Sunday, October 5, 2014





Welcome to Verve's October Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our October inspiration challenge for another chance to win!



 For this fall fancy challenge, I created two cards. I gave myself a challenge within a challenge so to speak.  I chose 1 Verve stamp set, 1 sketch, and created two looks!   For the first card, I used Fancy Pants Collecting Moments paper pad, I used Verve's Tall Oaks stamp set.  I stamped the trio of pumpkins image twice.  I colored one image with Copics, cut out, and popped up.  I added some soft sponging on the focal circle die and stamped the sentiment.  I added a few touches of sparkle to make a more dressier version of a fall card.  I finished with Verve's Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection in Golden Sun to complete the card.  I love the vibrant warm tones and patterns. 




For the second card, I again used the same Fancy Pants pattern pack, sketch, and Verve's Tall Oaks stamp set, but this time I opted to create a chalkboard styled card.  I must say I really love how the pumpkins look on the black with just the outline.  It looks like they are glowing in the dark to me.   To keep this card simple, I chose to add some Verve's Signature Sequin Mix in brown to finish it.  I love the simplicity of this one.  Completely different look than the first.  I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge.  I used the sketch!


This month's challenge is entitled Fall Fancy:


The air is crisp and the colors are warm – celebrate fall with a spook-tacular creation or a thoughtful thank you using Fall as your inspiration! 

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee 8. Sony
2. Amy 9. Susan
3. Anya 10. Maureen
4. Betty 11. Laurie
5. Karen 12. Marisa
6. Sankari 13. Jen
7. Sarah




As always thanks so much for hopping by! 

Betty

42 comments:

  1. I love them! Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION.

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  2. Two beautiful cards. Just lovely, Great chalk board elements.

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  3. Well! I thought I was totally taken by the first card...until I scrolled down and saw that fabulous chalkboard card!
    Now I dunno WHICH one is my fave! Two amazing takes on the sketch! xxx

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  4. WOW your cards are both WONDERFUL. Love them. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  5. Both cards are wonderful. I wouldn't be able to choose my favorite for each has its own charm. Well done.

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  6. Betty, this is such a great layout for a card. You did two beautiful samples for us? Aren't you kind! TFS. Lots to love here! Thanks for the inspiration!
    kren dot kurts at gmail dot com
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  7. Loved your pretty fall cards, thanks for sharing your talent!

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  8. Love the bold colors in your first card and the chalk board effect design!

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  9. Both of these are stunning Betty! Gorgeous shading on that first one, and love that dp.

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  10. A very nice pair of cards! Chalkboard is great.

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  11. Wonderful fall cards. Great choice of papers and ribbon and sequins.

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  12. Love the bright colors. The pop of the red doily and the bright yellow bow.
    the chalkboard card is really pretty too. Have to make some cards with chalkboard.
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love the bright pumpkins and the chalkboard look of the second one. Wonderful cards!

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  14. Beautiful design, so love the vibrant colouring and that ribbon certainly gives it the wow factor

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  15. Beautiful cards! I love the black poked dots. It makes it look so fun. Also love the chalkboard effect in the other card. What amazing ideas.

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  16. Super cute - love the pumpkins.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  17. I love that luscious bow on the first card. Beautiful papers and embellishments on both.

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  18. Yeay! My favorite pumpkins ever!! They are just so adorable! These cards are so beautiful! Love them both; even with their completely different looks. The chalkboard look is fabulous.

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  19. Both your cards are fantastic. I love the big yellow bow on the first card and the combination of the patterns on the papers with the delicate doily. The chalkboard look of the second card is so simple yet quite stunning.

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  20. I'm so impressed with the background papers you used on the first card - I never can put papers together like that! Love both of your cards, thanks.

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  21. Wonderful cards! Two terrific looks, one cute stamp!

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  22. What a great job coloring on the pumpkins! They glow!

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  23. FABULOUS Autumn card Betty - LOVE that bow too! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION, hope to see you again soon :)

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  24. Love both cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. The bright pop of ribbon in the front of the first card is my favorite thing! Really lovely creations!

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  26. Love this in the black! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great cards! Especially like the first with colors and big bow!

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  28. These are wonderful! I love the offset doilies and love the coloring on the first and the beautiful bow!

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  29. Wow, what different looks using the same idea!

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  30. so pretty..love the red doily under the mat and how the image looks totally different stamped with a different technique.

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  31. ALL of this comes together with a 'BAM" of beautifulness!!
    The black, the bold orange lovelyiness and yellow bloom, WOW STUNNER!!!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION, so HAPPY you did Yahoo!

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  32. Love both the cards. #1 is great lovely rich colours.
    Sue

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  33. love the stripes and dots and bright pumpkins on your first creation Betty - and the blackboard style si lovely on the 2nd!

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  34. Both cards are adorable and love the chalk look on those pumpkins!

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  35. I love the little peak of the doily and your beautiful yellow bow. Both cards are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Wowza, Betty! Gorgeous cards, both! Congratulations on the HM honor from Fusion!! Hugs, Darnell

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  37. Wow these are gorgeous! Love the colors on the first card!

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  38. Love the layering, especially the doily!

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  39. I especially love the chalkboard pumpkins....what a great idea!!

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