Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Diva Dare-Day 2

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Good morning Verve fans, it is Teresa and I am sharing my take on this months dare. This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) both have an amazing eye for color. Jen's coloring is phenomenal and Janelle's showcases mixed media like no other. 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! 

I have dabbled a tiny bit with mixed media so I answered the dare using mixed media using bolder colors. I have used Tim Holtz distressed paints for the background piece of paper, the color is pickled raspberry, luv that  I added a little spun sugar on top to tone it down just a bit, still leaving it with a very rich color. I really like gesso, even though I only know how to use it one way. I made my own stencil by punching out circles from a solid piece of mask. I then rubbed the gesso over the holes, layering it on sorta thick...I luv this look! I  stamped the sentiment using the Verve set Let It Be and the flower was stamped cut out and sponged; it is from the set On Occasion. I completed my card by adding the Verve ribbon from the Black Beauty Collection, and a few gems. The sketch is one of Jen's from Deconstructed Sketch. I hope you are inspired and I cannot wait to see how you answer the Puddles of Color dare!

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 notrequired) 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 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! -