Friday, August 11, 2017

Gracious Words

Today's card is for the August Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge. I am so happy Julee decided to bring this challenge back as it has always been a favorite. And although they aren't required, it encourages me to get out those Verve stamps which are also a favorite.

The faith Friday verse is from Proverbs 16:24:

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

I need to have this verse imprinted on my brain because it is a reminder that we all need to speak more kindly to one another. 

As per usual I had to break down the sketch to its simplest form to better suit my CAS style. I started out by creating watercolor stripes using a wide brush onto watercolor cardstock in blueberry sky, bright buttercup and new leaf inks. I then stamped the verse from the Verve Proverbs 16:24 stamp which is now retired along with a small bee image from the The Buzz set. I cut out the watercolored panel with a wonky stitched die. I then stamped the large bee from the The Buzz set onto Copic X-Press It cardstock, cut out with the matching die, then colored with Copic Markers. I also used the honeycomb die from the same set and cut it twice from yellow cardstock. After layering the two honeycomb diecuts, I attached it and the bee image to the panel. 

Products: Verve stamps and dies, Master's Touch, Bazzill and PTI cs, Simon Says and PTI ink

Have a blessed day and weekend.

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  1. This is just beautiful, Nancy! Love those watercolor stripes and this plain jane just happens to be re-appearing in a new Scripture Medley at the end of this month. Hooray!

  2. love your clean, simple and super clever take on the sketch!!