Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Viva La Verve July 2014 Week 3 Recap and Viewfinder

Hey there, Viva la Verve fans! Marisa here with the July 2014 Week 3 Recap and Viewfinder!

This is the third of the 4 challenges in July... 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!  

Below is Maureen's sketch for this week along with her inspiration photo.  You can use just the sketch, just the photo or combine them.  The choice is yours!

Here is my take on my fellow Canadian Diva's sketch.

 I did not use the inspiration sketch as I totally spaced out and forgot about it...can you tell my head was on training for my new part time job LOL!  But I did have great fun with this paper by Three Bugs in a Rug.  Used the circle die from the Scalloped Trim Trio die set, though most of it is covered up, and just had to use this fabulous, big, bold sentiment from Be Blessed.  Of course, where there are flowers, there has to be a Flutterby butterfly {grin}.  A touch of twine finished things off nicely.

Now on to some of the cards in our July VLV Gallery that caught my eye. 

First up is this Lesley's card using Great Friend and Hope Blooms.

 Second, is this Joanna's card using Verve colours.

Third, is Lee Ann's card using Bloom and Grow.


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!