Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Diva Inspiration Blog Hop


It's time for the monthly Diva Inspiration Hop! We are lined up to inspire you with some of the stamps you've seen in past releases (and I couldn't help pair up with some new ones too). The hop starts on the Verve blog where I hear if you comment along the way you are entered into a sweet giveaway.

I'm here with a fun multi-layer-full of texture card. Inspired by the mix of an older released Dream Big Verve set with a new Brighter Days Anni-Verve-sary set.


If you came from Andrea's blog then you are in the right spot!

So, I don't even know where to begin describing this card! I started with the flower and chipped paint paper from My Mind's Eye. The flower is stamped in Rose Red with the medium flower from Dream Big and then in Chocolate with the same size flower in Brighter Days and finished with cutting it out with the coordinating Scalloped Flowers Die from Verve. I added some clear embossing powder on that flower and heated from the back side and liquid pearl dots in the center, just for some fun. The extra pattern that came from the center just started all the extras in this card like using Borderline for the banner across the burlap strip. I aged it a bit with a light stamping of a linen background stamp. The leaves, stamped with Taken with Teal, behind the flower are from Dream Big and cut out with coordinating Dreamy Leaves Die. I made silver pearl veins with Ranger Liquid Pearls. Yum-o!

The sentiment is from Brighter Days and stamped in Rose Red on a Sweet Scallop Chestnut embossed tag, also cut out with a coordinating Sweet Scallop Tag die. The tag has strips of straggling pieces from the burlap and popped onto a piece of charcoal cardstock that has a sweet pinking shear cut at the bottom. It's all encompassed with liquid pearl dots and then layered onto distressed kraft paper happily jumping off the corners of a rounded charcoal base. Whew! That was a mouthful!  But all of this couldn't have come together without a sweet little sketch from Jen over on Deconstructed Jen's sketch challenge.

That does it for me! The next hop is super talented Maureen! In case you need the whole list just jump down a wee bit to the blog hop table. Take care...

1. Betty8. Amber
2. Jen d.9. Amy
3. Jen T.10. Andrea
4. Julee11. Janelle
5. Sankari12. Maureen
6. Sony13. Teresa
7. Susan14. Tosha


 Details:
Challenge: 
Stamps: Dream Big (Verve Stamps), Brighter Days (Verve Stamps), Borderline (Verve Stamps), Sweet Scallop Tag (Verve Stamps), Linen BG (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Charcoal (Wausau Royal Fiber), Kraft (Hobby Lobby), On the Bright Side (My Mind's Eye), blue and white scraps
Ink: Rose Red (Stampin' Up), Chocolate (CTMH), Parchment (CTMH), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), Taken with Teal (Stampin' Up), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger)
Accessories: Dreamy Leaves Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Scalloped Flowers Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Sweet Scallop Tag Die (A Cut Above, Verve), Burlap (Craft Warehouse), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Zigzag scissors (Fiskars), corner rounder (WRMK), Lipstick paint (Jenni Bowlin, Ranger), Chestnut embossing powder (Zing, AC)



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36 comments:

  1. OMG! I love all the gorgeous texture and detail - your card is stunning. I'm especially in awe of the perfect and even liquid pearl dots. cheers Linda

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  2. Janelle, this is absolutely stunning! Love the colour choices.

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  3. You have got it all on one fabulous card ... layers, embellishments, texture and color! Spectacular card!

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  4. Wowzer is the beautiful!! Love the distressing and layers! The flower and burlap looks fantastic with it :)

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  5. Love the burlap and the veins you added to the leaves! So many wonderful things to ponder on this card. Well done!

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  6. I love the pop of red underneath. it really sets the sentiment off nicely

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love all your little details and the dimension.

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  8. I love all the textures and colors on this card!

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  9. Lovely design and I like the burlap.

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  10. THis is beautiful! I can not wait to get my hands on my dream big stamp, yay!!! I love the leaves on that kraft paper!

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  11. love the weathered look to it!

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  12. This is such a cool card. I love all the fantastic patterns and textures!

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  13. Love your unique and gorgeous project! You are true to the artist within! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Lovely! The veins on the leaf are so unique and look very cool1

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  15. Your style is different but I do like it. Lovely card.

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  16. Great card.

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  17. Wow! How cool! So many elements to take in, I love it and I love all the texture and layers!

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  18. I love how you used red in the center and then added the brown which are nestled on the birch background. I think it was great to add the veining on the leaves. Very nice

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  19. I love the artistic background. Great job mixing the old with the new.

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  20. Really colorful.and beautiful card! cant keep my eyes off from those pretty details! TFS

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  21. Janelle,

    That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the vintage, aged look and all the layers are yummy!

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  22. Wow, beautiful card, those colors are so warm and rich together! Love all the pearl drops, the pretty flower, and the row of hearts.

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  23. Janelle,
    What an outstanding example of wicked coolness you shared today on this Diva hop! I love the hearts along the burlap; probably like everybody else does. I am inspired to give that process a try myself now! Thank you so much for sharing your card on the Diva Hop with us!

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  24. great card
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  25. Pretty! Love the sentiment and the burlap!

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  26. Great card! Love the different textures!

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  27. What a great card!!! I love that flower, it is so stunning! And that sentiment is fabulous.

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  28. I love this!!! I love the colors you used and all the layering. So pretty.

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  29. I love this! The mix of colours and textures and layers are perfect - I could stare at this for hours! :)

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  30. This is wonderful! I love every single piece you used on here, they combine so beautifully!

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  31. Love the background paper and how you used the liquid pearls both on the flower center and the leaves.

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  32. Gorgeous! And now I need "dream big"... :-). It is beautiful in rose pink, and is perfect on this layered card!

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  33. This is so gorgeous!! Love the textures, and teal/red/kraft is my absolute fave color combo!

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  34. Crazy! Texture Cool! Excellent card! It's so unique!

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