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