Friday, February 18, 2011

Verve February Challenge

I found some time to play in the Verve Sketch Challenge today.  I went ahead and did all 4 sketches, along with a holder and now I have one awesome gift for future use!  I kept the color scheme the same - night of navy, sand and kraft.  I adore sets of cards like this - different, but the same.  I also used Stamp TV's Victorian Distressed Background on all the cards.  This was a very fun technique!

Week 1 sketch -
I used Verve stamp set Dream Big

Week 2 - I used Verve Celebration of Thanks, along with my favorite, Fluttering By.

Week 3 - Verve set Fancy Florals Remixed.  I did some of my totally fun hand stitching (instead of machine) since I so can not sew a straight line..

Week 4 - Verve set One Person.

I really love that background technique!  It makes your paper look like designer paper -- but I MADE IT!  Love that!

Here is the completed set.  These cards are 5.5 x 5.5.  They fit, with the envies, into my recycled PTI shipping container that their stamps come in!  I covered it in paper to match the cards and WA LA - fabulous gift for someone.... sometime.  [I like to be prepared for a last minute gift]  I have to thank the Divas, one thing about Verve sketches, they practically make the card!  All I needed was to figure color and stamp sets.  That's the easy part for me!!  
Thanks for stopping by - have a great week end!!


Pauline said...

What beautiful cards. I love all of them TFS

Francie G. said...

You have been a very busy girl, Vicki! What a beautiful gift set! Love the tech you used!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely set of cards Vicki. Love the color combination and the images. Pretty ribbon! :o)

Marisa said...

You go girl! Love your take on all four sketches. I still have two to go. The stars coming out of the envelope are great!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice interp. of the sketches Vicki, like how the set came together, and you do crooked so much better than me... eek! Well Done!

Beate said...

Wow! Vicki! You were busy and created GORGEOUS cards. Wonderful take on the sketches you used.
Hugs and smiles

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful card set! You rocked those sketch challenges!

maryr917 said...

you did a bang-up job with these verve sketches vicki-what a great gift


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