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Monday, April 26, 2010

Viva La Verve - Livingroom One

I added this card to my SCS gallery a while ago and thought I'd fill a gap in my posting since I'm working on some projects for the end of the month.

My Viva La Verve inspiration was for week 2 came from room 1. I focused on the satiny silver fabric in the chairs, the cream and mustard/sand color in the decor and wall, and the glass lampstands.

The stamps I used are from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Nestie Friendly Very Vintage Labels 3 set and Blessed by You. I used a Verve complimentary stamp for the sentiment. I made the Nestabilities Label 3 mat look like it was a metal piece by using some Zing Silver embossing powder on the stamps and silver metallic acrylic paint dry brushed over the whole thing. I confess, I first did the Labels 3 stamp and then brushed acrylic over it, which dulled the finished of the embossing. The apple looks much more metallic because I embossed after the acrylic paint had dried.

I started to make a deep orange flower to match a stripe in one of the pillows, but my clever mind wouldn't let me. I made an apple blossom sprig out of punches, so it would match the apple in the label.

The watercolor gradient is actually prismacolor markers, colors that I used for the buds in the sprig. I needed to have a balance of colors somewhere and that was where the marker went down.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 3, Blessed by You, Verve "Thanks" stamp
Paper: LSS Sand color CS, Basic Black, Slate Blue textured CS, Cream CS, White copy paper.
Ink: Prismacolor Markers*, Graphite Black, Silver Chromacrylic paint
Accessories: Quickutz Diamonds and Dots EF, Nestabilities Labels 3, Paper Shapers Flower punch, SU! Little Leaves die and two other flower punches, Kaisercrafts rhinestones

Prismacolor Marker Details: Flower - Deco Pink, Colorless Blender; Buds - Blush Pink, Pink, Process Red; Little Leaves - Green Tea

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janelle - this is so elegant, and I love the embossed Diamonds and Dots piece - it really does remind me of a piece of fabric. The colours are beautiful too.
    Sylvia xx


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