Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Diva Inspirations Hop

It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! 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 May challenge is Let it Bloom

Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – just show us some blooms!

Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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I used this week's Viva La Verve sketch and pulled out some Lime Twist MME papers that had some of the colours in the photo.  Don't have to ask me twice to use a flower on a card wink, wink, so I gladly used some of my favorite Verve stamps:  Dream Big, Bloom and Grow, Make A Statement along with the following dies: Elegant Leaves and Scalloped Flowers.  Since my supply of fuchsia coloured paper is basically non-existent, I supplemented with some fuchsia buttons and added a seam binding bow using Verve's Summer Sailing seam binding set. 


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. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5. Sankari


Now it's your turn!  Let the photo inspire you and enjoy getting crafty.  All the contest details over on the Verve blog. 



What's In It?
Stamps:  Bloom and Grow, Dream Big, Treasured Words (Verve Stamps)   

Paper:  Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye), Kraft, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up) 

Ink:  Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Elegant Leaf and Scalloped Flower Die, Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Crimper (Fiskars), Summer Sailing Seam Binding Set (Verve Stamps), twine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

35 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Love the background paper and the big flower with the fuchsia button.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Marissa! But I will ask you twice.. this is just darling! Love that bold, dark navy bloom and the twine bow is perfection!
=] Michele

Nancy said...

Just lovely! So many great details!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love the colors.

Sheri said...

What a pretty card. Lots of layers makes it really pop.

Maxx and Boo said...

The Verve & Mojo Monday sketches are the best out there!! Love your card. The bow and flower are simply beautiful! Wonderful card, thanks for taking the time to inspire us!

Brandi R said...

Lovely card! Love the colors, buttons and bows! Just lovely ♥

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Marissa! I love how you have stamped your flower - the kraft leaves are my fave! That bow is just fantastic!

D- said...

I loVe your sweet card. It will surely brighten someone's day. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card.. lovely pattern papers you have used... love that bow and the buttons..

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used.

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty. Love the big flower.
the flowered background paper is great. thanks for sharing.

cm said...

As always, your skill for combining papers and images blows me away. Another beauty...
~c

Amante del Papel said...

wonderful colors choice for your card!

Sue D said...

Lovely card design. I like the colors and patterns.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card, Marisa!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors.

Karenladd said...

What a sweet and pretty card. Love the big bow, the twine and all the layered patterns!

Beverly Perdue said...

So pretty! I love how your ribbon and flower colors coordinate with the patterned paper.

Kris B said...

Amazing! Love all the layers! Your bow is stunning! Great card!

Christine said...

How creative! Black and kraft for the floral elements looks so awesome with the bright colors and cheerful patterns you selected. Just love your card!

Sue Crease said...

Love your card, fab bow just pops. Such pretty papers too.
Sue

nwilliams6 said...

Hey Marisa, a floral challenge is something you could do using only your pinky! Fun challenge and fun card. Love the paper and all the fun details. I have missed you - life can so get in the way but things are settling down and should be back to normal after the wedding in two weeks. Hugz - lots of them!

loulou said...

Great fun card. Love the black and pink flower

libleycraftsblog.com said...

Gorgeous card Marisa! Love the colours, the flower and that bow are beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that ribbon bow!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the mix of patterns and colors!

Janet Mack said...

I think it is impossible to have to many flower stamps. Love the colors.

Heather said...

Ooo . . . so pretty! Great color combo and such a big, yummy bow!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So lovely! That seam binding bow is just scrumptious!

Jennipher said...

Love that big fluffy bow!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhhhh I love the blue ribbon!!!

Janis said...

Beautiful design and colors!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Such beautiful paper, lots of layers and then that big bow - it's fabulous!

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love that paper and wish I had some in my stash. I am amazed that I haven't thought to use that flower die without stamping. Honestly, I thought it was a new Verve die...silly me. Really love your card!