Tuesday, February 24, 2015

VLV February Week 3 Recap and Viewfinder

Welcome back to Viva la Verve!

Marisa here today with this week's recap and Viva la Viewfinder.  Stacey posted a fabulous sketch on Friday, and this is my take on it . Then, scroll down to see who caught my eye and for this week's Viewfinders!

I have Spring on the brain big time as our West Coast weather has been absolutely fabulous recently!  My tulips are six inches out of the ground already, and I may set an all time record by having to mow our lawn in February! Eeek! Oh how I love Spring!  That made me pull out this fabulous flowed paper from MME's Lime Twist collection (an oldie but a goodie).  Of course, with spring comes butterflies, so I couldn't resist adding one to accent this wonderful Hello Friend Plain Jane.  I just adore the font and bold statement this sentiment makes!

We'll have 4 February 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.   Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!  We'll also be highlighting a couple of our favorite link-ups each Tuesday, so be sure to get your links in if you're crafting over the weekend.

Here is the Week 3 sketch....

Click here for our February Challenge Entry Form

Here are a couple of pretty creations that I noticed in the gallery this week!

Petra's double frame is fabulous!  A lovely accent for the flowers from Great Friend and the Charming Banner dies for the sentiment.

Adore Lesley's big polka dotted background and colour combination and how she paired it with one of my favorite sentiments from Kind Words.  The fabulous flower is from Happy Place.

 Leanne beautifully used some embossing paste on her vellum banner overlay, and created an explosion of flowers with the smallest flower from Bloom and Grow, and framed them with the co-ordinating Elegant Leaves die and stamp.

Wonderful work ladies!  Thank you for joining us for this week's sketch challenge.
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!