Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Verve "Diva Inspirations" Blog Hop {August 2016}

Welcome to 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. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when see them!

Without further ado, here is our August challenge... 



I fell in love with this pretty colour palette and went to work right away using my "go-to" Verve flower stamp set called Joyful Blooms and the Plain Jane sentiment called Beautiful.

Joyful BloomsBeautiful Plain Jane

I cut a panel of watercolour paper into a 3"x 4" rectangle and stamped the flowers onto it. Then using a water pen, I used some distress ink to "watercolour" the flowers. Then I used some kraft ink to paint around the blooms, to give it a watercoloured "vintage" vibe. 


I stamped the sentiment in black Ranger ink...just perfect for watercolouring. I always stamp my sentiment and images all together before I begin watercolouring so I have a "map" of where to go with the ink.


I wanted this card to have a few layers. I added a doily, a die cut scallop circle, twine, gems and a vintage butterfly washi tape to the bottom of the card. 

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

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. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa


44 comments:

  1. I love all of the elements you used! Very pretty card.

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  2. This is breath-taking! I love the soft, flowing water color background, the layers of beautiful papers, and the gorgeous way you colored the big blooms!

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  3. Fab card, love the watercolours and what a great background card.
    Sue

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  4. Awesomeness! LOVE the watercolored background and the flowers are divine! Versatile and fun!! TFS!

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  5. WOW so much to love. The watercoloring is gorgeous and the stacking is amazing.

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  6. Beautiful card. Love those Verve flowers.

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  7. Wonderful--I like the layers.

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  8. What a wonderful message to send with a bouquet of flowers!

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  9. Lovely layers and beautiful sentiment!

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  10. What a gorgeous watercolor effect! Beautiful, Lesley!

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  11. Beautiful sentiment! Wonderful card!

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  12. Lesley, your card is gorgeous! Love how you used the colors!

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  13. Very pretty card, like the vintage look and the gorgeous colors you used.

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  14. Your watercolor skills are amazing Lesley! I love the dimension too~

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  15. Beautiful layering on this lovely card!

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  16. Love the focal panel...what a fun Hop!

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  17. Lesley, this card is simply gorgeous!!!

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  18. Love the water colored background and all the layers - fabulous!

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  19. Lovely layers Lesley (heehee, look at all of those Ls!!) !! Seriously though this is fabulous!!

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  20. Love all the layers and colors you used. So pretty!

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  21. What a beauty Lesley, you have captured all the elements from the source picture, so beautifully in your card.

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

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  23. Beautiful creation using this month's color combo!

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  24. So many dreamy layers, beautiful

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the design. I just bought that stamp set. Can't wait to play with it #

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  26. Love all the different elements you used together. Very unique and pretty.

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  27. Loving all the layers
    on your gorgeous card!
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Lovely! What wonder layers and elements! The layered flowers are beautiful and so is the water-colored background!

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  29. love all the layers and colors, thanks for the inspiration

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  30. What a lovely card! So many different elements that work great together!

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  31. I so love the flowers on your lovely layout! TFS

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  32. Such a fun card. Love the watercolor effects with the background and flowers.

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  33. Gosh I love the layers on this card Lesley. The pink and white spot background and the way you have run the doily colour through to the front with the watercolour. Fabulous!

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  34. I love the layers, sentiment and water colour used on this card.

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  35. Beautiful design and love the touch of watercoloring!

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  36. Love the watercoloring in the background.
    The flowers are so pretty with their minimal coloring.
    The layering is wonderful - love the doily in one
    of the layers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. Very pretty. Love the layers and the texture with the twine and cute clothespin.

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  38. Love how you colored your sweet flowers on this beauty!

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  39. Love all of your layers and the pretty flowers.

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)