Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wings of Love Tag

I am such a dork. Really and truly!! As Verve divas, we make samples for the Viva la Verve challenges. I had an open Thursday, so I thought, hey, I'm going to make a card using the sketch for the next day's VLV. So, I looked up the sketch, got to work, and emailed my finished product to the sketch designer for that week, letting her know I made a card for her post. She was gracious and emailed me back thanking me, with some kind words included. When I went to check in the VLV forum, I finally realized the "DUH" moment I had. I had made a card using a month old sketch. Hellooooooooo Tosh!!! Really?!?!?!? Andrea (the kind soul I emailed my card to) never mentioned a thing about my apparent obliviousness to the week we were currently in. I can only imagine the thoughts that were running through her brain. *sigh*

Anyway, all this to say, I made this card using Verve images and last month's, week two, sketch designed by the ever talented, and oh, so sweet Andrea Ewen. I had been struggling with my paper crafting mojo the last few weeks, and her sketch was quite an inspiration. Although using an old VLV sketch doesn't get you entered in to win some fabulous Vervaliscious goodness, it can get the creative juices flowing again.

I combined a new set with a slightly older set to get the soft, vintage shabby look that I was going for: Wings of Love and Tag Time

I stamped the gridded tag, with Smokey Gray Versafine, onto some dp, and diecut it with the Verve Tagged Rectangle die. The winged heart is paper pieced into three layers after stamping it directly onto some dp. There are some stardust stickles added to the wings too. Wings need sparkle, am I right? :) And the little "Thank You" sentiment, from the Tag Time was also stamped with Smokey Gray Versafine ink.

The dp and sweet little embellishments (chipboard butterfly, flower, and button), are all from one my absolute favorite paper companies, My Mind's Eye.

That about sums this little baby up. Thank you Andrea for the inspiration, and for your kindness in my "crs" moment. LOL

Happy Stamping my friends!!!

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Stamps: Wings of Love and Tag Time (Verve)
Paper: Be Happy (Follow Your Heart, Be Happy MME), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine), Lemon Whip (a muse)
Accessories: Tagged Rectangle die (Verve), Chipboard and button embellishements (Follow Your Heart by Happy Buttons (MME), Rhinestones (Pizzaz Aplenty), Startdust Stickles, Seam Binding Ribbon, Border Punches (EK Success), Ruffled Lace Trim (Vintage), Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Corner Rounder Punch
, Scor-Buddy


Marisa said...

You were just having too much fun with Laurie I think LOL! You are forgiven through as the card is simply gorgeous!! Beautiful soft feel to it with the colours and the sheer lace. NO lack of mojo here at all!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

sooooo soft and pretty! Hugs to you Tosh!!

Bernie said...

Oh this is so lovely. Love the soft colors and that bow is spectacular.
Blessings Bernie

Gabriela said...

Well, regardless about the time lapse on last month's sketch, your card is the finest one yet! I'm absolutely head over heels over this one.

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tosh! Who cares if it's a month late, it is stunning!!!

Kjersti said...

Wow, what a sweet card - it's gorgeous! Love the heart you have used, lovely:)
Have a nice sunday!

Wanda Cullen said...

GORGEOUS shabby chic creation!! Love the soft, peachy tones! I have that CRS syndrome quite often - lol! Wanted to thank you sooo much for the great purge prize...WOWZERS! What a packed box full of great papers! It was like Christmas when I checked the mail the other day! One person's trash is another person's treasure! :-)

irishgreensue said...

Might have been an old sketch, but you sure did make it 'new' with this wonderful card - you have a lot on your plate, yet you can never tell that you are not 150% ON!! Love this soft vintage beauty!!

Conniecrafter said...

After that gorgeous creation your forgiven of any mistakes...LOL!
So love the softness, and the winged heart, that ribbon pleated border is out of this world!!

dpkennedy said...

Shabby chic, vintage, feminine gorgeousness! Wow!

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