Tuesday, March 11, 2014

VLV March Week 1 Recap + Viewfinder

Hi there! It's time for this week's Viva la Verve recap and Viewfinder.  A chance for us to spotlight a few fabulous creations gracing the challenge gallery.  Here is my take on the sketch.

I had fully intended to use both the colour combination and the sketch on my card, but as I was merrily working on my card, it dawned on me that I had totally forgotten about the colour combination - dang!  Hate when that happens.  Blaming family interruptions while crafting on the slip up - that's my story and I'm sticking to it wink, wink!

Here is Julee's sketch for this week's challenge:

We also have an optional color challenge thrown in to this week's mix!  You can combine it with the sketch, or just use the colour combination on its own if you like.

Now on to the cards in the gallery which caught my eye.

First up, is this gorgeous card by Greta.  She showcased this week's colour combination fabulously.  The stitched edges and wood grain panel make the tulips pop and the butterfly charm is a lovely touch.   Added bonus: tulips are my favorite flower :)

Next up is this beautiful white on white card by Tricia.  White on white cards have always been a favorite of mine, and Tricia has added lots of wonderful elements to showcase the layers.  Her flower is made using the Goodness Flowers die set (spritzed and crumpled) and the sentiment panels uses the Classy Label die and a sentiment from Scripture Medley 2.  She even snuck in the colour combo on the variegated sentiment.

This card by Cindy from Canada (waving to you from Vancouver, Cindy!) used a fun mix of papers and I just adore the sparkly French sentiment and cute ampersand clip at the top.

If you haven't yet joined in this week's challenge, we hope you'll squeeze us in - thanks to the ladies who have shared their lovely creations already! 

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!