Monday, August 30, 2010

August Release Project Parade: Day 4

Hi Everyone, It's Sankari here! I am always amazed by everything the Divas create and for this special Verve Project Parade where we are mixing it up with the theme "Something Old, Something New, it's been fun to see so much Verve (new and old stamps). The Theme this month doesn't necessarily mean wedding (but of course it could) - its 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 and older set from your stash with a "new to you" stamp set and join the fun!

In thinking of something old and something new - I thought I would create something new from this old wooden box that I have had for over 10 years.
I painted the box the colors from the Pixilicious colors from Cosmo and then as I waited for it to dry, I cut the cardstock for my card (measures 5.5" x 5.5"). I wanted to use all the lovely flowers that Julee has designed in her Verve stamps, but couldn't fit them all into one card ;) so I picked three sets with the gorgeous flowers that Julee has designed and created a coordinating gift box to go with it as well.
I love everything about Julee's stamp creations - all the details and fonts are so perfect and in mix and matching the stamps - the hardest part was choosing which stamps to use! Julee always amazes me with her amazing designs! I love all the Verve Flowers - Here is a close up of the card: The big flower and the third flower are from the Great Friend stamp set, the second flower is from the Feel the Sun stamp set and the last flower is from the Dream Big stamp set. The inspiring sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set - I absolutely love the font in this sentiment!
Here is another picture of all the different flowers from the different stamp sets:

Here is a picture of the giftbox that I painted. I used the sentiment and border from the Framed Wishes stamp set.
Here is another angle of the flowers - I paper pieced them as well as colored them in with copics and then layered them with some dimensionals:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: PTI base cardstock and Cosmo Pixilicious papers
Ink: Memento Tangelo, Pear Tart, Bamboo, Grape Jelly,
Stamps: Framed Wishes stamp set. Great Friend stamp set, Feel the Sun stamp set, Dream Big stamp set and the Kind Words stamp set from Verve Stamps
Ingredients: Liquid Pearls (Adirondack), ribbon and button from stash, Eucalyptus stickles, dimensionals, glaze, spellbinders, dragonfly embellie, white gel pen and plain wooden box and acrylic paint

I loved creating this little gift set and loved using all the gorgeous flowers that Julee has created (you can see all the Verve stamps with flowers in them by clicking this link here!). It was so fun to mix and match my Verve stamps and I hope that you will play along with us! There's lots of chances 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!