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 :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thank you Kindly

I had a productive 3 day weekend, made lots of cards and watched lots of Netflix, how about you? 
One of the cards I created was for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge, such a fun sketch! I stretched it a little bit, but am really pleased with how it came out:)

First the sketch!

And next, my card using the new Delicate Pretty Poppies. I love this set sooo much and don't think it's going to be leaving my desk anytime soon :)

I stamped the poppies on a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and watercolored the flowers with my Tombow markers. I added a little blue shading around the flowers and then flicked some black paint randomly around the card and added the sentiment. The last details were to add the scalloped border (I think from PPP?) and the twine bow. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Happy Place

Hello friends! As you can see, I haven't been stamping a whole lot since July. My loss of creativity has really been bothering me lately, and I'm determined to get back in my zone. I need to create a little each day, for my own happiness! So here's to starting over :)

I thought I'd play with the Week 4 Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge, check out this fun sketch!

Today is the last day to play in this sketch challenge, and we'll have a new one up tomorrow!
Here's my card!

I had this scrap of paper on my desk, and knew I wanted to use it, but I don't remember which collection it came from. The flowers and sentiment are from Happy Place. The flower stamp was cut out with the coordinating Happy Doodles dies, and the sentiment was stamped on a piece cut out with the Cupcake Frame die and cut down to fit the sentiment.

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