Colorful Diva Hop and Challenge

Hi friends! It's the 10th of the month and that means it's time for another Diva Inspirations Blog Hop and Challenge.  I just love hopping along and seeing what each of the Divas came up with from the inspiration, and I hope you do too! I'm the first stop along today's hop, so let's get to it.

PRIZE alert: there TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until August 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


I've been playing along with the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge this month.  I keep telling my boys that with a little practice you can do almost anything, so decided to put action to my words and practice something I've never considered myself much good at... coloring.  The flowers from Beautiful Things were colored one day with Copics, adding some fun little white gel accents to the edges of each flower. The next day I cut the greenery from white cardstock using the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set.  Then I colored in all the detailing with Copics. Pretty fun and it gives so much depth to the leaves.

For the card, I picked out some scraps of designer paper, that reminded me of one of the pillows in the graphic and inked up the edges in coordinating colors, wrapped a little twine and layered on my flowers.  I finished with the birthday wishes sentiment white embossed in the corner and a bit of glossy glaze and glitter on each flower center.

Okay, here are all the challenge and blog hop deets.  Next up on the hop is Betty.


We're headed into the lazy days of summer and this outdoor scene is sure to inspire some cozy creations. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Challenge deadline: Friday, August 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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop. Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Stacey
4. Laurie9. Susan
5. Lesley10. Teresa

For anyone in the mood to shop, Verve has a fun Christmas in July sale going on with all in-stock holiday stamps & dies as well as all Plain Janes 30% off!




Enabler's List
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white card stock, scraps of designer paper
Ink: black archival, picked berries, evergreen bough, spiced marmalade distress (Ranger), Copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), twine

66 comments

  1. Great interpretation of Cushion colors, so inspiring and fabulous creation!

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  2. So pretty, Julee! I recognized all your Coloring pieces from your IG feed!

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  3. Such bold & bright summer colors! Love it.

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  4. Beautiful coloring of your flowers -- the added dots complete them perfectly.

    ps - kind of loving the new [to me] blog layout :)

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  5. Oh so beautiful, love the colors!!!

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  6. Your coloring looks great and I like the rectangle pattern paper in the center of the card!

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  7. Beautiful card, beautiful flowers, beautiful colors!

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  8. Love seeing how colors and patterns I would think to choose work so well together. Great card

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  9. Love the contemporary look of this card. Well done.

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  10. gorgeous !! I am loving the dots and the little matching gel dots on the flowers !!!

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  11. Such a happy card Lots of inspiration

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  12. Your coloring is lovely!!!
    This card is so bright and
    happy. I love the colors!

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  13. Fabulous card! Love the bright cheerful colors & your coloring is fabulous!

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  14. So love the colorful flowers on your card! TFS

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  15. Very pretty card. Love the colors this month & hope to join in.

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  16. Boy Julee, these are tough colors -- great job!! (Of course) I'm going to see the rest of the hop and challenge myself!

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  17. Very pretty, and beautiful colouring.

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  18. Absolutely love the color combination. Very beautiful!

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  19. Wow! This is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with the markers, and the detail on those tiny leaves is just fabulous!

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  20. Beautiful. Love the colors and the flowers.

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  21. Love the use of the stipes and flowers. Beautiful card.

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  22. So gorgeous!! I just love these colors! Playing along for sure!

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  23. Sweet card...love your pretty posies.

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  24. Love these colors and your card! :)

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  25. Very striking color combo. Your shading on the flowers is lovely.

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  26. What a beautiful card Julee, the flowers looks gorgeous, beautifully colored, and I like the whole arrangement of elements on the card.

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  27. Love all the depth you got coloring the flowers and your beautiful design.

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  28. Lovely work on
    your card. Love
    all that color!
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Awesome job on your card. Love the design layout.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  30. How beautiful Julee....I love your style -- always so elegant and classy.

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  31. Gorgeous!! Those flowers are amazing!

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  32. Such a pretty card. Love the zesty-ness of the colours in the challenge again. Great job on the colouring in your a Pro. Those little dots of white just pop it forward.
    Sue

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  33. Beautiful take on the photo! I love the colours, hope to play along this month!

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  34. Such a beautiful card, the flowers look stunning. Well done.

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  35. I LOVE this pretty birthday card! That burst of color is so gorgeous!

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  36. Such a gorgeous card! Those colors are just perfect!

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  37. What a beautiful happy card, so lovely and colorful.

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  38. I loVe all of your colorful panels and those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly

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  39. This is so pretty! Love the flowers and leaves!

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  40. The flowers are gorgeous! I can't believe they were colored with markers, that's something I don't know very much about.

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  41. The flowers are gorgeous! I can't believe they were colored with markers, that's something I don't know very much about.

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  42. Just stunning! I love everything about your card. It is amazing!

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  43. Stunning and beautiful card, Julee! Love the flowers!

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  44. Beautiful cards and stamps!

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  45. So pretty. I like the colors and patterns.

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  46. Love the bright colors! Great take on the inspiration piece!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  47. Wow!I love your card! Simply awesome! I love the colours for this amazing challenge!

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  48. Lovely, bright creation Julee! I love the branches and angled panel~

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  49. Beautiful mix of colors! Love those flowers!

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  50. Absolutely stunning design and colors.

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  51. Such vibrant color combo! Great design, Julee.

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  52. Like how the flowers look in those colors. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  53. Gorgeous card, really eye catching, briliant colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Oh, Julee, I am totally in love with this card! I love these flowers and really love how you've colored them and even added the white dots! Love the leaves colored too, and what a great layout! Beautifully done, as always, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  55. Lovely card! You colored those flowers beautifully.

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  56. This is LOVELY, Julee. I have so enjoyed visiting the blogs of the DT Members and the entries to see all the amazing cards. Verve has such SUPER CUTE stamps, and I'm really enjoying all that I see. Great job, and thanks for this fun hop.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  57. The beautiful colored flowers make the card pop right off the card. Awesome.

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  58. Hi there, Julee. I was so inspired by all the gorgeous cards on the Verve Blog and the lovely entries that I just had to play along. I love this color combination, and always enjoy pulling out my favorite Verve Stamps to use on my cards. Thanks for a fun blog hop.
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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