Friday, August 28, 2009

Verve August Challenges

Well, I did it, I managed to get all 4 Verve Challenges on SCS done this month (well, actually last night).

The first challenge was to case a Verve Diva, and the twist was if they used patterned paper, you couldn't, and vice versa. I chose Shannon's Card because I just thought it was so pretty.
Since she used patterned paper, I couldn't, so, instead I stamped the paper to make it look like patterned paper. The stamp set I used I found on clearance at Michael's for I think about $3.00, and I love how the background stamp is so easy to line up. I stamped the butterflies on the white panel, and then stamped and colored them again, cut them out and layered them onto the stamped panel slightly bending the wings upward. Instead of using my Copics I pulled out my SU markers to color the butterflies.

This card is also for the following challenges:
Pile it On - Good things come in threes
Cute Daisy May - Blue and Green
Little Paper Shop - Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
The Cat's Pajamas - Chocolate, Sky Blue, Kiwi
Creative Belli Blog - Use water based markers

The second was a sketch challenge (which I rotated) with the twist of using your Edge Punches.

This fun Halloween Turtle stamp set I won from Jackie at Inky Antics ~ thanks again Jackie ~ and just had to pull him out for a card. I used my new Martha Stewart Spider Web and Pumpkin border punches (whatever would I do without those 50% off Michael's coupons?)

This card is also for the following challenge:
ABC Challenge - C is for Circles

The third challenge was another sketch challenge with the twist of adding a tag.
I just had to get this stamp set before it retired, and never used it yet, so I decided to finally ink it up. I love how quick this card was to make and no coloring involved! Perhaps I will make a few more of these for some quick and easy Christmas cards.

The final challenge this month was another sketch with the twist of using your favorite color combo. Well, if you are anything like me, you have more than one favorite. In the end, I decided to go with blue and brown.

I used white core paper for the main panel and after embossing it, sanded it down so the snowflakes appeared white. I cheated a bit on this card and used a pre-colored image that I had sitting on my craft desk for quite some time.

This card is also for the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Embossing
Secret Crafter - Turquioise and Brown
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - a touch of sparkle

Card #1 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Darcey Collection (Anna Griffin)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa; Palette - New Canvas; Bordering Blue and Brocade Blue Markers
Paper: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Embellishments: Taffeta Ribbon (Chocolate Chip)

Tools: Circle and Scallop Circle Punches; Martha Stewart Border Punch

ard #2 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Inky Antics
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (G03, YG05, YG07, YG09, E53, E55, YR12, YR14, YR16, V17)
Paper: Basic Black, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Doodlebug
Embellishments: Ribbon (Offray)

Tools: Circle and Scallop Circle Punches; Marvy Mega and Giga Scallop Circle Punches; Martha Stewart Border Punches

Card #3 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink/Coloring: Baroque Burgandy, Old Olive; Baroque Burgandy Marker
Paper: Baroque Burgandy, Old Olive, Whisper White; DSP - Holiday Thyme
Embellishments: Ribbon (Burgandy); Dew Drops

Tools: Marvy Mega and Giga Scallop Circle Punches; Sizzix Tags Die

Card #4 Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Gingersnaps (CC Designs)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Bic Mark Its, Prismacolor Markers and Blender; White Gel Pen (Signo)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turqouise; DCWV Textured paper; Papertrey White
Embellishments: Velvet Ribbon (unknown), Stickles

Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders (Snowflakes and Swiss Dots)

Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Gosh,you've been busy Jodi!! Great cards, all of them. Thank you for joining us at CDM again this week (love your stamped bp)
Ann x

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the embossed detail and colour combination on the CRAFT card.
Thanks for playing with us at the CRAFT challenge. Anesha

Bonnie said...

Love your first card for the Little Paper Shop challenge!! Your own patterned paper is beautiful! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin your cards, thanks for playing with us LPS girls.

Toothy said...

I love your cards, I wish I could tie a bow like that on the first card, I have tried I just can't do it. What a cute Halloween image, and I love the papers on your first card and your christmas card.

Allison said...

Love the paper choices for your LPS card (your edge and BG stamp look terrific!). The other creations are lots fun too (great Peaceful Wishes creation and that CC Designs one is super cute!).

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC & SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Heather the Mooselover said...

Wow- they were all great cards!

sugar n spice said...

Lovely card great embossing, thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Jodi, these are all fabulous creations hun!! You've been so busy girl!! TFS!! HUGS

Donna said...

Hi Jodi, this is a beautiful card and you have used this weeks colour scheme really well with your layout! Thanks for joining in the fun at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Peggy said...

Great card,
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge !!

Peggy x

Good luck !!!

Maureen said...

All totally fab cards - great job with all these challenges! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Magda said...

Great card! Lovely colours.
Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week & good luck.
Magda x

Pinkllilac said...

Such a beautiful card Jodi, and in such fab colours!love the gorgeous designs and detail!
Thank you for joining us over at CDM this week.
Hugs Linda

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

All great work! Love that you played the LPS challenge, you really nailed that card, love the images and layout you chose!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are wonderful! and I especially like the edges of the borders.

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


jdmommy said...

I love those beautiful butterflies! thanks for playing in the BElli!!

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, I love the emvossing and the colours, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck!

Rose x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, fab cards! Love your sparkly one! Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

Debbie said...

Yours cards are beautiful! I love that spider web punch! Thanks for playing with us over at the belli challenge blog!

Leigh OBrien said...

Fun've been a busy, busy girl! Great job!

Eiglas said...

What a lovely card Jodi! Your embossing is perfect!
Thank you for coming ove to play at CRAFT!

Dani said...

Wow, fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Fern said...

4 fantastic cards.. You did a wonderful job on everyone of them. Thanks for playing along in the belli challenge... :o)

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