Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Viva la Verve May 2014 Week 2 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.

I decided to go with a nautical theme for this sketch, as the anchor and wheel images from Strong Anchor and matching Nautical Die set for them were the perfect size for the circles.  It also let me take the opportunity to turn this into a Father's Day card for my hubby by using this wonderful sentiment from the set.  The Pennant Trim die provided the banners to complete the nautical theme, and a few brads and some twine became my "masculine embellishments" in lieu of ribbon.

Here is Janelle's wonderful sketch for this week's challenge.

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

First up is Narelle.

Adore the black and turquoise colour combo, her flower/bow cluster and lovely touch of distressing.

Next is this adorable card by Kathy.

Just adore how she used these cute critters from To The Moon and added the hanging sentiment.

Third, is this Father's Day card by Joanna.

Her touch of embossing in the background, fabulous use of colours, and coral as the background for her two toned fish makes for a great card.

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!