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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Verve Inspiration Blog Hop

February is the month of love and flowers are a popular gift
so add some petal power to your cards this month!

I'm joining in with the Inspiration Team this month because the photo was so refreshing and gave me such a surge for bright colors, well I couldn't resist. If you've been hopping along with us today you will have come from Charmaine's blog to here and when you'll venture on through the rest of the Floral Fantasy Hop you will visit Jen Shult's blog. Have a great time and join on in this month!

My card today is using two sets that go so well together, Doodled Occasions and Stronger Love. I started out with somewhat bright paper out of the Pocket full of Posies paper pad and then I wanted a splash of vibrant colors to go with the inspiration photo. That was the end of my somewhat bright paper as I scribbled around the stamped flowers with water-soluble oil pastels. I had fun and it all just makes us smile, right?

If you are just starting here on my blog with the Inspiration Hop and would like to go through all the Diva's blog use the full list here below.
1. Julee11. Tiffany
2. Amy12. Maureen
3. Anya13. Stacey
4. Betty14. Christyne
5. Jessica15. Teresa
6. Karen16. Marisa
7. Sankari17. Charmaine
8. Sarah18. Janelle
9. Sony19. Jen
10. Susan

Stamps: Doodled Occasions, Stronger Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pocket full of Posies (DCWV), Kraft and white (Wausau)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), water-soluble oil pastels (Binney-Smith)
Accessories: Sewing machine, distress tool (Ranger)

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  1. Love what you did with the oil pastels! Never thought of doing that and love how the card turned out!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

  2. Very bright and cheery for sure! and I love the addition of the "doodling" around the stamped images, that is something I have not attempted before.

  3. Fun, fun, fun! Love the bright colours - spring is coming :)

  4. Love the watercolor look and the beautiful colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  5. Beautiful card! I love the coloring that you did!

  6. what a fantastic retro looking card!! I love the hippy flare that it has!!

  7. Love this card. It's bright and colorful, makes me smile to see the happy flowers.

  8. Absolutely dazzling, delightful and fun! I'm ready for the blossoms and blooms of spring to arrive! Your card makes me smile!!

  9. Very pretty. Love the colors!!

  10. Well, it sure does look like you had fun with this! A great combo with that sweet stamp.

  11. Those sets do work well together! I own one of them, may need to get the other! Love all those bright colors.

  12. How fun and creative. Makes me think of 60's. Love that turquoise color.

  13. I always love seeing your mixed media cards....they are so unique and beautiful. This reminds me of bright skies and fields of flowers. I am longing for warm weather... :)

  14. Wonderful! Love the mixed media look and the distressing! Beautiful colors!

  15. What a FUN card! Love what you did with all the stamps.

  16. What a lovely rainbow blossom on your card. I love it!!!

  17. What a vibrant card...looks like a canvas.

  18. This is so cute, but way, way out of my comfort zone...would love to try it tho....

  19. Beautiful bright colours and layers. I like the bit of distressing. You always do such wonderful mixed media creations.

  20. Love your beautiful card. Looks like you had a lot of fun creating this one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Fun card.....love the bright colors!

  22. This is so beautiful with the mix of colors and little distressing around the sentiment...stunning!

  23. This is so cool, the background kind of reminds me of a gelli print. Love how it turned out!

  24. Such a fun, bright, doodley card, Janelle ... full of whimsy! Anita :)

  25. Oh I love this card!
    Beautiful colors and
    the front stamp is
    Carla from Utah

  26. The colors are your card are so bright and cheerful! Love the way you create exciting backgrounds for your cards!


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