Friday, April 8, 2011

March Diva Dare - Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 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!!

Here's how I answered the dare:


When I think of Spring, I think of new life, fresh beginnings, a renewed sense of hope and optimism. Verve's new Hope Perches Plain Jane is perfect for this month's Diva Dare. I used some lovely, flowery Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers for a fresh, Spring feel, then made a focal point using a Prima paper bird, a paper rosette, and a Spellbinders new fancy tag die-cut.




And a few close-ups:



 I added chunky glitter to the edges of the rosette:




Want to know how you can win some fabulous new VERVE GOODIES?
  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!!

30 comments:

  1. Oh Amy this is just so dreamy with the soft colors. Love the glitter on the edges and the pin add the right touch. Beautiful.

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  2. This is fabulous. So much detail and such softness. I could put the same elements together using the same sketch, and it never looks like yours. You've just got "it"

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  3. This is lovely Amy - has such a soft quality to it. Love the chunky sugar glitter and the 'raindrops' you added to Andrea's AWESOME sketch this week.

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  4. Wowsers....this is beautiful!! such great detail!!

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  5. Absolute gorgeousness! I love the HUGE dimension you've created with the fab sketch!

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  6. This is so soft and serene and that prima bird takes my breath away!! I love this layout and the colors you chose to go with it!!

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  7. Your card is beautiful. What a great use of the layout and soft colors. Love it.

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  8. Absolutely love this sketch and your card, the colours are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for being such an inspiration. x

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  9. This is so pretty. Love the softness and all the dew drops.

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the pop of pink!

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  11. Very pretty--I like the rosette and the raindrops.

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  12. oh, Amy...just gorgeous!! I love the papers and those fabulous little dew drops everywhere...you never cease to amaze me :)

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  13. Love the scattered bling around the card and of course the green! Lovely Amy touches everywhere too : )

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  14. Beautiful! I love the aged look of the card! The rosette and bird combination are lovely!

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  15. What a gorgeous card, and I LOVE the sketch, too - you've got my mind going now!

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous Amy! I love the shabby look and feel to this and your design is just fantastic! You always pick the best embellishments to look just right. SO GORGEOUS!!

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  17. Wow Amy! I love the rosette with the glitter, the adorable bird die cut as well as the rose bud that adds just a pop of color to all the natural shades you used.

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  18. wow Amy, this is gorgeous...i luv the colors and all your fabulous details!

    enjoy *~*

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  19. What a beautifully, soft, elegant card. I love your take on the sketch and really like the bling you added, they look like little water drops.

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  20. What a sweet card! It's is a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  21. This card is stunning Amy! So soft, delicate and utterly feminine... You are able to add so many beautiful details without it looking crowded. Fabulous!

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  22. This is gorgeous, love the rosette!

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  23. So very pretty and soft.
    Love all the details.

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  24. I love all of the wonderful details and the chunky glitter! Great card!!

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  25. What a charming and elegant beauty Amy!! Love the greens and the sugar glitter!!

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  26. WOW! This is stunning Amy, as always! Your work is exquisite.

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  27. Gorgeous card. I am in love with the placement of the clear rhinestones...very cleverly placed!!!!

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  28. wow this is gorgeous! I love the soft green colors.

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  29. This is beautiful! I love your use of the sketch. That little bird is so sweet!

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