Tuesday, April 8, 2014

VLV April Week 1 Recap + Viewfinder

Hi there! It's time for this week's Viva la Verve recap and Viewfinder.  A chance for us to spotlight a few fabulous creations gracing the challenge gallery.  Here is my take on this week's sketch.

Our ex-neighbours, dear friends and adherent third set of grandparents to our kids are grieving the loss of his mother this past week, so I wanted to get a sympathy card out to them to let them know we are holding them in our prayers and are here for them.  I used the Award Banner die and one of my all time favorite go to dies -- Flutterby.  The sentiment is Isaiah 61:3 from Scripture Medley 1 and is a wonderful verse to put on a card to encourage people during this hard season of life.

Here is Julee's sketch for this week's challenge:

We also have an optional color challenge thrown in to this week's mix! You can combine it with the sketch, or just use the colour combination on its own if you like.

Now on to the cards in the gallery which caught my eye.

First up is this fabulous card by Hillary.

Love the bold chevron paper and how she used it on just the bottom half of the sketch as well as the great colour combination. 

Next up is this wonderful card by Lesley using just the colour combination.

Adore the partial, stenciled dots and clean lines of her card .

Finally, this card by TwinLynn caught my eye.

She did a great job using the sketch.  Love the row of tickets along the bottom and the mix of elements in her focal circle.

If you haven't yet joined in this week's challenge, we hope you'll squeeze us in - thanks to the ladies who have shared their lovely creations already! 

Frequently Asked Questions...

Are Verve stamps required?  Nope.  We do love to see them, though!  ;)

Where can I buy Verve Stamps? Verve Stamps are available online only through our website.

Can I combine challenges?  Yes.  As long as your card meets the challenge criteria, feel free to do a two-for-one.

Where do I link my card?  There's an entry form tab at the top of the blog where the link list for the entire month resides.  Or you can click the Viva la Verve Link Up badge on the side bar.  Or you can click this Entry Form link right here.

Can I still link up my card after Tuesday?  Yep.  You can link up your challenge cards in any order until the deadline at the end of the month.  One link list to rule them all!  :)

What are the rules?  You can read the full list of rules here.   Basically follow the challenge, link back to us in your blog or gallery post and HAVE FUN!