Monday, May 19, 2008

Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter, life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter.

Hey guys, how's it going on this beautiful Monday? I hope it's pretty where you are, cause it's sandal weather here!

It's also time for another Verve Project Parade Challenge! You can check out all the deets on the Verve Blog -->HERE<--, including a $15 shopping spree to the winner!!

Recently I got an ad from Ann Taylor Loft, and they had some really cute sandals that inspired this color challenge. I know it's a bunch of colors, but you can do it!! The new Verve releases are so summery and fun that they made it easy.


Fun, huh? And from that, came this:


It's so clean and simple, yet it has all my favorite things: Ribbon (check!), Sparkle (check!), Dots (check!), Pink (check!)...see? It's all there, plus some pierced curli-ques! (is that how you spell that word??)

I wanted the Coral to be intense on the butterfly, so I watercolored him with my Coral marker and a waterbrush. I let the first wash dry, and then went back to darken the edges. Then I added some sparkle with my Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen.

Well, I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and are ready to face the week ahead. It's almost summer!!


Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Watercolor
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Pumpkin, Saffron, & Coral, Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), Paper Piercer, Slot Punch (Making Memories), Ribbon (Offray), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Corner Rounder (EK Success), Clear Spica Glitter Pen (Copic)

10 comments:

Marie said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the simple style but those colors pack a big punch. TFS!!!

Christi said...

I LOVE this card!! I am so up for this challenge. I've already got it printed out and my mind is going. :)

Stephanie said...

this is just gorgeous, love this card!! and i'm impatiently waiting for my swiss dots folder to arrive...

Debbie Olson said...

Shannan, this is TOTALLY gorgeous! I love your colors and the bold, graphic stamps!

shel9999 said...

I *love* the dimension of the butterflies!! So pretty!

Bethany Paull said...

Just noticed the one rounded corner...awesome!

Kendra Giles said...

just gorgeous my friend!

Maria said...

Beautiful card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Those colors are fabulous!! Love this!!!

Barbara1940 said...

Loved that card - great colors - and I love the butterflies too! I checked the Fluttering By set and it has only one size of b-fly in it. Is there another set that has the larger size in it?

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