Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Viva La Verve March Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder

It's Marisa here with Viva La Verve's March Week 1 sketch recap and Viewfinder.  Julee posted a fabulous sketch on Friday for our crafty enjoyment.

We'll have 4 March 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 1 sketch....

And here is the card that I created using this week's sketch.

I just had to use the newly released Chocolate set again as it is just too much fun.  I have many chocolate lovers in my life and I can't wait to give this card to my daughter :)

I created a background on the artichoke panel by stamping the word chocolate in VersaMark - though it is hard to see in the picture - and used early espresso for the Chocolate Word Die - dark chocolate lovers unite!  A heart to reinforce the sentiment and I was good to go.

Here are a few fabulous creations that I noticed in the gallery this week!

First up is Rosemary's card using Small Packages.  A great neutral pallet with a subtle pop of colour.

Next is Lori's card using Better Together (such a fabulous set for masculine cards) and a great mix of papers.

My third selection was Lisa Lynn's cute panda bear card. Love how she used the branch as the horizontal element on the sketch.

Beautiful cards, 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!