge of thinking outside my typical box, so these weeks are always super fun for me to create for.

I had a jam packed weekend filled with birthday fun, so my card for today is a super quick one made from scraps.  I picked out a green paper I loved and used it as the background and also for cutting the butterflies with the Butterfly Dreams Die Set.  I added a woodgrain doily scrap of dp for the horizontal piece, then stitched on a piece of silver polka dotted vellum.  The sentiment is from the Floral Notes set and is cut and matted with the stitched circles dies, then I finished off with a teeny clothespin and a bit of lace trim. Finished card size is 3.5" x 5.5".

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!

Mojo Monday 408 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Floral Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, silver vellum, basic black (SU!), white (neenah)
Ink: black
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), lace trim, wooden clothespin, stitched circles stax (MFT), sewing machine