Sunday, June 23, 2013

Viva La Sketch & Diva Dare - Small Celebrations

Once again, Viva La Sketch challenge, week 3, sketch designed by Teresa Kline and I wanted to give it a try on this month's Diva Dare over at Verve's Blog.

Here is the challenge:
This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colorer and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who also colors beautifully, often uses paint on her cards and is a wonderful mixed media artist. So we're daring you to create a card using coloring and/or painting. If you're really daring you can add the option to add in kraft card stock (Jen's specialty), or try out some mixed-media (Janelle's style). Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!

Here is my card below:
Started this card with Soft Suede cardstock as my base and went on to use some new DSP paper I got with the new SU In-colors. Love these patterned papers. Stamp set is from Verve called: Small Celebrations along with the flowers at the bottom.

Colored these cute flowers with prima colored pencils, fuzzy cut and popped them up with foam mount along with coloring Verve's Plain Jane All Aflutter. Used A Cut Above All Aflutter Die to cut out the Plain Jane All Aflutter and used MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags and Crumb Cake cardstock.

For the mixed media portion of the challenge, I tried something I've never done before, play around with painting on cardstock. I took some SU Shimmer Paint (Frost White) and started painting onto the Soft Suede cardstock. To make the circles, I made my own sencil by punching out some circles on a seperate cardstock and than after, sponged more shimmer paint around. I kept playing until I got the results I wanted. Quite fun when you get going.

Ink used was SU Soft Suede and Strawberry Slush ink for the sentiment. Almost forgot, used the Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Strawberry Slush cardstock. Give a try!!


  1. Just love your polka dotted background!! Beautifully coloured butterfly too. Thanks for playing along with this month's Diva Dare.

  2. Oh, this is just fabulous! I love the way you colored that butterfly and your painted polka dot background.

  3. wow, this is glad you took the Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*