Friday, July 12, 2013

July Diva Dare


Welcome to July's Diva Dare!  This month's theme is "Tattered Pages"  and showcases Julee, Verve's owner and creator and her wonderful use of uplifting phrases along with Diva Teresa's wonderful use of distressing and shabbiness on her cards.

The challenge is to create a card or project that has an encouraging/uplifting sentiment and includes some distressing/shabbiness.  Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read over and over so many times that it shows signs of being well loved by its' tattered edges.

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For my card, I used this week's Verve Sketch and paired it with some Classic K McKenna paper from K & Company.  This fabulous sentiment from Let It Be jumped out at me and thus became the focal point of my card.  It's such a wonderful encouragement and reminder that faith can get you through seemingly insurmountable situations (something I needed to hear as I'm dealing with one right now).  The largest die from the Banner Bundle die set created the fishtail, and the yummy raspberry coloured seam binding is from the Spring Fling ribbon collection.  A touch of lace, twine, some pearls and some distressing brought in Teresa's side of this month's dare.

Of course, where there is a Verve Diva Dare, there are prizes, and this month's dare provides two prizes: one for a randomly selected participant and one for a randomly selected commenter!

Want to get all the details on how you can win some Verve Stamps?  Simply head on over to the Verve Blog to get all the challenge details - I dare you!




What's In It?
Stamps: Let It Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Classic K McKenna (K & Company), Mellow  Moss, Rose Romance, Kraft (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Distressing Tool (Stampin' Up), Spring Fling Seam Binding (Verve Stamps), Lace, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Cream Half Pearls, Dimensionals



17 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Marisa! Love the lace and pearls.

Benzi said...

Fabulous shabby card, Marisa. I love that pretty paper...tattering and all. The raspberry ribbon/bow is awesome.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Marisa!

Love the ribbon, pearls and lace!!! Fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Marisa - this is stunning!! Love the layout and your gorgeous color scheme! How ya been?

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, be still my shabby-lovin' heart! This is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE it!

Maureen said...

lovely choice of papers and colours :) Love the distressed edges and touch of lace :)

Crystal said...

Marissa wow this is beautiful, your layout is great and loving your beautiful colors!!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card. You've combined these 2 styles perfectly. I love the paper you've used here and the beautiful bow. Wonderful colour combo.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous take on the dare and sketch!! Love those patterned papers!! Sorry to hear you're having a tribulation right now!!

scrappingnana said...

So gorgeous. Love all the shabby details and pretty papers. Great sentiment also.

nwilliams6 said...

Love the beautiful ribbon and bow and the wonderful colors on this Marisa. The sentiment is soooo true too - I am holding fast on to it these days. Wonderfully done. Hugz!

Viv said...

Beautiful card Marisa! I have that K& Co paper and haven't used it in AGES! You've made me want to search it out and breath some life into it.
The lace and the ribbon are perfect partners for this beautiful creation. I hope whatever trial you're you're facing is resolved quickly and successfully. xxx

Christina said...

This has such a romantic, shabby vibe! So beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Shabby chic as they say... very pretty and encouraging.

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how the bow color makes that color pop in your design paper. TFS.
D~
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keeleykats said...

Marisa, Beautiful card! I love the colors, lace & pearls! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Beautiful colours and papers. Love the bow and lace.