Friday, February 7, 2014

Viva la Verve Sketch + Color Challenge - February Week 1

Welcome to our first Viva la Verve sketch of February!

So how are you liking the new changes to Viva la Verve?  I really enjoyed January and just loved seeing all the fabulous creations you made!  Thanks so much for playing along!  I announced our January winner last night, so scroll down or click here to view our January winner post to see if you're our January Viva la Diva!

It's the first challenge of the month and that means it's a sketch + color challenge.  I love Valentine's Day, probably because my Dad is a Valentine's baby and my hubby was born the day after Valentine's.  So this month I picked a fun Valentine palette... red, gray and pink.You can use just the sketch, just the colors, or combine them for even more fun.

We'll have 4 February 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!  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 February Week 1 sketch and color challenge.  Feel free to just use the sketch, use the colors (red, gray and pink) or both!

The sketch looks a bit more complex than it really is.  The layout is a card base, a 2" vertical strip, a ribbon (or paper) horizontally and then the circles and focal rectangle.  If you like less layers, try stamping off the edge of the card for those two circle images.  Lots of possibilities! Verve has lots of big flower stamps that would be perfect for the sketch and allow for a two-fer with our current Floral Fantasy challenge.

To get you started, here is my sample card using the sketch and colors.

by Julee Tilman using More than Love and On Occasion
And here are some beauties from the Divas...

by Maureen Plut using Twitterpated and Doodled Occasions

by Anya Schrier using Rain or Shine and Love Notes
by Christyne Kane using Stronger Love

by Sarah Gough using Love Story & Heart Quartet Die