Monday, May 19, 2008

May's Project Parade Challenge

It's that time again for the Verve Divas to give you another Project Parade Challenge! This month we cooked up a color challenge inspired by a cute summer sandal ad. Here are all the details! We gave you a few options, and as always, feel free to add any neutrals. ETA: If you don't have the SU! colors listed, feel free to substitute similar colors from any company.

And of course, there's a prize! Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post for all the deets!

For the next two weeks, you'll see all the cards that the Design Team has created for the challenge. So I'm here to kick it off!

My card is really simple...I knew I wanted to play with the butterflies from Fluttering By and do a pierced trail. So this creation was born!

I stamped the butterflies first on my watercolor paper (twice...one to cut and one on the main panel). Then I sketched the trails with a pencil, pierced it, and then erased the pencil marking. Using my Stampin' Up Markers & waterbrush, I watercolored the butterflies. I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the wings are outlined with my Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen.

To work all the colors in, I cut strips of cardstock to 3/4" wide, adhered them to the black panel, and then ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and the Offray ribbon tied across the panel for a nice clean finishing touch.

So....wanna know how you can win $15 in Verve Bucks? It's easy! Just make a card, layout, or other project using the color challenge and link us up on this post before Midnight (Mountain time) on May 31st. If you have any Verve Visual stamps, please use them, but it's not a requirement. The winner will receive a $15 shopping spree at the Verve store. What could be better than that?! And if you upload to Splitcoast, make sure you use the keyword VVPP02 so we can all see your Vervalicious creations!

Charmaine will be up tomorrow, so stay tuned for more inspiration!

Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Watercolor
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Pumpkin, Saffron, & Coral, Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), Paper Piercer, Slot Punch (Making Memories), Ribbon (Offray), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Corner Rounder (EK Success), Clear Spica Glitter Pen (Copic)

53 comments:

  1. Shannan! You're card is DELICIOUS! I just love the pierced butterfly trails and the uber cool layout.

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  2. Oh my Shannan...this is beautiful! Great colours and those butterflies are gorgeous! I can't wait to get this set soon!

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  3. Beautiful! Love thelayout and the fabulous butterfly trails!

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  4. Oh oh oh!!! I am going to have to play!! I don't have any VV stamps and I REALLY want some....This is a great color combo and it will be so fun to use. Thanks for the challenge and the chance to win some of your gorgeous stamps!!! I already commented on Shannan's blog, but I'll say it again. This card is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and fun. TFS!!!

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  5. Here's mine! I hope the link works!!!

    http://picasaweb.google.com/cat.stamper/MyStampedStuff/photo?authkey=F2w5J2lDzUc#5202288647830731826

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  6. Here is my submission
    http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/920067

    I loved the colors! They went together great!

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  7. Here's my submission The color combo was a stretch for me but I really enjoyed it. Thanks Cynthia
    http://cynthiasownplace.blogspot.com/

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  8. Rockin! Love the different colored rows of swiss dots.

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  9. I am totally in love with this colour combination!! Thanks for the challenge... My submission can be found at http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/

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  10. I really ended up loving these colors. I was a little scared at first. I made a scrapbook layout for the challenge. You can view it on my blog. Thanks

    http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-visual-color-challenge.html

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  11. gorgeous card, Shannan!!! I love the pierced butterfly trails!

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  12. What a beautiful card!!!! I love it!!!

    I had to play along as I'm blown away by all the new sets and the fun sketch and colors for this challenge....

    Here is my card:
    http://www.silkeledlow.blogspot.com

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  13. LOVE this card, Shannan! Love the butterflies with their trails and your coloring! It makes me smile!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color combo! So fresh for spring and summer and your card is gorgeous!
    Here's my take on the challenge

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/921027?cat=500&ppuser=16224

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Awesome card, Shannan! So bright and fun!

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  16. What a challenge, but I did it! I don't own any Verve stamps, so I used what I had. You can see my card here. Thanks for looking! ~Dannie

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  17. Wow, the ladies on your DT make this color challenge look easy!!! I had a hard time with it and had to substitute the Coral for Guava. Hopefully that's okay? Thanks for a fun challenge!!

    - MARIE

    http://bootstostamps.blogspot.com/2008/05/cps-65-and-vvpp02.html

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  18. http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/05/why-stop-good-thing.html

    I had to try a card too!!

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  19. Here's mine! I used Caribbean and Regal Rose on the multiple choice colors.

    http://aspeckofpixiedust.blogspot.com/2008/05/colorful-mojo.html

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  20. This was a fabulous colour challenge! I have uploaded mine to SCS but missed the keywords but have added them now.
    Thanks for looking!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/922419?nocache=1

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  21. This is a pretty color combination!
    Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/922475
    I'm lovin' this set!

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  22. I had so much fun making this card and really love the color combo! Here's my blog link, it's tittle Verve Color Challenge and if you click the pictures they will come up bigger:)
    Leah

    http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com

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  23. Your card is beautiful and here is mine. I really had to scrounge around for the soft sky all I had was tiny scraps thus the flower centers are the blue. I was lucky and found some pattern paper that just fit the bill it has all the colors. Talk about luck maybe mine will hold and I will win. LOL.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/922967?nocache=1

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  24. Love this color combination and had fun doing this. Going to use these colors again!

    http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/2008/05/may-2008-project-parade-challenge.html

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  25. What a pretty card! I finally bought some Verve Visual sets - yeay! and wanted to participate on this challenge and so here's mine:
    http://creativepad.typepad.com/creative_pad/2008/05/just-because-and-gift-certificate-holder.html

    Thanks this was fun!

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  26. Great fun! Loved the colors!!

    Here is my card...

    http://deespapertree.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-color-challenge.html

    Thanks,
    Dee

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  27. Beautiful card--and great color challenge! Here's my try at it: http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-times-2.html

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  28. Heather CampbellMay 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    This is a beautiful color combination. Here's my card blog:
    http://heatherspapertreasures.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2024124%3ABlogPost%3A282

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  29. Here's mine- fun stuff- hope this will be a monthly thing!!

    http://stampymcstamperson.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-may-project-parade.html

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  30. Ooohhh, this was fun! I might have to make another! Here's my card..
    http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/05/couple-of-mojo-challenges.html

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  31. Here's my card .I didn't have the exact colors so used what I thought was close.

    Color Challenge

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  32. Finally got one done!!! Great challenge...

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/926203

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  33. This was such a fun color combination! :D I used all 5 of the colors on my card. I think it turned out nice! Thanks so much girls for the great challenge and inspiration. You rock! Here is my card:

    http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-memorial-day.html

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  34. Never done this before...hope this works! Thanks for the challenge. Love what you did with it. Here's my submission...

    http://www.4shared.com/file/49125602/2ce9a435/102_5162.html

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  35. What a fun challenge and amazing inspiration! What a talented team of designers...each card is so unique but equally beautiful! :-)
    Here is mine: http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/05/time-for-verve.html

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  36. What a great challenge -- I LOVE these colors!! All the DT samples have been fantastic!

    Here's my card: http://flowersandink.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-visual-color-challenge.html

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  37. great color challenge- I would never have put them together thanks for the idea. The DT samples and the entries so far have been fabulous. What a difficult choice to pick a winner. (Hint- I don't have any verve sets yet so please pick mine LOL). Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/928259?cat=500&ppuser=76424

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  38. Love the inspiration! Here's my card:

    http://stampinintherain.blogspot.com/2008/05/late-mojo-challenge.html

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  39. Whew... that was a bit tough, 5 colors was hard for me. I liked using squares, but oops, it was done!! Anyway, thanks for the challenge! Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/928940?cat=500&ppuser=103425

    Hugs, michelle

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  40. Whew! Finally got this done before it's too late!

    http://stamphappy-tammy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/05/verve-project-paradesketches-by-tamara.html

    All your samples have been gorgeous ladies! This is such a beautiful color combination. Looking forward to more Verve fun in the future!

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  41. Here's my take on these colors:

    http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2008/05/oooohpretty-col.html

    I love this combo! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  42. I don't have any Verve Visual stamps (YET!), but I'd sure love some! Here is my submission. (The flower is actually Pumpkin Pie, watercolored to the So Saffron color!)

    http://inkspiredtreasures.blogspot.com/2008/05/third-times-charm.html

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  43. OK, I loved these colors so much for the baby card I did that I decided to make a little chipboard album using them. Check it out here...
    http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/05/gift-for-sophie.html

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  44. Wow, I'm so glad I finally found time to squeeze this project in. I LOVE this color combo and I love my new VERVE stamps!!! Here is my card. I've really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful cards from the design team this week!

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  45. Here's mine!

    http://dancerriley.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-visuals-may-project-parade.html

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  46. Love love love this colour combination! Here's mine: Combo Challenge!

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  47. HandfullofstampsMay 30, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Thanks so much for the wonderful colors!!!
    Here is my card:
    http://handfullofstamps.blogspot.com/2008/05/holy-cow.html

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  48. My first try at your challenge. I hope you like it! Thank you for the inspiration!

    http://www.theartofinking.com/my_weblog/2008/05/mays-verve-visu.html

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  49. Great card! Bright and cheerful-really stands out! Nice job with the color challenge!

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  50. This was fun! Here's my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/931643?cat=500&ppuser=171

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  51. Here is mine. http://terrbear38.blogspot.com/2008/05/verve-color-and-sketch-challenge.html

    Love what you did with your sample.

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  52. Phew! I think I made it by the deadline. Nothing like leaving things until the last minute! I really need to get me some Verve stamps...

    My sample is here:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/932390?cat=12103

    jillmacd.wordpress.com

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  53. Well I'm completely bummed - I have an idea for a cool Verve card in my head but I haven't been able to get into the stamp room to make it. :-( I'll make & post it eventually, but sad I didn't get to do it in time for the contest!!!!!!!!!!! (keep the contests coming, though, love them as well as mojo mondays!!!)

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