Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Viva La Verve September 2014 Week 3 - Recap and Viewfinder

Hi all.  Marisa here with a recap of Anya's Week 3 sketch along with a few cards which caught my eye this week.

We'll have 4 September 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!

Here is the Week 3 sketch + inspiration challenge.  Feel free to just use the sketch, just the inspiration challenge, or both!

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

I used a little artistic license with the two smaller circle elements by adding some embossing paste polka dots.  Loved the colours from the inspiration photo as well as the coffee theme so jumped all over that idea for my card.  I used the Coffee Word Die and the Cuppa Joe Die Set for the coffee mug.  A few coffee beans from the Coffee stamp set to ground the mug and I was done.

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

Love the emboss resist tag Diana created for the card using the flowers from Let It Be.  The circle line and fabulous vellum sentiment panel using Poppy Birthday were a perfect accent to the tag.

Erin used the same Coffee Word die I did on her fabulous tag.  Love the texture, fringed linen and the heart on her coffee mug.

This card by Miwa is such a lovely colour combination and I love how she used the flower images for the circle elements on the sketch.

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!