Monday, June 17, 2013

June Diva Dare ~ Day 5

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Hello Verve fans!!  Maureen here starting a fabulous new week of inspiration for this month's Diva Dare.

 This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) both have an amazing eye for colour. Jen's colouring 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!

Today's card is for a retiring teacher at our school.  My school's P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Council) approached me last week to make 2 commissioned cards for retiring staff members.  I knew that the Teachers Count set would be perfect for our Grade 7 teacher, finishing a career full of dedication, enthusiasm, caring and love.   Answering this month's Diva Dare was a thrill!  Jen's use of kraft with colour is always yummy!  So that's where I started with the base of my card along with some My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday paper.  Then I chose some alphabet paper with gorgeous colours.  THEN it was play time channelling Janelle with making the little faux chalkboard using The Occasion Frame die and coordinating frame image from On Occasion.  I embossed the frame and sentiment with white embossing powder, then smudged some white craft ink over everything to give it a chalky look.  Then I took a white pencil crayon and added some light colouring details.  I tucked 2 golden delicious apples under the frame using the Apples Die set, tied some lovely Signature Collection seam binding ribbon with a scrap of pink ribbon around the card and let all those twine and thread ends run wild! LOL  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! -