Monday, June 24, 2013

June Diva Dare - Day 10

Hey everyone! Jen here bringing you day 10 of this month's Diva Dare "Puddles of Color".

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) (that's me) who loves to color and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who also colors 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 coloring 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's my take on the dare:

For my card I started with what I typically start with - a kraft cardbase and I roughed up the edges a bit with a distress tool. Next I layered up a the background with patterned paper from my scrap pile (I believe it's MME's Nostalgia). I edged the patterned paper with Picket Fence Distress Paint (a la Janelle) but once it dried it was pretty sheer and didn't pick up in the photo, it shows up more in person. Lastly I stitched the edges. For the middle panel I embossed a rectangle of kraft with a quatrefoil embossing folder, distressed it, edged it with Picket Fence Distress Paint, edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stitched the edges. Over this I layered a thin strip of patterned paper, also edged with Vintage Photo and adhered this to the background and wrapped it with twine thread. The sentiment panel is stamped using the frame from On Occasion  the small flower and sentiment from Let It Be and die cut using the Occasion Frame Die. This was adhered with foam tape.

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 thelinky 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 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! -