Verve Release Challenges

I’m not sure how they do it, but the girls at Verve come up with some fantastic sketches. A slow mojo can definitely be kicked into gear.

This yummy paper is from K&Company’s Sparkly Sweet pack. The colors are exactly that — sweet. I still have some Cool Caribbean paper and am trying to hoard. However, it worked far too well with this DP to not use it. The butterfly is stamped on PTI white and then on vellum. I cut out the vellum, scored the body and applied Dazzling Diamonds. This butterfly seems to beg for glitter and sparkle. The sentiment is one of my favorites from Beautiful You. Those adorable little buttons are from Gina K and are brads.

More yummy paper, but this time from Basic Grey Two Scoops. The Beautiful You set has so many wonderful sentiments to choose from. I chose the Dance…Sing…Live quote to be the focal point of the card. Dew Drops in Peony were perfect and there were two sizes, which I think is a great addition.

I chose to keep this card a 4.25 square card. Some of my favorite colors are Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist from PaperTrey Ink. They are so soft and subtle. More Two Scoops accents those colors nicely. Yet again, I went with a sentiment from Beautiful You. PaperTrey just released the yummy buttons in Sweet Blush this month — I haven’t ordered them (yet!), but I had this one in my stash.

For the last release challenge, I chose to combine it with the first Viva la Verve sketch for April. The twist on that sketch was to use a sentiment only. The Dr. Seuss quote from Beautiful You is a fun one, so I wanted to make the paper fun. The yellow & blue polka dots are from DCWV Nana’s Kids. This is such a fun pack of paper — many of the designs are embossed.

VSAPR1 Glittered Butterflies
Stamps: Verve Fluttering By, Beautiful You
Paper: PTI White, SU Cool Caribbean, K & Company Sparkly Sweet, Vellum
Ink: Cool Caribbean
Other Stuff: Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, white grosgrain (SU), Gina K pastel button brads, Nestabilities

VSAPR2 Dance…Sing…Live
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, White, SU Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink:Memento Rich Cocoa
Other Stuff:Dew Drops in Peony, Nestabilities

VSAPR3 Sweet Aqua Squared
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, White; Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: PTI Sweet Blush satin ribbon, button

VSAPR4 VLVAPR01 Dots & A Splash of Stripes
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, DCWV Nana’s Kids
Ink:Bashful Blue
Other Stuff: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Nestabilities, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, May Arts striped ribbon

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