Be the Change and a Spotlight Hop

Hi friends!  It's Verve release week and today is the start of our July Spotlight Hops!  We've got 3 new sets, a plain jane and a coordinating die set releasing on Friday, July 11, so we'll be hopping all week long!  I'm the start of the hop, so grab yourself a little something refreshing and settle in for some wonderful inspiration from the Verve Divas and our super awesome Guest Divas, Sheri Gilson and Kay Miller.


Today's spotlight is on a set illustrated by Chaitali Narla, with a little of my font flair added to the sentiments. It's a super fun set, and this Gandhi quote has been a favorite of mine for a very long time.  So glad to be adding it to Verve's offerings.

To begin my card, I stamped and embossed the peacock image from Moments Remembered  in early espresso twice on white card stock and then colored with Copic markers.  I wanted a bit of dimension, so I cut a loose border around the full image, then fussy cut the head/neck section and the front wing and popped them up on different layers of dimensionals for a paper tole effect.  I finished the piece off by adding some glossy accents over the feathers and swirls.

Next I stamped the two feathery accent images tone on tone in lucky limeade for a fun background.  The Gandhi quote is stamped onto crumb cake and then I distressed all the edges with a bit of walnut stain ink.  My only embellishment was a piece of island indigo ribbon as I wanted the peacock to take center stage.

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 along the way to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveal, an introduction of our 2 lovely guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!


Okay, next up on the hop is the talented Stacey!

Today's Prize: Moments Remembered (illustrated by Chaitali Narla)
1. Julee8. Janelle
2. Stacey9. Charmaine
3. Maureen10. Jen
4. Chaitali11. Sheri {Guest}
5. Marisa12. Andrea
6. Teresa13. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}14. Christyne


Enabler's List
Stamps: Moments Remembered (releasing 7/11/14 from Verve Stamps)
Paper: lucky limeade, crumb cake (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso, lucky limeade (SU!), walnut stain (Ranger Distress), copic markers
Accessories: clear embossing powder (Judikins), glossy accents (Ranger), island indigo ribbon (SU!)

47 comments

  1. Beautiful card, lovely colour combination. I love that lovely sentiment.

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  2. Love the stylized peacock and the pretty colors on your card!

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  3. Cute card. Love the way you colored the peacock. Great sentiment, love the font.

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  4. Love what you did with that peacock image - fabulous card!

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  5. Beautiful card Julee. Love the elegant peacock. The sponging looks great.

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  6. You did a stunning job with this new set Julee!! I love how you layered the peacock! So beautiful! I am so thrilled and honored to be a Verve guest this month! Thank you again so much! ((Hugs))

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  7. Fabulous peacock image and b/g using the flower image. I adore that sentiment!

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  8. Oh Julee, this is such a beautiful set! I love your card with the feathers in the background and the gorgeous colors!

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  9. Beautiful card and what a lovely sentiment...that would be great for a young person making their mark in the world!

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  10. The set is so unique and yet still contains "Verve" style. Love the feathery image. And that quote is really fabulous.

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  11. Lovely card. I love that peacock.

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  12. So pretty Julee! Love how you colored that amazing peacock!!

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  13. the peacock is very pretty. Love the sentiment. Great card.

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  14. Love those colors and your glossy accents!

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  15. Love your card and am so excited about the new sets. The lettering of the sentiment is stunning!

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  16. Gorgeous card, Julee! Love the rich colors and the fab background you created! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a Guest Diva!

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  18. I'm excited for a new Verve release:) Your card today is so pretty. I love the background you've created and the pretty colour combo you've used.

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  19. Your card is BEAUTIFUL. I love how you added dimension to the peacock. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  20. Wow! This is stunning! Very vibrant colors!

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  21. wowzers, Julee! love your coloring and piecing of the peacock!

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  22. Gorgeous Julee!! Love the peacock, feathers, and sentiments in this set!!

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  23. Great card julee. Love the use of the zesty green and blue along with the kraft.
    Sue

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  24. Oh my how beautiful your card is and what an awesome new stamp set <3

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  25. Beautiful, Julee! Love the dimension and detail!

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  26. Beautiful, Julee! Love the dimension and detail!

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  27. Your color choices are to die for on this card! The peacock is just fabulous!

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  28. I enjoyed the background you created for this card. I'm just learning how to use my non-background stamps to create backgrounds, so this was great to see.

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  29. the kraft presentation is great. nice showcasing of the stamp set

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  30. Love everything about this card, from your color choices to the way you popped up part of the peacock! Even the background is beautiful! Stunning card, full of inspiration, thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Super card - I like the colour combination and the sentiment is wonderful.

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  32. You achieved fabulous dimension with your peacock. Really like the card design in general but I especially love the green background

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  33. Very pretty..great use of the traditional peacock colours.

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  34. Such a lovely card.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  35. This bird is gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  36. Wow, love all the dimension from the layering and glossy accents! Gorgeous!

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  37. Love everything about this card.... the colors, sentiment and peacock image. Lovely!

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  38. Such a lovely, exotic feel to this set!

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  39. Love how the bird frames the sentiment.

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