Sunday, August 5, 2012

For You, it's the best I can imagine


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. Betty9. Andrea
2. Jen d.10. Janelle
3. Jen T.11. Laurie
4. Julee12. Maureen
5. Sankari13. Teresa
6. Sony14. Charmaine
7. Susan15. Christyne
8. Amber16. 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!






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Details:
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.

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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful card so adorable and lovely in colours and all

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  2. Janelle this is so pretty, love the water color effects. Soft and elegant.

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  3. Janelle, I love all the layers of trim topped off by your gorgeous butterfly! Beautiful design!

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  4. Great card, love all the texture, especially the netting.

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  5. Gorgeous card! I love the feel of it and your take on that sketch!!

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  6. What a fun card :) Great colours and textures.

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  7. I really like the artsy feel of your card, it's so pretty :)

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  8. This cafd has such a dreamy overall effect. The muted tones are still bright and strong. It is just lovely.

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  9. wow, Janelle! This is so beautiful! It reminds me of a Monet :)

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  10. I am a little scared of using paint....too many admonitions to be neat as a child, I guess. Your card, is amazing, and I thank you for a new thought about card making!

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  11. Oh so lovely layers! Keep on finger painting you do a great job of it!!

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  12. Wow! Beautiful! Love everything!

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  13. Very creative painting... nice effect.

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  14. Beautiful. Love the colors and the butterfly.

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  15. Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor. Love this card...the butterfly, the colors, the use of the stamps. I may even get over my fear of using paint on cards:). Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Lynne! What a nice comment on my card. I actually still have hesitation before I start adding paint. The nice thing about paint and the distressed look is if you don't like something it actually looks intended when you paint right over it in a translucent layer style.

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  16. Beautiful, shabby card. Haven't ventured into paint. This is inspiration.

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  17. Love your artistic card! Beautifully done!

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  18. Oh what a very unique creation Janelle. Love all the different mediums and materials on this. It simple and very complex at the same time.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

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  20. Nice job with the finger painting. : ) Love the colors and soft look to the card. and that sentiment die panel is awesome.

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  21. Wow - love the "painty" goodness on this card. Beautiful colours and textures. Love that butterfly.

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  22. Wow! I love this! So many great textures and techniques. Fantastic!

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  23. Whoa, Janelle...you are becoming a master at mixed media...this card looks fantastic! Lovin' the blending of colors and the beautiful butterfly!

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  24. Love the card.

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  25. Sweet card, love the colors, they are so refreshing! The butterfly is perfect!

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  26. Love the bg colour - and your butterfly IS perfect.

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  27. Great card. Love the soft colors and patterns.

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  28. Love the dreamy, soft colors...gorgeous card!!

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  29. Fantastic card. ;-) LOVE the colors and the grungy but pretty feel to it. Very cool.

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  30. This is so beautiful, Janelle! I may have to give some "finger" painting a go! Is that tulle on the butterfly? Love all your wonderful elements! Beautifully done!

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  31. I love the way you've used ink, paint & pencil it's a great combination. I like to go out sometimes & splosh a bit here & there on my layouts. Love your card.x

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  32. How cute is this? That butterfly is amazing!

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  33. wow I love the way you made this butterfly and how you put your pin through it! Beautifully done!

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  34. Love the colors!!! Need to learn to play with paint....mixed media more!!! Thanks for using the sketch at I Spy!

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  35. Wow! I am blown away by the creative quality of this card! Inspired and impressed to say the least! I love your style. TYFS on this cool hop with a new visitor and follower.

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  36. Your choice of paper and embellishments is perfect. Worth a blog hop gold medal.

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours that you chose and all of that shabby-fabulousness :D Thank you so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!

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