Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Verve Project Parade September 2010

Hello Friends. There's a Project Parade going on over at the Verve Blog that you won't want to miss. One of my favorite things about Verve images is that they're so versatile. So when I found out the theme this release was going to be "Something Old, Something New", I was thrilled. Wedding ideas immediately come to mind, but you don't have to take that direction. This is a challenge, for anyone who would like to play along, to use a previously released Verve stamp set with one of the new sets that was just released this August 20th. (If you don't have the newest Verve sets - no worries, just mix an older set from your stash with a "new to you" stamp set and join the fun!)

I decided to make a Christmas gift set and mix 3 different sets: Fabulous You (August 2010 Release), Christmas in the Air (October 2009 Release), and Bountiful Backgrounds (August 2009 Release)

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch and stamped the Fabulous You Frame onto Silver cs with Versamark and embossed it with Detail Black ep. All the snowflakes from Christmas in the Air were embossed also and have a microfine glitter added to them. Because the glitter is so fine, it's hard to capture with the camera. Believe me, I tried every angle possible. It just wasn't happening. *sigh* Anyway, the background was created wth the striped/dot image combo from the Bountiful Backgrounds set. Because Julee's images are clear, it's quite easy to line the stripes up for a perfectly striped bg.

I added some Frosted Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko) to the blue card stock to keep the sparkly theme going throughout.

Now for the box. I used all three sets on here as well, along with adding Glittery Spellbinders Snowflakes dies to the top. For the sentiment, I just inked up the words "I believe" from the sentiment "I believe in you".

Here's a view from the top:

That sums up my project for today. I hope I've helped inspire you to mix it up a bit. I know I've been inspired by the previous projects by the Divas. I'm always amazed to see where their creativity takes them. I'd love to see where it takes you too. Haul out those older images, and show us your combination.

There's also a chance to win some Verve stamps - check out how you can score some:

1. Play along with us and link up your new SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creation (posted August 25th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 PARADE POST before midnight on Wednesday, September 15th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store.

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!
We hope you'll play along! We LOVE to see your creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Fabulous You, Christmas in the Air, Bountiful Backgrounds
Paper: Black, White, Blue (PTI), Silver (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Detail Black ep, Glitter (Jewel Glitter Ritz), Ribbon (May Arts, and SU!), Button (PTI), Snowflake dies (Spellbinders), Border Punches (EK Success), Scor-Pal


Wendy said...

The color combination you have chosen is AMAZING!!! Love it!

Gabriela said...

What an elegant project! Love the bottom punch on the card too. It speaks of millinery and lace.

Teresa Kline said...

Tosh, this is so adorable, I luv when you put these fabulous sets together, truly awesome gf...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous and polished set Tosh. Yummy looking!

Sankari W. said...

Seriously TOsh --- HOW do you do it? How do you pack so much awesomeness in each and every single creation of yours - simply amazing - I LOVE these images mixed together and that black and white with the pop of blue is awesome!!! Makes me want it to be winter!!! Simply gorgeous creations Tosh!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Carolyn King said...

GASP! Postively gorgeous! (even without seeing the glitter!)

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwww, I'm lovin' the black, white and blue combo. Soooo awesome!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...with your theme (snowflakes) and your color scheme (black and a neutral...with a bit of blue added) just had to know I would LOVE a fab presentation g/f

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