Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Verve Sketches

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!!!

15 comments:

Karen said...

Super cute! Your coloring is looking great!

Teresa said...

These are totally cute, Manda! Love what you did with the sketch!!!

Karen from PA said...

Awww! I love Riley! That's a really adorable card!

Dragana Skoro said...

I love the sketch. And, as usual you've done a great job.

Michelle said...

Ack!!! Holidays!!!!! LOL ~~ love these cards, even if I'd rather not think about Xmas! Riley is always adorable, & I love the Halloween card ~~ the Verve sketches are so fun!!

Cris A said...

Great cards! I love that halloween card!!

Jennifer said...

Love the riley... Card is soo cute!

Erika H. said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. I love that sketch you used...I need to get making more cards...you are already working on Christmas...sigh!

ScrappinGalz said...

I love the Moosemas card. The DSP is really nice and the stitching is wonderful. I love the colors of the fright night card. Both cards are fantastic!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

CUUUUTE cards! I am in love with the Frankenstein one!

Rhonda said...

These cards are just adorable! I love them both, but the Frankenstein one is just the best! I love it. TFS

Craft_mom said...

Love the Halloween card!

Jess said...

SUPER Cute, your interpretations of the sketches are awesome!! Great job! Love the Mosse cards too.

scrappinmominky said...

Very cute cards. Love your take on the challenge.

Thanks for sharing!

I came for a visit from the blog thread.

Heather
scrappinmominky.blogspot.com

*Sally* said...

he is fab!