Thursday, December 16, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #42

For this week's challenge, we have a gorgeous set of Christmas coasters. Aren't they elegant? Of course, you don't have to use a holiday theme for your project - whatever this photo inspires you to create is perfect!

I pulled out a whole bunch of stamps for this card to create a collage-inspired look. The main image comes from the set Gifts of Christmas, and I embossed it in gold on naturals ivory card stock. Around the edge I added a few more poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler, plus I sponged the edges, then I layered the panel onto a piece of Always Artichoke that I sprayed with gold shimmer spray. To diffuse the sparkle I rubbed the gold spray into the cardstock with a paper towel. Once all that was done I didn't think the sentiment stood out enough, so I stamped it again and punched it out. For the background I used the swirl from Baroque Motifs, again gold embossed, along with a lot of seasonal words and phrases from several different sets. The final touch was a poinsettia made with the five petal punch - I scored the petals and leaves for dimension, sponged the edges, and used three gold brads in the center.

Be sure to check out the cards made by the rest of 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 online forums will be DDIC42.

Now, for some sad news - I have decided for several reasons that it's time to end my inspiration challenges. There is going to be a lot happening in my life next year, and although I am really going to miss bringing you inspiration pieces on a regular basis, it feels like the right time to call it a day. I want to thank everyone who has played along with us for these 42 challenges. We have appreciated your support and we'll miss sharing these challenges with you every two weeks. I also have to express my utmost appreciation for all the fabuous stampers who have served on the design team since we started the challenge. Your work has been wonderful and inspirational to me, week in and week out. And who knows... maybe we'll be back someday... Anyway, thanks for everything from me and the rest of the Divas. Many blessings to everyone!


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Lori, this is such a beautiful card. TFS, and you will be missed. Have a wonderful holiday, my friend.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Lori!! This card certainly matches the inspiration to a T!!! Wow!! Incredible work! I will miss playing these challenges too. I will be back to see your gorgeous creations. Thanks for making DDIC so fun!! Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Lori--this is just lovely. I don't think you could have done anything more to it to make it look any better--it is FANTASTIC! I wish I had had more time to play along with your challenges--the ones I did, were fun and stretchec my imagination.
Have a very Merry Christmas and I'll see you in 2011!
Nola (need to figure out my google stuff!)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. These are beautiful.

- Teresa

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Lori! I will truly miss our DDIC challenges and the wonderful pics you always seem to find. Have a wonderful holiday and I'll be sure to visit you in the coming year!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Lori!
Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you've provided with these delightful challenges!
All the Best to you!
Merry Christmas!

here's my last divine entry! :)

Be Blessed!