Good morning and a good hop morning at that! It's August Diva Inspiration Hop and Andrea was the last stop before coming here. So glad you could join us today!
I've had some of the postCHA reviews on my mind and paint seems to still be a hot technique on cards. That's good because I do like to get my fingers covered with paint. Sometimes a paintbrush just doesn't swoosh paint as good as the tip of my finger so I get pretty messy, but it is oh so much fun. I think I was deprived at the finger paint station in kindergarten and I'm living it up now. LOL
My Verve-y goodness comes from the Twitterpated Stamp Set and the coordinating Hearts and Swirls A Cut Above Die. My eye's lit up when I flipped to that combination for the sentiment. From there I just started adding all the surrounding elements using the latest iSpy Sketch 27 for placement and distressed with ink, paint and graphite pencil. To give it a touch of bling I added Martha Stewart glitter on glue dots and a small trail of dots in the top corner... just to repeat the adorable one on the embossed frame.
Here's the full line up if you're just getting started out otherwise you are off to Maureen's for some fabulous inspiration.
|1. Betty||9. Andrea|
|2. Jen d.||10. Janelle|
|3. Jen T.||11. Laurie|
|4. Julee||12. Maureen|
|5. Sankari||13. Teresa|
|6. Sony||14. Charmaine|
|7. Susan||15. Christyne|
|8. Amber||16. Laurie|
It's Verve's Anniversary month and Julee created a jaw-dropping stunning release. Keep coming back for details and deadlines on the Verve Stamps Blog. There are going to be some chances to play along with us this year!
Stamps: Twitterpated (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Spring Fling (DCWV), Cream and Kraft (Wausau)
Ink: Rose Romance (SU!), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad( Tsukineko), woodless graphite pencils (Grumbacher)
Accessories: Hearts and Swirls Die (A Cut Above Die, Verve Stamps), Patina Antiquities embossing powder (Ranger), Canvas butterfly shape (Studio Calico), Round Spiral edge punch (EK Success), sewing machine, glue dots, vintage lace, rose lace trim (Maya Road), straight pin, Teal glitter (Martha Stewart), various inks and acrylic paints for distressing.