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Monday, July 27, 2009

...Viva la Christmas in July

This is my submission for Friday's Viva la Verve Sketch With a Twist Week #5 Challenge in the Verve Forum at SCS. The sketches are designed by Amber Hight each week...she is a genius!The twist of this week's sketch was to add texture...whatever we thought added texture to our card. I added sponging to the focal panel, then also added Clear Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes. I also used two contrasting pieces of patterned paper from the Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper pack to add more dimension. The snowflakes were from the Verve set "Winter Wonder", while the sentiment was from "Ornamental Christmas". The Soft Suede Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon also gives this creation a bit of texture. I am a non-traditional-Christmas-colors kind of girl, and I love how this turned out using Soft Suede and Sahara Sand...monochromatic colors at their best! :)

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all back here tomorrow with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and my sample...come join me and The Muses! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Ornamental Christmas, Winter Wonder
Papers: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Vellum, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, rhinestones, ribbon, mini glue dot, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, sponge dauber, nesties, big shot

8 comments:

Suzy Tyler said...

Stunning, Mercy! Don't you just love Soft Suede?

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Mercy! Love the monochromatic colors!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, girlfriend!! I love it!!

Pam Varnell said...

Wow Mercy, this is gorgeous. Loving the non traditional Christmas colors. You did a fantastic job with the sketch.

Hugs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

I'm lovin Suede too --and I love your card, so excited for the sketch challenge.

ChristineCreations said...

Wow this is classy! Those neutrals look so beautiful together!

Viv said...

Oh Mercy!! You've just made Soft suede and Sahara Sand my new favourite colours! This is stunning!
Viv xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, Mercy, this is a stunning card, what lovely colors. The rhinestones really set it off. Great card.