Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Viva La Verve September 2014 Week 4 - Recap and Viewfinder

Hi everyone! Chaitali here with a recap of Stacey's Week 4 sketch along with a few cards which caught my eye this week. Sorry for the super late post! You can say I'm suffering from a coffee hangover today :)

We'll have 4 September challenges... play along with us and link each of your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list. The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose a random winner at the end of the month to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve. Challenge rules can be found on the Rules tab at the top of the blog or by clicking here. You don't have to complete all of the sketches to win, but the more cards you enter, the greater your odds of winning are. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!

Here is the Week 4 sketch.

And here is a card I created with it. I have had coffee on my mind this past weekend and yesterday so coffee card it was!

I started with doing a background panel in the same layout as the sketch. Then added the coffee image from Verve Coffee set embossed in gold and colored in white. I was going for a elegant porcelain cup - I love those even though they are used more for tea I know! :)

I love how the coffee word at the bottom turned out! Cut it out of fun foam using the Verve Coffee die then gave it a good distressing with distress inks and some watercoloring to spread the distressing on the panel. Added some glitter with Wink of Stella. finished the card with some random watercolored spots and wooden stars!

Here are a few cards that caught my eye in the gallery!

 First up, Lyn created this beautiful card with the Happy Place stamp set! I love the bright colors on this!

Next, Karen made this beauty with the Coffee set and word die! She has a whole set of these on her blog!!

And one more beauty! This is from Jen. Love her CAS but colorful card!

Thanks for stopping by! See you at the next VLV challenge!!

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!