Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Diva Dare - Day 4

Hi there!  It's Charmaine with Day 4 of this month's Diva Dare!

For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge.  During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month we dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - April Showers Bring May Flowers!  With the warmer weather, new growth, and all the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, it is easy to be inspired by Spring!  How you interpret the dare is completely up to you!  To sweeten up the challenge, stay tuned to learn how you could win some brand new Verve!
Here is my answer to this month's dare.  When I think of Spring, I think fresh, clean and colorful.  All of the leafless trees and dull grass become alive with colorful buds that seem to sprout overnight.  The now muddy and wet yard suddenly has plush, dry grass.  I went with a white card base to signify the "clean", "fresh" Spring air.  I layered different colors for the flowers from Bloom & Grow and die cut them using the Floral Circles Die Set.  I added some glitter and rhinestones to make the flowers glisten.  The leaves were stamped and die cut using the Elegant Leaves Die.

I stamped the sentiment and then drew a frame with a ruler and black pen.  I matted the focal piece on black cardstock.  The card base is embossed with the Dots Embossing Folder by Darice. 

Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  1. Play along with us and link up your new April Showers Bring May Flowers creation (posted April 22nd or later) to the linky widget on THIS POST before midnight MST on Saturday, May 7th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would  LOVE to see ‘em!
  2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our April Showers Bring May Flowers creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, May 9th right here on the Verve blog.
Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!