Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Verve Diva Dare

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Good morning Verve fans, it is Teresa and I am sharing my take on this months dare. This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) both have an amazing eye for color. Jen's coloring is phenomenal and Janelle's showcases mixed media like no other. So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using colouring and/or painting.  If you want to kick the dare up a notch, you can add kraft card stock to the mix (Jen's specialty) and/or make a mixed media card (Janelle's specialty).  Here is the link to Splitcoast Stamper's "Mix It" Forum for some tutorials and ideas on Mixed Media should you want to try it out.  This is not a requirement but a fun "extra" should you wish to add it to your card. Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation! You can see me post and take the Verve Diva Dare here!

I have dabbled a tiny bit with mixed media so I answered the dare using mixed media using bolder colors. I have used Tim Holtz distressed paints for the background piece of paper, the color is pickled raspberry, luv that  I added a little spun sugar on top to tone it down just a bit, still leaving it with a very rich color. I really like gesso, even though I only know how to use it one way. I made my own stencil by punching out circles from a solid piece of mask. I then rubbed the gesso over the holes, layering it on sorta thick...I luv this look! I  stamped the sentiment using the Verve set Let It Be and the flower was stamped cut out and sponged; it is from the set On Occasion. I completed my card by adding the Verve ribbon from the Black Beauty Collection, and a few gems. The sketch is one of Jen's from Deconstructed Sketch. I hope you are inspired and I cannot wait to see how you answer the Puddles of Color dare!

Stamps: Let It Be and On Occasion(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Yours Truly Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger), Pickled Raspberry, Spun Sugar(Tim Holtz Distressed Paints),  Sweet Pea(Color Box Crafters), and Gesso
Accessories: Black Beauty Ribbon Collection by Verve, SU Square Punch, Nesties Labels Fourteen  Gemstones, Stencil, Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Deconstructed Sketch: sketch


  1. Love the gesso polka dots!! Way to go the mixed media route. Fabulous card!

  2. I love the punch of color- it feels so happy!

  3. Ohhh...this is gorgeous! Love that pink bling and the gesso dots!

  4. Gorgeous card Teresa! Love the colors and the paint dabs!


  5. I have been hearing a lot about Gesso lately but have not tried it before. Love what you did with it. Very pretty card. TFS.


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