Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Viva La Verve - August Week 3

Hello there!

I'm back with my submission for this week's Viva La Verve challenge - I have finally caught up!

This week's sketch is by Shannan Teubner and it's a cracker!  I was daunted by it at first because, as you may know, I'm a 'less is more' kinda person rather than a 'more is more' person!  This sketch had a load of layers and I'll be honest, I wondered what on earth I was going to come up with!  I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out though, always makes a nice change!!

Here's the sketch;

Do you see what I mean?  Not me at all!  I was worried that it was going to end up a mess of clashing colours and layers, or look really block-like and rubbish!  Anyway, without a plan in mind I just started playing around and went with the flow and this is what happened.......

Ta da!  Where did those colours come from hey?!  Don't get me wrong, I like the colours, I just would never have come up with this in a million years - or so I thought! 

I started out by drawing around a CD for my circle shape (so technical huh?!) inked it with Wild Honey Distress Ink (it kinda looked like the sun for a while!) and then distressed the edges.  Then I was playing about doing some emboss resist which I loooove doing!  I always use the damask stamp from SU!'s Bliss set to stamp black on white backgrounds but I thought it might be nice for the damask to be the white part, so that's what I did.  I inked that in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, edged with Vintage Photo and then the vertical piece is inked in Vintage Photo.

I made a card for the CASE Study challenge which was CASE of this card by Jen Rzasa.  I then realised that for that challenge I should've chosen something that Jen had entered for a previous CASE Study challenge and not just anything on her blog so I didn't end up posting it - I may do in the next few days, see how I feel :)  Anyway, my card had a butterfly as the opening rather than a hot air balloon as Jen did.  The butterfly on this Viva La Verve card was the piece I cut out of the middle to make my window!  I hate to waste anything!

I inked the butterfly with Broken China and Crushed Olive Distress Ink and edged with Vintage Photo.  It's matted on a creamy/ivory butterfly which I edged with Antique Linen.  I made some little antennae from a brass coloured jewellery wire and added some sparkly beads on the ends.  A few rhinestone and my butterfly was done  :)

I hope you like this week's Viva La Verve offering and I hope I've proved (to myself more than anything!) that I'm not just a one trick pony!

Thanks for dropping in and enjoy the rest of your day :)

Card:       White 220gsm; ColorBase Pastel Card - Chamois
Stamps:   SU! - Just Believe, Bliss, En Francais
Ink:          Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey,
                      Rusty Hinge
Others:    Rhinestones; jewellery wire; beads

1 comment:

  1. Love this sketch will have to give it a go! may not make the dead line though.
    You sure try this style more often, you've very good at it.
    Kelly xx


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