PRIZE alert: there TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!
I've been playing along with the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge this month. I keep telling my boys that with a little practice you can do almost anything, so decided to put action to my words and practice something I've never considered myself much good at... coloring. The flowers from Beautiful Things were colored one day with Copics, adding some fun little white gel accents to the edges of each flower. The next day I cut the greenery from white cardstock using the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set. Then I colored in all the detailing with Copics. Pretty fun and it gives so much depth to the leaves.
For the card, I picked out some scraps of designer paper, that reminded me of one of the pillows in the graphic and inked up the edges in coordinating colors, wrapped a little twine and layered on my flowers. I finished with the birthday wishes sentiment white embossed in the corner and a bit of glossy glaze and glitter on each flower center.
Okay, here are all the challenge and blog hop deets. Next up on the hop is Betty.
We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Challenge deadline: Friday, August 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop. Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
|1. Julee||6. Marisa|
|2. Betty||7. Maureen|
|3. Charmaine||8. Stacey|
|4. Laurie||9. Susan|
|5. Lesley||10. Teresa|
For anyone in the mood to shop, Verve has a fun Christmas in July sale going on with all in-stock holiday stamps & dies as well as all Plain Janes 30% off!
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white card stock, scraps of designer paper
Ink: black archival, picked berries, evergreen bough, spiced marmalade distress (Ranger), Copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), twine