Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm walking on sunshine, woooah...and don't it feel good!!

Happy Monday guys! Sorry this is a late post...I am home sick and have been in bed. I do have some Verve to show you since the sneak previews have begun! Today we're giving you some peeks of 2 new sets - Abundant Blessings and So Happy. You'll be able to purchase these sets in the Verve Store on Wednesday, September 10th.


When I first saw these flowers from Abundant Blessings, I thought it would be fun to create some sort of background with them. After stamping the two smaller flowers onto Kraft cardstock in Versafine Black ink, I colored them in with Prismacolor Pencils. I didn't blend with Odorless Mineral Spirits because I wanted kind of a natural texture. Once I was done, I filled in the blank spots with the fern image stamped in Versamagic Spanish Olive.

I originally wanted to create an acetate card and use this as my front, but it didn't look quite right. So I cut a strip of acetate, stamped the sentiment from Thankful Blossoms in White Stazon, and sewed it onto my card front. I added a layer of black, then my white card base, and that finished it off! Totally simple and organic I think.

For more previews and a chance to win today's preview sets, check out the Verve Blog. We hope that you will join us for the release party tomorrow evening in our SCS Member Company Forum HERE. We'll kick off the party at 10pm EST and you'll get to see set reveals, more sneak peeks and it wouldn't be a Verve party without some PRIZES!! Right now you have a chance to win the ENTIRE RELEASE by participating in the OSW (One Sheet Wonder) challenge. You can see all the details HERE.

Have a great day!

11 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! I love the stitching, the yellow glow around the flowers, and the fabulous acetate sentiment. Feel better, Chickie!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Shannan! I LOVE the fun stitching and gorgeous layout.

Hope you feel better soon!
Jennifer :)

okcapitolgirl said...

This is gorgeous Shannan! I just love the way it looks!

Jackie Pedro said...

I hope you're feeling better, Shannan!

Your card is beautiful! I love the blue against the Kraft!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I am so sorry you're not feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Your card is gorgeous!!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Those colors look fab on the kraft! Looks like the white stazon works really well on acetate, hm?

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely awesome...hope you feel better!!

Donna said...

love the colors & your PERFECT wonky stitching! Go Katrina & the Waves!

Giffysk8s said...

Sorry to hear that you're sick, Shannan. Hope you recover quickly. This card is so pretty. Love the colors! I have never worked with acetate before. Always learning something new to try!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Shannan! I LOVE the colors together!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Stunning! I love the colors and coloring! LOVE the transparancy and sewing too!! Hmm...I think I love it all! :D

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