Tuesday, April 7, 2015

VLV April Week 1 Recap & Viewfinder

Hello Verve fans!!  Christyne here, bringing you another look at the first sketch of April and taking a look at some fabulous cards created this week!

We'll have 4 April 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.   Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!  We'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups each Tuesday, so be sure to get your links in if you're crafting over the weekend.

In case you missed it, here is our sketch for this week's challenge:

This week's sketch from Julee is a great twist on a classic banner sketch!  Here's my take on it...

I kept it simple with this card, soft colors and simple sponging to add a little blush all over.  I tried to balance the metal feel of the lattice paper with the brads and the sparkle of the flower petals with some Shine Bright sequins.  ...And of course, I couldn't forget the bow!

There have been so many stunning cards already this month! Here's a few of the fantastic cards which were uploaded this week!

So many fin elements on this card by Erin T.  The doilie, the die cuts, cork, sequins and distress... what's no to love!

This elegant card by Jen L. has all the details, glitter, pearls, lace, and even a flower dyed to match!  

This card Dorothy S. has me all ready for spring with all of those bright butterflies. I really like the matting effect of the contrast mat to define the layers of uniquely embossed shimmer paper!!  

Thank you all for sharing your stunning creations with us! We still have three more sketchs left this month, so be sure to join us on Friday for some brand new inspiration!

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!