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!

35 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fabulous card! I love the flowers, paper and colors. Thanks for sharing it with us during the project parade. :D

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  2. Beautiful. What a great way to show off all those sets together. I'm just starting my Verve collection, but find the same problem in deciding WHICH of the many wonderful ones to use.

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  3. An amazing project. The colors are perfect and as always...love all the liquid pearls!!! I hope you have a super day!!! As soon as I get my new release stamps....Oh boy! can't wait!!!

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  4. too too gorgeous!!! What rich colours and a great way to showcase so many of Julee's fabulous flowers:)

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  5. Very pretty! Love your choice of colours and all of the beautiful flowers that you made.

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  6. Fabulous dimensional flowers...your colors are so vibrant!

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  7. Wow, wow, WOW! Fantastic! Love the colors and love your use of all the different flowers.

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  8. Mixing up old and new Verve flowers, such a great idea! Love your box and matching card!

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  9. Wonderful projects Sankari. I love the colors and bling! I need Liquid Pearl lessons from you!

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  10. I love these colors and the flowers are exquisite!! Great work, Sankari!!

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  11. Those flowers are to die for!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  12. Wow!!! Your projects are always over the top!! Such wonderful details and vibrant colors!!

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  13. OMG! That stuff is absolutely fabulous..I love it. Great colors and design...

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  14. Beautiful! I love the gloss of the flowers. I love the card. I love the box. I love the colors. I love everything about it!

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  15. Your flowers are gorgeous! I would never have guessed they were from different sets, they all go so well together. Fabulous card and matching gift box.

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  16. Absolutely stunning! It must have taken hours--even without the drying time!

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  17. so gorgeous Sankari, I luv the flowers, so bold and beautiful!

    enjoy *~*

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  18. Fabulous and amazing! I love those flowers.

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  19. Awesome! I'm so in love with the flowers...I love the glazed look!

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  20. What fun colors and patterns! Such a warm palate and those flowers are so beautiful with just a bit of shine. Great combo of stamps too :>)

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  21. You are just too cool! Love the box! The colors are so fabulous!

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  22. Oh my gosh, those flowers are way gorgeous! I love the box too- I have a couple of wooden cigar boxes and I have been trying to find something to do with them- this is a great idea. I need to put some time aside and work on that.

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  23. I love your box and your card! Great flowers!

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  24. Purple and green is one of my very favorite color combos! Thanks for the ideas!

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  25. Great flowers and colours on the card and what a great way to use your old box. Lovely project set!

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  26. fantastic set! great color combination - so vibrant! those flowers are fabulous!

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  27. This is just eye-popping-ly gorgeous! The flowers are just amazing...great sets you chose for this! And all the liquid pearls - wow, girl, just fantastic!

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  28. SO SO cute that box is and the card is amazing!

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  29. Beautiful project! I love all of the amazing flowers you made!

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  30. The projects are just getting better and better by the day. I love all these colors together and you flowers are just out of this world. If you ever decide to give this box away, I know that the reciepent will be VERY happy.

    Calypso

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