Sunday, August 15, 2010

Verve Release Challenge Card- D

Good afternoon! It's warming up to be a little bit hotter day here in So Cal. Not happy. I was enjoying this unusually mild and cool summer. I guess all good things have to come to an end eventually.

It was so wonderful to head on back to church this morning. You never know how much you miss something until you don't have it for a while. And, oh, I love my church. Afterwards, it was time for a little pedicure, a car wash, and a quick trick to WalMart to pick up a new phone for my grandma. Apparently, the phone in her bedroom stopped ringing and she can't make it to the one in the living room fast enough. It's always nice to help out when I can. :) I love my grandma!
Finally, it was home. To a hot house. :( I have serious plans to bake some snickerdoodle cookies this evening once it cools off. Gotta satisfy the craving. lol

Now, on to the card. I'm still working backwards on my Verve Release Cards. This is using the fourth sketch. My color combo was inspired in a little bit different way. I ordered a cute skirt through a mail order clothing company, and it came with this adorable tag attached to it. As soon as I saw the tag, I knew I had to convert those colors and polka dots into a card.

The polka dots were stamped in Moonlight white onto the Going Gray paper. I added some glitter to the green frame around the sentiment, and colored that gorgeous sun/flower with my copics. I also stamped some repetitive flourishes across the green in white ink to mimic the beautiful flourishes above the company's label. Oh, and the border punch is a Martha Stewart punch, but I hit most of it under the green layer.I'm really pleased with how this turned out! Hooray for inspiration in weird places. :)

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps-Verve: Psalm 84:11 PJ, Feel the Sun, PTI: Polka Dot Basics, Fancy Flourishes
Paper- Going Gray, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Whisper White
Ink- Going Gray, Moonlight White
Accessories- ribbon, copics, glitter, MS border punch, dimensionals


  1. Great job with the sketch (this one is giving me grief) and you have done a great job using your inspiration piece! Love the colours and all the polka dots.

    I've missed your church too!! Life has been so busy here in the summer with the kids home 24/7 that I haven't had a chance to listen for a month or so and I reeeeally miss it. Hope to catch one this week if all goes well. That is a big "if" LOL!

    Back to swimming lessons for two more weeks starting today. It's been stinking hot up here 30C (92F) with humidity and we are NOT used to these temps and it is nasty when you don't have air conditioning! Needless to say, the malls are PACKED!

    Hope you are enjoying your time back at home and relaxing after a busy past month! Wish I lived closer as I'd come over for some fresh backed snicker doodles!! Yummmmmm!

    Off to see if I can get another sketch done myself. Have a great week and hope to see you at the party on Friday.

  2. Oh I love where your inspiration took you! The colors and those great big polka dots are fantastic! Beautiful card!