Saturday, April 27, 2013

Verve April Diva Dare

So last month I attempted to play along with the Verve Diva Dare and managed to get my dates mixed up so I wasn't able to get my card linked up in time.  Not this month!  And, since it's Anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp, I get to link up over there too.

This month the dare is to combine the styles of Marisa and Charmaine with a "Bright Blooms and Butterflies" theme.

I'm not sure if I quite nailed the bright blooms part.  I realized that I only actually have one flower image from Verve (from the Wonderfully Made set), which I had used on my last card so I wanted to mix things up a bit.  I still used the flower, but just the very center portion.  I stamped it several times and then fussy cut the centers out, layering them on top of some fancy black trim from Hydrangea Hippo.  I had a bit of fun creating the curved edge too.

The sentiment and butterflies are from the Blue Skies set.  I used a blending pen to add just a bit of color to the butterflies as well as the center of the flowers.

I'm SO happy it's the weekend!  You might have noticed that until yesterday I hadn't posted in about a week....I think that's the longest layoff I've had since I started blogging!  Combination of illnesses, and working on submissions/DT projects, but hopefully we are back to normal here!

Hope your weekend is going well too!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Jillibean Soup - Country Pumpkin Chowder paper; Basic Grey - Paper Cottage 6x6 Pad; CTMH - Colonial White and Black cardstock
Stamps:  Verve - Blue Skies and Wonderfully Made sets
Ink:  CTMH - Black and Hollyhock
Other:  Black trim - Hydrangea Hippo; CTMH - Blending Pen; Helmar - Quick Dry 450; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Sewing Machine


  1. I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE this! LOVING the butterflies and love love love love the floral trim!!!

  2. This is absolutely the colours and the layout. The trim is perfect.

  3. I love it Miriam!
    It is truly beautiful and rich!
    I hope you feel better soon ;-)

  4. This is so pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving the nice comments!

  5. I was wondering why you hadn't been posting for awhile! Love seeing your creations!

  6. Love the combination of elements here Miriam! The trim almost reminds me of a caterpillar, which then resonates perfectly with the butterflies and the sentiment!!

  7. Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW! You never let us down. I'm so inspired right now I want to zip through my day so I can get into the craft room and play. :-) -B

  8. I'm loving the wavy line...gorgeous butterflies and patterned papers!

  9. I luv this, sweet design and colors...perfect for the glad you played along with the Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*

  10. A gorgeous card Mariam, a fabulous design and colours. I love your 'swirl' of flowers and such beautiful butterflies!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  11. Love the wavy ribbon line with all the flowers on it. Lovely sentiment you chose too :) Thanks for taking this month's Diva Dare!