Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Retrospect of Verve's July Release Sets and Dies


It's a Verve July Release Retrospective Blog Hop today! The Verve Divas and guests are serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps and dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs! Let's have some fun on a Saturday.

Special Guest Diva Kay was your last stop on the hop and when you are done here you'll head on over to Charmaine's blog for more Verve inspiration.


I'm so excited to show you this card on my blog today. Since the release earlier this month it's been tucked away in the gallery so if it looks familiar to you then I've just connected the dots, but I've kept it for the hop today because it was a fun creative process for me.

The feather stamp really needed to have a serendipitous feel to go with it for my card so I randomly brought out a few mixed media tools. It's quite a free flowing card.

I added some water to acrylics and create the washed background paper on watercolor paper, then went back over it with some whitewashed spritzed around with an old toothbrush. Next I grabbed a stencil and added some white acrylic paint with a palette knife. Then splattered with a paintbrush and a few different colors. The border was made by evenly taping around the watercolor paper at the very beginning.

The sentiment and feather are on monoprinted paper to match the hand painted background.

That's it! I hope you are having a great Saturday! Now let's see what Charmaine has for us!

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle17. Anya
9. Charmaine18. Betty



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already. 

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:


Details:
Stamps: Moments Remembered (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Fluid), white cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Jet Black (Archival, Ranger), acrylic paint
Accessories: Stencils, paper towel, toothbrush, masking tape
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40 comments:

  1. ooohhh wow, beautiful background creation! A nice stamp set too!

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  2. Gorgeous background, Janelle! I love reading about your mixed media process, as my mind just does not seem to go there. Beautiful!

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  3. Love how you did the background

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  4. My goodness! The cards on this blog hop are amazing and yours is no exception.

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  5. LOVE the background! and the feather stamp is so cool...

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  6. Your background just really pops looks fantastic :)

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  7. I simply love mixed media on cards. Great tutorial. Thanks.

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  8. So fabulous, Janelle! Just love that stenciled background!

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  9. Love the background you created. Your color scheme is wonderful.

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  10. Very pretty card!! I have not dabbled with mixed media at all..I always feel timid about it...I just need to start playing around with it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Lovely array of color , The verse is so true x

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  12. Thanks for sharing terrific card. What a beautiful background.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  13. Awesome background! Love this card.

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  14. LOVELY work, Janelle. I am smitten with Verve stamps, and the entire DT did a smashing job on this release. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop, and have a blessed week.
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautiful card - love the colors and the sentiment.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  16. Great card - love the colors you have used. The splattered background is such fun!

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  17. Oh so pretty. I love the background you've created. This sentiment is wonderful.

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  18. Very pretty card...love the colour washed background with this pretty feather stamp.

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  19. Love the background on this card. I'm going to have to do some watercolor backgrounds. They look so nice. Great card.

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  20. Wow that background looks amazing! Beautiful work!

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  21. What a great card! I love that gorgeous stenciled and color washed background and the feather is so pretty!

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  22. Love that background, great card!

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  23. I love the use of the mixed media... Wonderful!!

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  24. Love the mix media on this card! Awesome!

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  25. Very beautiful...love the background contrast to the feather.

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  26. Seriously awesome background! I love that sentiment too

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  27. Absolutely stunning background on this beautiful card! You are a true artist!

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  28. Beautiful card and awesome background!

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  29. Wow! Your card is so beautiful! Just love the background!

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  30. Love the mixed media that you did on the background....the card is beautiful!

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  31. I love the background- inspires me to play with my stencils more!

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  32. Great background, love the card.
    Sue

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  33. Beautiful card - amazing background!

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  34. Wonderful colors and technique.

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  35. Very beautiful! I really like your layout and background.

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  36. Wonderful background!!! Great job.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  37. This is such a gorgeous mixed media card! I love your color choices!

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