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!

38 comments:

  1. Your bouquet of flowers is amazing! Love all the colors and the touch of glitter!

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  2. I love your take on the dare. Its so clean and crisp :)

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  3. This is so pretty.. I love the fresh colors. Your description of your card is perfect! Love seeing how you used the new set.

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  4. Wow, I love the multiple colors you used in your flowers. What a beautiful garden you've created!

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  5. Ohhhh Beautiful Charmaine!!! Great colors and spray of flowers!!

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  6. This is just so delightful Charmaine! I love the white background with the pretty posies! Beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful. The layering is very eye catching.

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  8. WOW; this is splendid! This will forever be one of my favorite cards! Absolutely stunning!

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  9. WOW! it's gorgeous! the flowers are beautiful!

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  10. gorgeous card! I love the "cleanness" of the white as a background for those beautiful flowers!

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  11. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! So clean and elegant, love how you used the new dies and stamps.

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  12. oh, Charmaine, love all the layers of those gorgeous blossoms and the pop of green leaves...simply gorgeous!!

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  13. All of those flowers are fabulous! Beautiful card!

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  14. Oh happy sigh....look at all those Vervalicious flowers! Great card :)

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  15. Ohhhh, this is beauuuutiful!! I love the layout of all of those blooms and their layering is perfect! Love all the different colors and the glitter accent too! So pretty!

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  16. Wow, I love this. It is fresh and clean and so appealing! I wish I could say our mud is gone and replaced by plush green grass. Not yet...but we do have some beautiful flowers coming on!

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  17. Simply lovely! The bouquet of flowers is gorgeous!

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  18. So beautiful, Charmaine! I love your bold spray of flowers with the pen drawn border. A perfect balance!

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  19. Oooh--I love all the colors of flowers and the embossed dots.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous. These stamps and dies are officially on my wish list!

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  21. I LOVE your card - all those colors are wonderful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Love your layering flowers on this card Charmaine! It's a breath of fresh air with all that yummy white space, too.

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  23. Char...this card is so clean and colorful and fresh...just like you said!!!! Love the two dies that you used..the leaves and the floral circles.

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  24. Oh I just love this! Those flowers are gorgeous and the colors with the sparkle are delish!! Love it!!

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  25. OH MY GOSH! This is just fabulous, wow is all I can say. And to make those flowers, they just look like fun to make and make the card. Love how you did the line around the card and ended at the sentiment- draws the eye right to it. Beautiful card.

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  26. Absolutely stunning! Love this card!!! Thanks for sharing it with us today. :D

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  27. Beautiful creations! I love the colorful cluster of flowers...gorgeous!

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  28. So striking against all that white, what pretty flowers! :>)

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  29. Beautiful card. Love the bouqet of flowers and the way you drew the border around the edge by the sentiment. TFS

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  30. wowsers...this is so pretty...love the glitter and the springy colors!!

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  31. OMGoodness...these flowers just POP off the white BG! Gorgeous!

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  32. Wow! Those colors jump off the white background so perfectly! Love the double black frame as well!

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  33. Wow, your card is amazing!! I love all of those and you have layered them perfectly. Love the simple sentimen too. Beautiful work!!
    xoxo, Christine

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