Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop - February 2016

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 March 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.


The pop of color in this industrial style loft speaks of the hope of spring in the midst of winter. Kind of like February… it’s still cold and wintry, but new life is on the horizon. Feel free to take your inspiration from the photo or the color combo, whatever suits your fancy!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Saturday, March 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

If you have come here from Laurie'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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For my card I pulled out some my favorite sets.  First I embossed a brick background as per the wall, then used the bed cover as inspiration and added rose coloured flowers using Joyful Blooms and the coordinating Joyful Blooms Die Set , accented with the leaves from Dream Big and the matching Dreamy Leaves Die Set.  The sentiment is from Great Friend and I tossed in some grey butterflies and some black half pearls for added dimension and fullness.


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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop! 

1. Julee8. Marisa
2. Amber9. Maureen
3. Amy10. Sankari
4. Betty11. Stacey
5. Charmaine12. Susan
6. Christyne13. Teresa
7. Laurie

Time to head on over to Maureen's blog to see her wonderful creation!  Enjoy the hop!






What's In It?
Stamps: Joyful Blooms, Great Friend, Dream Big (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Joyful Blooms and Dreamy Leaves Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

40 comments:

Lynn said...

Ahh...for some reason I can't see your card Marisa? Not sure why!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love the pretty flowers and brick background.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

These bright colored flowers against the brick embossed background looks great!

Sheri said...

Oh be still my heart! I love this!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful project!!!! Love it!

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. The flowers are so pretty.

craftyd said...

Gorgeous card, your flowers really pop against the background.

Team Clark said...

Such a pretty card!

Stephanie said...

Love this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is gorgeous, I love the deep plum flowers!

McStamper said...

Love your pretty card. Flowers are so pretty on the brick.

EmileeAnn said...

Like the way you chose a white background for your bright flowers.

Kris B said...

The split panel with the sentiment in between is a great look! Beautiful flowers!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful. I love the colors against the white embossed brick background. Very pretty!

bristowmom said...

Such a crisp, clean take on the inspiration - very nice!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Very pretty! I love the background and butterflies!

Lynn Put said...

This is lovely! Great textured background and bold pop of color with your pretty flowers.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marisa, I love the flowers against the white brick wall! Such a nice touch along with your sweet butterflies! Hugs!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Marissa! I love that big pop of bright color!
Take Care!
Michele

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Marisa! LOVE how you did the split in your brick wall and added the sentiment. So clever!

Janelle said...

OOHHH...love those bright Spring flowers!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background and lovely flowers! Great card!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card, love the colors too.
Gr, Elly

Nancy said...

Love your bold flowers against your stark white wall! Super card!

Karen Day said...

Lovely card, Marisa - the white brick adds such a touch of freshness :o)

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Love the striking red blossoms and the framing of the sentiment!

Angie McKee said...

Ooooooooh! Love the white brick background and, of course, the Joyful Blooms set is one of my absolute favorites from Verve Stamps! 💗

Donna said...

Gorgeous, like the slit panel and stitched Laurie and the flowers really look fabulous on white!

Amy C. said...

This is a lovely card with beautiful flowers!

Sue Crease said...

What a novel idea to use the bed cover idea that way. A very pretty card.
Sue

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Marisa, Love your bright colored flowers against the embossed brick wall. These are my favorite flowers! Thanks for the inspiration.

nwilliams6 said...

Great card from the inspirational picture - those flowers totally pop and the feel is so sweet. Hugz

Heather said...

Beautiful!! The flowers from Joyful Blooms are my absolute favorite!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background and those flowers

Pat said...

The flowers and foliage look wonderfully bold against the white brick background Marisa and I love the pretty grey butterflies too.

Miriam Prantner said...

CAS and so pretty!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the pretty flowers and the split panelj.

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Papercrafting Princess said...

Such a pretty design! Love the brick in the background.

Terri said...

So sweet!