Thursday, July 18, 2013

July Diva Dare...Tattered Pages

Hello Verve fans! Today is my day to post on the Verve blog celebrating this month's lovely Verve Divas Teresa and Julee! This month's challenge is called "Tattered Pages". Here's a bit about the challenge in Marisa's words:

This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry), owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms).  Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards.  So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it.  Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  

This 'challenge' is really no challenge for me....I'm right at home in my easy chair of vintage/shabby chic. I started off using Maja  Design's new Sofiero collection, roughed up the edges a bit and added some authentic vintage lace, crinkled, inked seam binding, and some chipboard and crocheted pieces. The sentiment is from Verve's Words of Wisdom set...brimming with uplifting and encouraging sentiments. To add a bit of interest, I sprinkled the kraft frame with coarse glitter and added a partial frame behind the focal panel.

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, July 31st.  Entries must be new (posted 7/12 or later), include at least one Verve product, an uplifting sentiment, and some distressing or shabbiness and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 7/31/13.

During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our Tattered Pages Dare and link up your card (created July 12th or later) to the linky widget here to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  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 "Tattered Pages" Diva Dare posts!  One 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 July 31, 2013.

Winners will be announced on August 1, 2013.

Here's a peek at the Verve set I used:

Here's the paper collection:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sofiero collection (Princess Margareta's Garden) Maja Design, Crumb Cake, Naturals White (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Scalloped Oval & Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), twine, chipboard heart, old book page, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Crystal coarse glitter (Martha Stewart), lace, ribbon, paper distresser, crinkled aged seam binding, crocheted flower, pearl, antique lace, pearl lines (Zva Creative)
Size: 4 1/4"  X 5 1/2"
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  1. Gorgeous shabby card Andrea! You always knock these out of the ball park!! The layers, tattered edges and that fabulous lace are really something special!

  2. You never fail to amaze me. It is incredulous! I am in love with a card. LOL!

  3. Gorgeous card, Andrea. That heart with the double twine bow on it is making me swoon! Love the neutral pallet and the gorgeous bow too. Fabulously shabby indeed :)

  4. As always your cards are so very pretty.

  5. You're cards always make me say "Awww". Simply gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous and stunning as always! Jaw dropping!

  7. it's amazing! I love it!
    beautiful colours

  8. What a gorgeous card! I don't do shabby chic very well. I think I always stop way too soon and my cards need several more items. I might give it another try after being inspired by your card. TFS!

    Come and see what I've done lately!


  9. Andrea, Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Another gorgeous creation Andrea!! This challenge was "right up your alley"!!

  11. So pretty, Andrea! Thinking of you often and miss you!

  12. What a beautiful card-love everything about it!


  13. Beautiful card. I love the paper. You did a fantastic job.

  14. Stunning! I love the vintage feel, the lace and layers. The crocheted flower and shabby bow combo is gorgeous.


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