Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thinking of You

Hello Everyone!!!

As soon as I saw these colors and that the awesome Tammy Hersberger (Tammy you are AWE-some chickie!!!)  was the host over at the Color Throwdown, I had to play!! These colors are fabulous and all the ladies on the DT are da sweetest! Check out 

Have you been checking out all the sneak peeks from the Verve divas and Julee (also known as DIVA extraordinaire) over at the Verve Stamps blog and at Julee's Poetic Artistry blog? They are fantabulous!! The release is tomorrow nite - so mark your calendars and check out the Verve blog for a chance to win some goodies!!!

I am SO excited to play along with these awesome chickies - here is my sneak peek at the stamp set: Budding Blossoms that Julee is going to be releasing tomorrow night, using her fabulous Verve sketches (this is AVS204). If you play along and do all 5 sketches - you could win the grand prize of getting alllllll the sets in tomorrow's release (and trust me - boy is it a fabulous release!!!!!!! - you can check out all the sketches here)

I wanted to make a simple card and was surprised at how quickly this came together! This black paper and yellow paper is a handmade soft flocky kinda of paper that was a gift from a friend of mine - which I have been saving forever and was so happy to use for this project :) The flowers are popped up on dimensionals and dew drop-a-fied :) - love the font of the sentiment in this set!

Card Details:

Stamp Set: Budding Blossoms from Verve
Paper: Pink is from stash and the Yellow and Black are handmade papers that were a gift from a friend of mind - the "kraft" paper is from the Paper company and white cardstock is from Taylored Expressions: Choice Snow White
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Sakura glaze pen (black), bling from K & Company, paper crimper, crystal stickles, dew drops from stash, dimensionals, corner rounder, ribbon from stash 

And I couldn't stop playing around with this set so I made some more cards using the same sketch and same set and decided to go monochromatic :) I LOVE all the stamps that are in this set - and there are more images and sentiments that are in this set that aren't shown here. I love that they are designed to just go together and easily make a flower image - here are the rest: the card details are the same as above and I digged into my paper stash to make these cards:

Monochromatic Red - Thinking of You Card

Monochromatic Yellow - Thinking of You Card

Monochromatic Purple - Thinking of You Card

Check out the awesome samples the Verve Divas have made here and what lovely Julee has created here and you can see what awesome creations have been created by the Color Throwdown DT and challenge players using the Color Throwdown swatch this week over here

Hope you guys are having a great Thursday!!! Are you excited for Friday - I am SOOO Ready!!! And I have a special peek tomorrow :) I am excited about :) so if you have a chance come on over and peek! :)

Thanks so much for  coming over to visit!!!  Have a great nite!
Big hugs to all!!!
Sankari :)


LeAnne said...

My goodness, Sankari, you have been BUSY! Your CTD card is awesome with those cool papers---texture is always fun! Thanks for playing and sharing all your uber-creativity with us!

Chook said...

wow, haven't you been busy. that is a great sketch isn't it.

Shannan Teubner said...

These are GORGEOUS, Sankari!! You rock, girlfriend!

Ann said...

Girl, do you ever make a bad card? Heck, even a so-so card? Seriously, you knock my socks off every time I visit you! These are stunning creations!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

I agree, this is going to be a wonderful release!! I cannot wait! Love how you used those flowers!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Sankari!!!!!! PLEASE... I'm begging you... PLEASE come over here and help me create like you... MY GOODNESS!!!! You truly are BRILLIANT!!

xx SJK

broni (waterchild12) said...

All of your cards are beautiful! I love how you kept all the CTD colors separate on that card. A very distinct and beautiful look!

Donna Marie said...

The colors are awesome!!!
What a statement!!!
Thanks for the inspiration

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing the color throwdown!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OK, I'm still positive that you are masquerading as a busy mom with a full-time job and in reality you're at home all day doing nothing but stamping! Give it up, Shawnie! I figured you out, girl! SHUT UP! These card are stunning! And I'm LMBO at your "dew drop-ified" comment! You are incredible! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Mercy said...

sankari...this card set is breathtaking! great way to showcase that set...ingenious!

Cathy Indelicato said...

great job with the CTD colors - all the cards are great!

wendyp said...

Wow, girl you sure have been busy! They're all stunning!!!

gale said...

Gorgeous cards! You really made good use of that sketch!