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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop


Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Sarah's blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.

So here's my creation for the blog hop!


I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as a starting point and just went from there.  The top panel was made using my Martha Stewart score board and scoring on the diagonal at 1" intervals.  Then I sponged it with Tea Dye distress ink and added pearls at each inersection.  The Cup of Life image was stamped onto cream cross stitch using Memento Rich Cocoa.  Then I overstamped "Tea" on the right hand side using Fresh Snow ink.  My flower was also made using cross stitch fabric and my Prickley Pear hibiscus die.
 
 Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Samantha's blog for a little more Verve-y goodness.

81 comments:

Janelle said...

Rich and highly detailed textural elements on this wonderful card. Love it!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing it during the hop!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a pretty project! Such a great idea to stamp on aida cloth!

Lisa Christine said...

Wow, what a pretty card! I love the little details! Thanks for showing close ups!

Jen P said...

I never would have thought to use cross stitch material in stamping! Love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love the vintage style of your card! The scoring is fantastic as is your use of cross stitch fabric!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a clever idea!

Shari said...

Very pretty. Great job!

Cindy said...

What a unique idea to stamp on the cloth! It all goes together quite well!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

This is great. I never thought of this technique, thanks

Tracy said...

Lovely card - great colors! love the embossing! TFS!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

amazing details, I luv the stamping on the cross stitch fabric, great touch...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Joan Switalski said...

Wow... stamping on aida cloth sure looks like it's cross stitched. Gotta try that :D tfs!

Betty Wright said...

Leslie, this is wonderful! Great detailing and fabulous texture! Lovin' that flower! Lovely card!

GrannyCharlotte said...

This is an awesome card. I just loved the detail and the idea of stamping on cross-stitch material is so neat. Love the flower also. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Bogner's said...

Absolutely stunning. The flower is amazing and your scoring is amazing!

Julie E said...

Such an eclectic group of embellies that you have combined for a great card! The embossing is fab too :>)

Leenda said...

WOW! Gorgeous artwork!

Marisa said...

Love the scoring with the pearls and the cross stitch material for the focal image. Great card!

Kimberly S. said...

WOW....simply STUNNING details!!!! I LOVE the texture in this card!!!

Sarah said...

How original! I've never thought of stamping on canvas before. You did a great job with your aging and distressing. A beautiful flower too.

Jennifer Roach said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE how you used the fabric on this and that flower is great!!

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Jackie said...

This is so pretty and sweet! Great card!

Terri E. said...

I lik your scoring and pearl elements.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous! I love how you used the cross stitch fabric! I'm going to have to try that:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Lovely card and clever use of aida cloth!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful project and the top looks so elegant and set off nicely with the rustic feel of the material of the flower and image

Joanne Gilch said...

Your creation is so amazing! Just gorgeous!

debhorst said...

awesome....I love your close up photos!!

Loretta said...

Great card!!!

Wendy Space said...

Just beautiful. I love the idea using the scoring and inking. Will have to try that soon.

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! Fantastic idea using the cross stitch fabric.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous! What a great use of cross stitch fabric! :)

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty!

Christina said...

This is so original! I love the idea of stamping on the fabric, and the scored diamonds add such a lovely, subtle texture!

SimpleScrappin said...

I absolutley love all the texture...stunning card. TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card, love the way you set it up for the picture.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a great card! Love the cross stitch stamping and the gorgeous scored background. Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

LindaR said...

Love the ceramic tile effect!

stamphappy said...

Love that scored background! Beautiful card!

Wendy said...

This is awesome!!! Love what you did with the cross stitch fabric!!! Have a great day!!!

Elaine said...

Pretty card, love the stamping on the Aida cloth, great idea

Lillian Child said...

There has been so much talent on this blog hop, but your card - oh my - love how you've stamped on aida cloth - very original!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, completely gorgeous!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

How pretty! Nice vintage and antique touches

Lorus! said...

At first I thought it was stitched! Stamping on aida cloth is so pretty - love the idea! Absolutely beautiful project.

Luanne said...

WOW!!! I can't wait to run home from work and pull out my old cross stitch aida cloth!!! (LOL, yes I'm doing the blog at work...) What a great idea! The flower is so cool out of the fabric too. Just a fantastic card with a favorite set. TFS!

Mary said...

What a GREAT idea and it adds so much texture and dimension to your card - not to mention that this is one of my favorite sets :)

Kristina said...

Never in a million years would I have thought to stamp on cross stitch material. I'm so glad I came across your blog during this hop!! I love what you have created, and the shabbiness that the cross stitch material lends the card.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love the vintage look of this! I love how you stamped on the cross stitch - must pull some out of my craft box! The flower is gorgeous too.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamping on canvas!

Yvonne said...

Neat idea!

jodie said...

great looking card with so much texture and technique going on.simply gorgeous.

The Paper Princess said...

Gorgeous!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Jami said...

beautiful project.

Wendy K. said...

What a great idea to stamp on cross-stitch fabric!

Umberto said...

Using the cross-stitch material in conjunction with the tea stamp was an inspired idea.

Sandi said...

Wonderful...I love the cross stitch fabric for the flowers and teacup!

Mary said...

Oh, cross-stitch fabric. Clever!

Kathy said...

Very pretty card. I have lots of bits and pieces of cross stitch fabric that may have found a new life.

Jane Bosi said...

Very pretty! I love all your details!

Maureen said...

oh, what gorgeous vintage-y details :) Love the placement of pearls :)

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

sharon said...

What a gorgeous vintage card!
Sharon L

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love the texture! Great job!

Kelly said...

Lots of pretty details here! Thanks for the idea for using the MS score board. I just picked it up last week! BEAUTIFUL card! I love the stamp!!

Samantha said...

the use of the cross stich is gorgeous!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful card. I love the scoring and the pearls.

Erika M. said...

Your card is lovely!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous! Love that you stamped on the aida cloth and cut flowers out of it too - so creative!

Ola said...

Very pretty card!

Thank you so much for sharng!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Janelle said...

Gorgeous card! Yea, I have scraps of aida cloth with purpose again!

Nancy said...

Wonderful card. I am partial to the scored section. You did a great job with the scoring and inking, and the pearls add an elegant touch.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, I love the vintage style and the wonderful textures.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow - LOVE the look of stamping on cross stitch fabric and how you frayed it around the ends - SO COOL! I will have to try this too! Thanks for the inspiration Leslie! :)

Vera said...

Great-looking card! I love those three cropped images which show off the amazing details. Nice job!

Crafty Engineering said...

So totally brilliant to stamp on cross-stitch fabric! It turned out fantastically!

Naomi said...

Very creative use of cross-stitch fabric! It's a fabulous effect!