Friday, July 11, 2014

Verve July 2014 Spotlight Day 4 and RELEASE!


Welcome to the final day of the July Verve Spotlight Week! Release day is finally here! I hope you've enjoyed our sneak peeks and given you some fresh inspiration to crafty by. Everything you have seen this week is available for purchase in the Verve shop!

Kay was before me today if you have been jumping along in the hop. If you just found out about it then you can start at the beginning of the list (below) for the full inspiration line-up.


My card today is using the new Plain Jane, 2 Corinthians 12:9 stamped over a splash of mixed acrylic paints that made a blue-gray. The butterfly from Happy Place is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers and then for some pop of color I smeared water-soluble oil pastels over the wings (MIX76: Finger Painting). The border is from the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set and I used two color cardstock and popped out the yellow border from the die and place the teal one inside with the yellow dots still in the die. to get them all out I place a piece of tape across the back and rubbed it on real well. The rest of the tape is used to adhere it to the back of the sentiment panel. I saw this somewhere, probably a fellow Diva, a while ago and I thought it was brilliant. The leftover teal dots were randomly added to get a good flow to the card.

Now it's time to head on over to Charmaine's blog! Thank you for all your kind comments this week and good luck!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals!


Today's Prize: The ENTIRE release!
Comment Deadline:  Sunday,  July 13 @ 5PM Mountain

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle

Details:
Stamps:  2 Corinthians 12:9, Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Fluid), white cardstock (Neenah), teal and yellow cardstock (unknown)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), acrylic paints, alcohol markers (Copic), water-soluble oil pastels (Binney-Smith)
Accessories: Happy Doodles Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve), Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above, Verve)

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40 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card. The teal and yellow border really makes your stamped panel pop with that stunning attention grabbing butterfly.

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  2. Love the smudged background and that beautiful butterfly! Great job with the new Verve! Lovely card!

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  3. The pop of color on your creation are divine!

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  4. I am loving seeing everyone's take on this darling butterfly, and yours is no exception! I also really liked how you used the acrylic paint in a watercolor effect behind him, makes him a focal point without adding a lot of layering. Just a beautiful and balanced card.

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  5. I love how you did the contrasting border!

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  6. What a great "pulled-together" look. Love the way the butterfly and the scripture are unified by the background shading and by the fun use of the die cut dots!

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  7. I love your card, Janelle. Your beautiful and trendy "painty" background makes a wonderful backdrop for this sweet butterfly.

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  8. Cute card. Love what you did with the border and extra pieces.

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  9. Love all your elements...from the background!!!...sentiment...to the border twist! Thanks for the "visual tutorial"!

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  10. Beautiful. I love the scrumble of color behind the butterfly. the scalloped edging that is lined with the yellow is so pretty. The scattered dots matches the edging color so well.
    Great card.

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  11. Such beautiful colors you have used, such a lovely card .

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  12. Lovely card. The splash of paint is a great background.

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  13. Oh, gorgeous card. I love the combo of this stunning butterfly with the verse - they just fit together don't they?;)

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  14. Very pretty card! Lots of technique used. I love the bible verse with the addition of other bright elements!

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  15. Love the watercolored background and the unexpected colors from the border, really pops!

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  16. WOW, that is so bright, Love the color combos, great together.

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  17. wonderful card! the butterfly seems to pop right off of the front. nice job!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card. I love how you colored your butterfly.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  19. wow! this is so cool, Janelle! love what you did with color!

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  20. IrisJuly 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Gorgeous card - love the butterfly, the layers and the bright colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  21. I love the butterfly paired together with that sentiment! What a gorgeous card!

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  22. Your card is awesome! Love the beautiful butterfly and I love how you created the borders with the scalloped border die.

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  23. Ooooo . . . I REALLY like this! A nice subtle mixed media card; love the "splat" behind the butterfly. And what a great idea to use the circles from the die sprinkled around. I've used the little stars before, but never thought to use the circles (there are hearts, too, aren't there? Oh, now the possibilities are swimming before my eyes!)

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  24. Love the touch of watercolor behind the beautiful butterfly! Such an awesome sentiment!!

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  25. Your butterfly is so beautifully coloured and love the watercolour bg it is on.!

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  26. Love how that butterfly pops against the color wash! Beautiful coloring!

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  27. Love the colors in your card and that butterfly is so pretty.

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  28. Beautiful card! I like how you did the water color wash behind the butterfly.

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  29. I really love this card. The butterfly along with the verse really resonates with me. Beautifully made card!

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  30. Love this card with the soft grey wash behind the butterfly and great use of the border die.

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  31. Very nice showcase of the stamps, the colours work great together!

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  32. Beautiful card. Love the teal and yellow border.

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  33. great presentation of the stamp set. beautiful

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  34. Wonderful design. Love the background you created for the butterfly.

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  35. Love the background you created for the butterfly and your color choices.

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  36. So lovely. I must pick up those dies. Great colours too.
    Sue

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  37. Beautiful card!! That purple really makes the teal & yellow POP!

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  38. Great colors and I love your background for the butterfly.

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