Thursday, February 18, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #22

I have a little bit of a different challenge for you this week. Right now, as you are reading this, I am relaxing with Todd in sunny Mexico on a second honeymoon (and a very early celebration of our 10th anniversary in September). I'm sure that I'm having a great time! So in honor of our trip, I have a photo from one of the hotels where we're staying for your inspiration this week.

I used some old and new stuff on this card. The leaves come from the stamp set Paradise, which I've had since July but I'd never used it. I combined pacific point (retired In Color) with crushed curry (current In Color), old olive, and whisper white. The squares in the pool influenced my layout and my choice of the grid DP. I wanted to be sure that I used a lot of white, so I went for a CAS style with some open space.

The sentiment (from Whimsical Words) is framed out with Nestabilities, and then I added the cut-out leaves and the popped-up flower (which comes from the retired hostess set Itty Bitty Buds). The bottom of the card still seemed to need something. I first added the scalloped border, but then I wanted to bring some color to it and had the idea to glue on these skinny little cardstock strips. I really love how it looks - just a bit of graphic pop. Three silver brads in the lower left corner and I was done.

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






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 online forums will be DDIC22. Have fun and look for the next challenge in two weeks!


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the tropical feel to your card! We all wish we were there too, Lori! Enjoy the warmth and peace!!

Kerri said...

This is beautiful, Lori! I love the leaf images, and the cut out leaves and flower by the sentiment look fabulous! I hope you are having a wonderful time!!!

Donna said...

Awesome! You're cards always have at least one little detail that blows me away. On this one, it's the skinny paper strips. Wow!

Hope you are enjoying your time in paradise!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty, Lori! Love the clean, crisp layout and wonderful colors. Have a great vacation!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Lori...I hope you are having a great time. This inpiration makes me wish I was in the tropics too!! Your card is beautiful!! I love the design, the leaf images, and the pattern paper which were inspired by the photo!! Love the flower by the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Here is my card

crafterGM said...

Here is my Card Thanks Gloria M.

Hazel said...

Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Love the photo! My card is here x

Chanda said...

This is awesome! You used every color and even picked up the tiles in the pool with your DSP! So cool!


Maria Matter said...

Lovely card!!!

I went with the colors!
here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: The Stamping Boutique-Farmer Audrey

blessings, Maria