Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Viva La Verve August Week 1 Recap and Viewfinder

Hello Verve fans, Marisa here.  We are into a new month of Viva La Verve sketches and today I am recapping Julee's wonderful Week 1 sketch.

We'll have 4 August 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....

Click here for our August Challenge Entry Form

Here is my take on this week's sketch.

I picked up these fabulous Sunkissed Doodlebug papers at my local LSS'  summer paper blow out sale last week, and I couldn't wait to use them!

Since my birthday card stash is seriously lacking at the moment, out came this fabulous Happy Birthday Plain Jane.  I paired it with the tag die from Flourished Tag and the fun Loopy Blooms die for the flower.   The turquoise flag is from the Flag It die set and I added a few butterflies for good measure wink, wink.

Here are a few beautiful cards I spied in the link-up this week...

Loved how Ellen used black and white with a pop of colour.  Her polka dotted banner using the Flag It die set is adorable and love the touches of distressing.

Loved Inge's use of neutrals, stitching and notebook edge on the sentiment panel. Her layered felt flower and touch of splatter accent her card wonderfully.

Nancy's use of stripes and chevrons  is delightful.  The sentiment is from Small Packages, the large image from Cupcakes and the two small banners are from the Cupcake Frame die set.  Adore her colour combination too!

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful creations with us! Be sure to join us on Friday for some brand new inspiration as we showcase our second Viva La Verve August sketch.

And don't forget, August is Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary month and there are lots of deals to be had!