Friday, July 10, 2015

Sensational Stripes Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi Verve fans!  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... check out and comment on the design team's blog posts 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!  Be sure to scroll down for all the challenge details and the master hop list!

The stripes theme made me think of the Seeing Stars set, and I was in need of a baby card, so decided to swap out the blue in the inspiration piece for pink.  I stamped the stars on pink pirouette and hand cut, then matted with smoky slate stars cut with the large star punch from SU!  Next I pulled out the Emery Plain Jane and stamped it a few times on some stripey pink paper, then cut individual pieces out and layered on foam tape to add some dimension.

The Little Star plain jane is my focal piece, stamped in crumb cake, then cut with stitched circle dies and matted with smoky slate.  I colored the stars with a copic marker and then highlighted with a touch of glossy glaze.  Next I stamped the card base using the Peaceful Medallions set randomly in pink pirouette, crumb cake and smoky slate.  I added in a piece of pink card stock embossed with strieps, then finished off with some twine wrapped around the card and a couple of enamel stars to adorn the stripey stars.

Our July challenge is Sensational Stripes

Stripes go with everything! Make them nautical, or pair with florals for a graphic look. Use stripes however you're inspired! Use the inspiration graphic or head off in your own direction, just show us your stripes! 

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Friday, July 31. 
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Now let's get to the inspiration!  Check out the blogs listed below and leave a little shout out in the comments section at each stop for a chance to win our comment prize of a $30 gift voucher to the Verve store!  Comment deadline is Friday, July 31.

The hop starts over on my blog, Poetic Artistry.

1. Julee8. Susan
2. Amy9. Maureen
3. Betty10. Marisa
4. Jen11. Stacey
5. Karen12. Laurie
6. Sankari13. Amber
7. Sarah

Enabler's List
Stamps: Seeing StarsLittle StarEmery,  Peaceful Medallions (Verve Stamps)
Paper: bundle of joy dots & stripes (Echo Park), pink pirouette, smoky slate (SU!), white (neenah)
Ink: pink pirouette, crumb cake (SU!), black archival (Ranger), copic marker
Accessories:  stitched circles stax (MFT), large star punch (SU!), enamel stars, glossy glaze, string


  1. Love this. That elephant is so cute and I love how you layered it. Hugz

  2. What an adorable card Julee! Awesome theme for the challenge!

  3. Just so sweet! Love the combination of stripes and medallions!

  4. Great BG you created and adore striped Emery :)

  5. Love your beautiful card. So sweet.

  6. Darling card. I love the little elephant.
    The colors are so pretty.
    thanks for having the hop.

  7. Great challenge and your card is absolutely adorable. Love it.

  8. Oh my goodness your card is so adorable I love the background stamping <3

  9. This is adorable!! I LOVE that little elephant and the layering is fantastic!

  10. FABULOUS CARD!!! Every layer & all those elements are just beautiful!

  11. Such a sweet card, and I love the color inspiration! Hope I can give it a try!

  12. Super adorable! Love the elephant too!

  13. Great sentiment for a new baby card!

  14. Fabulous Card! So all the details ;-)

  15. Loving all the elements
    you added and that
    darling elephant!
    Carla from Utah

  16. I finished the hop, and it was so inspiring, with beautiful creations!

  17. OMGosh I can't believe it has been so long since I have commented...
    I've been working 11 hour days this summer. The heat is not my friend and our school building does not have air conditioning.
    This week my husband's aunt has been visiting from out of state. We've been showing her all around getting home late from each day's wonderful adventure.
    I'm sneaking in here before we start out for the day hoping to get to hop to everyone....
    Julee~Your card is AWW-dorable. I love your colors and how your sweet little Emery is peaking out. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  18. I enjoyed all the stripes on the blog hop.

  19. I love this month's theme and colors! Can't wait to play along...