Hi everyone! There is a new Verve release on Friday and Julee is starting the week off with a bang! A few of the Diva's are hosting some fun challenges this week and we'd love for you to participate! You can find out all the details here!
I am hosting a Technique Challenge....Distressing! I RARELY distress my cards, but I LOVE how two of my fellow Diva's, Laurie Schmidlin and Tosha Leyendekker, make such BEAUTIFUL distressed cards and let's just say that if I didn't challenge myself then I wouldn't do it! LOL! So if you'd like to play along with my challenge, you can check out all the details here.
Now onto the sneak peek.....I used a soon to be released set called Harvest Blessings. This set is just Autumn goodness at it's best! I paired it with the beautiful new Autumn Abundance patterned paper from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the wreath in Dark Chocolate ink, colored in the flowers with Copic markers and started cutting....until I had the entire wreath cut out! I stamped the flowers a second time and popped them up on dimensionals. Each layer of cardstock and patterned paper was sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger. I also took my distressing tool the the edges of each layer. I added some fun stitching using a chocolate colored thread, alternating between a straight stitch and a zig zag stitch. I tried to make the wreath look like it was hanging on the ribbon! The sketch is Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from this past Saturday.
Sneak peeks of the new Verve sets will officially start on Wednesday on the Verve Blog, running through Friday. The Verve Release Party is this Friday night, September 18th at 9PM EST in the Verve Forum. There will be tons of chatting, sneak peeks from all of the Verve Diva's and full sets will be revealed! You won't want to miss it!! I hope to see you there!
Have a great Monday!! I'll be back tomorrow with another fab sketch from Mercy!! See you then!
Stamps: Harvest Blessings
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream, Autumn Abundance DP (All Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger), Copic Markers
Accessories & Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Square Punches, Large Oval Punch, Distressing Tool, Ribbon & Buttons (PTI), Sewing Machine, Dimensionals