Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Viva La Verve October Week 2 Recap and Viewfinder

Viva la Verve - October Week 2 Sketch 

  Hello Verve fans, Marisa here recapping Maureen's fabulous Week 2 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 2 sketch....
Here's my take on this week's sketch.

Since I still had Kind Words out on my desk, I decided to use it again.  This is one of my all time favorite quotes and it fit perfectly on the Tagged Rectangle Die which I stamped in VersaMark with one of the stamps from Tag Time for a subtle grid pattern.  Added a butterfly and some leaves and then a double banner to balance the diagonal flow.

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

 Inge created a fabulous masculine card using this week's sketch.  Love the pinked circles, colour combination, splatter, staples and touch of jute.

Blanca created this beautiful Christmas card with the stars surrounding the focal image and a pop of red with the twine.

Nancy and I were on the same page using a butterfly and doily on our cards.   She used Verve's Take The Leap digi and paired it with this fabulous butterfly from Happy Place and coordinating Happy Doodles die set.

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