Thursday, October 1, 2009

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #13

Wow, it's October, and we're on our 13th challenge! Today we have some artwork by Jo Moulton, which I found at - I loved the rich fall colors and the distressed look of this piece.

When it came time to make my card, I kept things simple because (1) I'm pressed for time and (2) I wanted to make my first card for this weekend's Card Buffet. We will be making cards for 10 different occasions, and this is the sympathy card.

Now that I'm looking at the inspiration piece again, it looks much more green than my card. Well, I wanted to use In Colors, and in my memory the yellow color stood out more than the green. So there you go! I first cut a piece of cardboard (the backing from the designer paper packs, which is my favorite cardboard) with the scallop square die, then used it as a mask over a 5" square of whisper white. I sponged crushed curry around the edge, leaving the white scalloped square in the center. Of course you could just cut out the scallop square from white cardstock and put it over a larger curry square, but my goal here is to minimize layers and keep the cards quicker than my usual.

The image from Lovely as a Tree was colored with crushed curry, dusty durango and soft suede markers. Then I added the sentiment from Close as a Memory in durango. I wanted to bring the lovely flourish from the artwork into my card somehow, so I cut out the Tulipe die with soft suede and just used two pieces of it, held together with a 5/16" white brad and adhered with a pop-up glue dot.

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 SCS will be DDIC13. Have fun and look for the next challenge on October 15!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!!! I just love your clean and elegant card Lori!! The colors are perfect. I especially love the stamp set you used since it is the same one I used. LOL!! Great inspiration and creation, Lori!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What wonderful colors, Lori! I love the white open space, and that flourish in the corner is fabulous!! You used my all-time favorite set!! Beautiful!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Lori! I love the CAS layout and the trees are perfect. The scallop border is just super.

Kerri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lori! I love those trees and they look fabulous in the In Colors!

Donna said...

What a lovely card, Lori...simple and elegant, and the colors are perfect!

Lesley said...

Wow...I just went through your blog and your cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you use DSP!

Thanks for the inspiration.
Lesley :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lori I have finally managed to get a card done for your challenge although blogger is playing up something rotten I have posted it on my blog titled 'It's Autumn' I hope it is suitable Hugs Lorraine x

Maria Matter said...

Lovely card Lori!!!
here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: A Shabby Chic Apple Tree

thanks for another fun challenge!
Blessings, Maria