Friday, June 21, 2013

June Diva Dare - Day 9

Hey there Verve fans!! Christyne here bringing you some inspiration on day 9 of this month's Diva Dare entitled "Puddles of Color".

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 is my take on the dare:

For my card, I began with Jen's classic kraft cardstock as my base and sentiment layers.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Verve's Let it Be set as Jen also does often.  Unfortunately, I can't paint to save my life, so to highlight Janelle's talents, I colored up some of the beautiful flowers from Verve's Let it Be set with Prismacolor pencils.  I also tried to use some artistic DP and a bold color pallet as a nod to Janelle's fabulous mixed media creations.  A little distressing, some new ribbon from Verve's Summer Sailing Ribbon pack, and some pennant banners from Verve's Banner bundle die set were added for some pizazz!   As some added inspiration, I used this week's Viva la Verve sketch (June week 4) designed by Diva Janelle:

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 Color 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 Color" 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! -