April 28, 2010

Verve April Week #2 ~ Someone Special

I meant to post this card last night but I was surprised to see the changes to uploading pics and I was to tired to try and comprehend.  So I logged out and went to bed.  Now here I am, cup of coffee in hand, and able to attempt this post and little ticked that blogger has added another step for posting and sharing.

Anyhow, on with the show. The picture to the right was the inspiration for this card. I was really caught up  with the colours (especially that light green) and the floral rug and cushions.  There was also a hint of blue in the background in the vases. This card really doesn't have anything special but the layout and a the fabulous Fancy Pants paper (Celebrate).  I also got a chance to use a new SU! colour I received in the mail with my last Stampin' Magazine.  (My demonstratorship officially ends on Friday).  The colour is Early Espresso and while very similar to Chocolate Chip it's darker and works better with different colours like yellow and green. 

While I made this card for the Viva la Verve Challenges, I also kept in mind the current challenge over at Wee Memories which was to add flowers to our project.    The sponsor this week is: Simon Says.  I was going to add those paper flowers that it seems everyone has been trying but I really didn't like how big they turned out and opted for the felt flowers that worked perfect with the colours.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a fantastic week.  The weather has been really gloomy in the mornings here so I'll be happy if I get a chance to take pictures of my finished card for the Off the Wall Craftiness. They have a sweet prize as well.

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresson, Melon Mambo, Lime green cs (bazzill orange peel), Celebrate dp (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Felt Fusion Flowers (SU!),  brads, pink rhinestones, oval nesties.
Stamps: Feel the Sun.


  1. A perfect combo - your flowers are wonderful, the bling is fabulous and again I'm floored by your talent, Laural! (And I think that brown is lovely!)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! GREAT take on the inspiration pix!

  3. Lovely, I like how the patterned paper plays off the felties but they don't contradict each other. Nice sentiment too. (What changes did Blogger make again?...)

  4. Oh, that paper is so lovely...ack!!! Love all the little embellishments :)

  5. Wonderful creation!! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing my challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! The winner will be announced this weekend! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)