Friday, June 5, 2009

Viva la Verve w/ a twist of new and some Raspberry color fun

Hi everyone! I have a double challenge card to share. I used Amber's awesome Viva la Verve challenge, you know, the sketch challenge with a "twist"? Well, this week her twist was right up my alley --- to use something new!! Well, I JUST received my PaperTrey Ink package with some Raspberry Fizz ink AND I hit Michael's yesterday and finally found those silver pearls my friend Silke rocks so often (I bought FOUR packages!). Woohoo!

This card also uses Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color challenge which was Raspberry Fizz, Chocolate Brown, Kraft and Cream! What? How perfect was that? Did she KNOW I just got my hands on Raspberry Fizz ink? LOL!

My card uses Verve's Wishful Elegance set. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE this set? I can't get enough of those sunflower blossoms! The background is from the large BG stamp in Raspberry Fizz on cream cardstock. The blooms are actually different, the large one is stamped with Adirondack Espresso on Kraft and the smaller one is stamped on cream and colored with copics.

Don't ask me how it ended up that way. It SERIOUSLY took me all day to make this card!! I have about 12 flowers of both shapes and sizes all cut out and colored differently, several attempts at the background panel, and ribbons everywhere. Nothing looked right! UGH! I finally settled on this. Not my favorite card of late, but cute enough! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned, I am currently working on another weekend sketch using the same colors!! Here's the sketch if you want to play along! Sorry it's soooo tiny. I can't get it any larger -ugh!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Wishful Elegance
Paper - Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Vintage Cream, Chocolate Brown (all PTI)
Accessories - Michael's silver pearls, rectangle nesties, SU scallop border punch, swiss dots EF



  1. Those sunflowers are very cool ... and I love that silver bling.

  2. Dontcha hate that when you have great embellishments, a fun layout, new goodies and you just can't pull them all together on one card?? I do that all the time. You definitely overcame that dilemma though!! This is so much more gorgeous than you think, beautifully done Michelle!!

  3. Happy Saturday Michelle!!! OMG - do I see some fab Silver Pearls - LOL!!! Watch out they are addictive - LOL!!!

    Your Sketch card is so beautiful!!! The Kraft and the Raspberry looks fab :)!!!

    Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Soooo pretty, that Raspberry Fizz and the silver pearls are FABO!!!! You are such an enabler...gotta make a trip to Mike's tomorrow!!!

  5. Your silver pearls are fabulous! Super job on the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  6. ooo, I really like this one. great use of those stamps and the color challenge.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the flowers!

  8. Love the way you worked the colors and the papers are very pretty.

  9. This is just GORGEOUS! Love every little inch of it! :)