Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Viva la Verve August 2014 Week 1 Recap + Viewfinder

Hey there, Viva la Verve fans! Chaitali here today posting my first ever recap and viewfinder post! This one is for August 2014 Week 1.

This is the first of the 5 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!

The first challenge of each month is a sketch + color challenge and Julee had a fabulous sketch and color challenge this week!

Here is my take on the challenge!

I used stamps from Text Objects for my card today. Colored and cut out the little boat for a fun focal point!

Now for some cards from the August VLV gallery so far that caught my eye!

Tricia has some beautiful colored florals from Joyful Blooms on her card.

Lyn did a great job using the lovely sentiment from Be Blessed

I loved Lori's modern and colorful card with a Plain Jane

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!