Thursday, May 22, 2008

Verve Visual Color Challenge

I just got the May flower pack from Verve Visuals newest release and love, love, love these stamps! I couldn't wait to play, so what better way than take on their color challenge. I don't have SU! colors, so I substitued using PTI colors. I would have never on my own put these colors together but I really like how it came out.
When thinking about what I wanted to do and looking at all the colors, this idea popped into my head to do a window card. I really like all the sentiments in the new sets, but I especially fell in love with this one. It is so true how flowers are given in joy or sorrow and in each situation bring a bit of joy. I used Floral Whimsy for all the stamping except for the butterfly that is from Petals and Stems.
I first scored and cut my base, Aqua Mist, down to 5 1/2x 5 1/2" and decided on how big I wanted my window. Using one of my square Nesties I cut it out. Next I took the next largest square from the set and cut it out of Lemon Tart to mat behind my window. Then I cut two strips of PTI white for the panes.
On Berry Sorbet I stamped the two vases with Versafine Onyx Black and cut them out. Then I drew a light pencil line to show me where to stamp my flowers for my vases. I then stamped the flowers in Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush using Spring Moss for the stems. I colored in the petals with a Gold Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to give it just a bit of shine. I drew the little white dots on the vases with the white Gelly Roll also Sakura. The vases are popped up with demensional adhesive.
For the bottom mat I cut out Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss, dry embossing the Spring Moss with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I selected an oval from my Nesties that would fit the sentiment and cut it out using Summer Sunrise and embossed it. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black. Then I punched the ribbon slits and threaded Spring Moss ribbon through.
For my butterfly I stamped her on Summer Sunrise, cut it out. I then stamped the butterfly on the Aqua mist base so I didn't have to try and cut out the antena. I used foam demensional adhesive to adhere my butterfly to the base. I then lightly drew a flight pattern and stamped her trail using the two little dots.
To finish it off I faux stitched around the entire card and the mats using the white gelly roll, paper piercing the oval mat that has the sentiment on it.
I hope you like it as much as I do! I sure had fun creating it...check out the verve site for their new stamps!


Davis Family said...

love love love the window and colors. Great job!

Anonymous said...

DANG!!! This card rocks. LOVE IT!

Mandy said...

Well, isn't that the coolest window!! I love this! Like Maria said, it just ROCKS!!!

Feenie said...

I've never done a window card before, but it looks like great fun. Your card is really cool! And you gotta love those colors together.
Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Leah, Very pretty. I've resisted this release of Verve Visual, but may need them after all! Heather

Julee from Verve said...

This is just beautiful! I love the window. :)

Jen Glover said...

So beautiful! This stamp set looks sooo much fun. I just love the card! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Love this card Leah! You have been a busy gal since I last visited!