Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Viva La Verve!

Hello again!

A bit of a post overload this morning hey?!  Sorry about that!  I have to wait until early evening to take any of my photographs due to the lack of good light and window spots in my house.  That means that I make some cards and then have a stack to photograph all at the same time - hence no posts for a while and then a load on one day!  I have to get them all on here while I have the time!

I have decided to be brave this month and enter the Viva La Verve challenge!  I say brave because the talent of the Design Team and ALL of the entrants is incredible and quite daunting for little ol' me!  However, I have decided that the only way to better myself is to throw myself in the deep end with the big fish.  I know that I'm not in their league but I'm hoping maybe by pushing myself I can get somewhere near it. 
I feel like this about all of the challenges I enter actually, truth be told.  I just hope that people will grace my blog with their presence and any comments and feedback on what I can do to improve is more than welcome, in fact it is sought after and the reason why I am here!  I am here to learn!

I'm a little behind, this is for Week 1 of the Viva La Verve challenge, they're on Week 2 already and I'm hoping to get a chance to make a card for that one soon!

Here's the sketch for Week 1 by Amber Hight;
and my submission;

This sketch really appealed to me and it didn't take me long to come up with something :)  The colours show up much better in the second photograph.

I hand cut five scalloped circles (would you believe I don't own a single die?!  YET!) inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, scrunched and layered them and used a split pin to hold the layers together.  I then added some rhinestones to create the centre.
I distressed the damask background with some more Antique Linen and the vertical strip with Canary yellow.  The main background square started life as a white piece of card, but I sponged it with VersaColor Charcoal coloured ink.

Thank you for putting up with my multiple-posting today and I hope it was worth the visit!

Take care :)

Card       White and Black 220gsm; damask dp; pearlescent white embossed dp; bits 'n' pieces cream
                  handmade paper, Threads and Straw pack
Stamps   Paula Pascual Stamps - Filled With Flowers
Ink          VersaColor - Gold, Charcoal; ColorBox Queue - Canary; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Others    Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - Gold; split pin (brad); rhinestones


  1. Beautiful card. Love the flowers.

  2. Sian, the flower is beautiful! I don't own any dies either (but I WISH I did, LOL). This is a gorgeous card. I don't think you should feel intimidated entering challenges, your cards are beautiful.

  3. That is one spectacular card! Wow! The colors, the details, every little touch is so pretty!


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