Tuesday, April 5, 2011

March Diva Dare – Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the March Diva Dare!! Here's how our Diva Dare works... following each release, we post a theme 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 - Color Me Spring!  Whether you are shoveling snow off of your sidewalks and only dreaming of warmer weather or you are already enjoying the first blooms of the season, this challenge is sure to put a spring in your step! How you interpret the challenge is up to you! Stay tuned to learn how you could win some shiny new Verve!!
This is how I answered the dare...


I picked up these fun and colourful felt stickers a few weeks ago and have been waiting for a special card like this to put them on.  I created a grid by laying down all my chosen elements and marking where I wanted to stitch.  The butterfly was made with the new Flutterby die.  I cut out 2 butterflies, one from plain cardstock and one from patterned paper and layered them for a 3D look.  The sentiment is from the Egg-stra Special stamp set.  How’s that for colour?  But colour can also be more rich and saturated, so I had to make another card…(no teasing, Andrea!! lol)


I wanted to use this fabulous Hope Perches Plain Jane again with my SU bird punch.  I loved the way Julee had used this “Hope” stamp from Richly Blessed a few weeks ago (see HERE).  I typed a few more “Hope” words using a Word Document, printed it out and then stamped “Hope” in different colours, taking my cue from this gorgeous paper from Basicgrey’s Hello Luscious pad.  I also used the branch image from Love’s Flower with versamark to add a little something to the corner of the panel.  I love mixing and matching my stamp sets and Verve makes it so easy!  So are you ready for your Dare? 

1. Play along with us and link up your new Color Me Spring creation (posted March 28 or later) to the linky widget on the DAY 1 POST before midnight MST on Sunday, April 10. 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 Color Me Spring creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 11th right here on the Verve blog.

Now it's YOUR turn!  We DARE you to show us your creations!