Friday, August 9, 2013

August Diva Dare



Welcome to August's Diva Dare!!   This month's theme is "Pile on the Sweetness" and showcases Diva Andrea and Diva Christyne, who are both known for their amazing work with multiple layers  on their cards.

In addition, if you want to kick this month's dare up a notch, you can add a flower cluster as per Andrea, or go with a "sweet" theme as per Christyne's blog name "Stamping with Sugar".  These are not required elements, but fun options should you chose to take the double dog dare wink, wink.

Here is my take on this month's dare.

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I used Diva Maureen's VLV sketch and the papers are from My Mind's Eye In Bloom 6x6 pad.  Still love this paper pad and I'm glad I bought two of them when it was at Michael's!  I added some lace, seam binding, lots of layers and used a sentiment from Love Story which is a bit generic so the card can be used for multiple occasions.  A crimped Wavy Heart die and some pearls finished things off nicely.   I counted nine layers so I think I'm good LOL!

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:  Love Story (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Going Grey, Cameo Coral (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen Paper, In Bloom (My Mind's Eye) 
Ink:  Black, 

Accessories:  Wavy Heart Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace, Spring Fling Seam Binding (Verve Stamps), Crimper (Fiskars), Half Pearls, Bling, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

ack! This is gorgeous girl! LOVE the pretty colours!!! This weekend I plan on catching up on some challenges and this one looks like it needs to be added to my list!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Perfect take on the sketch and the sentiment really stands out! Have an awesome weekend...hugs ~S~

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, Marisa. I love the coral colors on this card. Yummy ribbon.

Maureen said...

you've definitely got the layers! What a beautiful way to honour our Divas :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa your card is so gorgeous, such beautiful details. You always take such fabulous photos!

D- said...

Your card is gorgeous! LOVE it. TFS.
D~
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Elise said...

This is POSITIVELY gorgeous! What a lovely creation!!!!!

Bonnie said...

That is some pretty paper, Marisa! And the bow of seam binding is divine!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the cool colors and papers and ribbon you used. You really have the best eye for color! Hugz!

Katina said...

Ooh, what beautiful papers and a stunning card Marisa! Love this sketch.
xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

awwww.. So sweet, the lace trim is gorgeous with your sentiment focus.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Definitely a sweet card and full of layers too:). I love the soft colours of the heart and seam binding/bow. Beautiful card Marisa.

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's so purty! Love the traditional, balanced kind of sketch, and your embelliies are just perfect.