Thursday, April 9, 2015

April Verve Diva Inspirations Challenge

Due to a total brain fart, had a card all made up for this month's Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop but totally forgot to sign up to be included at Diva Headquarters! Yes, it has been a crazy few weeks, and needless to say, I am very thankful for the restful, Easter weekend we enjoyed, as I obviously needed it - oh my!

Regardless of my ineptness, there are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

Our April challenge is Bunnies & Babies

Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Sunday, Apr. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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Loved the mix of colours in this month's picture!  It screams spring and that lead to orange flowers.  I actually quite like the colour orange, so I and wanted to give it some love as it is not a popular colour of choice.

I used Be Blessed and the matching Petal Points and Sprightly Springs die sets to create my focal flower cluster as per the sketch.  The sentiments is from another floral set called Surely Goodness.  A bit of crimping as per my usual {grin} and a scatter of pearls for a little something, something.

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. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali

Have a great day!

Challenges:  The Paper Players

What's In It?
Stamps:  Be Blessed, Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps), French Script (Stampin' Up)  

Paper:  Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Cameo Coral, Only Orange, Old Olive, Kraft (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen, Tan
Ink:  Cameo Coral, Only Orange, Sahara Sand, Black 
Accessories:  Petal Points and Sprightly Sprigs Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve), Medium Scalloped Die (PTI), Crimper (Fiskars), Twine, Button, White Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 


Lynn said...

Love the soft script background against the gorgeous coral blooms.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

You do orange very well!

Jen Mitchell said...

I love the script background against the pretty flowers!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Marisa! Love the colors and how you did the script accenting in the background! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marisa - just found your blog and your beautiful cards! This is absolutely gorgeous :-)

Nance Leedy said...

Another lovely design, Marisa!! These colors are gorgeous--love the soft background!

Claire Broadwater said...

Marisa, this is just beautiful! Love the color combo and the background you created! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

ChristineCreations said...

I honestly think I’ve pinned that image before that’s the inspiration :) A sweet cheerful little design Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty card -- I adore the color combo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Marisa! I love the colours and that fabulous scraipty background!