Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Diva Dare - Take Two

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I actually made two cards for this month's "Puddles of Colour" Diva Dare as I wasn't sure which one I was going to post.  This card incorporated the actual dare, which focused on incorporating colouring and /or painting on your card.  Yesterday's card was the result of me wanting to stretch myself by not only doing the dare but also incorporating the optional components of using kraft cardstock and mixed media as well.

Since I am not much of a colourer, and don't have many tools to do so, I tend to shy away from it.  My only colouring medium consists of some Twinkling H2Os I bought years ago and still have for those "emergency" colouring situations -- this month's Diva Dare being a case in point LOL!

I fussy cut the flowers from Let It Be and coloured them with Twinkling H2Os.  Still in love with the heart die from the Scalloped Trim Trio Border set so I threw it into the mix, and since I haven't used my beloved Flutterby die recently just had to add that as well.  Flowers, hearts and butterflies on one card sure makes me happy :)  The bottom right hand corner was a bit empty so I used the arrow die and stamped it with the matching image from Take Note.  A touch of distressing finished things off nicely.

If you head on over to the Verve Blog, you will be treated to seeing Diva Teresa's take on this month's Puddles of Colour Diva Dare, as well as all the challenge and prize details. 

Thanks for popping in today!



What's In It?
Stamps:  Let It Be and Take Note (Verve Stamps), French Script (Stampin' Up) 
Paper: Kraft, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen 
Ink:  Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Flutterby, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set and Arrow Dies (A Cut Above by Verve),  Notebook Die (My Favorite Things), Buttons, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Distressing Tool (Stampin' Up), Crimper (Fiskars), Glue Dots, Dimensionals:

13 comments:

Lynn said...

I don't have many coloring tools either...have to say I love the pops of pink and purple Marisa!

Dawn Easton said...

Your colours are fabulous!!! Love those flowers! So glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and coloured! It's fun!

Mary Ann said...

Very Pretty!Love your flowers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful added color!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I love your take on the dare in this card. You did a fabulous job with your colouring. I love the bright fun colours of pink and purple - and that purple butterfly is so sweet.

Maureen said...

good for you for trying something new :) Love all the bright colours :)

Viv said...

Only got one thing to say....you should colour more often!!! xxx

Ravengirl said...

Fun colors and a fabulous answer to the dare!

Jen said...

Oh so colorful and beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Such a beauty, Marisa! Your coloring turned out beautifully. LOVE that arrow element!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the multiple colors on these flowers...very striking! I'm going to have to put that heart border on my wish list! Hope you're feeling better...have missed your blog visits!

nwilliams6 said...

Your coloring is fab so whatever emergency stuff you have is perfect! I love the shades of purple mixed with lime - the combination is stunning. You have the best sentiments - this one is so positive and hopeful! Lovely card. Hugz!

Bonnie said...

I've so enjoyed catching up on your creations, Marisa! They are all so beautiful! I love the twins card with Washi and the nautical themed card. And this card is so bright and beautiful!