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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Verve July 2014 Spotlight Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of the July 2014 Spotlight Hop! We have had a lot of fun sharing our sneak peeks with you this week and today there is even more complete yummness!

Earlier in the week we had our spotlight on Moments Remembered (Day 1) and Peaceful Medallions (Day 2) by illustrator/designer Chaitali Narla and now we are spotlighting stamps and dies from Verve owner, Julee Tilman. Hold on because it's fantastic imagery!

Today and all this week I've followed our talented Guest Diva Kay, in the hop list so if you just came from her blog then you are in the right spot. She's done an incredible job with this release, don't you think?

It's almost time to ready the pocketbook. Everything in the spotlight hops this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 7/11. Are your fingers getting itchy?

Julee's doodling style stamps are among the top favorites of mine. I cannot make them muted and dull because they just are not meant to be that way!

My theme this week is watercolor paper backgrounds using acrylic paints, sorry for the overload, and so it's fitting that I make a little sky and grass for these festive flowers in the Happy Place Stamp Set. The flowers are colored outside the lines with Copic Markers and then cut out with the coordinating Happy Doodles Die Set. There is a web of adhesive foam squares, glue and intertwining of stems to get them all in place before I glued it down to the background paper. White highlights are made with Copic Opaque White Medium and size 4 round tip brush.

Background border detail are two sized of PITT artist pens loosely drawn around the edge of the taped border.

Thanks for commenting and stopping in today! It's time to go on over to Charmaine's blog for more inspiration. 

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals, an introduction of our 2 lovely guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Today's Prize: Happy Place (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Happy Doodles Die Set, 2 Corinthians 12:9
Comment Deadline:  Sunday,  July 13 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle
Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Fluid), white cardstock (Neenah), retired cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), acrylic paints, alcohol markers (Copic)
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Opaque White Medium (Copic), black brush and .08 pens (PITT Artist Pens, Faber-Castell)

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  1. Stunning card! I love your amazing use of colour. This gorgeous card would brighten anyone's day.

  2. Very pretty card! I love the colorful flowers!

  3. This is yet another WOW card. Your use of colour is truly special.

  4. This is an amazing creation! I absolutely love bright colors and the way that you colored outside the lines makes it so whimsical. I will be using your inspiration to create similar cards of my own!

  5. Oh my what an amazing card, love it to bits <3

  6. If I didn't know this was a card, I'd think I was looking at a beautiful canvas of colourful delight! Luv it!

  7. All I can say is Wow! Look at all the pretty colors and flowers. Your card is amazing. I'm loving this stamp set more and more.

  8. What a gorgeous garden you created, so full of color and life! It looks like a place one would love to be able to actually visit! Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with us.

  9. WOW your card is AMAZING! I love how your watercolors make everything pop with happiness. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. this is reallyvpretty-Love the bg and all the colorful flowers

  11. I just love your colorful garden of flowers, very nicely done card :)

  12. Your garden card is very inviting! wonderful!

  13. Your card is so happy and bright! I adore the way that you colored all these flowers and layered them!!

  14. Amazing! Your card reminds me of a beloved poem that my students memorize each fall. It begins: "I think God took His paintbrush and laughed aloud in glee as he splashed the Autumn colors for all the world to see." The last lines are: "How God must love His children to give them such joy--to paint such scenes of beauty for all men to enjoy."
    Looks like you had fun with another season while painting these joyful blooms. TFS your great card.

    1. Thank you for sharing part of the poem. ;) I do have fun with colors and the flowers in this set are great for that splashy, outside the lines feel.

  15. Oh wow! How bright and gorgeous! I love how you colored all those flowers!

  16. All of the beautiful flowers just made me feel happy. A wonderful summer day with lots of flowers blooming. Wonderful card.

  17. Bright, bold and colorful...this floral looks pretty in all colours!

  18. Wow - what a gorgeous card and gorgeous field of flowers. I love the bright cheery colours you've used here.

  19. Your meadow of flower is fabulous, Janelle!! Love it!!!

  20. A very happy card ,lovely colors used /

  21. Wow, love all of the color! Makes me smile!

  22. That is bright, love all the colors.

  23. I am so loving the watercolor look right now. Love the field of flowers you created.

  24. Wow!! Just look at all those bright flowers! They are definitely so happy!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous card! This is sure to brighten anyones day!!

  26. Fabulous with all these colors!

  27. The color makes me smile! Lovely card.

  28. Gorgeous! So bright and cheery! It made me SMILE!

  29. IrisJuly 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Stunning card - love all the flowers and the vibrant colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  30. WOW! Stunning card. Love everything about it.

  31. Wonderful, colorful garden of flowers.

  32. Beautiful field of flowers...wonderful!


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