Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Viva La Verve July Week 5

I actually made it through to the 5th and final week of these twisted challenges. The twist for this sketch was "texture" so for me that was embossing.
I started by stamping a sunflower background by Sonlight in Barely Banana on Very Vanilla. I originally stamped it in So Saffron on Barely Banana but then thought that might be overkill so I changed to the Vanilla and Banana. I then inked the edges with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I cut a piece from Summer Sun, embossed with Cuttlebug's Music folder then inked the edges and raised portions with the Mustard Seed Ink. Used and EKSuccess border punch on the narrow Chocolate Chip strip at the top and embossed the Chocolate Chip piece at the side with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder then tied with SU's Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon.
The center flower was cut and embossed from Summer Sun with a Spellbinders die. While still in the die, I stenciled the raised dots in the center with black and the petals with Mustard Seed. After removing it from the die I then pounced some Chocolate Chip in the center. The flower was then mounted to a Very Vanilla circle edged with Always Artichoke.
The sentiment from Verve was stamped and heat embossed on a piece cut from Always Artichoke with a Spellbinders Large Label die. I added 3 pearls around the flower and a small pearl to the dot over the "i" in Life and called it good.

Until next time...

1 comment:

xrciznuts said...

That was exactly what it needed, pearls and ribbon. Perfect!