Monday, April 22, 2013

April Diva Dare - Day 7

Hey there everyone, Christyne here on this wonderful Monday morning bringing you some inspiration for this this month's Diva Dare over at Verve.  During April we are featuring the styles of Diva Charmaine (Oodabug Alley) and Diva Marisa (Rosemary Reflections).  Combining the cheerful, bright colors of Charmaine and the butterflies of Marisa'a work, we arrive at a "Bright Blooms and Butterflies" theme.  

To start my card, I decided to use the My Mind's Eye - Happer paper collection because the little bugs reminded my of Charmaine's blog theme and this paper is very "bright" by my standards.  To highlight Marisa'a use of butterflies, I have two from the new Verve So Fluttery set, all done up with pearls!! I also decided to keep my card clean, unsponged, and undistressed as a nod to these two ladies' clean styles.  The sentiment panel was created using the Scroll PJ and the Scroll die.  The "With Love" sentiment from the With Love set was just a perfect fit for inside the scroll PJ.  I also fit in a little piece of the Banner Bundle die set since that set no sooner gets put away before it's back on the stamp desk again (can you say addicted to pennants!).  I  decided to pair the Diva Dare theme with the April week four Viva la Verve! sketch and inspiration piece from Andrea (below).  Well, that's a bunch of challenges that we're throwing at you but who doesn't love "Bright Blooms and Butterflies" in the spring!!  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!



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! -

24 comments:

cm said...

An absolutely gorgeous, day-brightening, smile-making, eye-catching card! You've 're-visioned' the divas' styles wonderfully! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Have a warm, wonderful Spring day!
c

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Christyne! Love the bright cheery colors and that orange ribbon is a perfect accent!

Heather said...

This is definitely so bright and happy!! The recipient can't help but feel really loved. : ) Perfect use of the bug paper; it's so Charmaine.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a gorgeous card full of gorgeous papers and Verve. Love those paper pieced flutterbys and pearls.

noscrappymojo said...

What a happy, bright card! Made me smile!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the color combination and pretty butterflies!

Linda Carson said...

Delightful artwork!

jan farnworth said...

delightful card

Jennipher said...

I love how you put all these fun and bright papers together. That big orange fluffy bow is eye catching and really makes it all come together nicely.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ohhh I just love all of the bright green on here! Fabulous layers too!

Ravengirl said...

A beautiful and happy creation!

Christine said...

Such a cheerful card! I love the prints you chose and the way you used the sketch. The twine and seam binding bow is wonderful~

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sue D said...

So happy and cute--I like the polka dot butterflies and the orange bow.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Great combination of Charmie & Marissa's styles.

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Imke said...

What a great color combi ! Great take with the sketch and wonderful DP !

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a springy card! Love all the green, and how fresh it feels and love the polka dotted butterflies!

Heidi said...

Christyne- wow this has so much color and depth, very nice and springy!

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome embellishments!

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Love that "love" banner and those darling butterflies too1

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow amazing what you did with all the different patterns on this card.

Marsha said...

What a cute cheery card. Love the banner in the middle of the oval.

Martha said...

This is SO lovely! Love the bright colors.