Friday, January 2, 2009

I Took A Verve Challenge

My Google Reader presented me with a post on Poetic Artistry that alerted me to a Verve challenge over at SCS. I mostly just look at SCS challenges, but every once in a while I like a sketch (or have the time to try one!), and today was one of those days... I liked it and I had time to play.

Let me just say that this was very much outside my comfort zone. I am not a load-em-up type person, except maybe in the layering department. This sketch had a lot of layers and also required the use of hardware. On top of all that, I wanted to make it SU Only, just because.

I started out with some Maine Blueberry DS paper, selected the Not Quite Navy and Old Olive coordinating card stock, and spent a while getting the layers on the rectangle pieces the right sizes.

For the round piece, I decided to use the patterns in the paper and I punched out several of them to layer on two Scallop Circles.

Then I raided my Antique Brass HPH and went to town! I started with the brad in the center of the round layer, added the little tab thingie on the top piece, and chose the oval frame for a sentiment. I also added three more brads to balance the nekkid, unadorned left side.

The sentiment is from the Cheers To You set; I inked just the Cheers word with the Not Quite Navy marker, stamped it on Very Vanilla, and punched it out with the Small Oval punch.

Lastly, I tied a piece of Old Olive ribbon (that skinny, special stuff that retired last year, I think) in the loop of the tab.

Finally, I decided the ribbon looked lonely and too small, so I added some more. I mean, since I was already loading up this card with stuff, why not add more ribbon?! I kinda like it. ;-)

One challenge down. Maybe I'll tackle my January Birthday cards next. Maybe.

1 comment:

  1. Wow wow wow! These are fabulous!!! These would be perfect for your customer workshops. Great sketch and great use of SU! products.


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