Saturday, April 23, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Viva La Verve Sketch Blitz - #2

I had to enlarge this photo so you could see these little babies better.  Awwwww....

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with Post #2 for my big 11-Post Blog Blitz where I made 11 cards using the Viva La Verve Sketch 2.  I have a giveaway going on during this Blog Blitz so take a look at THIS POST for details.  Comment on any or all of my eleven Blog Blitz posts answering the question(s) for that post to be entered.

One thing that really attracted me to this particular sketch was the potential for using lots of scraps.  I keep my main bags of scraps that I am currently using in one drawer of my massive craft desk.  That way they are super-handy.  No excuses not to use them!

Well, since I already had pink scraps out from Card #1, I figured I would go ahead and make a pink card and do masculine cards after this.  Ha.  As you know, eleven cards later and I still don't have any guy cards!

I rarely do monochromatic cards, but I went totally pink this time.....even the ink.  And all scraps...Yay!  I used my
Verve - Scripture Medley 2 stamp set again and stamped with Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry.  

I realize it is probably some terrible crafting faux pas to stamp a sentiment with Distress Ink because they aren't as clear and crisp as other inks, but I often do it when I want a particular color other than my Versafine hues.  My real dye inks are in a plastic case that is not nearly as easy to get at as my DIs guess what gets used? 

Besides, now I have my nifty DI color chart so I can match the colors!  I have four more butterflies on my chart since I made this at the beginning of January for THIS POST.  Now just four more to go....waiting for to have mini-set #15 on a half-price sale.  :)

Okay, here is the Post #2 Question(s):
What is different about this card than my usual style?  What have you tried lately that is different from what you usually make?

That's all for now.  Be sure to answer the questions at each of my Blog Blitz posts for lots of entries in my big Blog Blitz Giveaway!  See you next post!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge - April Sketch #2
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girlie
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #226-227 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Dare2BArtzy April Challenge - Polka Dots NON-BD
5. DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Love to Scrap Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
7. Tuesday Throwdown TT290 - Monochromatic


  1. I love all of the shades of pink you used. You don't usually create mono chromatic cards. The picture of the cat with all of her babies iso cute.

    1. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge. Katie-DT member

  2. Awww just look at those eadorable kitties.
    I love your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.
    You do not usually create monochromatic cards.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. Love that Picked Raspberry color on your pretty card!
    Monochromatic cards are different for you. I am trying something new for me, and that is using stencils with embossing paste. Love the texture it adds!

  4. A lovely card Janis. Pink always works for me. Barbxx

  5. It's 'cos you don't normally make monochromatic cards - this one is fabulous! Afraid those darling little kitties stole the show though :)


    Di xx

  6. Very pretty! I can't believe you made 11 cards from the same sketch, but it definitely is a good sketch! Fabulous monochromatic card. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  7. Love this fun monochromatic card. Looks fabulous. I rarely make them either, but might have to go try one out.

  8. Oh, I can barely tear my eyes away from those adorable gray kittens (who look just like like pussy willows) but this bright pink card is just so darn happy! The distress inked sentiment is plenty clear and readable, and the slight softness gives it kind of a vintage appeal. This monochromatic design is not your usual style, but works perfectly. My recent departure from my usual style is my use of vellum. I'm so happy to have an excuse to use up some of that old, old vellum stash again!

  9. so cute babies!
    your card is very nice!
    you did monochromatic card.
    I dont do cas cards
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  10. I like that you decided to go monochromatic for a change! I recently did some uber bright watercolor cards that aren't my usual style, but they're growing on me. Hope to post them soon.

  11. I LOVE this bright and cheerful pink! You mentioned you don't usually do monochromatic cards, so this is different for you! I have recently tried altering colors on digital stamp images, making it sepia toned and it turned out great! Old dogs (and cats) CAN learn new tricks!
    Take Care!

  12. Thank you for lining up at WAW this week -fab pink card with a great message! - blessings Gail DT

  13. The answer is using a monochromatic color scheme on your card by using all pink. I just started using vinyl which I never tried before.

  14. More pink. I'm in seventh heaven especially as you have made the card monochromatic which you don't normally do. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. OMGosh !!! the kitties are so cute At first I thought that was the giveaway. AWWWWWWW.
    Question IT is ALL pink?? Thanks for the opportunity to win something fun
    I love the card and the take on the sketch is great.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  16. LOVE pink cards and again such pretty pink is monochromatic that you don't do much and the same for me, I seem to struggle with that (as well as making male cards)!!

  17. Very pretty in pink. You don't often make monochromatic cards. I usually don't make glittery cards but try to incorporate it since some in our stamping group love it.

  18. Beautiful card! Such a lovely design!

    And those kitties are just precious!! So adorable!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  19. I like pink! Super card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  20. Its very pretty Janis. Its different because its monochomatic (which I happen to love!) I have been trying to use more printed paper for my backgrounds. I tend to keep my prints at a minimum and I don't know why as I LOVE printed paper. Probably because I hoard what I love??? LOL

  21. lovely card! I rarely use pink, so that color is out of my wheelhouse...but it looks like you love pink!


  22. Your card is different because it is monochromatic. Very pretty. I recently made a card using markers to color in an image which is something that I rarely do!

  23. I guess you don't often do monochromatic cards, but I like this one. Did you know that there is an embossing powder that can be used with di's


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