Friday, April 18, 2008

Verve inspiration pillow challenge

I know this isn't the best picture, but holy moly is it bright outside & too dark inside, so this is the best I could come up with. Anyhow, this card is an inspiration challenge going on at Verve you can link to it here http://vervevisual.blogspot.com/2008/04/another-vervalicious-challenge-for-you.html the winner will get $15 in verve bucks to spend at the store. Now that we have the deets, on to the card. I took my inspiration from the colors and the detailed flowers. If you have Verve stamps they wanted to use them and since I only have two of her sets {need to get more} I was a little limited but I made it work with some creative thinking. I'm not sure if its a requirement to use Verve stamps or not I guess I should have re-read the post before starting. It made it fun for me having a limited amount of stamps to work with. Sometimes when you have to choose from a jamillion {yes that's a word, ask a 5 year old lol} stamps its overwhelming. I really lucked out because I still have some yummy MME Bohemia double sided paper, it has really rich deep colors and is a little heavier than regular designer paper. The paper just happened to be blue with flourishes...awesome! Then on the backside of the paper was a solid blue, so far everything was coming together nicely. I used my summer sun and not quite navy ink pads {su} for my colors, those seemed to coordinate the best. All of the little flowers are from the Verve stamp set Thoughtful Florals {set of 11 for only $9 flowers and sentiments} so affordable people. I just mixed and matched the flowers and then cut some out & used a dimensional to give it some...dimension lol {sorry that just sounded cheesy and makes me laugh}. On the edges of the card I paper pierced & used a Inkssentials white pen to make faux stitches. I also used the white pen to trace around some of the flowers to make them pop a little more. The flowers that are behind the sentiment are still stamped in not quite navy they are just the 3rd and 4th generation {generation stamping is where you keep stamping the image without re inking the stamp}. All the glitter and sparkle that you see on the card is from my new Sakura Stardust pen. The ribbon is by May Arts.
This is the first time in 2 weeks that I have been able to stamp because of the move. I'm a little rusty but my mojo will come back eventually.

7 comments:

Trudi said...

a gorgeous card! i love the blues that you've used. I really like your acetate card below as well.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Rusty? This is a card you create when you're rusty? I don't think so! This is fantastic! I really love it! (Those pillows are pretty cool too!)

Chris said...

this is really nice!!! i think you captured those pillows perfectly!!! i wish had more time to work on this project....good luck!!! >"<

Alexandra said...

I don't see ANYTHING rusty about this card Latisha.....it's GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors, the flowers, the paper - you nailed this sketch, girl!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sara Frawley said...

rusty? Are you kidding me? This is beautiful! That MOJO is in full swing sistah!

Sarah said...

OMG this card is awesome!!! I'd say your MOJO is great! Send some my way! Glad things are going good with the move!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is just beautiful! Love it!

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