Thursday, July 18, 2013

July Diva Dare ~ Day 5

Hello Verve fans! Today is my day to post here celebrating this month's lovely Verve Divas Teresa and Julee! This month's challenge is called "Tattered Pages". Here's a bit about the challenge in Marisa's words:

This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry), owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms).  Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it.  Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  
Here's how I answered the dare:




This 'challenge' is really no challenge for me....I'm right at home in my easy chair of vintage/shabby chic. I started off using Maja  Design's new Sofiero collection, roughed up the edges a bit and added some authentic vintage lace, crinkled, inked seam binding, and some chipboard and crocheted pieces. The sentiment is from Verve's Words of Wisdom set...brimming with uplifting and encouraging sentiments. To add a bit of interest, I sprinkled the kraft frame with coarse glitter and added a partial frame behind the focal panel.

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31st.  Entries must be new (posted 7/12 or later), include at least one Verve product, an uplifting sentiment, and some distressing or shabbiness and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/13.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our Tattered Pages Dare and link up your card (created July 12th or later) to the linky widget here to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  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 "Tattered Pages" 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 July 31, 2013.

Winners will be announced on August 1, 2013.

Here's a peek at the Verve set I used:

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


37 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous, Andrea! I love all the shimmer!

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  2. So pretty! That lace is just divine and I'm loving the liquid pearl accents!

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  3. This is just gorgeous! I love the color of the ribbon, crochet flower and that lace is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the lace and pearls and soft colors.

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  5. Gorgeous card, Andrea! You ROCK shabby chic styled cards! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!

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  6. So pretty! Just love your vintage card and that sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Stunning card! What a gorgeous showcase of the divas' styles, interpreted in your always magical, eye-catching ways! Inspiration, indeed!
    c

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  8. Once again you have put the chic in shabby chic! The lace and crocheted flowers are beautiful and I always love your use of liquid pearls! Such a gorgeous card and a great way to honor Teresa and Julee!

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  9. Your card is soooo beautiful. TFS.
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  10. This is gorgeous! I love the creams and pinks on here!

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  11. Oh, my goodness! AWESOME BEAUTY ! Love everything about this card - the lace is gorgeous.

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  12. Of course this would be no challenge for you! You own the distressed look! A gorgeous card as always. My 5 year old twins are sitting here with me and they both said "Ooohhh . . . that's pretty." So, there you have it, kids don't lie.

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  13. Beautiful-absolutely gorgeous.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Lovely--I like the lace and the bow.

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  15. This card is stunning - heart achingly gorgeous!!

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  16. Oh, I love the vintage lace and that crocheted flower on this card. So romantic and beautiful; I also like the liquid pearls accent on the frame.

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  17. Mmmmm, so beautiful, vintage/shabby chic work! Love it!

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  18. The lace is the perfect touch!

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  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Very pretty...love the seam binding bow and the distressed edges.

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  21. Absolutely stunning, and of course vintage. :)

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  22. LOVE this!! I have been picking up some cool old hand-crocheted and tatted lace items at thrift stores....I think I know what to do with some of them, now!!!
    <3 J

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  23. Andrea, WOW, this is one BEAUTIFUL shabby-chic-vintage card! Love the colors, heart, lace, & ribbon.

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  24. I love everything about this card! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  25. Your card is stunning, it's absolutely beautiful.

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  26. So romantically vintage!! You showcased these girls beautifully through your card!!

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  27. Oh my word, I'm speechless...you outdid yourself on this one. It's beautiful!

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  28. Gorgeous card! I love the lace and flower! This is so vintage!!!!

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  29. What a gorgeous card!! Very shabby and chic!!

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  30. so gorgeous, Andrea! the texture of your card is AMAZING!

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  31. Breathtaking card! So beautiful!

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  32. Stunning! I love the vintage feel, the lace and layers. The crocheted flower and shabby bow combo is gorgeous.

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