Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Diva Dare ~ Day 5

Greetings Verve fans!  Maureen here with you this morning for Day 5 of this month's Diva Dare!   This month we are challenging you to "Bright Blooms and Butterflies", a combination of Diva Charmaine's (Oodabug Alley) and Marisa's (Rosemary Reflections) signature styles. Charmaine often uses wonderful, bright colours on her cards and Marisa uses lots of flowers and butterflies. So this month, we dare you to create a colourful card using either a flower or butterfly image, (or if you'd prefer... a fun die shape) as the focal element. 

When I visit Charmaine's blog, her colour and paper choices always make me smile :)  I noticed she used this particular patterned paper on her sweet creation HERE.  So that was my starting point.  I also wanted to put one of the  sentiments from Remember This onto gray cardstock with white embossing powder for a chalkboard-ish look like Charmaine has done a few times.  The other sentiment was stamped onto the small banner image which fits perfectly onto one of the banners in the Banner Bundle Die set.  I also tucked two Flag It banners onto the side of the note page panel.  Marisa loves butterflies so it was easy to reach for the Flutterby die again using balsa wood.  AND to make things a little more sparkly, I stamped the coordinating image from So Fluttery with Stampin' Up's heat and stick.  Then I sprinkled on some pink glitter and heat set it.  Some sparkly stars from the Starry die and some more of that delicious, buttery Spring Fling seam binding were fun additions to these 2 Divas' styles.  This is how I answered the Dare, how will YOU?


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! -

30 comments:

  1. Great card.

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  2. Gorgeous Moe. I absolutely love how you stamped the banner on the notebook die cut. And the stars...you've placed them perfectly around the shine brightly sentiment...Love :)

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  3. Gorgeous card, Maureen! Love your signature style with the paired sentiments and the big, glorious bow! TFS

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  4. Beautiful card, Maureen! Love the gorgeous bow and touch of sparkle you added!

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  5. Brilliant mix of patterns, colors, stamps and embellies, Maureen - what a gorgeous card!

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  6. So pretty! Love all the banner die/images you used and the sparkle on those stars is stunning.

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  7. Gorgeous combination of elements! Sure hope to find some time to play along!

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  8. Hi Maureen - Gorgeous card, as all of yours are! I may try my hand at this challenge, as I have a few wonderful Verve products in my collection! Thank you, too, for your comment on my blog; words from you - someone I esteem for her talent and creativity - mean more than you may realize! I've been a "Maureen fan" since discovering your site in September; you are, indeed, quite the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    c

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  9. Very pretty Maureen! I see the influences of Marisa and Charmaine while your own style comes through.

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  10. Maureen, this is gorgeous. I love the seam binding bow. These DPs are so pretty and I love the glittery star on the butterfly. Beautiful card full of Verve......love it.

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  11. Lovely card! Beautifully assembled!

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  12. What a pretty card, thanks for sharing it.

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  13. Fabulous artwork! Love the design and esp. the textures of sparkle and bow!

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  14. Such a sweet, pretty card. Nicely done!

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love how you combined Charmaine & Marissa's styles on your card.

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  16. So pretty--I like the chalkboard sentiment and the glitter.

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  17. Maureen, this is very pretty. I like all the bling and the big bow.

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  18. gorgeous card... love all the different elements you included!

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  19. Such a pretty card with lots of elements!

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  20. Love the card and paper choices.

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  21. Maureen your card is so YOU, I knew as soon as I saw it- beautiful as always.

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  22. The Shine Brightly sentiment goes perfectly with those glittered stars!

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  23. It's lovely! Very pretty DP's and ribbon!

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  24. Very pretty notebook paper mat and seam binding bow.

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  25. Beautiful bow. Like the twine in the button.

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  26. Maureen, this is simply BEAUTIFUL!
    I love the pretty colors.

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