Friday, January 27, 2012

Viva La Verve Sketch #3 - Valentine

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another Viva La Verve sketch, so I can complete my 4 for this month in hopes of winning Verve stamps.  :)  Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge #3 looks like this:

See the ribbon/paper banner extending to the left?  The paper is actually a tag from my daughter's pants.


I trimmed it down, and laid a satin ribbon over the wording.  It's nice to repurpose something as pretty as this!

As for the heart on the sketch...I don't have a heart shaped die, so that was out for me.  Guess I could've used a heart-shaped stamp, but that thought did not cross my mind until I was finished.  Instead, I clustered some chipboard heart stickers from K & Co on a Spellbinders tag.


The edges of the card are inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, and a sweet Verve sentiment is a good one for Valentine's Day, I think.

I'm entering this at CARDS create: blog for the new challenge, to use at least 6 hearts.  I've got waaaay more than 6 if you count the embossing folder!

I apologize for not getting around to everyone's blog for a visit.  I am experiencing pain in my hands, mostly my right (which is the "mouse" hand).  I had x-rays taken this morning, and am awaiting results.  After doing some research online, I believe it might be rheumatoid arthritis.  (great.)  My hands are starting to resemble my grandmother's, however, I'm only about half the age she was when her hands looked this way.  I am seriously bummed.  The knuckles right under my fingernails are swollen, tender and painful.  The pinkie finger is stiff sometimes, and hurts to bend.  Like I said, I am seriously bummed.  So...when my hands have good days, I will make my way 'round to all of you, because I enjoy seeing what you have created!

Colleen

Stamps:  Small Phrases - Verve
Paper:  Blush Blossom, Early Espresso, patterned paper - SU; white - PTI; floral clothing tag
Ink:  Tattered Rose Distress - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Big Shot; 'Love is in the Air' embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Oval and Fancy Tags Three dies - Spellbinders; ribbon; pearls; stickers - Valentine's Day adhesive chipboard stickers - K & Co.

25 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love the recycling! And that die cut is gorgeous! Hope your hands feel better soon! It's a struggle I know! I have old lady arthritis and my hands are a nightmare- especially in the winter!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty card! So sorry about your hand! Hopefully they can do something to help!! Have a great week end!

Patrice said...

So cute! I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup...

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/01/52-card-pickup-week-4.html

~Tammy~ said...

I am praying that it's not RA. Positive thoughts your way!!!

I just love your upcycling Colleen! Seriously a tag from Hollister, but I can see why!!!

This is a beauty. I don't own any verve stamps, but I love them, so good luck on adding to your supply! I always want to enter the sketch challenge, but since I am a loser and don't own any I just have to admire your work! *wink*

Stella said...

Poor you; please don't apologise for not being around. Your health comes first and what you described sounds really awful... I keep my fingers crossed that the results of the X-ray are not as bad as the signals that you are experiencing right now. Take care. A big hug from Holland. After reading your post I am even more impressed by this amazing card. You made while you're not feeling well. And the result is jaw dropping. I love the way you repurposed the tag of your dauhters'pants and that Spellbinder tag with the heart; ahhhh!!!! Gorgeous card Colleen!
Take care; thinking of you and sending love and hugs..
XX

Benzi said...

It's a beautiful card, Colleen and I love the variety of heart stickers you used.

Oh no, it just can't be rheumatoid arthritis...I'll say a prayer for you for a better diagnosis. Hugs~~

Ellen said...

Wow Colleen. This is gorgeous. Nice job on repurposing that tag!

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Colleen, love the embossed conversation hearts!

Don't feel bad about your blog visits,your health comes first. Prayers for you to feel better soon and have a good outcome on those x-rays. Hugs ;)

Lesley said...

Hi Colleen,
Sorry to hear that your hand is sore...hope they can help you. Lovely card as always, I need to check out that sketch, I love it! Feel better.
Lesley

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Colleen :) Well done on using the tag too. The fancy label is perfect and love the hearts.

So sorry to hear about your hand. There is a program called Dragon that my dad used to use - you speak and the computer types your words - may help you out so you can keep your hands for crafting (((hugs)))

LeAnne said...

This is lovely, and what a great way to repurpose that tag! I am so sorry to hear about your hands...hope you find some relief!

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful, Colleen! I love that changed out the heart in the sketch for that beautiful label with those pretty hearts!! Genius :). I'm thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed that the Xrays don't show anything that can't be fixed easily. Take good care of yourself!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Well aren't you the clever one!!! I love what you did with that tag. This card had the greatest layout. It fits your style to a "T". This is absolutely gorgeous.

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, LOVE that color brown - looks like Valentine chocolate! LOVE the repurposed tag and all of those hearts! LOVE the embossed hearts and how you popped it up! FAB card! (PS so sorry about your hands! YIKES! I truly hope it's NOT arthritis!)

Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Love the frame and little hearts! Great creative way to recycle from daugher's tag!

Am sorry to hear about your hands. I hope they improve! I get it in my right hand at times. So, I have to pace myself. Anyways, I truly hope your hands get to feeling better. Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way, take care, Colleen! Hugssssssss!!!

Marlena M. said...

Take care of yourself Colleen-I pray God heal you and guide you on ways to control it.

As for your card-absolutely gorgeous! I snip the pretty tags off of my daughters' clothes also...so I really appreciate the way you transformed and used this tag! ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Col--this is super beautiful! I LOVE the embossing and the colors of the heart and your background paper! GORGEOUS! Beautiful details too--love!

Leintje* said...

Awesome! This is a real beauty!!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous Colleen! Love the Fancy Tag die cut with the fabulous hearts in the center! Love the colors and the texture! Awesome take on Teresa's sketch!

Linda R said...

Another stunning card my friend.. I am so sorry to hear about you hand.. I do hope it's not to serious..

Hugs, Linda

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Colleen, love the fancy label, and pretty colour combo! So elegant!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful Valentine, Colleen! Love that repurposed tag and all the little hearts.

Ruby said...

Hi Colleen, this is a beauty! LOVE that die cut label, it's gorgeous! Please don't worry about popping by to comment on my cards. I'd much rather keep seeing your creations than you hurt yourself doing too much commenting!!! I hope you get some treatment soon and that the rest does you good. Take care sweetie x

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

Gorgeous colors and love all that texture! The tag with the hearts on it is perfect! So sorry about your hands! I hope you find some relief and hope the answer is not no more blogging!

Jinny Newlin said...

Way to use what you've got, girl! That tag is the perfect touch, and congrats on it being featured over at CARDS!

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