Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Viva La Verve August 2014 Week 2 Recap and Viewfinder

Marisa here, hosting this week's Recap and Viewfinder for the August 2014 week two sketch created by Diva Maureen.

This is the second of five sketch challenges in August... 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!

Here is the Week 2 sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch.

Unfortunately, I was in need of a sympathy card so I pulled out New Mercies, and chose this fabulous verse for my card.  I over stamped it with the foliage image from the set for a bit of depth and added a secondary sentiment.  I know these are rather bright colours for a sympathy card, but I wanted the card to give a message of hope and new life that can blossom after grieving the loss of your husband and the father of your young children.   

Here are a few cards from the gallery that caught my eye.

Love Nancy's clean lines, use of the colour combination and tag on her card, and of course that wonderfully coloured flower from Happy Place.

D's card had a wonderful embossed background that paired itself very well with the butterfly and flower image from Happy Place.

Love the rich colours Karren used for her card, in addition to how she coloured her balloons and focal panel, including the subtle text in the background. 

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!