Monday, September 17, 2012

Fanspiration Diva Dare ~ Day 6


Hello, friends, it's Amy today, with Day 6 of our Fanspiration Diva Dare. This month, we "dare" you to show us your new creations inspired by projects made by Verve fans!  You can pick any little Verve project to inspire you, as long as it is not by one of our design team members (or yourself!) {grin}. To get your wheels a turnin', the Divas will be posting their Fanspiration creations using our newly released products right here each weekday!


I think this is my favorite Diva Dare theme ever. But also the hardest, because there are so many amazing projects to choose from! I've had a blast perusing various Verve galleries, and in the end chose this very recent and very beautiful card by Kerri Michaud to use as inspiration. I love the woodgrain background and the warm Fall colors especially. Here's my take:


I started with two flowers from Lean on Me. Both are colored with Copics, die-cut with the Pointed Flowers Die Set, and topped with chocolate buttons. I added two large Dreamy Leaves die-cuts in green gingham to help frame the flowers. The paper-pieced bird and the sentiment (die-cut with one of the Tiny Sweet Scallop dies) are both from With Love. Of course I had to include my new favorite Pennant Trim die, as well as a kraft Ribbon Banner die-cut that I stamped with the Thatched Banner Plain Jane. The warm Fall colors and patterns, including the dark chocolate woodgrain background, are from the Simple Stories Take a Hike and Harvest Lane collections. Thank you, Kerri, for the "fanspiration"!



How fun is this Dare?  Don't know where to start?   Head over to the Verve Fan Gallery to peruse some projects, pick one then join in the fun...here are the details...

 
  There are two ways to win...

  1. Win a $50 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our Fanspiration Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form. Winner will be chosen by random draw.  To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted September 7 or later
    • Be inspired by a non-design team created Verve card or project
    • Include a link to the inspiration piece you used, as well as a brief explanation of what inspired you
    • Use at least one Verve product
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Sunday, September 23.
  2. Win a Verve set of your choosing! Leave a little shout-out for the Divas in the comments section as we post our answers to the Fanspiration dare each weekday through September 20.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -



19 comments:

  1. Wow, love the distressing around the edges and the wood paper in the background!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous - love the colour palette!

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  3. this is gorgeous Amy! ...love Kerri's creation too! so much awesome creativity!

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  4. Love your take on this card - beautiful! :)

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  5. WOW! This is stunning Amy! I love the pop of yellow with green against that dark grey... beautiful!

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  6. So sweet! Love the juxtaposition of pennants and that adorable bird!

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  7. Oh what a great card! I love the distressed edges on the woodgrain background. Those gingham leaves are a neat touch and the little birdie on the banner is so cute. I have him but havent't managed to work him into a card yet! Love the flowers with the button centers too.

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  8. Really pretty. ;-) I love the patterns and beautiful colors.

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  9. Loving this, Amy!! The wood grain is wonderful and the paper piece wing on the bird and leaves are delightful. Great case :)

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  10. Love the coloring on the flowers of these!

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  11. Such a beautiful card! Love the card that inspired you as well! I think this is a great theme and one worth repeating too!

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  12. Great card--I like the inspiration piece too. Cute gingham leaves and love the little birdie.

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  13. Your card is beautiful, as well as the inspriation card. Love the distressing and the new pennant die you used. It is a favorite of mine also.

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  14. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Oh wow, Amy! I am so honored that you chose my card for your inspiration! Your take is amazingly GORGEOUS as always:) I love the paper pieced leaves and that sweet little bird!

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  16. This is beautiful. I love the distressing and the paper piecing. Beautiful flowers.

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  17. Amy!!
    I really like the country appeal that you created with your lovely paper piecing and vereve stamps:) I think the country girl feel was brought home by the juste twine bows in the center of the adorable verve sunflowers that you colored and stamped!! You do an awesome job!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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