Viva la Verve Sketch

Hi friends - I was inspired to create using the Week 2 sketch from Viva la Verve (you can see it below) or follow the link. I started with a tag I had on my desk - just a good ole blank tag I had cut at some point and never used. I applied a thin layer of gesso, let it dry, then applied Distress Crayons through a stencil and then used ANOTHER stencil on top of that and applied a thick layer of whipped spackle and Bo Bunny glitter paste - it's soooo sparkly IRL!

I stamped the flowers from Verve's Love's Flower set and colored with Zig Clean Color Brushes using a wink of stella to spread and combine the colors. Not my fave but hey, I made it work! ;)

I added the 'amazing' die and tag line from MFT's Amazing stamp set and matching die - I originally die cut the 'amazing' from the same blue background paper but it just didn't pull all the colors together for me, so I cut it again from some Halloween orange paper - that works! I included a picture of the card with the blue sentiment, which do you like better? I added a drop shadow of the word in black card stock and finished off the card with enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by; take care!


Stamps: MFT Amazing, Verve Visual Love's Flower
Papers: Doodlebug DP, MME DP, MFT Whip Cream (tag), vellum
InkMemento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Accessories: WOW black embossing powder, enamel dots, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Clear Wink of Stella, PTI small scalloped border die, MFT Amazing die, washi tape (inside), Dots and Lines stencil, Mini Mod stencil, Bo Bunny sugar glitter glue, whipped spackle


Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge 54 - Earn Your Stripes


  1. This is so cool! Love the coloring on your flower! Thanks for joining us at Viva la Verve!

  2. Hi Michele! I just love this and how you got the wording to match up with the background stripes is awesome! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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