Friday, November 7, 2008

I've Got My Verve On

I did it! I did all 5 cards for Verve Holiday Release Sketch Challenge Blitz. Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry will be picking a random winner from each daily challenge to win the set she previewed for the sketch and if you upload all 5 sketches by Saturday night, YOU can win the entire release...how cool is that?! So what are you waiting for, if you haven't started any sketches, you still have time to join in the fun :)

If you missed my previous cards for this challenge, you can either scroll down or click this for Sketch 1 and Sketch 2.

I used Fancy Florals for the first and third card. I stamped the biggest flower on this set on Very Vanilla card stock with Chocolate Chip classic ink and matted it with Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip card stock. The middle flower was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Baja Breeze classic ink, cut-out and raised with stamping dimensional and adhered a self-adhesive rhinestones. I did exactly the same with the third card but instead I used the the medium size flower. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper Au Chocolat (oh believe me, it's so hard for me to use this gorgeous paper...LOL!). The velvet ribbon is from Target that I bought years ago on their dollar bin.

For the second card, I used my Winter Wonder set, again from Verve Visual. I used the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique for this card. The snowflakes was stamped randomly on a glossy card stock with Bravo Burgundy classic ink and covered the entire piece with Versamark ink and pour Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat the embossing powder with a heat gun until it get shiny. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up Holiday Thyme.


Per Julee, you can call yourself Verve Sketch Goddess once you've done all 5 sketches. No!, don't worry I'm not going to ask you to call me Verve Sketch Goddess but I'll sure call myself that .... just for today! :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

48 comments:

Tina said...

Catherine,
They are all lovely. I especially love your papers and of course, those images.

Carolyn Bounds said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!! All of these are stunning!!! I hope you win the entire release:o) I am rooting for you!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Bona said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the colors.

Laurel said...

Wow, awesome cards! Good luck with the draws!

Enjoli Bennett said...

Beatiful Catherine! I hope you win. =)

StampOwl said...

Beautiful cards

Rach said...

oooooo Catherine these are so yummy, congratulations on completing all five cards, well done...and they are so stunning, good luck. hugs rachxx

NGCARDS said...

I love all of these cards If I had to choose though I would I would have to pick the 2nd one, them snowflakes are gorgeous! xxx

Heather said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Did you hear me squeal with delight?
These are magnificent! Just beautiful. DON'T ask me to pick one .. I love them! You deserve to be called the Verve Sketch Goddess!!! .. if just for today. :) have a happy weekend

Carmen O. said...

Catherine these cards are exquisite! I really hope you win, because these are extremely GORGEOUS. Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Joanne said...

They are just GORGEOUS! Hey, I have something for you over at my blog! ;-)

Ann said...

These are all gorgeous, Catherine! I love the colors and ribbons! :D

chloe said...

These are so fabulous! I love that velvet ribbon!

Theresa said...

OMGosh, you are the Verve Sketch Godess! These ROCK!!! Stunning set of cards!

da said...

I love the sparkles on your Christmas card! I really like your color combos too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Angie Tieman said...

Look at you go! These are all fabulous!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock!!!
-t

Debbie said...

Oh my you have been busy Catherine. What gorgeous cards, fab images and beautiful papers. I do love your style. Debbie x

Holly said...

well I must say tht you deserve to be called Verve Sketch Goddess today! These are wonderful cards. My favorite is the Winter Wishes! Good luck Catherine!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I love all of these! I was looking at the pictures thinking I needed to find out who made those... then I read the post and had a duh moment. Of course it's Verve! I love Julee's stuff. The colors you chose are perfect, too.

Sandra Smart said...

Catherine, you are a Verve sketch goddess! The cards are beautiful!
I hope you win!

Dani said...

Wowza! Fabulous cards, they are all stunning! Great job!

Lorie said...

As always...your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

E.T said...

such stunning cards!!! Brilliant!

Susanne said...

Wow, so fabulous cards!!! Colours and everything are just so great!!I visit here first time and sure I`m going to come another time too =)
Susanne

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Catherine!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the colours & that velvet ribbon and the bling! Yummy! :O)

Lana said...

Your work is always so inspiring Catherine.
I have something for you on my blog
Hugs
Lana x

Kristin Bueter said...

Catherine~

Love all five cards! Good luck on winning the contest :O)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Clearly a Verve Godess you are! :) Love these, the colors, the papers, the images, such beautiful work Catherine! Sounds like a fun challenge too. Good luck! :)

Janine said...

Absolutely beautiful Catherine!! Love the middle one!! My fav!!

~amy~ said...

WOW Catherine! Magnificent job! You were a busy girl!

Carolina said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on being a Verve Sketch Goddess. You did an amazing job with all the sketches. Good luck and hope you win the big giveaway!

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS cards Catherine!! Love that velvet ribbon and all your dp is so pretty. :)

Claudia said...

Catherine - these are all beautiful! You ARE a Sketch Goddess!!!

Elena said...

You did fantastic job! Hope you will win!

Teri said...

They are all beautiful!! Love them all.

Poppy said...

wow, love the colours and the stamps ,all of them are gorgeous.poppy

Lauren said...

Great color combination - these cards are wonderful!

Bethany Paull said...

What totally gorgeous Verve cards. Of course I'm a total sucker for the one covered in glitter.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, these are all gorgeous! Wow, you've been busy! I would love to join in on this...I will have to make time! Yeah, right! Well, good luck-what a bounty to win!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous set! Love how you've kept the colours throughout and the Christmas card is a stand out for sure!!

Joy said...

see what happens when you step away for a weekend...I missed out on all these awesome cards! I love each one and I like the color combo. I love what you did with the iridescent embossing powder. you can see that shimmer...I love it! Thanks for always inspiring me!

Ann Kranitz said...

Catherine the colors on these cards are wonderful and that DSP is just delicious!!! I REALLY like that blue velvet ribbon!!

Jenn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the color combo on the 1st & 2nd card and love ribbon you used. And I totally love the shimmer on the second...so very pretty! :D

Jeanette said...

These are all so gorgeous. I love Verve stamps too! Best of Luck in the contest! Jeanette-

Manna said...

Love 'em all! Colours are very pretty together! You do deserve the Verve Sketch Goddess!

Ret said...

Catherine!! These are so beautiful!! So shiney & beautiful!
Love them!