Thursday, May 21, 2009

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #4

Can you believe it's challenge week again already? I can't! I have been totally swamped since the last challenge and I'm really missing making cards, so I was happy to have a good excuse! For this week's challenge I chose these adorable Nesting Mugs and Plates from Acacia. I loved the spring colors - although here in Massachusetts it's supposed to feel more like summer today than spring!

I went for a clean and simple look with this card. I combined our challenge with a sketch challenge that is new to me - the Clean and Simple blog's Fall-to Layout challenge #41. This is a cool blog to browse if you like CAS, or you aspire to like it! ;)

For my colors I picked ruby red, certainly celery, baja breeze, and chocolate chip. I decided to use the Branching Out stamp set - there is a bird in there, but I'm not a big bird stamper so I went for the tree instead! The sentiment is from Bird on a Branch - I think it goes really well with this image. I used the scallop edge punch and pierced the scallops, then added some piercing on the celery layer and mounted it all to a chocolate chip card base with dimensionals on both layers. And that's it - there ya go!

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






I am also going to offer everyone who links to a card on my blog a chance to win a little blog candy. Up for grabs is your choice of one set from the now-unavailable stamp sets that were offered during Sale-a-Bration. I will choose the winner on Friday, May 29, so please leave your comment here by 9 a.m. Eastern on that day to be entered to win!

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 DDIC4. Have fun and look for the next challenge the first Thursday of June!


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Lori! I love the CAS look and your card is fabulous w/ that splash of color down the side. Love the tree w/ the one bright bird in it.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Lori!! Love your layout and color choices!! Love the touch of the one bird! Great job! I didn't know about the blog candy so I will edit my entry to include it.
Have a great day!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

So, so beautiful. a wonderfully done Inspiration

Kristen H said...

Here is my card, thank you for looking Thank you for the fun challenge too!!!

Natasha said...

Wow! What a beautifully designed card! Love everything about it!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi there love your inspirational picture I wouldn't mind that set for my kitchen lol. I love your card and my entry is on my blog at this is my second time at entering your challenge and hope it is ok.

Lorraine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Lori,
I found this while blog hopping. I just felt drawn to make something using the inprirational picture you gave us.
I love your card it is stunning. I hope you don't mind me joining in.
Here's Mine!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Lori!
This is a lovely inspiration pix!
I took the lt blue/green colors and birds for my card!
... Joyful Stamper: DTC #8 A Beautiful Pair Blessings, Maria

raindropecho said...

I just love these colors. They make me happy :) This is my first time entering your challenge; thank for the fun!

Here's my take

Anonymous said...

here is my card:

Love for great-grandma
-- dalis