Friday, August 14, 2009

Fall Garden Birthday

Would you believe that I actually got all of the Verve 2nd Anniversary sketch challenges done! I did the last 3 last night...which of course means I stayed up way to late and the last card or so, may have been a bit rushed...but they are done, so now I am in the drawing for the entire August release! Keeping my fingers crossed!

So I have 3 cards to show you, but I am going to break them up into 3 posts...mainly because I hate writing really long posts...and multiple cards means long post!

So this is my favorite of the 3 I did last will probably see the quality of the cards go down hill as I will show you them in the order that I made them. This was done with a fresh head though, so it turned out good. This is using the AVS205 Sketch and I stuck to the sketch pretty closely (of course my flowers make up the circles in the sketch). I finally inked up my new Greenhouse Garden stamp set that I have had for a week or so. Love the whole 2-step Stamping thing for flowers...they just always turn out so pretty! So of course I love how the flowers came out. I stamped each flower in one of the new In Colors: Rich Razzelberry, Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry. Then I stamped the detail image for each flower in Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, and More Mustard...perfect combinations to get the tone-on-tone style flower, but more vibrant than just using the same color. I embossed two strips of Crushed Curry and rubbed some More Mustard over the top to give it a bit more definition. Then just used textured cardstock on my bottom layer with some faux stitching with my respective darker color. The sentiment comes from the Women of Life set by Papertrey Ink.

Off to clean a sink and get a little cleaned up for dinner. Family dinner out and maybe a movie for Mom and Dad tonight...that is if my husband doesn't fall asleep again like last night. See I wasn't even planning on stamping (or completing all of the sketches), but he fell asleep after saying he was going to take a tiny nap at 9:40 pm...yeah, he never woke up until 2 am...and I was actually still up! So here is to coffee or some sort of caffeine so we can watch a movie...geez we are so sad sometimes! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Greenhouse Garden, Women of Life (Papertrey Ink); Paper - Basic White (Papertrey Ink), Rich Razzelberry Textured, Dusty Durango Textured, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Whipser White; Ink - Rich Razzelberry, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, More Mustard; Accessories - White Taffeta Ribbon, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, dimensionals


Nicole said...

WOW, girl, HOW do you function? HAHA!

LOVE these two cards you made using the verve sketches! YOU REALLY rocked them out!


{Note: I don't say DUPAH often!, so they MUST be good!}

kathryn said...

Sounds like me and my hubby! I sometimes leave him asleep on the sofa after the kiddos are in bed while I clean just so it seems I am not alone. Your card is gorgeous. I like this set and have it on my list. It is nice to see it used and how great the flowers look. TFS!

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