Thursday, December 17, 2009

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #18

Here's our second holiday-inspired challenge for the month. This time around we're going to be inspired by these beautiful soaps by Mistral. (They were available at Anthropologie when I first saw them but they are sold out now - I guess everyone else loved them, too!) I just couldn't choose between the green and the red, so I'm showing you both. Feel free to use one or both colors in whatever way inspires you!

I decided to go with the green for my clean and simple Christmas card. This was one of those (rare) times when I imagined the card in my head and it turned out almost exactly as I pictured it. First I colored the image from Autumn Days with chocolate chip and garden green markers, stamped on whisper white, and cut and embossed with Nestabilities. The white background was embossed with the Perfect Details texture plate. Next I layered a strip of garden green paper from a retired hostess patterns pack. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. For embellishments I used Martha Stewart pearls and some of the new chocolate chip satin ribbon that will be available in the upcoming Occasions Mini. It's wonderful ribbon, and it's going to come in a lot of your favorite colors - you're going to want them all, just like I do!

Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!






(Keri is sitting out our December challenges.)

Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC18. Have fun and look for the next challenge in the new year - on January 7, 2010! Happy holidays to everyone from the Divine Divas!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Lori!! I just love your colors and design!! What an elegant creation using the inspiration! Love it!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a lovely card, Lori! The simple layout is perfect! I love the pearls and the cones. How wonderful!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Lori--looking at it, I can almost smell the scent balsam! I just love the layout, too, and that ribbon is luscious.

Merry Christmas!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty, Lori! I love the color combo; it's perfect w/ your pine cone image. The pearls and ribbon are so elegant.

Kerri said...

This is sooo beautiful, Lori!!! I love the layout, and that image is just so pretty! You captured the inspiration perfectly!

Hazel said...

lovely crafting - my card is here

Wishing you a happy Christmas x

li-bee-ti said...

lovely inspiring challenge.
my card is here.

Anonymous said...

Here is my card