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!