Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Fling: Challenge 1

Hi Verve Friends, Lynda here. Are you ready to have some fun?!?!? I hope so because I am!!! The Diva's have LOTS in store for you today!! We have challenges, sneak peeks, a blog hop, partying in the Verve Forum at 9pm EST and of course during our partying & chatting in the forum, Julee will reveal the beautiful NEW stamp sets!!! I am here to tell you, you DO NOT want to miss it, the stamps are AMAZING, as usual!! LOL!!

On to the challenge! I am challenging you to make a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card, project or scrapbook page using FLOWERS. See, easy peasy!! LOL!!!

Here a couple samples to get your creative juices flowing!!! The first card was made by my FANTASTIC guest, Stephanie Kraft! I LOVE Stephanie's work and am honored to have her as my guest today!!!Stephanie used Verve's Love's Flower and Wonderful Wishes (Wonderful Wishes is retired but there is a set called Wishing You that is an update version of Wonderful Wishes that you might be interested in). Stephanie embossed the flower using black embossing powder and layered it. It is difficult to see in the picture but she also embossed (using white embossing powder) the flower on the white background. The colors are so rich and her stitching is perfect!!! I can't seem to get my stitching to be straight like that. I am SURE my sewing machine has a defect!!! LOLOL!!!! Such a gorgeous card Stephanie and THANK YOU for being my guest!!!!

Here is my card ~

For my card, I stamped the background of the Kraft panel using the polka dot stamp from the Bountiful Backgrounds set and Versamark ink. I then stamped the DARLING flowers from the new Verve set called Let it Shine using Snow White ink (PTI). I colored portions of the flower using my Blue Frost Copic Marker, added some blue Swarovski crystals and OF COURSE I added some clear glitter to the colored portions of the flower using my Copic Spica glitter pen.

Here is a closer look at the flowers ~

Aren't they beautiful?!?! Julee always adds such beautiful details to her images. Better get your wish list started, you are going to LOVE these stamps!!!!

To follow are the challenge details!

So are you ready for some more crafty fun? Just make a flowery clean & simple stamped card, project or scrapbook page and upload a photo to your blog or online gallery. Then click the image above to add your link using the Mr. Linky entry form. Entries are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 8.

One lucky entry will win a $25 Verve Stamps gift certificate!

Have fun and good luck!


  1. AWESOME challenge!! Woohoo!! Let the fun begin! :)

  2. OMG it looks like designer paper- beautiful card! Well both of them are beautiful and yes- her stitching is flawless and I agree- it must be the machine b/c mine is the same way! :)

  3. I thought that was designer paper. Awesome card!

  4. The kraft card is gorgeous!

  5. Awesome challenge and I am loving the sneak with the awesome floral dp! Beautiful.

  6. Mary (Happy Now)March 5, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Ahh, yeah! Clean and simple! LOVE IT!

  7. CAS and flowers :D Who could ask for more :D Off to play :)

  8. Oh my word, those are delicious! I can't wait to take a shot at this challenge!

  9. such gorgeous glad you could join us Stephanie!

    enjoy *~*

  10. beautiful cards from the DT! Glad I found the time to play along!

  11. Oh the DT cards are awesome. Great Challenge. Thanks