Friday, July 10, 2015

July Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

It's 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! You have the rest of the month to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes


Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, July 31.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Susan's blog, you are right on track.  If you just happened upon the Hop, you can check the hop list below to get caught up.

IHop July 2015 photo IHopJuly2015pic.jpg

I just love the soft greys and blue in this photo so I found some matching papers.  I crimped the light grey layer for added "stripes" and then layered away.  The flower is one of my favorite Verve flowers from Dream Big flower and I die cut some Sprightly Sprigs for foliage.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite sentiment sets Lean on Me.

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. Sarah
2. Amy 8. Susan
3. Betty 9. Maureen
4. Jen 10. Marisa
5. Karen 11. Stacey
6. Sankari 12. Laurie

Time to head on over to Maureen's blog to see her wonderful take on the inspiration photo!  And if you want to do a little Verve shopping, there is a Red, White and Blue sale going on right now :)




What's In It?
Stamps:  Dream Big, Lean On Me (Verve Stamps), Woodgrain Mats (PTI)

Paper:  Going Grey, Cool Caribbean, DSP (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up), Mermaid (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Scalloped Flower and Sprightly Sprigs Die Sets (ACut Above by Verve), Mat Stack Die (PTI), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inkers), Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals  

32 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the lean on me sentiment...certainly solidness about this card with the woodgrain that brings extra comfort. Beautiful Marisa.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Love love love this card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

More awesome colors! I love this!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is beautiful Marisa! I love the wonderful layering and kraft leaves.... those are my favorite!!! ;)

Christine said...

What lovely layers and colors you have chosen! I like to use my paper crimper, too!

Maureen said...

love the doily and the beautiful flower :)

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful! Love the doily detailing!

Dolores Raml said...

Gorgeous card!

sharrilou said...

Very pretty, it all works together.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. Love how you layered the colors between the blue and brown.
Love the doily.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Lyn said...

Oh my how beautiful is this card <3 love your colours love everything!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love the layers and colors.

Nancy said...

Stunning design!

Janet Mack said...

Very nice. I love all the elements together.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love that gorgeous doily die.

Lisa said...

I love the colored doily in the background with the beautiful flowers!

Nancy said...

Love the twine in your flower....How did you tie it and get it so perfectly even!! Great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love all the die cut leaves/branches!

Rosemary said...

so beautiful... love the color palette you used!

tiffelijah said...

Good use of stripes, the blue doily is beautiful! I love the color of the flower and the contrast between the background! You do beautiful work.

Kim S said...

So elegant - the colors are stunning and I love the combination of the delicate doily and woodgrain.

An'Jenic G. said...

Oh this is stunning!! I love the colors, layers, okay everything bout this card.

cghundley said...

Lovely work on
your card. Pretty
layers.
Carla from Utah

nwilliams6 said...

This is amazing! I love the colors and images and layers. Really stunning - one of my fav cards you have made the last few months. Love it! Hugz

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful and awesome card, love it!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing terrific card. Love it.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Team Clark said...

Stripes are my favorite! Can't wait to play along. Love what you've done with this card, every single detail!

Sue Crease said...

Just love the card. Great layering and I too love that bold coloured doily.
Sue

cm said...

Such an eye-catching palette...and the flower...oh my! Crushing all over this!
~c

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and layers.

Rubina Pantoja said...

I love the blues and browns!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Fabulous layering.