Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Diva Dare-Day 3


Hello Verve Fans!  It's Charmaine and today I'm bringing you Day 3 of this month's Diva Dare!!  This month we are challenging you to "Bright Blooms and Butterflies", a combination of mine (Oodabug Alley) and Diva Marisa's (Rosemary Reflections) signature styles. I often use wonderful, bright colors on my cards and Marisa uses lots of flowers and butterflies. So this month, we dare you to create a colorful card using either a flower or butterfly image, (or if you'd prefer... a fun die shape) as the focal element. 

It's funny. . .when I sat down to make my card, I felt so much pressure!  LOL  The flower and butterfly part of the challenge was easy, but when I thought "make a card in my signature style", for some reason the pressure was on.  I never really thought I had a "signature style".  When I create, I don't usually think "hmmm. . .where's my bright papers?"  So I thought about it and yes I do LOVE color!  I love bright, fun colors. . .I love soft, sweet colors and I really love pops of color.  I decided to go with a pop of color for my card.  I used the So Fluttery set for my card along with a flower from the Surely Goodness set.  The butterflies were die cut using the Flutterby Die and then stamped with the Flannel Kaleidacolor pad.  When I was thinking about "my signature style", I felt like I stamped and embossed in white on black cardstock a lot, so I incorporated that into this card.  The flowers were stamped in Versamark and embossed in black.  


So, that's my take on the April Diva Dare!  Hope you'll play along because we LOVE to see what you create!



Finally, noted below are two ways you can win some shiny new Verve!  
  1. Win a $40 Verve gift certificate! Play along with our March Diva Dare and link up your creation to the linky widget entry form.  A winner will be chosen by random draw. To be eligible, your entry must:
    • Be a new creation - posted April 12th or later.
    • Be a card or project using bright colours and having a flower and/or butterfly (or other die shape) as your focal point.
    • Use at least one Verve product.
    • Be added to the linky widget before 5pm Mountain on Wednesday, May 1.
  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 this month's dare weekdays through April 29th.  A random comment winner will be chosen from all the comments over the course of the Dare.
  3. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 3rd.
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

28 comments:

  1. Your card is darling despite the pressure to CASE your own style. :) Love the versamark flowers and the multi-colored butterflies are so sweet! Thanks for sharing....Luv your blog!

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  2. I love the bright colors against the black background!

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  3. Such a pretty card! Your insights into your 'signature style' were engaging to read; interesting to step back to 'analyze' what we do that makes our cards 'ours.' Your bright butterflies and flowers - I'm looking forward to seeing those in 'reality'! Enough snow and cold! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  4. Beautiful card, Charmaine! Love the stitching & embossed background!

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  5. Very pretty. Love the butterflies and the embossed background.

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  6. This is so pretty with the white embossing and stitching against the black. These butterflies are beautiful in all their rainbow colour. Spring has to be on the way doesn't it?? ;)

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  7. Love the embossed flowers and the contrast of the colorful butterflies against the black! Gorgeous!

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  8. I love the pop of color on the black background!

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  9. A lovely card Charmaine! It's funny that you would feel so much pressure, but you came up with a wonderful card.

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  10. I think your card is very pretty, Charmaine! Especially love the embossed flowers and the stitching!

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  11. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  12. love how the butterflies pop against the black background!

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  13. Beautiful--I like the embossing and the pop of color with the butterflies.

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  14. wow love the colors on those butterflies!!! Beautiful card!

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  15. I love the simplicity of this! I just got the So Fluttery set in the mail yesterday! Can't wait to ink it up.

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  16. Love those multi-colored butterflies against the black background.

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  17. The black background fits perfect because the focus is on the butterflies- very pretty card !

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  18. Pretty card! Love the colors on the butterflies! They really stand out and look so pretty against the dark background.

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  19. It is hard to pinpoint your own personal style, isn't it. Beautiful card; love the embossed flowers--subtle but striking. Great job!

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  20. Great job. Love the colorful butterflies.

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  21. hee hee... it makes me smile. so cute.

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  22. What a beautiful combination with the brightly colored butterflies against the black embossed background! This is very pretty!

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  23. Precious! Love that embossing in the bg too1

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  24. The butterflies really pop against this background. Wonderful card.

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  25. Pretty butterflies. Love the embossing.

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  26. Charmaine, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the colorful butterflies against the black.

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