Thursday, July 16, 2009

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #8

How about some fun retro style this week? I loved these bright and cheery flowers I found at I thought they were perfect for the middle of summer, and I'm excited to see your inspirations!

For my layout I used the SCS sketch challenge for this week. Kind of an unusual color combo I ended up with... I'm not sure what I think of it. I don't know how much the colors resemble the inspiration piece... but I guess that happens sometimes and I should just move on! ;) I did try to incorporate several of the patterns - dots, swirls, stripes, and damask. It was a challenge to get all of those on the same card but I think the variations in scale make it work OK.

For the flower panel I made the background with bermuda bay CS/ink and the So Swirly (retired) wheel. I stamped the vase (Great Impressions) with soft suede CS/ink. The flowers (Savvy Stamps) I stamped first onto the background and embossed the stems (combination of Versamarker and old olive marker) and then adhered white embossed cutouts of the flowers.

To start on the background I took a soft sky panel and stamped it with my B Line Designs damask BG in soft sky. I wheeled the edges of a soft suede panel with Lots of Dots (also retired) and layered both with bermuda bay. Over that I put a panel of olive paper (from Summer Picnic) and three ribbons (soft sky, white satin, and soft suede). I repeated the soft suede ribbon with the bow, then added a white button threaded with a tiny strip of olive CS. The sentiment is by A Muse.

I can't decide if I like this card or not, but I worked on it long enough that I couldn't start over, LOL. Actually I think I like it more the longer I look at it... or maybe it just looks better in the photo than IRL! ;)

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





Keri (Keri is still recovering from surgery and may not be able to join us this week - please wish her well!)

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 DDIC8. Have fun and look for the next challenge on August 6!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Lori! I like it a lot! Beautiful colors. Pretty image and layout!! I don't have the new in colors yet but they are ordered.

Angela said...

Gorgeous Lori! Love all the ribbon you used on this one-my favourite embellishment!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

I think this is gorgeous, Lori! It is an unusual color combo but it really works. I love all the different patterns and textures. Fabulous!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

OH WOW!!!!!perfectly designed card, you sure nailed the inspiration, Lori!!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lori my entry is on my blog at

Lorraine x

Maria Matter said...

Oh, these colors definitely inspire!
Beautiful card! here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: Fred, She Said Fun, Freebie & a Challenge!
Thanks for looking!
blessings, Maria

pam124 said...

BEAUTIFUL Lori. Gorgeous Image and love your layout too. I just completed mine, although it doesn't have that retro feel, it was the best I could do. Here's my link:

I think this is where I'm supposed to link. If not, let me know. Thanks for another great inspiration piece!!!