Wednesday, September 3, 2008

August Project Parade - Day 9

Hi everyone! It's Michelle and I am posting my take on the August Project Parade. Woweeee, isn't this inspiration photo DA BOMB!?! When I first saw it, I squealed in delight. I love my coffee and these pink and brown yummy drinks made me run out to the closest Starbucks and place an order -LOL!

To get started on a layout, I looked at Julee's old Mojo sketches and went with Mojo43. In honor of the Grande Caramel Macchiato by my side, I wanted to stay with mostly browns with accents of pink and I chose to use the Floral Whimsy set. The base is chocolate chip with the next layer close to cocoa. To make the embossed lines on the bottom portion of the cocoa panel, I used my Fiskars trimmer with the score blade. I scored a line, then moved it 1/4" and repeated the entire way across. I don't have a Score-Pal, but this worked just fine! The white panel uses the Swiss Dots CB embossing folder. I dove into my yummy pink and brown Basic Grey Sultry 6x6 pack for the background panel and pieced the vase with it as well.

One of the things I love about Floral Whimsy are all the flower options. I needed a custom size of flowers and vase to fit inside my oval. With this set, I was able to chose the 'stems only' stamp and then chose my flower blooms to fit how I needed them. How great is that?!?

Don't forget you can win some Verve Bucks! Just upload your creation to this post no later than noon Friday (September 5th). If you upload to SCS, please use keyword VVPP05, so we can see all of your delicious creations! A random participant will be drawn on September 5th and receive $15 in Verve Bucks to spend at the Verve Stamps store! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Floral Whimsy (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White (SU!), Sultry DP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Swiss Dots folder, Treading Water punch, pink gems (Joanns), pink 1/4" grosgrain (SU!), Oval Nesties, dimensionals