Friday, February 5, 2016

Viva la Verve! February Week 1 Sketch

Welcome to our first Viva la Verve sketch of February!

It's a brand new year and we've got a few exciting changes to Viva la Verve to announce. We're simplifying things a bit and switching to a 2 sketch per month schedule.  Life seems to be going at turbo speed these days and a slower pace sounds pretty exciting to me!  {grin} 
We'll draw TWO winners at the end of each month.  
Winners will receive a $40 gift voucher to the Verve Store.

Here's what the new schedule looks like:

1st Friday: Sketch 1
2nd Friday: Recap of Sketch 1
3rd Friday: Sketch 2 posted
4th Friday: Recap of Sketch 2
5th Friday: Winners posted
(if a month only has 4 Fridays, winners will be posted on the 1st Friday of the following month)

Other than that all the same RULES apply.  Feel free to link up as often as you like. Verve Stamps are not required, but we do LOVE to see them! :)

We'll have 2 February challenges... play along with us and link your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose TWO random winners at the end of the month to win a $40 gift voucher to VerveWe'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups next Friday, so be sure to come back and link up!

Here's the February Week 1 Sketch

Link up your creations here:

Here's what I came up with using this sketch and some fun Valentine sets!

I started by stamping one of the large wavy hearts from Wings of Love on the pick background, in a slightly darker shade of pink. I added some fun faux stitching with the Borderline stamp set and then added some ink splats with liquid india ink and a tiny paint brush. I cut out the tags with the tag from Flourished Tag die set. I just trimmed the kraft tag a little on each side to make it smaller. The rosette piece is an embellishment from Crate Paper I believe. The sentiments from You and I were stamped and embossed in white on black cardstock and cut into strips.  

I have a couple beautiful samples from Julee and Maureen to share with you as well!

This from Julee, using the Let it Be stamp set:

And from Maureen using Twitterpated and Treasured Words:

Can't wait to see what you create!

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