Thursday, June 20, 2013

June Diva Dare - Day 8

Laurie S. here, and it's my turn to share with you how I answered this month's Diva Dare!

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colorer (word can be found in any crafter's dictionary wink, wink) 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 what I came up with...

Enjoy the Little Things by Laurie Schmidlin

For my card, I combined Jen's love of Kraft and Janelle's use of paint!  I started with some patterned paper from Basic Grey, added some white paint around the edges as well as some stitching.   I combined the large flower image and one of the sentiments from the Let it Be set.  I framed the sentiment using the Classy Label Die.  The ribbon is from the new Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection.  I LOVE that Verve is now carrying ribbon!  :-)


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 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 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 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! -


30 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love the look of the white paint around the edges of the flower, and I love the seam binding of Verve's that I have in my own stash - so pretty!

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  2. Love everything about your card, the pretty flower, the seam binding bow and how you painted the edges of the flower. TFS

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  3. First stop this rainy morning, and your card has officially brightened my day! Stunning! I have one sheet of the background paper (12 X 12 - not sure why), sitting neglected - and you've given me inspiration to use it! Your layers, bows, colours, flower - everything - is an eye-catching, lovely showcase of both divas' styles. Thank you!
    c

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  4. Such a pretty card. Love the paint around the edges idea. Great sentiment. The button is a fun accent to the flower center. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  5. What a pretty card! It has so many fun details, but I especially love the seam binding bow and the pretty banner!

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the white paint and little flag banner. Great stitching, too. Oh, and I can't forget the felt strips--awesome!!!

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  7. Wow beautiful card...love the banner in the corner and use of felt!

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  8. What wonderful textures and dimension! That banner is so sweet and I love the felt!

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  9. Beautiful card. So many details here. I love the white paint you used throughout the card. Beautiful stitching. Love the banners.

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  10. I like your use of paint and the stitched banner.

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the stitching and all the fabulous layers!

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  12. Very pretty card. Wonderful colors and details. Laurie is so talented. Love the stitching and painting.

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  13. Beautiful!! Love how you combined both divas into this card.
    Also the stitching and details are wonderful!!

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  14. Beautiful card, I really like that layout!

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the wonderful colors!

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  16. Excellent, excellent!! Love everything about it from colors, design and your details using textures!

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  17. Really love the chunky look this one has. Such cute background paper!!

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  18. Darling!! Love the mini banners across the side...adorable!! Love the felt piece you added in there too!!

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  19. The white paint around the edges of your layers adds such a nice touch! I often accentuate edges with darker inks and don't think about the nice change that white brings to the layers.

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  20. Laurie, this is just SO lovely!
    The colors work beautifully with the kraft! Well done!

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  21. Love the card. Great color combo.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Gorgeous!! Love your felt strips and those adorable pennants!!

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  23. WOW.. what a gorgeous take on the challenge!!

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  24. Fantastic banner Laurie! Such a sweet card~

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  25. This is so pretty! I really love the pairing of white and kraft!!

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  26. Love the use of twine and how you did the banner.

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  27. Oooh, so pretty! Love the earth-tones with that pop of turqoise, lovely!

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