Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June Diva Dare

This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) who is an amazing colorer (word can be found in any crafter's dictionary wink, wink) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) who also colors beautifully, often uses paint on her cards and is a wonderful mixed media artist. So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using coloring 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-Ability" 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!

Here is my take on the dare:

In honor of Jen...I added kraft and lots of color (noun), but kept my coloring (verb) to a minimum (she's also a school teacher, so she should appreciate my use of the same word in two different forms :) The flower is from Verve's Surely Goodness set. I heat embossed the design in white embossing powder and colored in the petals with an Aqua painter and dye inks. To add a bit of pizazz, I also dotted the petals with Liquid Pearls dimensional paint. (That's about as far as my 'mixed media' tribute goes {tips hat to Janelle}.) The leaves are stamped from the Dream Big set and punched out with the coordinating Dreamy Leaves die. They got doused with liquid pearls, too! The sentiment is also stamped/heat embossed and that phrase is from Let It Be. The heart border down the right side is from Verve's Scalloped Trim Trio set and I used negatives of the punched out hearts to add to the sentiment. The ribbon is a new collection from Verve, this one is from the Red, White and Beautiful set. Some paper piercing, a button and twine bow and it's all good!

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my design:

There are prizes involved...
Win a $40 Gift Certificate to Verve Stamps! Take the Puddles of Colour Dare and link up your card (created June 11th or later) to the linky widget here to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift certificate.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post. 

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Puddles of Colour" Diva Dare postsOne lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is June 27, 2013.

Winners will be announced on June 28, 2013.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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  1. SO very pretty Andrea! I really like your mix of papers and the sweet polka dot ribbon!!

  2. Andrea I just love the colours :) Beautiful polka dot ribbon and heart punch are just amazing ! ...and the button..I love buttons:) xoxo Aneta

  3. Gorgeous flower and just love the dots on the leaves!! Great colour combo and I"m sure Jen will love your expert use of the English language ;) Well done with the dare.

  4. This is so dreamy, Andrea! Love all those mini little hearts and your liquid pearls are perfection!

  5. Andrea,
    what a beautiful card! I love the color combo.

  6. O my goodness!!! Andrea, have I told you how much I love the way you mix colors, petterns, and layers!? This card is soooo perfect in every single way! It's not very often that a card makes me want to stop what I am doing and jump right into creating! But your cards do! I adore every single one of your creations, and you inspire me endlessly!

  7. What a beautiful way to lift someone up or offer encouragement. Love the use of the little hearts and liquid pearls!

  8. Love the mix of colors and the pearl drops. I am a polka dot fan and had never thought of using those liquid pearls to achieve the dotted effect that I love. As always, inspiring and beautiful, Andrea!!


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