September Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Hi friends! It's the 10th of the month and that means it's time to hop, hop, hop with our favorite Divas!  We've got a brand new inspiration graphic for you this month and we hope our posts will inspire you to come play along with us.  I'm the first stop on today's hop, and there are prizes to be won, so let's get to it.

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win!

Giveaway 1:  Random drawing from comments on the official Diva Hop Blog posts
Giveaway 2:  Random drawing from participants who link up for the challenge

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com


I've been having some mixed-media fun lately, so started with the background, taking my inspiration from the colors in the inspiration graphic.  A layer of gesso on white cardstock to prime the paper, then I added some Lindy's Magicals in teal tones.  When that was dry, I took a scribbles stencil and a baby wipe to wipe away the pattern to give some texture.  Then I sprinkled on some of the purple magicals.  Loved the way it looked, so decided to sprinkle some more on the white cardstock and use the sprinkle each day with kindness sentiment from the new Kindness Matters stamp set.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Next I stamped the smaller flower from the set and watercolored with the purple magicals, adding some white gel pen accents and fussy cutting (because I was a very messy watercolorer).  I layered some tip top taupe leaves cut with the Great Kindness Die Set, then scraped them with gesso and sprinkled on some aqua glass glitter.  The aqua dotty piece behind was a leftover piece of cardstock painted with magicals and cut out with one of the Tim Holtz mixed media dies.  I finished with a bunch of distressed edges.

Alrighty, that's my card, and here's the inspiration challenge and blog hop details.

Your next stop along the hop is Betty.

The changing colors of autumn are always a favorite. It's like a paintbrush came and colored the world. One of my favorite trees around the neighborhood turns a brilliant purple in the fall, and is so beautiful against the blue sky. So while some may find this a wintry inspiration, to me a bit of regal purple and a touch of sky and earth will always be fall. Follow the color pattern, or take your inspiration from the graphic, either way it's sure to be lovely! We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Wednesday, 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'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. Christyne9. Susan
5. Laurie10. Teresa


Enabler's List
Stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, tiptop taupe (SU!)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (SU!), Industrial Chic and Halloween Magicals (Lindy's Stamp Gang), gesso, white gel pen
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Mixed Media dies (Tim Holtz), aqua glass glitter, scribbles stencil

43 comments

  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Julee, your card is just beautiful. Your background with the Lindy's Magicals is amazing. I like the distressing and the lovely lavender bloom.

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  3. I adore this sentiment, and the papers are amazing! Love the vibrant colors, the rough edges, and especially the irregular shape of the sentiment panel! What a beauty.

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  4. What a gorgeous colour combo! And I love the splatters :o)

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  5. Beautiful background for this pretty flower.

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  6. Love those rough, distressed edges :). What a gorgeous background {drool}

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  7. Your background is gorgeous!!! LOVE this card!!!

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  8. Another gorgeous BG!! Beautiful mix of the colours.

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  9. Wow, lovely mixed media creation Julee! The September colors are fabulous!

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  10. What a beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  11. Gorgeous card! It's SO uplifting and cheerful!

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  12. My favorite colors...and a perfectly lovely, free-spirited card! Well done.

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  13. Love the colors and the distressing you did gave it such a soft fluffy look. Well done.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful in both colors and design.

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  15. Such a beautiful color combination. Love your distressing and watercolor effects. Very stunning card.

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  16. Lovely card. Love the way you lay your paper, and your colours

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  17. Beautiful card Julee! The background and scattered ink just go with the sentiment perfectly! I love the pretty flower too.

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  18. Firstly stunning colours Julee. Your card is just lovely, love the distressed edges on this one surely pushed those colours forward.
    Sue

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  19. Love how you combined the mixed media and the colors are Devine.

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  20. Gorgeous card, Julee! You make the most amazing mixed media & distressed cards!

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  21. So pretty! Love the textures and dimension, along with the beautiful color combo! Love the flower!

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  22. Julee love the deep purple flower and the mixed media background.

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  23. Wow...the colors are wonderful! The background is fantastic!

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  24. such a pretty card with all these colors! Please take a picture and share with us:"One of my favorite trees around the neighborhood turns a brilliant purple in the fall, and is so beautiful against the blue sky."

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  25. Lovely layers and colours Julee. Gorgeous inspiration photo.

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  26. I love the colors of your card and the sentiment is wonderful.

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  27. It's been a while since I've seen the distressed edges on a card and forgot how pretty that looks. Beautiful cards!

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  28. Wow! Your card is simply stunning!!! I love the colours! Great challenge!

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  29. This is beautiful. You do so well with the mixed media. Love the rich colors.

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  30. The colors on your card are beautiful! Great work!

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  31. OOOOHHH! Your mixed media is amazing! Love your new photo too!

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  32. Gorgeous!! This color combo is stunning and your mixed media texture is fabulous!

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  33. Gorgeous!! This color combo is stunning and your mixed media texture is fabulous!

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  34. Gorgeous mixed media with those color combo!

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  35. I love the distressed look of this card Julee and the colours are so pretty. x

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  36. What a beautiful inspiration card, and I love this combination along with your wonderful distressing! Gorgeous! Hugs!

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  37. Such an artistic creation! Love it!

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  38. I love the colors you used in this card. Pretty stamps.

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  39. Awesome design and colors on this amazing looking card - great job:)

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  40. Oh my gosh, your card is so gorgeous! Love those colors! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  41. Wow!!! Your card is striking, Julie! Love the background and all the hand torn layers.

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