Thursday, November 10, 2016

Verve November 2016 Inspiration Hop

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 December 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!



These rustic trees in blues and greens bring images of Old World Christmas to mind. Add in some baubles and finery, or keep it simple and rustic.  Either way, it's sure to inspire.  There are no rules... follow our color pattern or head off in whatever direction these pretty trees take you.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, December 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, check out the hop list below and get caught up :)   

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The thing that struck me about the inspiration photo was the number of patterns on the trees.  I mixed a bunch of designer papers together to mimic the patterns, stamped the trees and "joy" sentiment from Jolly Jingles and created a frame around my focal circle using the pine sprig from Beyond Measure.  Some twine and two buttons to complete my "rule of three" for the navy and I was good to go.  It wasn't until I was uploading the photo that I realized that my striped background paper was not navy as I thought it was when I made it last night....ugh!!  With no time for a re-do you get my rather eclectic mix of colours today!  Note to self: do not create late at night when tired and lighting affects things!


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. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie

Time to hear on over to Maureen's blog to see her wonderful creation using one of our newly released stamps!



 

  

What's In It?
Stamps:  Jolly Jingles, Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Pebbles Designer Papers, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up) 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Twine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

31 comments:

Colleen said...

such a lovely color combination and what a beautiful card

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty card - Love the layout:)

Sheri said...

Loving all the non traditional colors. And your design is great as well!

Davi said...

VERY cool card, I love the stripes and dps with your very fun trees popped up!

JoAnn said...

Love the blue trees and the great color combination. Such a pretty card.

sharrilou said...

VERY PRETTY. THE GREEN WREATH REALLY SETS OFF THE TREES.

Sue LD said...

Great design and I like the pine sprig frame.

Lynn said...

Although you may not have meant to combine these colors it worked out very well. A lovely accident. TFS

Mary Holshouser said...

fun mixture of papers.
Love the twine with the button and
the added button at the bottom.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Alicia Merline said...

Lovely paper and stamp choices. The little paper button is so cute too.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is lovely. Has a bit of a retro feel to it.

Carmela Hubler said...

I really like the cute Christmas trees! Very pretty Christmas card.

Christine said...

What a fun mix of papers! I like the wreath stamped with sprigs and the trendy new trees!

Stef Perry said...

Great card with all different patterns and elements!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty mix of colors and patterns! Love the trees and wreath border!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Very pretty. Inspired to take a closer look at possible paper and pattern combinations.

Arianna Barbara said...

Such a lovely card!!!

Gail said...

I would never have thought of using the paper choices on your card - they are outstanding -nice card!

Cynthia said...

Lovely mix of patterns and colors, Marisa.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this gorgeous card! It has so many wonderful details in it - -just fabulous!

joy said...

Your combination of patterned papers is just so pretty. I love the different shapes, too. Very nice card!

Preety said...

This is such a pretty and elegant card!! The addition of those buttons is so cute!
Cheers
Preety

EmileeAnn said...

Great paper choices!!

Kate said...

I love your mix of papers, and yes I have woken up the next morning and realised that the colour wasn't quite how I saw it the night before. I just love your frame of boughs and simple one word sentiment.

Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is super awesome, Marisa. Your talents are such a blessing to me, and I appreciate the hard work you put in for Verve to make their releases SHINE. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope to play along.
Blessings,
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those pretty trees and that delicate wreath you created with the sprigs.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous color combination. Thanks for the sharing your lovely card!

Christi Flores said...

How pretty! I love the little blue trees!

Ginny Maxam said...

this card is so pretty and pleasing to the eye, I just love it!! great color and composition!
Ginny M

Tina Z. said...

so pretty!