Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop - August 2016

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until September 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic is what we have in store for you this month. Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. We can't wait to see what you create!

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

If you have come here from Lesley's blog you are right on track.  If not, you can go to the Verve blog for the hop list to get caught up.

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For my card I honed in on the gorgeous colours Julee has highlighted on the inspiration photo.  I LOVE working with Fall colours and this gave me the perfect excuse to be able to dabble in them {grin}.

I used one of our past Viva La Verve sketches for my card along with Kind Words for the sentiment, Bloom and Grow for the flower and the Elegant Leaves and Floral Circles die sets for the flower and leaf cluster.  Crimped the kraft panel for some texture and woodsy feel as per the tree branch and the dream catcher screamed doily so I had to include one {grin}.


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.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley 

Time to head on over to Maureen's blog to see her take on the inspiration photo :)

Oh, and don't forget, Verve has its Anni-VERVE-sary Sale running right now!  You get 30% off everything in the Verve store!!  A great way to get yourself some Verve goodies at a discount :) 





Have a great day and happy hopping!! 






What's In It?
Stamps:  Bloom and Grow, Kind Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Kraft, Always Artichoke, Real Red, So Saffron, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink:  Black, Real Red, Early Espresso, VersaMark (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Elegant Leaves and Floral Circles Die Sets (A Cut Above by Verve),  Doily Die (Top Dog Dies), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil' Inker), Tag Die (PTI), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), 5/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's), Twine, Button, Cream Half Pearls, Sequins, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

39 comments:

Enigma Artist said...

Very cheerful card.

Christine said...

Your gorgeous card looks like it stepped right out of the inspiration photo. Love the red blooms with the muted colors!

nwilliams6 said...

Loving the colors, papers, red flower, and sweet sentiment. Lovely card, Marisa. Hugz

ellyscard creatief said...

What a bright color tag.

AnitaR said...

Your card is beautiful. Verve has the best sentiment stamps!

Sue D said...

So pretty--love the colors and design.

Sue Crease said...

Wonderful card, love those colours you have used.
Sue

barbara macaskill said...

This beauty tickles my fancy!! My heart is singing and jaw on the floor. TFS!

Woendi Levitt said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors work well together

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card Marisa. Love the big tag and sentiment.

Janelle said...

Love that you brightened up the inspiration colors. Love the layout and the whole card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful Marisa, a great floral stamp and I really like the font on this sentiment!

Amy C. said...

I like how you incorporated the tag into your card...very pretty design!

Jen Timko said...

How pretty this is! Love the layout and your tag.

Christi Flores said...

How pretty! Love that big tag!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such a lovely card! Love the tag & beautiful sentiment and that cute little butterfly.

clavell said...

Such a cheery card!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow Marisa, this card is so beautifully put together and visually stunning!

Zelda C said...

So pretty, and I love that sentiment!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely layers, gorgeous card!

Rahmat said...

Love this fun card! the tag is awesome!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Another great challenge!!! I love your card!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A super cute card. I love the design, the colors and the beautiful red blooms.

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Marisa. Fun design with the tag and doily!

Kate said...

How pretty. I love how you were inspired by the inspiration photo

Sunshine said...

Great card! So pretty. I love how that red just pops color off the card.

McStamper said...

Love your pretty card. Always love the use of tags.

Denise Bryant said...

Love those gorgeous flowers! Pretty fall colors too!

cghundley said...

Your card is
so pretty and
a great design.
Carla from Utah

Kris B said...

Fabulous card! Love the flowers and doily! Lovely sentiment!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marissa. Love the red flowers on the yellow tag... the doily looks lovely in the background.

Kim S said...

LOVE your rich colors!

Christel said...

oh nice card, like your tag!

Gail said...

Stunning creation with that lovely tag added! Beautiful!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the bold red flowers. Very pretty card.

Dani Cloutier said...

I love the stitched border, layering and the placement of the tag.

D.Ann C said...

What a delightful card with such lovely layers!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the wood background with the pop of color!