Thursday, April 16, 2009

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #2

Welcome to the second installment of the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! We all enjoyed bringing you our creations last time and hope that you feel inspired to come and join us this week. Plus, just to make things a little more interesting, Angela has offered up a prize for this week: a $15 stamp set from There She Goes!

This week our challenge features this Napa Valley print. I'm not really a wine drinker, but I was lucky enough to visit when Ben was just five months old. If you want to see some photos from that trip, you can click here. Talk about a blast from the past! Wow, it's hard to believe Ben was ever that little.

Anyway... on to my card! I decided to go vintage with the set Le Jardin Botanique. I loved that it had a tree, leaves, and berries - could be grapes, who knows? I also used a tag from the Tailor Made scrap kit. These colors had such a rich, masculine feel that I decided to make a Father's Day card.

The card base is 5 1/4" square and cut from sahara sand. I covered the left edge with two generations of stamped leaves in chocolate chip, then I dabbed a crumpled paper towel into the ink and "stamped" a pattern all over the card base. I finished off with lots of sponging. (Note: when I say "sponging" I usually use a paper towel. It's my favorite tool for the job. I just rub the paper towel over the very edge of the paper until I get the coverage I want.)

Next I stamped the tree (also two generations) on artichoke cardstock. I layered the panel onto chocolate chip cardstock with more sponged edges. I stamped the sentiment (Memory Box) directly onto the tag, then layered it on cardstock and added the jumbo pewter eyelet. I knotted a bit of hemp twine through the eyelet and mounted the tag with dimensionals. The final touches were the artichoke leaves and chocolate chip berries/grapes, which were stamped on sahara sand and cut out. Those were mounted with dimensionals also, and here I used a double layer since the tag was already up on dimensionals.

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


***Leave a link to your card on Angela's blog to be entered into the random drawing for the challenge prize!***





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 DDIC2. Have fun and look for the next challenge the first Thursday of May! (Yes, that's a very long way away. Maybe I will see if I can cook up a little something special for April 30...)


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your masculine card Lori!! The leaves, berries and colors are perfect with this inspiration!! Love the tag!!Awesome card!

Keri Brown said...

Great card. Never thought to do a masculine one with this.. You did awesome... Love it.. Great inspiration piece... :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Lori! I love the antiquey look of it and your layout is super. The tag is perfect. I'm w/ you on the paper towel. That's my favorite sponge, too.

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Beautifully done !!!!I just love the way you made this into a masculina card..

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wow....I just love this card!

It's always hard to think of masculine cards!

Enjoyed my visit here!
Thank you for sharing!



P.S. I will be back

Maryvel said...

This is one AWESOME, beautiful card! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful inspiration---esp.since I was in Calif earlier this month. Did not get to Napa but boy I sure drank plenty of Vino!
I really want to join you on this challenge--my brain is beginning to think about it--but I think it needs a glass of Wine!
I'll let you know when mine is posted, Nola

Anonymous said...

Ok I've got mine up and running. It was great to play along with this kind of challenge--my first time with an Inspiration!
You can view it here: