Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Viva La Verve October Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder

Viva la Verve - October Week 1 Sketch 


Hello Verve fans, Marisa here recapping Julee's fabulous Week 1 sketch and shining a spotlight on a few creations that caught my eye in the gallery this week.

We'll have 5 October 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.

Here is the Week 1 sketch....

Here's my take on this week's sketch.

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Love this Capella paper by Basic Grey which I have been hoarding for a while.  Yummy mix of colours and perfect for fall.  I paired them with this fabulous sentiment in Kind Words and over stamped it with the flower from the same set to mute the white a bit.  Sponged around the edges and added a seam binding bow using this warm grey from the Signature Series.  A few sequins finished things off nicely.

Here are a few beautiful cards I spied in the link-up this week...

Lesley's use of dots and strips with the large focal sentiment and darling trio of flowers on the side  immediately caught my eye. 

 Love Inge's use of the square frame and wonderful stage image for this fabulous masculine card!

Autumn used some lovely Fall colours on her card showcasing the Grace Plain Jane, and I adored her leaf cluster.

Be sure to come back on Friday for our second October sketch!