Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Viva la Verve # 4 !

This is the final Viva la Verve sketch of the month for April:

And here  is my interpretation:

This was a fun card to make. The whole time I was making it, I pretended that I was sitting in that chair on the beach. Just add a good book & a drink and I say PARADISE!! Summertime, I'm ready!

The papers that I used are from a kit I bought at a convention this summer called Rusted Sun. I thought they were a perfect color selecion. As you can see, the sketch calls for "rays" on the upper right corner. I was totally perplexed about this sketch, but then the designer-Shannon Teubner, posted a great tutorial on her blog. It explains very easily how to get this effect.

After I had my papers selected, cut and sponged , I went to my Cricut Expression. I used the cartridge "Life is a Beach" and cut out the chair and umbrella. I drew over the cut lines made by the cricket on the chair with a Sakura gelly roll pen to give it more depth. I felt the chair also needed a soft pillow, so a trusty square punch took care of that. I added  a little bling to the pillow with some Red Stickles.
And the RELAX is from a stamp set from Verve Stamps

I found the flip flop brads in my stash  and felt they fit perfectly beside the chair!

Hope this card helps you to RELAX!! heehee

Thanks for stopping by!


                Paper: Rusted Sun-FancyPants
                   Stamps: Verve
                   Ink: Color Box -Chestnut Roan
                   Accessories: Cricut, Cricut cartridge"Life's a Beach"


Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, I LOVE this card! Maybe it's becausw I'm at the beach but maybe it's all your FAB details! The rays are GREAT as well as the flip flops and even a pillow on the chair! FAB card!

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Unknown said...

Such a FUN card, Mackie! Love the beach theme!