Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Saturday! I needed a light, cheery card today, so I went way out of my comfort zone, and used colors that are borderline pastel.
The layout is from the Viva la Verve February 2014 Week 2 sketch, and the stamps are from Verve. I stamped the Verve flowers, which are two-step stamps, with Memento inks, then shaded them with Prismacolor pencils. The white highlights are an acrylic marker (best white pen ever!), and it's hard to see in the picture, but I used several Atyou Spica pens to add sparkle. I stamped the top part of the sentiment in black, then inked up the bottom half with Angel Pink. "Groovy" is outlined with a Pitch Black Spica pen, and I went over the rest of the sentiment, too, for a little more groovy shine! ;)
I used a really sweet multi-patterned dp (Hello Spring by Little Yellow Bicycle--discontinued) for the bg on the inside of the card, and positioned the sentiment layers so that the cute scene at the top wasn't covered up. I was a little concerned about not having enough space under the sentiment to write anything personal, but the pink strip on the bottom would work for that, too, so it's cool. ;)

I hope "you make everything Groovy" this weekend, you "Wild Thing!"

I know, I just dated myself. ;~D

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve February 2014 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
TCP Tuesday: Spring Time
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Paper Issues Challenge: Color by the Numbers
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Cozy Quilt


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Maria said...

Pretty card with lots of colorful flowers, Cheryl! Love that groovy...hehehe! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Chana Malkah said...

Cheryl Lea, you did a fabulous job of working with these colors! Your design is nicely organized and your colors work well together. Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

~ginny said...

Delightful! I love the papers you chose and the texture you added - I especially like that every edge is treated in some way & finished. Well done indeed - thanks so much for taking the time to share your project with us!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create: #59 ATG Challenge [with optional "Nat'l RAK Day" theme]

JoanieMc said...

Very nice card! Love the design and colors. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


Leah l'Orange said...
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Leah l'Orange said...

GORGEOUS colorful creation, Cheryl! i love those fabulous flowers and had to spotlight them at Paper Issues! :) thanks so much for linking up!

Conniecrafter said...

Ha Ha!! When I read that sentiment I was thinking about the same song :) Such a fun sweet card, the papers are so happy this would be so great for a teen card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love it all over! And I've always loved that song. Great sentiment and very cute and perky flowers!

Vicki said...

Fantabulous and fun!! Love all of the color and detail inside and out!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Such fun bright colors. This definitely makes me think spring. Thanks for joining the TCP challenge.

~amy~ said...

such pretty cards!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Cozy Quilt!