Saturday, January 5, 2013

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

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Welcome to our January Diva Inspirations Hop!  Today the Divas are dusting off some Verve favorites and putting on our monthly hop to inspire you with a fresh new spin on the stamps in our stash! So grab a drink and hop along as we share a little Verve with you! I’m very excited to share this card today!  The chalkboard technique is all the rage at this very moment so I thought I’d try it out using 3 Verve sets, 1 plain jane and one die.  First I saved Betsy Veldman’s Chalkboard Technique tutorial and read through it a few times.  Then I flipped through my Verve sets to pull out this  Love’s Flower sentiment…I knew it would be perfect for this technique. Then I started to add some flourishes and flowers.  I planned out everything first on a piece of scrap black cardstock and stamped the images in white to make sure it would look good and to see if I needed to change anything on the good copy… chalkboardplanmplut
You really need to try this!  It was so fun!  Now don’t stop here…visit each Diva’s Blog for the chance to win a little somethin’ somethin’… a random commenter on one of the hops will win a $30 gift certificate to VERVE, so be sure to leave a little love in the comment section as you hop about! You can find out all the prize details over on the Verve Blog today.  Thanks for visiting and good luck!
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1. Julee        6. Amber

2. Betty        7. Andrea

3. Sankari     8. Charmaine

4. Sony         9. Maureen

5. Susan      10. Teresa


what’s in it?

stamps: Love’s Flower, Sweet Treats, Twitterpatted, No Matter What (coming soon!), Scroll Plain Jane (Verve)

paper: raspberry fizz, black (PTI), Raspberry Ripple (SU), Kissing Booth (Basicgrey)

ink: versamark (Tsukineko), craft white (SU)

accessories: From the Heart (A Cut Above by Verve), buttons, embossing powder (PTI), bakers twine (The Twinery), white pencil crayon, paper clip, washi tape (Recollections), Starbucks sleeve (heart)

65 comments:

Lynn said...

The chalkboard panel has me oohing and aahing...hoping to give it a go this morning. Yours is absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW!!!

Kim O'Connell said...

LOVE the chalkboard look! Great job!

Danielle Daws said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Wow--this is awesome! Love how you embellished it! Off to watch that video right now!

cm said...

Stunning! Your chalkboard technique is awesome; definitely A+++ in all respects (especially eye-catching!). Video is on today's 'to do' list. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Your students are fortunate to have such a creative, talented teacher guiding them!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Maureen! LOVE the chalkboard technique on this card! It's fabulous!

Crestajune said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maureen! Every detail is perfect. I need to try this technique soon! Thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, great chalkboard panel. Love all the flowers and swirls. Great job. TFS

Kathy Sheely said...

like most of the others- that chalkboard look....you rocked it!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow....GORGEOUS!!!! And thanks for including the tutorial link.....think I know what I'm doing after the hop....lol!!

Shirley Goudreau said...

Love the chalkboard technique, plan to try one today

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Meredith MacRitchie said...

You did an amazing job with this technique!! I love all the different images together. Beautiful!

Moira said...

great detail on this card - have to try this chalkboard technique now!

Melisa Hunter said...

Love this technique! You did an amazing job on this card! So pretty on the red paper!I want to try it out for a birthday card for my sister-in-law who is also a teacher.

Jody Thompson said...

Awesome card! Love the chalkboard look!!

Wida said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh, this is fantastic!!! got to try this technique!!!

Betty Wright said...

EEK! Oh,my word! GORGEOUS! Love the combination of images with this technique!

wavedancer said...

This is amazing! I am loving the chalkboard effect. It is so clever and so realistic. The Verve stamps are perfect for using with this technique. Awesome!

Laurie Unger said...

Between you and Julee's chalkboard effects - I guess I gotta go try this technique now! TFS

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! The teacher in me loves this...might be a project for Spring Break! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Meghan said...

This is one amazingly gorgeous card! Your white embossing powder is so vivid against the black card stock!

Marisa said...

Great job with the technique and way to mix and match the stamps. Wonderfully done :)

jan farnworth said...

this is awesome love it.

Ravengirl said...

Such a cool look! Great way to incorporate lots of Verve!

Sue D said...

Great technique with these stamps.

EmileeAnn said...

Really like your take on the chalkboard technique. :-)

LINDA M said...

I love how your card turned out!
The chalkboard really pops on the pink...

Paper and Ribbons said...

Absolutely stunning!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card. I want to try this technique and you have inspired me much. TFS

Annheidel said...

This looks fantastic!

Wanda Cullen said...

You totally rocked this technique! Gorgeous card!

joycemc57 said...

Great card. I love the chalkboard technique.

vickiscraft said...

Wow, amazing card, loving the chalk board effect!

SmilynStef said...

Awesome card ... fantastic job with that technique

Miriam Prantner said...

I really have to try this technique, you did an amazing job with it!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous card. I love the little heart with the paper clip. Beautiful work on the the chalkboard technique! I have to try this sometime soon.

Davi said...

I love how you used that chalkboard technique! Sure made a beautiful card:)

V Marie Creations said...

Definately gonna try this techniqeu. Thanks for the tutorial link

Sheena Brooks said...

oh my, Maureen. You totally rocked the chalkboard technique on this one with all that Verve! Wow!

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, if this doesn't say "try this technique" I don't know what does. Lovely, lovely card.

Becky said...

Wonderful technique on this gorgeous card.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card,love the chalkboard effect,Scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Luanne said...

Just awesome! You really nailed the technique! I love the red with the black too. Wonderful!

Teresa Kline said...

don't ya just luv this technique? fabulous collage of chalk-boarding, sweet embeliies Maureen..hope you have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

Aimes said...

Oh I MUST try this technique, Diva! What a fabulous piece of art! I adore the little touches too: the sweet paperclip and the little strip of washi tape - gorgeous!
Work tomorrow....wish I had a just a few more days off!
Hugs!
Duchess
x

Elena C said...

Yes, I saw that tutorial too...can't wait to try it. You did a great job with it. I LOVE that stamp you used!! It is beautiful!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

AWESOME. love the chalkboard.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

I love your chalkboard card - I really need to give this technique a whirl soon!

Lynnette said...

This is a very cool technique. I must find that tutorial and try it out at the crop this Saturday. Thank you.

joy said...

Gorgeous! - You have inspired me to try out the chalkboard technique.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome and I LOVE this technique, off to watch how to do it, thanks!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! I tried this technique this week too, but yours came out sooooo much better. Great job!

Helen F. said...

Love your chalkboard, Maureen! What a great design you created with this fun technique :)

Tammy said...

Maureen!!
You have so inspired me to do the chalkboard technique!!! this is soooo super cute and has such a neat affect!!! Almost a vintage feel---LOVE!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! thank you for allowing me to gleand form you bel blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Unknown said...

The chalkboard look is great on this card!

Grá O'Neill said...

Really fun card, love it :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow love the chalkboard look...need to try.

Petra Swart said...

I'll have to have a look at that tutorial for the chalkboard effect!! You have done yours perfectly!! Lovely card!

Jan Garber said...

Loving this technique! What a wonderfully fun card!

April said...

Very pretty! Great technique. :)
- April W

Charlotte Taylor said...

Gorgeous card.

Stacey Schafer said...

I so LOVE this!

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Wow! Such an awesome card! I love that chalkboard technique, I will have to try it soon!

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