Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Diva Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have the until October 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.
Our September challenge is Autumn Lovelies
September brings to mind crisp apples, bouquets of sharpened pencils, baked pumpkin delights, rainbows of fallen leaves and don't forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Caramel Mochas! This month we're challenging you to to show us your autumn inspired creations. Use the inspiration graphic or go off on your own tangent, just share a little autumn loveliness with us!

For my challenge card, I took inspiration from the colors and pattern of the blanket. I loved those chevrons and decided I wanted copy that pattern


To create the background, I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to 3.25 x 4.5. I grabbed one of my stencils and some versmark and rubbed the versamark ink pad through the stencil. When I removed the stencil, I poured on some white embossing powder and heated it and came up with this amazing embossed chevron background! I pulled out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and added a variation of oranges, yellows, and reds. I dried between layers and then added more paint, trying to make it as "painterly" as I could, I sure love how it came out!

The stamps are from Sparkly Dreams, using the matching Butterfly Dreams Die Set and Flourished Tag Die Set.


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, October 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!


  
1. Julee7. Susan
2. Amy8. Maureen
3. Betty9. Amber
4. Jen10. Stacey
5. Sankari11. Marisa
6. Sarah 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Thursday :)


42 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful background and love the vellum with sentiment, really softens it up! I'm seeing all this gorgeous fall in my feed this morning, and yet it's sooo hot where I live. It's fun to think about the impending crisp fall air and apples/pumpkins everywhere!

Nancy Thomas said...

Your background is amazing!! Love all those gorgeous fall colors and also that sentiment heat embossed on the vellum.

Stacey Schafer said...

Whoa! This is gorgeous, Amber! Your MM style is AMAZING!

snazzyjj said...

Great work picking up the colors and design of the blanket.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love this pretty vellum piece!
Take care!
Michele

Cynthia Daugherty said...

cool background!

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sentiment on the vellum and beautiful layout.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous bg and mix of colours.

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the amazing background!

Amante del Papel said...

wow your card is stunning, is my favorite in this hop, so beautiful!

Kris B said...

Beautiful!! Your background is amazing and I love the quote! Fabulous card!

Christine said...

Love the watercolor background and am eagerly waiting for that set to arrive in my mailbox....maybe tomorrow!

Heather said...

Beautiful! Love the embossed sentiment on the vellum!

Maureen said...

gorgeous, Schmoopy! I love your mixed media pieces. You are my MM guru! ox

vinita jain said...

I love the style of this amazing creation, a fun watercolor and embossed BG in fall colors, love the sentiment on vellum tag!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is positively GORGEOUS, Amber! Such a perfect card!

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card. I love the chevrons. Well done.

MiamiKel said...

Oh your card is a vision - it reminds me of the gorgeous sunsets we'd see in Maui! What a lovely coloring backdrop for this sweet vellum sentiment - wise and wonderful words! Just beautiful! Blessings and TFS!

Berina RGA said...

Love the sentiment!! You have chosen beautiful colors!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Patty said...

OH WOW!! This is just too gorgeous!! Love the sentiment on vellum & the beautiful colors behind it!!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Amber!!!
Your background is GORGEOUS, LOVE your sentiment and the layer of vellum with the string bow too, they make a wonderful combination together!!!

~amy~ said...

Amber, this is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Love your Mixed Media vibe and the wonderful colors Amber. Another beautiful card!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love those butterflies and oh such yummy vellum ♥

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful I love the look of the embossed elum on top of the water colored image underneath Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Mary Holshouser said...

The oranges really pop.
The purple butterflies really blend in with the oranges.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

Pretty touches on this card. The vellum is beautiful.

Lisa Lynn said...

What a great background. Love the sentiment on vellum.

ionabunny said...

That is so lovely. Great colours and I love the vellum tag. Beautiful. Hugz

Pat said...

I love the watercolour background with the embossed chevrons and the butterflies are beautiful on top with the twine and sequins and the sentiment on the vellum finishes it so prettily. x

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Love your colors. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

janet said...

Like the watercolor backgroung

zehra said...

great background, love the butterflies

Mary-Anne V said...

Very stunning background and powerful quote...great card.

Rubina Pantoja said...

That watercolor is beautiful!

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful card. Love the watercolor background.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Stunning and gorgeous! Love everything!!!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful. Love the watercolor background and your design!

Sue Crease said...

Wonderful card, so different in its style. I love how you stamped on to vellum.
Sue

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and I like the vellum tag.

Team Clark said...

This card is to die for! I just LOVE IT!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card with awesome colors and details!