Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome to the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge!

I'm so excited to announce the new incarnation of my blog inspiration challenge. I've made some changes based on the feedback I received, and I hope you like what you will be seeing and will come play along!

OK, first, the schedule: Instead of being weekly, the challenge will now happen on the first and third Thursdays of each month. But feel free to play along at any time. We all know there are lots of challenges out there and hopefully this will keep anyone (including me!) from being overwhelmed.

Next: I've decided to add a design team who will make samples for the challenges and post them on their blogs. This group of fabulous stamping ladies will be known as the Divine Divas. They are:

Angela of An Ink and a Smile

Chat of Me, My Stamps and I

Chris of Twinkles Glow with Stamps

Julie of The Write Stuff

Keri of Got Stamps?

I know you will be impressed with their work and want to come and join us!

To kick off our new round of challenges, I chose this Bohemian bedding from Land of Nod. I just loved the colors and patterns.

On my card I used the colors tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, and chocolate chip. I first made the background with this B Line Designs damask background stamp with chocolate chip ink on pink cardstock. The main flower image is by A Muse. I stamped it twice with chocolate chip so that it would cascade down, and then I put the sentiment oval (Paper Salon/Nestabilities) in the middle. The flowers and leaves were colored with a blender pen and kiwi and tangerine reinkers. To tie the oval in with the flowers I punched a flower with the McGill Perfect Petals Baby Blooms punch, then added a Martha Stewart half pearl. I made the last-minute addition of some extra stamped and colored leaves to the oval (the whole pink panel was already assembled - thank goodness it worked!) and then I put the tangerine flower on top. I finished off with kiwi and chocolate chip cardstock panels and a top-folded tangerine card base.

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






OK - so you want to play along, right? 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 DDIC1. Have fun and look for the next challenge in two weeks!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lori!! Love the layout and the fab use of the colors! Very pretty!!

Stef H said...

This is beautiful! Just love the colors! And a new challenge blog to boot. Can't wait to play!


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is gorgeous, Lori! I love the colors and the diagonal branch.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is nice--wouldn't mind having it in my spare room--but it would just get cluttered fast with stamps!
Hope to play along real soon, Nola

Me, My Stamps and I said...

OMW!!!!!!how beautiful !!!!!!!!i love the colors, the touch of pearls. Wonderfully done !!!!!

Keri Brown said...

Gawgus!!!! I love the pearls you added.. What a wonderful touch.. Just beautiful!!! :)

Angela said...

Love it Lori! I was thinking Damask when i saw this piece as well. Great card!