Thursday, June 13, 2013

June Diva Dare-Day 3

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Hello Verve fans!! It's Charmaine with Day 3 of this month's Diva Dare entitled "Puddles of Colour".

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who has some mad coloring skills 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 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 used the Teachers Count set along with the coordinating Apples Die Set.   I started with Jen's Specialty, Kraft cardstock, and stamped the apples using acrylic paint daubers in Red Pepper and Lettuce.  The sentiment was stamped in white onto black cardstock and embossed.  I used some corrugated cardboard to die cut the apples using the Apples Die Set and also the scallop heart border using the Scalloped Trim Trio.  

I used the the Red Pepper and Lettuce paint daubers to color the corrugated apples and used Snow Cap to color the scalloped border.  I added a little tab to the right side of the sentiment using the NEW Red, White and Beautiful Ribbon Collection.  I added some Snow Cap acrylic paint to the edges of the Kraft cardstock as well as to the edges of the black cardstock of the base of the card.  Now it's YOUR turn!!

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 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! -