Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Viva La Verve May Week 4 Recap and Viewfinder

Hi Verve fans, Marisa here with this week's recap and viewfinder.  Loved browsing through the entries as I always enjoy seeing how different cards can look using the same sketch.

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 4 sketch....

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

I needed a birthday card for my brother and I think he is manly enough to handle the polka dots.  Used the Flag It die set along with the Classy Label die and Flourish Trim die (to get the shape for the tan layer under the red flags).  The sentiment is from Poppy Birthday and I stamped the image from Love Notes on to the Classy Label die for a bit of depth.  Any guesses on what age he is turning this year LOL!

Here are a few creations that caught my eye this week!

Petra's card caught my eye because of the clean lines, use of the arrow image from Borderline around the panel and the darling ribbon tabs.

Nancy created a lovely sympathy card using the Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and bluebell image from Framed Florals along with the co-ordinating Bluebells die.  Love all her white space and pops of colours with the enamel dots.

Inge used a lovely earthy colour combination, and I adore the kraft frame and stitching she added along with just a touch of doily showing along the bottom panel.

Jennifer G created this totally fun rocker card using Stacey's sketch.  Love the boldness of the card and the touch of shimmer and shine.

Thank you all for sharing your stunning creations with us! We still have 1 more sketch 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!