Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June Diva Dare ~ Day 1

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Hello Verve fans!! Marisa here with this month's Diva Dare entitled "Puddles of Colour".

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colourer (word can be found in any crafter's dictionary wink, wink) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who also colours beautifully, often uses paint on her cards and is a wonderful mixed media artist.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using colouring and/or painting.  If you want to kick the dare up a notch, you can add kraft card stock to the mix (Jen's specialty) and/or make a mixed media card (Janelle's specialty).  Here is the link to Splitcoast Stamper's "Mix-Ability" Forum for some tutorials and ideas on Mixed Media should you want to try it out.  This is not a requirement but a fun "extra" should you wish to add it to your card. Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  

Here is my take on the dare.


I decided to go the mixed media route as I have never done it before, and well... a dare is a dare...and I'm not one to turn down a challenge!  Being a mixed media newbie, I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I sure had fun making this card.

I started out by creating the background paper using the emboss resist technique.  I stamped the wheel image from Strong Anchor in VersaMark on glossy paper, heat embossed it, and then sponged on a mix of Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy.  In keeping with the sea/nautical theme, I die cut five Flourish Trims and stacked them one above the other to create "waves".  An up-cycled a Starbuck's sleeve became my tag and fulfilled the kraft element.  I added the Adjusted Sails Plain Jane sentiment to the tag, curled one corner of the sentiment panel and added a bit of distress ink around the edges.  Still needed a colouring / painting element so I swiped my white ink pad along the edges of the tag and then finger painted the white smudges on the word "hope".  The tag was then layered on to the burlap strip and I used the Nautical Die set for the wheel image.  Some distressed edges were in order and I finished things off by framing the card with some multi-coloured red, white and blue twine.    




Deadline to link your cards is 5PM Mountain on Thursday, June 27. 
Entries must be new (posted 6/11 or later), include at least one Verve product, include some type of colouring/painting (with an option of adding kraft cardstock or mixed media, but this is not required) and be linked up to the linky widget by 5pm Mountain on 6/27/13.





During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift Certificate to Verve Stamps! Take our Puddles of Colour Dare and link up your card (created June 11th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift certificate.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Puddles of Colour" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is June 27, 2013.


Winners will be announced on June 28, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

34 comments:

  1. I think you definitely succeeded in your challenge. Great job on this!

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  2. This is lovely. So many different techniques --- and I love the result.

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  3. I love the texture and layers here Marisa!

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  4. Gorgeous card! I'm surprised that you're a newbie to mixed media, because you've handled this dare like a pro! Lovely showcase of both divas' 'signature' styles! Thanks so much for sharing! I see that you spell color with a "u" - must be from Canada, eh? Me too!! Have a fantastic Tuesday!
    c

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  5. Wonderful card, Marisa! Love all the fabulous texture and layers!

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  6. Your card is beautiful! TFS.
    This challenge will really be a stretch for me. Hope I can come up with some crafty creations for this one. I haven't tried those techniques but will check them out.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  7. I think your background is beautiful!

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  8. Well, Marisa,I'd say you took the dare and mastered it. This is a beautiful mixed media card. WTG. I love the background and the waves you made. The extra touches of white on the tag and "hope" are perfect.

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  9. LOVE all your awesome details on this gorgeous nautical card! Creative idea to use that border trim for the waves!

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  10. Great card! I'm loving all the texture and I love this challenge! Can't wait to play long!

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  11. Great card Marisa. You did wonderful with the dare. Love the layers and textures.

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  12. Beautiful work Marisa! I think your Mixed Media work is wonderful. I know that I sometimes wonder if I have hit the mark too when I try new styles.

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  13. wow! Fabulous card! love all of the layering and the tag with paint!

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  14. Love the background on this card!!!

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  15. Well, you could have fooled me, that this is your first attempt at a mixed media project! Your card is fabulous!! I don't know that I will be that daring, but you did it so well.

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  16. Fantastic card and a very daring dare! Mixed media will be a new adventure for me as well. Cannot wait to try!

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  17. Wow - if you're a mixed media newbie then I can't wait to see what you create when you've been doing it longer! Great job!

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  18. Wonderful nautical card...love the texture and dimension.

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  19. Great card. Really captures the mood of the sentiment. Nice job!

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  20. love you take on mixed-media! the burlap is a fabulous addition!

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  21. This is a hard challenge in my mind, but you maid it seem so easy. This is beautiful and love the mixture!!

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  22. Love this project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Great card, I really like how all the details come together.

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  24. Love all the gorgeous texture in this card.

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  25. Love the way it turned out, makes me what to try something just like it! Sparking my creativity!

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  26. Wonderful card. Love the sentiment.

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  27. Marisa, what a LOVELY card! I love the tag on the burlap. Well done!
    AND...what a fabulous quote.

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  28. OMGosh, what a fantastic creation! Great job--especially for your first try at mixed media! I love all the texture and distressing, and the scalloped waves were a great idea, too!

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  29. Beautifully done....I didn't get brave enough to try the mix media this time....mainly because of time!!

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  30. Love the burlap and tag on this one. Maybe I will get brave and give this diva dare a try!

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  31. So many fun elements. Love it.

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  32. Love the elements & sentiment!

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