Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Diva Dare - Day 11

Hi Verve fans!  It's Julee here, wrapping up the final day of our Puddles of Color June Diva Dare with a little mixed-media goodness.

My card features a sentiment from the Let it Be set, paired with our Starry Die   It' no secret that I'm particularly fond of Soft Sky, so I just had to bring it out, intending an orange and aqua combo.  I cut the Starry Die out of a scrap of crumb cake paper, then used the negative as a stencil to pounce some Surf colored paint on the Soft Sky background.  Then I used the left over paint on my stippling brush to swipe some strokes on the background and also onto a piece of white corrugated card stock.  Next I outlined the crumb cake stars that had been cut out already with a white Pitt pen, then colored with prisma color pencils and lightly swiped the edges with the Surf paint.  In the meantime, my stenciling piece had dried and I loved the look of it, so I decided to make it the focal point and emboss the Matthew 5:16 verse in white on my DIY stencil.  I added a bit of a Scalloped Trim Trio die cut below the crumb cake piece, then added white gesso to both the crumb cake piece and soft sky piece, distressing the edges and adding a bit of crimping just to one corner of the soft sky panel.  I accented with some pearl stars from my stash and then adhered to a crumb cake card base.

Supply List
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, crumb cake (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: Embossing ink (Ranger), Surf Satin acrylic paint (Martha Stewart), white gesso, prismacolor pencils
Accessories: Starry DieScalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper crimper (Fiskars), stippling brush (Martha Stewart), paper distresser (Tonic), pearl stars (Recollections)

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colorist and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who 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).

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 coloring/painting (with an option of adding kraft cardstock or mixed media, but this is not required) and be linked up to the linky widget below 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 Color 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 Color" 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! -