Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Viva la Verve: Thanks for Guiding Me

When Viva La Verve's second sketch in February came out - even with all of those hearts, I saw a nautical card.  Verve was the sponsor of the very first Curtain Call challenge and it was a nautical theme.  This set of stamps has been sitting unused since then and it really shouldn't have.  Not only are the nautical images just right - the sentiments are stunning.

Guiding Me


Now I have to go hide the card.  My poor husband spent a half an hour last night with some nautical looking cord creating nautical knots for me.  But when I got up this morning, the cord with the cool knots just disappeared on these rich colors and patterns.  So his knots got pushed to the side and I added some gold twine.  Fingers crossed that he doesn't ask!
  • Stamps: Verve Strong Anchor
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Maple Woodgrain Cardstock (from Avery Elle). Fancy Pants Down by the Shore 6x6 dsp
  • Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
  • Accessories: Hemptique 10-lb gold twine, Papertrey Enchanted Evening button


10 comments:

Marisa said...

Way to flash the Verve, Kim! Love the papers and how you used the sketch. At least you have some knots to use on a future project ;)

Lisa said...

SUPERB Kim! Love what you've done with the sketch and the patterns you used! I think there's a nautical card with some expert knots in your hubby's Father's day future LOL!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Don't worry, Kim...your secret is safe with us *wink*!!! Awesome creation! Love the colors, patterns and collection of elements!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Kim, so perfectly layered and fabulous papers.

Shannon J said...

Love this! Awesome papers and really love that sentiment. Now, I'm never one for dishonesty, but in this case, if your hubby asks, tell him you mailed it already! Ha!!

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the bold colours, Kim! Awesome card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply sensational! Love, love, love the mix of patterns and that sweet button and bow.

Stacey Schafer said...

WOW! This is utterly fabulous! What a great tribute to our very first Curtain Call sponsor!

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with the sketch...and great job putting your patterns together!

Deepti said...

I just love how brilliantly u chose the pattern papers n the stamps to create this awesome piece :)