Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Viva La Verve May Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder

Hi Verve fans, Marisa here doing the recap and viewfinder for the first Viva La Verve sketch in May.

We'll have 5 May 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....

Here's my take on this week's sketch...

I've done a little double dipping today as this is my card for this month's Verve Diva Inspiration Hop.  If you haven't checked out the Hop yet, head on over as there are some wonderful creations by the Divas to get your mojo flowing.
I pulled out MME's Lime Twist papers and used some of my favorite Verve stamps and dies:  Dream Big, Bloom and Grow, Make A Statement along with the following dies: Elegant Leaves and Scalloped Flowers.   Finished things off with a seam binding bow using Verve's Summer Sailing seam binding set.   

There have been so many stunning cards already this month! Here's a few of the fantastic cards which were uploaded this week!

 Lesley's card caught my eye with her use of the bold stripes and one of my favorite Verve sets - Kind Words.  Love how she used a double sentiment and her wonderful treatment on the flower image.

Jennifer's card made me smile. Love her colour combination and use of a button to keep things on the masculine side.

Love how Amy used the Notebook Plain Jane and added a frame using the Rounded Scalloped Frame on her card and mixed and matched the papers and ribbon treatments to create a great trio of cards!

Thank you all for sharing your stunning creations with us! We still have four more sketches left this month, so be sure to join us on Friday for some brand new inspiration!

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!