Thursday, April 1, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #25

I'm happy to tell you that with this challenge, the DDIC team is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Time really flies! I know I'm speaking for the whole team when I say that we have a blast doing these challenges and we really appreciate all of those who come out and play along. In honor of our first year as a team, I'm going to offer one of my card kits (February and March seen here and here; the April kit will be posted later today) to one lucky player who links to their card in the comments here. I'll choose the winner randomly on Thursday, April 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern. The winner will get to pick from the three kits I've offered so far.

OK, on to this week's challenge! It's another image from Pier 1. The flower made from cups really caught my eye - isn't it clever?

For my card I used the basic color scheme of red, yellow and green, but I made it bolder and brighter colors than in the photo. I was just in the mood to punch it up a bit.

I started with the Pink Flamingo DP - the prints are so cheery. I chose this summer sun print and punched an extra-large flower from it. For the center I stamped one of the flowers from Petal Pizazz with real red, then I cut out just the center, using the inked image as a guide for where to cut the uninked paper. The stem and leaves (also from Petal Pizazz) were stamped in old olive. Once I had this flower all put together I realized I needed to make a big card to really do what I wanted, so this is a 5x7 card.

For the background I added a couple of panels of DP - more of the summer sun and some old olive polka-dot DP. The sentiment from Bella Blossoms fit nicely on the large oval punch, which I put under the flower. As an accent I added real red dot ribbon that's tied with linen thread and accented with an olive button from the Playground set. I love how Lee Conrey makes her gorgeous bows (like this one) so I definitely had hers in mind while I put this one together, but clearly I need more practice!

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 DDIC25. Have fun and look for the next challenge on April 15!


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Lori, your inspiration card is perfect!! I love the colors, the dp, the bg, the fab flower! WOW!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a happy spring card, Lori! Love your flower and all the dots. Great ribbon treatment.

Kerri said...

This is adorable, Lori!!! I love your layout and that ribbon treatment looks fabulous! Thank you for another fun challenge : )

Donna said...

This is wonderful, Lori. I can totally see the inspiration and I love the punched up colors!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Lori!! Love your layout, the flower, and the ribbon!! So well put together. Awesome take on the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Here is my card

Katie said...

Great inspiration!
Here's my card

Hazel said...

Lovely crafting. My card is here x

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Lori, just going back and finding this card now! Love the colors! Looks like summer!