Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Verve November 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 until December 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our November challenge is Rustic Winter

The days are turning cold and the splendor of fall is changing to the majestically rustic beauty of a winter woodland. This month we're challenging you to bring a little bit of that rustic winter to your creations. Follow the graphic or head off on your own trail, just show us your rustic winter creations!

Challenge deadline: Thursday, December 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

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

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As fate would have it, I had a piece of paper that matched the blue paneled wood in the background of the inspiration picture - score!  I paired it with some dark brown, tan and kraft neutrals (remember when that was a total faux pas to mix blue and brown - yes, I am dating myself!), my favorite Christmas tree die from the Winter Fun die set (they are a dark brown trees, honest!!, not black like they look in the photo), the reindeer from Unto Us and the sentiment from Pinecone Christmas.  A light sponging of edges and the banner to "rustic it up" a bit, and some pops of red via a red bell and sequins from the Holiday Sequin Mix as per the red berries in the pine boughs.  Was still missing something so I added some foliage under the bell and it was the perfect finishing touch.



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. Maureen
2. Amy7. Marisa
3. Betty8. Charmaine
4. Sankari9. Stacey
5. Sarah

Time to head on over to Charmaine's blog to see what inspired her rustic winter creation.







What's In It?
Stamps:   Unto Us, Pinecone Christmas (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Dolled Up (My Mind's Eye), Sahara Sand, Kraft, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up),

Ink:   Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)  
Accessories:  Winter Fun Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Holiday Sequin Mix (Verve Stamps), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Twine, Bell, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

43 comments:

KimCreate said...

Very cute card, love the deer stamp.

{Chrissie} said...

The layout of this card is fantastic and I just love the bell with the evergreen!

Jen said...

So sweet. Nice use of the branch punch to make the boughs.
Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Ha! The first thing I noticed was the blue wood... love when that happens! Very nice work inspired by the challenge!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Marisa! LOL about the blue and brown :) Love that background...don't you just love to find something like that in your stash?

craftyd said...

Stunning card, great sketch and elements.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love blue & brown together - it's delicious! LOVE your card & design of it.

Jodi Collins said...

LOVE this! The little bell with the twine is perfection!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just darling, Marisa! Love the corrugated Christmas tree.

sharrilou said...

Love it. Every little piece is placed just so, perfection.

Julia Aston said...

Your black trees really pop - what a pretty design!

JoAnn said...

Love your card Marisa. The bow with the bell and pine brances is a perfect touch.

Christine said...

Great card! The tiny red bell and the sprigs caught my eye! I think the teal and brown look fabulous together.

Linsey R said...

How sweet!!! This is perfectly rustic and oh-so-charming!!! I love the little red bell to top off that darling pine bough and the teal-ish woodgrain paper is such a nice effect!!! Wonderful in every way!! Thank you for your delightful inspiration, Marisa!! :)

Patty said...

Really love your card!! Are you sure those trees aren't black...LOL!!!

Berina RGA said...

Very beautiful!! Love the deer you have stamped!!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Love the green pine you added for a pop! So artistic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love that pretty pop of red in your embellishments! Very festive!
Take Care!
Michele

nwilliams6 said...

Love the inspiration picture and your card is a perfect representation of it! So rustic and fun and I love it!!!! Hugz

Cynthia Daugherty said...

I think the foliage under the bell is a very nice touch.

Kathy Thompson said...

I love the card. Everything blends so well. The bell is a nice touch. Very creative. Nice job.

Team Clark said...

Great colors here and great design, love the little bit of greenery tucked in.

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful christmas card! I love those deer and trees. Some bough under the bell is perfect!

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Jean Bullock said...

Love the layout and that jingle bell with the greenery is the perfect finishing touch.

Karenladd said...

Love those corrugated trees and the greenery embellishment!

cghundley said...

How charming this
card is!
Carla from Utah

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is just gorgeous. I just love this Verve layout. The twine and bell are just too cute.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Jen Mitchell said...

Perfectly rustic and wonderfully festive!

Tammy said...

I love the pops of red with the bell and sequins.

D- said...

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

Sue Crease said...

Wonderful card here again. Love the paper and that touch of twine, real rustic.
Sue

ionabunny said...

So pretty. Love the contrast with the dark trees. Hugz

cm said...

Delighting in the colour combination with the teal and brown, highlighted with just that little sprig of greenery! Rustic and beautiful...
Hugs~c

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful layout and lovely colors!

EmileeAnn said...

Your decoration at the top of the card is really pretty...love the red jingle bell.

Super Stick Chick said...

Great colors, love your bow!

Kim S said...

Gorgeous use of the inspiration. LOVE the blue behind the silhouetted trees and deer. The pop of Christmas colors is a perfect touch.

Beverly Perdue said...

Your background paper and color is spot on! I love the added pop of color with the green foliage and the red jingle bell! So cute!

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love your greenery topped with the bell; such a great finishing touch.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty embellishments and awesome colors! Great card!

Janis said...

Love the trees in the foreground and the deer on the snowy background.
<3 J

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