Viva La Verve Flower Challenge

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Here is a different look at the papers I used for my previous cards:

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What is not visible from the photo is that the tips and the center of the flower layers are touched with a little bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen, and the flower is paper pieced with some pink paper from the previously-mentioned collection.

I love that when using my Verve stamps (which I adore!), I always find that my “style” of card making seems to change just a smidgen, especially when I work with the Viva La Verve challenges.  I use a few more layers, I gravitate to a different style of paper, and my card design isn’t so typically simple.  It’s a fun change of pace!

I am linking this up to the Viva La Verve February 2018 challenge:

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And also to Flower Challenge #17 for Paper Piecing:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Middle of the Week! 🙂
-Ally

 

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Viva La Verve and ColourQ 130

Quickie post today with a card for the Week 4 sketch to round out my Viva La Verve entries for March, and also for the ColourQ #130 combo.

This is supposed to be the clean and simple week for the VLV sketches, but I just couldn’t stop adding things.  And my ‘Berry Sorbet’ isn’t exactly ‘Melon Mambo.’  Oh well.

The above photo doesn’t really show it, but I did add a little Spica glitter pen to the flower petals and yellow centers.  You can see it a little better in the close-up photos below.  I also stamped the leaves with Versamark, but it doesn’t show very well at all.  I didn’t have more time to play around with things, so this is the ‘get it done and call it good’ type of card.

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

Hope you’re all having a good week.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:

 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bloom & Grow, Kind Words (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Polka-Dot DP (Doodlebug); Misc Cardstocks (Unknown Brand); Rustic White (PTI)
Inks:  Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet (PTI); Versamark
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Spica Glitter Pen
Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch (SU!); Flower Punch (McGill); Elegant Leaves Die (Verve); Cane Print Impression Plate (PTI)

Viva La Verve – Lavender

First, thank you all so much for your sweet, kind comments regarding my health and well being.  I appreciate all your well wishes, and I am really looking forward to sending these Pretty Peonies stamp sets on to two of you sweet people!

On Saturday, I found a (very) little time and energy to create a card.  Interestingly, though, I am just now finding time to post about it – three days later.  Haha!  😉  I suppose time marches on, eh?

This one is for the Viva La Verve March Week 3 Sketch.  The colors are not associated with a challenge, I just found some pretty papers and such in my new DCWV Chateau Lavender paper stack and went with them.

I also happened upon one of my little-used embossing folders, and I thought it would be a nice touch for this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Celebration of Thanks, Love Story (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Stamper’s Select White (PTI); Designer Paper (DCWV Chateau Lavender Stack)
Inks:  Dark Chocolate (PTI); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
Tools:  Eyelet Circles Die (Spellbinders); Lovely Marquee Die (Verve); Tag Sale #5 Die (PTI); Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug)

ColourQ 127 and Viva La Verve

I tried to use the ColourQ #127 combo, but I think my computer printed out a mutant version of the colors – it’s entirely possible, since my computer has been giving me such grief, for months.  My ‘coral’ doesn’t look so very coral when placed next to the challenge photo on a computer screen.

At any rate, I also gave the Viva La Verve March Week 2 sketch a go, the result being this card:

I grabbed some K&Company designer papers and a quickie embossing folder for this one.  I also pulled out my favorite Great Friend stamp set, for the flower and sentiment.

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉  Hope you have a great weekend!
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Great Friend (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Rustic White, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush (PTI); Designer Papers (K&Company)
Inks:  Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Glitter Brad (American Crafts)
Tools:  Love in the Air Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Scallop Trim Border Punch (Stampin’ Up!); Double-Ended Border Die (PTI)

Viva La Verve and CR84FN

A week or so ago, I bought a new stack of paper/cardstock – the Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV.  It has some really pretty yellow, green, gray, black, and silver colors in delightful patterns, and I thought I would grab it to help me prepare for the yellow challenges that inevitably arise when I least expect or want them.  At least I’ll have pretty paper on hand to help inspire me and get me in the mood a little more, since we know that yellow by itself will not do a darn thing for me! LOL! ;-D

Then the CR84FN #49 challenge turned out to be yellow, craft, and gray, so I figured ‘why not?’ and used the Viva La Verve March Week 1 sketch for further inspiration in creating this card:

I also used my Verve Framed Wishes stamp for this one, which I haven’t used since purchasing it.  So I was happy about that.  These flowers were all fussy cut from one of the 12×12 sheets from the paper Stack as Hubby and I were watching the college basketball game at 11:30 pm last night.  (I had ignored the fact that basketball is sooooo NOT worth staying up that late!  I have definitely been sleep walking today!)

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bloom & Grow, Framed Wishes (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Designer Paper and Flowers (DCWV Lemon Flower Stack); Kraft, Rustic White Cardstocks (PTI)
Inks:  Versamark; Kraft (PTI); Tea Dye Distress Inks (Ranger)
Embellishments:  Silver Embossing Powder; Machine Stitching
Tools:  Sewing Machine

Viva La Verve and ColourQ

I figured I had two Viva La Verve cards already created, I may as well try to do the last two.  Although, I haven’t the slightest bit of gumption to craft, really.  I’m in quite a slump, for various reasons.  But I made an attempt anyway.

The first card is for the VLV Feb Week 3 sketch, using random colors:

I broke out some designer paper and a Floral Doily Motif die for this card, wanting to use some not-used-very-often supplies.

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The second card is for the VLV Feb Week 4 clean-and-simple sketch, using the ColourQ #126 colors:

Used the Leafy Sprigs die from Verve for the leaves and Spellbinders’ Big Scalloped Circle Dies for the flower.  I colored all the rhinestones with a Sharpie marker.

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:

 

 

SUPPLIES USED
Card #1:
Stamps: 
Love Story (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock: 
White Cardstock (Xpedx); Designer Paper (DCWV Be Mind Stack)
Inks: 
Black, Aqua (Colorbox)
Embellishments: 
Pearls (Recollections); Ribbon (Offray)
Tools: 
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Hearts Dies, Scalloped Hearts Dies, Floral Doily Motif Dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities)

Card #2:
Stamps:  Celebration of Thanks (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Inks:  Chestnut (Colorbox); Versamark
Embellishments: Sharpie-Colored Rhinestones (Recollections); Sharpie-Colored Rhinestone Brad; Harvest Gold Felt (PTI)
Tools:  Leafy Sprigs Dies (Verve); Hello Friend Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Big Scalloped Circles (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Pinking Shears (Fiskars); Sewing Machine

Viva La Verve and Color Throwdown 179

Thank goodness for sketch and color challenges, because I wouldn’t be creating any cards right now, without them.  Well, I guess that, and the fact that I am getting used to the new computer.  That, and I spent just about all day in the kitchen yesterday making cookie dough to freeze, banana bread, granola, and a big breakfast.  And then we had to change the locks on both our doors because the old ones were falling to pieces.  And there was a nasty stench in the garage building up for the last few weeks, so we tore the place apart looking for that because my nose is sensitive and little smells make me want to pass out, not to mention big nasty garage smells!

So I guess there’s more than one reason why I’m not in much of a creative mood right now. 😉

But back to business!  I made use of the Viva La Verve February Week 2 sketch and the Color Throwdown #179 combo.  Although, I will admit that I took much liberty on the sketch, because the two uneven panels just weren’t working for me, no matter how I tried to work them.  I am just NOT that creative!  So I finally resorted to just adding a big-scallop element next to the tall panel and called it good.

I also took great liberty on this card, with my interpretation of Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride.  I just used what I had that I thought was close and that I liked.  And the flower is not one of my ‘vacation flowers,’ but is a Stampin’ Up! flower that I purchased a long, long time ago and am finally using.  (One out of the 9 in the package, anyway.)

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Great Friend (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI); Red Cardstock (DCWV); Designer Paper (K&Company)
Inks:  Dark Chocolate (PTI); Brown (Stampabilities)
Embellishments:  Lace (Offray); Pink Ribbon, Crochet Flower (SU!); Decorative Brads (I don’t know the brand); Machine Stitching
Tools:  Jumbo Scallop Die (My Favorite Things); Sewing Machine