So I am in love with all the Verve Stamps sketches that they have been posting for their anni-verve-sary celebration. I think sketches are my favorite type of challenge anyway (with color and inspiration as a close second), but Julee is a total layers girl and her sketches show that and are SUPER fun to work with. I loved how the two sketches I chose today had a triangle pointing inward to the image, that is something I never would have thought to put on there, but that works and looks pretty cool!
I still don't have a lot of Verve stamps, mostly sentiments, but I decided to play along using some other images that I had pre-stamped and/or pre-colored lying around. It was fun! My desk did not even get that messy! YAY! Anyway, hope you like what I did! Happy Tuesday!
AVS04 - Riley Moosemas!
Stamps: Christmas Tree Riley (Hanna Stamps), Things Riley Would Say (Hanna Stamps) Paper: Real Red, Paper Salon Ornamental Holiday: Green Stars, American Crafts - The Goods: Wrapping (both sides of the double sided page) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: SU 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches, SU gem brads (green), Sewing machine, white thread, Prismacolor pencils, sansodor, blending stumps.
This one was some images that I got sent to me to play with. I loved this set but neglected to purchase it, and this was my first time playing with the images in it. I paired it with one of the bats from Hanna Stamps new Trick or Treat set and the card kind of just came to life. Frank was watercolored using the lids of my ink pad and my aquapainter. I used a bunch of inks blended to watercolor him in (not sure if you can see that, but it is how I added shading, etc.)
AVS04 - Happy Fright Night
Stamps: SU Best Fiends, Trick or Treat (Hanna Stamps) Paper: Bo Bunny Press: Fright Night Stripe, Textured Black card stock, Green Galore, Lavendar Lace (sponged with Orchid Opulence), Whisper White Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Black Staz On, Only Orange, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Lavender Lace, Green Galore, Going Grey, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Real Red Accessories: Sewing Machine, black thread, white thread, black polka dotted organdy, Swarovski crystals, SU slit punch (to create scallop).
Oh and if you have not seen the previews to the Beautiful You set, go see them -- I love sentiments and this set is going to be adorable!!!