Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm down to the wire on the Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge this month, so this is going to be super short!
The layout is the Viva la Verve August 2013 Week 3 sketch. I stamped the image with Memento Pear Tart so I could do some no-line coloring, and I used Copics with Prismacolor pencils to give this beautiful retired Flourishes pomegranate stamp definition and depth. Then, I masked the pomegranate image and sprayed several colors of Dylusions Ink Spray for the background. Finally, I used a Prismacolor pencil to add the coppery color around the edges of the image.

The brown medallion is an Exquisite Circles Spellbinder die which I cut from kraft cs. I first sponged Walnut Stain Distress Ink over it, then spritzed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. You can tell in the photo that it is shiny, but in real life, it has a nice glimmer, too.
Inside, I used one of Flourishes Inside & Out stamp sets for the sentiment, and a small pomegranate stamp in the corner, then layered scraps left over from the front of the card for a border.

Okay, maybe not super short, but for me, this is pretty close. ;) I'll be back later today with my last Viva la Verve card. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2013 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Dotty
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


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Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your coloring and the sprayed BG, Cheryl! GORGEOUS card!

Cheryl said...

Way cool technique Cheryl! It really turned out gorgeous!

Lisa Carroll said...

What a stunning card! So rich and elegant! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, Cheryl, this is so beautiful! You're very good with these rich colors and patterns. Gorgeous card!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you came up with a very cool background!!, love all your layering too!

Michelle said...

Great card! You did a great job with those colored pencils. And I love that you decorated the inside as well. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! ~Michelle

Sandra said...

Stunning card! Lvoe the no-line coloring technique! It's like you drew it by from scratch! Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra