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August Diva Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
I'm the first stop on the hop, 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! 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 September 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!


My colors came out a little less muted than the inspiration photo, but I think that dreamy windswept look is still there with the ink splatters and the tangled thread. I started by stamping the flowers and sentiment from Floral Notes on cream cardstock, then coloring with Prima watercolors. I distressed the edges a bit with antique linen and tea dye ink, then splattered some of the green and pink watercolors all over the panel. A doily, an embossed background and plenty of sequins and flatback pearls finish things off.  The layout is this week's Mojo Monday 460 sketch.




Okay, next up on the hop is Betty,
but before you go, here are all the challenge deets:


Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic is what we have in store for you this month. Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 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. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley


In other news, our Anni-VERVE-sary sale is going strong, with 30% off all in-stock products.  I added a new Scripture Medley set to the store yesterday, a compilation of some of our retired plain jane scripture stamps.  Stay tuned for our next release on Friday, August 26!



Enabler's List
Stamps: Floral Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: rose red (SU!), cream, dp scraps, gold doily
Ink: black archival (Ranger), confections watercolors (Prima), antique linen, tea dye (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Pink Sparkle Sequin Mix, Holiday Sequin Mix (Verve Stamps), gold thread, green thread, pearls, embossing folder

39 comments

Enigma Artist said...

Eye catching color!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! I love the splattered panel and the dreamy looking flowers. Looking forward to the new release!

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich tones of your color palette!

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the layers and the embossed background.

Greta said...

LOVE how you did the dry embossing & the gold doily & the thread--such an artistic & beautiful creation, Julee!

Woendi Levitt said...

Beautiful. Love the embossing

Sue Crease said...

Very nice card, like the rich colours and embossed background.
sue

Cynthia said...

Lovely colors & design.

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the thread and doily in addition to the lovely colors!!!! TFS!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the colors and the distressing.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a beautiful card Julee. Just beautiful!

Amy C. said...

Great texture and pretty design!

Jen Timko said...

Elegant and so, so pretty!!

Christi Flores said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how vibrant your colors are!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So beautiful! Love the dark green doily and the rich colors!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful distressing and texture Julee!

Becca Yahrling said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And because of you, I finally bought a distressing tool. Now to get as good as you ... LOL ... :-)

clelie said...

Beautiful card...love the focal panel!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card Julee! Love that touch of gold!

Zelda said...

Beautiful card. Love all the texture and distressed look.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous!

Rahmat said...

This is beautiful Julie, love the shades of mustard yellow, and the tucked doily, a lovely inspiration for the month, looks very much like a dream catcher!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Another great challenge!!! I love your card!!!

Sunshine said...

Beautiful color combonation! Love your card

Lucy E. said...

I love your bright color
palette on this card!
That embossed background
adds so much, in a subtle way.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful layered card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the embossing and the pretty layering! Great card!

Unknown said...

Beautiful birthday card! Such pretty colors, love the green doily!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous coloring
a great design!
Carla from Utah

Dori Shelton said...

This color palette is so pretty! I love the texture and design as well.

Gail said...

loving the layout and texture of your card

Carmela said...

Very pretty card. I love the color combination.

Unknown said...

I love the distressing on this card. Especially on the outer edges. The combination of the 2 papers and the embossing on the background also caught my eye.

JoAnne Victoria said...

I love this card, the embossing and layering and colors are beautiful.

D.Ann C said...

This is gorgeous! I especially like that the dual colored embossed background!

DIANA L. said...

beautiful card I love the colors and the embossing is so pretty. The color combo is great I can not wait to try this one. The new release is pulling on my heartstrings

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your shabby chic style.

CherylQuilts said...

Such a beautiful card with this beautiful flower and sentiment, Julee. And I love the layout with the doily...need to use them more often...such a pretty addition along with the embossing and bling. Hugs!