Thursday, November 10, 2016

God's Love ~ Diva Inspiration Hop


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

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 December 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!



These rustic trees in blues and greens bring images of Old World Christmas to mind. Add in some baubles and finery, or keep it simple and rustic.  Either way, it's sure to inspire.  There are no rules... follow our colour pattern or head off in whatever direction these pretty trees take you.  We can't wait to see what you create!

I just love these colours for a non traditional Christmas palette.  I used versamark with a Heidi Swapp stencil and then white embossing powder on top of watercolour paper.  Then I took some Zig markers in the challenge colours and smooshed them onto the watercolour paper using water and a sheet of acetate. I finished the card off with some seam binding ribbon and this beautiful quote from Beyond Measure.

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, December 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. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie 


what's in it?
stamps:  Beyond Measure, Jolly Jingles (Verve)
paper: vintage violet (SU), watercolour paper, white (PTI)
ink: onyx (Versafine), parakeet (PTI)
accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), Zig watercolour pens, white emossing powder, Heidi Swapp stencil, seam binding ribbon, wood heart button (dollar store), stitched circle die (MFT), Wink of Stella pen

38 comments:

Luanne said...

I love this so much! Your card is awesome and the colors are gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome card - love the background and the yummy ribbon:)

Sheri said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the sentiment

Davi said...

Gorgeous card maureen! I love the background, gives your card a soft wintery look! Pretty bow and heart with the trees :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love that sentiment and the lovely background.

sharrilou said...

REALLY LOVE THE WATERCOLORED WORD BACKGROUND.

Lynn said...

What a wonderful sentiment. Everything about this card simply flows together. TFS

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the watercolor background.
Red and green are not the only
colors we can use for Christmas.
The sentiment is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Janelle said...

That's just the best sentiment ever! Lovely card, and I love bows!

Alicia Merline said...

Great watercolor background.

Beads App said...

Fantastic job... God created us in his image.. we are all true creators....Love working with our hands..

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card; love how you did the BG. And love the sweet heart in the ribbon.

Sue LD said...

Very pretty. I like how you created the background.

Carmela Hubler said...

I love your background with the words. Such a pretty card.

Christine said...

Love the amazing shimmery background and the adorable heart in the center of the bow!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh I am in love with this beautiful card!!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh I am in love with this beautiful card!!!!

Stef Perry said...

Wonderful background and I love the gorgeous bow and heart element. Really pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background and I love the trees! Beautiful card!

Evelyn vasquez said...

A beautiful creation.

Arianna Barbara said...

Love your card!!! So pretty!!!

Gail said...

Great sentiment and love that heart!

Cynthia said...

Lovely! I really like the stenciled and watercolor base. Perfect for the sentiment and lovely ribbon.

Dorlene Durham said...

WOW! Really, really love this card! Very nice.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these beautiful shades of blue!

joy said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it.

Preety said...

I love this card!! So many wonderful elements and the background is perfect! The bow at the bottom finishes the card off beautifully.
Cheers
Preety

Kate said...

Lovely background and layout. Just love your seam binding and wooden heart button.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm so in love with this color combination, Marisa. You ROCKED your card, and really made me want to create something using my Verve stamps (and get some more new ones....LOL). Thanks for the inspiration. I hope to play along.
Blessings,
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Karen Letchworth said...

P.S. I wanted to apologize for calling you Marisa. One of the problems with blog hops is that you forget where you are for a moment....LOL I'm so sorry, and want you to realize that I knew I was at your blog, but got confused. Hope you understand.
Blessings,
Karen L

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a wonderful sentiment and I really love that background!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great inspiration.

Christi Flores said...

That sentiment is wonderful. Beautiful card!

Ginny Maxam said...

such a beautiful card, it would look lovely on a mantel all year long!
Ginny M

Tina Z. said...

this is stunning!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card! Love the watercolor resist. I've got to try this with my Verves.

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