Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Viva La Verve - October Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder

Hello, Verve fans!  Marisa here today sharing this week's Recap and Viewfinder for the October 2104 Week 1 sketch and Colour Challenge created by Julee.

This months we'll have 5 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 1 sketch + color challenge.  Feel free to just use the sketch, just the colors (orange + ocean blue + yellow) or both!

I used just the sketch this time round as I wanted to showcase the new Masquerade set and needed some bold colours to do so.

 I loved the large panel in Julee's layout and it was the perfect layout to showcase the fabulous, new Masquerade set.  Just adore the dress and masks, not to mention the matching dies!  My local dollar store had this fabulous, sparkly, red paper and I

Loved this card by Ellen using Take Note. Her flower/leaf cluster is fabulous and the stitching a lovely touch. 

Next up is this delightful card by DarleneAdore how she created the background by embossing the small cupcake and topping them with a sequin.

My last selection is this card by Nancy.  Love how she added the Luke 1:45 Plain Jane sentiment to the large panel and that flower from Happy Place is just too cute!

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!