Saturday, April 5, 2014

Verve April Diva Inspiration Hop Today!


Welcome to Verve's April Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!

Our April challenge is Chic Chevrons:


Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!


As you've hopped here it's either been from Charmaine's blog (you've come to the right spot) or found the hop by happenstance. It doesn't matter though, I'm glad you made it!


My inspiration card is full of little hearts and swirls using Heartfelt Accents Stamp Set. You'll see the theme for this hop with random chevrons created with a sweet little stamp in the Better Together stamp set. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the new week one April sketch + color inspiration for Viva La Verve.

The background paper was done with Passion Fruit, Margarita and Charcoal + White acrylic paints made translucent with Slo-Dri Medium and used on my Creative Palette monoprinting plate. I started with Sahara Sand ink and the chevron stamp randomly around the background paper and then added white embossed chevrons and the filigree frame. Once all that was done I just kept adding layers of chevrons and gray paint around the edges. I finished off the sketch elements with pink paint chevrons, embossed hearts mixed with filigree medallion and Chance of Snow ribbon with bow. The edges were frayed with a scissor blade and repeated with the pink circle layer under the sentiment panel. I cut out the scallop circle from the Goodness Flowers Die Set from more monoprint paper and brushed my mixed gray paint around the edges as well as a wash of gray where the embossed Thank You sentiment was placed.

Had fun on the blog hop so far? It's not over you have one more hop to go. Go to Christyne's blog for more inspiration. If you jumped into the hop on my blog you can get started at the beginning from the hop list below.

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've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.
1. Julee9.  Susan
2. Amy10. Stacey
3. Anya11. Teresa
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sankari14. Charmaine
7. Sarah15. Janelle
8. Sony16. Christyne

Details:
Stamps: Heartfelt Accents, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pewter (Wausau), Pink (Stampin' Up), White Sulphite (Pacon)
Ink: Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up), Versamark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Goodness Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above Dies, Verve), Chance of Snow ribbon (Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection, Verve Stamps), Passionfruit, Margaherita, Charcoal Gray acrylic paints (Deco Art), monoprinting plate (Creative Palette, Stampendous), white embossing powder (Stampendous)

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34 comments:

  1. Ooh, who knew grungy could be happy? I love this card. Fun colors! Great embossing!

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  2. What a wonderful card, so creative.

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  3. So much beautiful-ness is going on with your card. Love the background you created and the top layers just pop off the wonderful colors! Gorgeous!

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  4. What a fun card - that had to be so fun to create. Love it!

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  5. This is fabulous, Janelle!! Love the white hearts and swirls and the great colour combo you used. Great card :)

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  6. fantastic grunge card...super sweet!!

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  7. Love the colors and the artistry of this card. It's cool.

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  8. That background is amazing! Love this artistic card.

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  9. Fabulous! Love the artsy, grungy look!

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  10. Simply adore your use of stamps! Love this card!

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  11. I LOVE everything about your card! Stunning background paper and colors :)

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  12. Oh I love the shabby chic look. All your distressing is so darn beautiful.

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  13. What a pretty card! I love the crisp white embossing over the grungy background...so pretty!

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  14. Very interesting looking
    and so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Love the colors, the texture, the look!

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  16. Great card! The background is so pretty and creative!

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  17. Love the brights against the gray, and the white doodled images are so cute!

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  18. This card is so full of shabby goodness!..love the colour choice as well!

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  19. Very funky, what an imagination.

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  20. Wow! Love your painted background and the embossed chevrons! Amazing!

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  21. Love all of the colors used in the background. The white really pops the hearts and the chevrons. Great card.

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  22. Wow! This is a lot of mixed media eye-candy! Really pretty.

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  23. What wonderful elements you used. Love the treatments and texture of the stamping, etc. I just love Verve Blog Hops! TFS!
    kReN

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  24. Love your mixed media Verve pieces, the background you created is fantastic, love that you used a gray base!

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  25. What a neat effect the white acrylic paint creates.

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  26. Very pretty--I like the background you created.

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  27. Thanks for sharing your terrific card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  28. Your card is so pretty - I love all the embossing.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  29. This is so fabulous, Janelle. Love all the color and the white embossing. Makes me want to go stamp right now!

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  30. Wow! This is a really cool card! That background is stunning!

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