Thursday, 25 June 2015

Viva La Verve June Week 2 Sketch Challenge

This must be a record......think I've posted every day this week; may give myself a day off tomorrow!

When I saw the Viva La Verve Week 2 sketch I just wanted to play:

Here is my take on the sketch:

The designer papers are from a 12x12 pad called New Leaf which I picked up at a craft fair for a ridiculous price.  I used my Tonic oval and rectangle dies for the half oval and sentiment.  The oval was embossed using a lovely floral embossing folder but it doesn't have any information on it at all so I can't let you know where it's from (but I've had it a long time).  I thought just leaving the embossing on the oval was a nice subtle touch.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3474.  I added some punched butterflies and Liquid Pearls to finish the card.

Thanks for dropping by - hope the weather is as good with you as it is here in Somerset.

Happy crafting.


  1. This is a gorgeous card!!! I love the serene colors and the 'just right' umph you added with the stripped paper and luscious satin bow! Hugs, Rebecca

  2. lovely Karen and you are so right that embossing is super....and at last a nice day here for us too in North Yorkshire....xxxx

  3. Such a soft and beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with VLV!

  4. Hi Karen, your card looks gorgeous, beautiful the embossed detail, you followed the sketch perfect!.
    Funny I find it really hard to do wonky layers..LOL.
    Pam x

  5. Beautiful, Karen ... wonderful soft colours and such lovely layers ... a perfect and fabulous take on the sketch! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Love the patterned papers you have used and the lovely little butterflies, Karen!!!! Your layering is beautiful and you have really made this sketch shine!!!! Beautiful!!!

  7. You nailed the sketch, Karendipity, and you've shown us wonderful inspiration for how to use patterned paper so effectively, even for butterflies! I love it!! Hugs, Dippy


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