Thursday, May 2, 2013

Viva La Verve Sketch, April Week 3

Today I'm posting my last two cards for the Viva La Verve challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the first one that I made. The sketch seemed to lend itself to a shabby chic/vintage style.


I love the following Plain Jane verse from Verve:

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

God, as our Father, wants to bless us, help us, and see that we are happy. The closer we grow to Him, the more fellowship we have with Him, the more He is able to do that and the more we recognize His blessings in our lives. I am also convinced that when we delight in the things of the Lord, some of our desires also change. There are some areas of life that won't be as important to us, so the desires of our hearts more closely align with what He sees is best for us.

 To make this card more vintage/shabby chic, I used papers from Graphic45's French Country and the Kraft woodgrain background from The Paper Studio. I scissor distressed the edges of the black, red, and gold papers and inked the edges of the two scalloped ovals. Cotton lace and a doily along with pearls also contribute to the vintage touch. I added a small unknown silk flower on the organdy bow and a CTMH butterfly.

Thank you for visiting. May God grant you close fellowship with Him and many rich blessings of the heart.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Fashionista Challenge #15 - Shabby or Vintage
Happy Campers #16 - Use lace
House of Gilli - Lace and pearls
MilkCoffee Challenge - Lace and pearls
My Time to Craft #219 - use Kraft (the woodgrain kraft cs)
Ooh La La Creations - vintage/nostalgic
Paper Crafting Journey - anything  goes
Southern Girls #68 - You can say that again - sentiment/quote
Viva La Verve April 2013
Word Art Wednesday #78 - anything goes with scripture or uplifting/encouraging verse



Wedgie said...

Pretty card, I love all the different elements.

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE this, Vickie. It's amazing, and I'm just adoring everything about it. THanks for sharing it in our challenge this week.
Word Art Wednesday

nnalorac said...

So love your design and love the gorgeous lace. Thanks Vickie for joining us over at Fashionista this month. Carolxx

Zella said...


Gale said...

Gorgeous card Vickie. Great take on the sketch and love all the different elements. Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Siv said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love the design, and those patterned papers from G45 are absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along at the SGC!
Hugs Siv

TOM Orrell said...

Great inspirational work. Keep it up.
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Crafty Kitten said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL this time
Dawn xx

Jacki Daniels said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

Shelagh McCarthy said...

Stunning card, I love the sentiment, and the lace.
Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers