Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is my take on Tuesday's Verve sketch challenge. Verve is celebrating their two year ANNI-VERVE-SARY. This week in the Verve forum at Splitcoaststampers you can join in the celebration with lots of giveaways, challenges, and a release party on Friday night!

The beautiful air balloons are from one of my favorite Verve set's Up, Up and Away. I paired the set with this beautiful paper from Cosmo Crickett. The air balloons are paper pieced and cut out with my nestibilities. I sponged the edges of the paper and then ran it though my sewing machine for extra detail. The I punched a hole and put my ribbon through it and added a metal flower from Maya Road, and a rhinestone brad.

Hope you have a great day,

Stamps - Verve Up, Up and Away
Ink - Memento Black, Tim Holtz distressing ink in Tea Dye
Paper - DP Cosmo Crickett, SU Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Grey is Bazzill
Other - Nestibilities, copics, lace, Maya Road flowers, sewing machine


  1. What a beauty! Love all the details especially that stitching! ;o) Tracy

  2. Love your colors and details Melody so lovely!!

  3. another great card. I love the things you've done with this stamp set and from seeing your samples I'm leaning towards getting this set but will wait for the release tomorrow.

  4. What a beautiful card Melody,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. Wow Melody awesome card, I really like this stamp set. I want to order it!

  6. I showed my friends your cards with this stamp and they all agree, your cards are great and that's the stamp set I'm picking for my prize so I'll be back studying your cards.
    I've been pouring over your Carter cards, I really love the panelling, but I don't have that stamp set.

  7. oooh, I LOVE the paper piecing on this one!