Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Viva La Sketches!


I'm zooming by today with a couple of quick cards to share with ya for a li'l challenge I set myself this month.

I challenged myself to play along with all of the Viva La Verve sketches in August. I've always wanted to do a whole month of sketches and knew that realistically the best chance I'd get to do it would be during the summer holidays.

Now theses sketches are sometimes real challenges for me because there always looks like so many daunting layers on them! I have to kick my CAS mojo into gear and set on CAS-ifying 'em (I hope it's OK to do that!)

Without further ado - my final two cards:

Miss you like Crazy

This card is dedicated to summer - it's dull and cool here today and I really feel like summer has gone for this year now. Miss it like crazy already :(

This was for the week 4 sketch:
I changed the dimensions a li'l on this sketch and I don't know if you can see the pattern I stamped with berry sorbet and aqua mist but it looks much more scrummy IRL! It was easily created by using a masking technique. The colours are inspired by the Play Date Cafe Challenge #96 but I'm too late to enter it now - never mind!

This next one uses up a slither of my stash of DP (yay for me!) as it's a diddy card:

Enjoy Today

Also finally inked up my tiny tags set! It's sooooooooooooo sweet that I could just gobble it up! LOL! Oooh and I coloured my originally white twill lavender to get some colour coordinated ribbon :)

Here's the original sketch for week 5:

So there you have it! I'm off to link these cards up now for the Mega Viva La Verve Sketch Champions! Almost feel like a champion for doing what I challenged myself to do - maybe I should reward myself with a sweet treat....*grin*

Don't forget that my digi giveaway is still open! I've not got many entries for it so the odds are good for those of you who have entered. *wink*

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you tomorrow for a brand new CASE study and with it, a fabulous new muse!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Miss you like crazy}
Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Promarkers (Letraset)/Glossy Accents (Ranger)/Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers)

{Enjoy Today - For You}
Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)/Tiny Tags (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: True Blue Fine and Dandy 6x6 Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Twine, Fresh Snow Twill, Tiny Tags Die (Papertrey Ink)/Promarkers (Letraset)/Bling (Zva)


Elena said...

Great cards! You totally CAS-ified the sketch! Love!

Shauna said...

You've clearly set a great challenge for yourself because those cards are both gorgeous! I love the clean and simple spin you put on them.

Lindsay said...

Seriously fabby cards Aimes! LOVE the colors on that first one. I am missing summer too!!

Marisa said...

You go right ahead and CAS-ify the sketches, they look great :)

itsallrosi said...

great job with the sketches!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the pretty color combos--especially the yellow and lavendar! You did a great job with the sketches!

Maureen said...

oh, Duchess!! You ROCK these sketches with your CAS design!! LOVE your interpretations :) That first one with the aqua and my beloved berry sorbet is making me drool here in my classroom!! I miss the summer like crazy time it comes around, it will be your birthday :) LOVE the patterned papers with the lilac ribbon :) Delicious!! You most definitely deserve a sweet treat, maybe even 2 for each fabulous card :)

Karen B. said...

I think it is wonderful when you CASify something. I love these clean and simple takes!

Lynn said...

Seriously...I am in LOVE with how you CASified these sketches...they are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Aimes! I really love the first one!

Brenda said...

These are just totally beautiful! I love your interpretation of the sketches!

Unknown said...

These are both fabulous cards Aimes! I do love your CAS style ... Ange

Sharron said...

Love seeing you CASify something. Just a touch of your magic and they are CAS winners! Love the colors on both. Berry Sorbet is always a favorite plus love that sentiment; and the yellow & lavender with that little tag & bow is such a beauty!

Arlene said...

Absolutely love your take on the sketches...just beautiful and CAS. :)

sandie said...

Hi Aimes
I also look at some of the sketches and get a bit spooked by the layers but you have done a great job in CASifying the. I reallt like the first card-so simple yet stunning.

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