Sunday, November 20, 2011

Viva La Verve - Sketch #3

I'm back with the third card of the day, completing my Viva La Verve challenge cards....until the fourth and final sketch is released this coming week.  Each month, there are 4 sketches, one per week.  If you complete all four, you are eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to the Verve store.  I really wanted to give it a try!

If you haven't seen my other posts today for this VLV challenge, you can see them HERE and HERE.

This is Sketch #3:
And here is my card:


I stamped my background with a floral spray from Elements of Style (SU).  The smaller panel with text was stamped with Old French Script (Hero Arts).


I used the same flowers as the background to adorn the circle die cut, and used a Verve sentiment from Joy For The Journey. The roses were colored with Copic markers.


The cotton lace is from Wal-Mart, of all places!  (Great prices in the ribbon department)

I can't wait to see what the final November sketch will be.  :o)

On Friday, I discovered one of my cards has been published in the Dec/Jan/Feb 2012 Take Ten magazine, a Stampington & Company publication!  I'm on page 75 with a clean and simple Christmas card.  The Stampington Company lets you know if you've been published by sending you a copy of their magazine with your creation in it.  I had submitted about 5 cards to them in the summer (you actually have to mail them, and you never get them back), and just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.  So, this made me happy.  :o)

Thanks for visiting me today, and for letting me know what you think of my creations.  I always appreciate it!

Colleen

Stamps:  Elements of Style - SU; Joy For The Journey - Verve; Old French Script - Hero Arts
Paper:  Basic Black - SU: white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Scallop Dot border - Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot; circle die - Spellbinders; Copic markers; pearls - Recollections; black ribbon (recycled); white cotton crochet lace - WalMart

26 comments:

Marisa said...

Another beauty, Colleen. Love the lace for the horizontal panel and the rose image is lovely as the BG and focal flower.

A huge congrats on Take Ten :)

Lisa said...

You're on a roll with sharing the beauty here today Colleen! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those red flowers...stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW!! Breathtaking!!

lynn said...

so beautiful, colleen!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, congrats on the publication! That's fantastic! I can't wait to check out the magazine!
This card is simply breath-taking, that pop of red is just striking! I love the beautiful stamping, the attention to detail and the lovely way you've worked this sketch!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Colleen, you so nailed this sketch! This card is simply elegant and classy! Love the pop of red! and oh... the sentiment is perfect! Can't say that enough :)

Linda B said...

Love the black and white with the hit of red... so sharp!
Congratulations on being published... how thrilling for you!

Annette said...

wow beautiful card... Love how the red pops...
Congrats on one of your cards being published...I bet that put a smile on your face...

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is soooo dramatic with the red with the white and black! Love it! And there are pearls too! Just soo chic!

Oh, and published too! I glanced at the October issue, I think it was, today at B&N and was wishing I could do something cool to submit but then with so many people contributing I wouldn't stand a chance! So, now I am really in awe of you! Congrats!!!!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Wow! Love how those red flowers popped right out at me. Just a gorgeous creation.
Congrats on the publication! You're rockin' and rollin' in the card making world.

O.K., Colleen...you better slow down. After reading the earlier post about all that work, I am surprised you are able to make a card. :-) I am sure you were anxious to get busy after your days of not being able to do anything.

Linda R. said...

What a stunning card.. I just love the sentiment.. GOD is Good!!

Hugs, Linda

Emily Keaton said...

Stunning work, Colleen! And huge CONGRATS on the Take Ten pub. That's fab!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful. I love the pop of red. :)
Hugs~

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

God is GOOD indeed:) LOOOOOOVE that hint of color in your main circle panel!! LOVE:)

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your publication! I need to check out that pub.

Awesome take on sketch #3....Love the sentiment!

Shirley said...

The whole design is lovely and the pearl add elegance! Congrats on your pub too!

Maria said...

A gorgeous striking beauty in black, red, and white! You colored the flowers beautifully! Very pretty lace, ribbon, and pearls too! Hope you are recuperating well! Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, take care!!:-))

Maria said...

Oops...and big congrats on your publication!!:-))

Pauline said...

Oh wow Colleen, this is so beautiful! And inspiring! I've lost my mojo a bit the last couple of days, and I think I'm going to try this technique! Happy thanksgiving, hope you enjoy your day!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! You astound me! Your Verve challenge cards are all exquisite! Masterpieces! I SO enjoy coming to visit you!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Congrats on being published Colleen! So exciting. All three of your Verve cards are beautiful! I love the elegance of this one! The black, white, with splash of red is perfect! It has been a while since I have done the Verve sketches. Maybe next month!

Barb said...

This is gorgeous! I love your shading around the flowers. It's beautiful. Congrats on being published as well. It's well deserved!

Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh your card is fab! I love the black and white with the splash of red - and the lace is perfect!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my PDCC entry :)

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Colleen, Love the classic theme of this card! The pearls and the flowers are beautiful!

E.T. said...

WOW! Beautiful. Gorgeousness overload.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is pure elegance and class, Col! LOVE it to pieces! And a HUGE congrats on your publication! So deserving!

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