Friday, June 10, 2016





It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!


There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until July 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!






For my card I started with some watercolor card stock and ranger distress inks.  I stamped the image from Verve's Deco Borders to create a beach scene with sand, ocean, and sky.  I used a water brush to sweep across the stamped images for a more watercolor effect.  I stamped the sailboat from Verve's With Love set directly onto the background and again onto white card stock where I used copics to color.  I cut out the main pieces and popped up using foam tape.  I die cut a few clouds using Verve's Partly Cloudy die set.  




I stamped and die cut some images using Verve's Strong Anchor stamp set and Nautical die set using Verve's Flourished Tag set for the sentiment.   I die cut a circle from the Flourish Tag set as well to add behind the vellum sentiment to make the sentiment pop a bit more and not have to compete with the background.  I added some wink of stella to the sailboat, the clouds, and the anchor.  I finished my card with a few wooden stars.
 

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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9.  Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley



As always thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up on the hop is the wonderfully talented Charmaine!

47 comments:

  1. wonderful! I love all things nautical!

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  2. What a gorgeous nautical card, Betty! Love your background!

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  3. So cute, I love the nautical theme of this card.

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  4. I love the way you created the background! So beautiful!

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  5. Awesome card, Betty! Would make a wonderful Father's Day card!

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  6. Love the sea! Lovely background Betty - awesome job - TFS

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  7. So Cute! The deco border really looks like waves.

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  8. I love how you made your background - perfect for sand and waves! Very pretty.

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  9. Love your nautical theme, Betty, and this little sailboat is darling! And what a great "ocean" you've made for it! Beautifully done! Hugs!

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  10. Loving this nautical card! That background is so neat...gorgeous colors xoxoxo

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  11. I love the nautical sentiment; wonderful

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  12. Oh, so fabulous, Betty! Those deco swirls make the perfect seascape!

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  13. I just LOVE how gorgeous this card looks! I love the nautical theme, and the way you did the color blend--just gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  14. Love how you did the waves! Very creative.

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  15. Great card. Love your use of the deco borders.

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  16. Love your card and the sentiment. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Love the waves and the Glossy accents so pretty.

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  18. Totally adorable, Betty!! Love the waves and touch of vellum.

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  19. Love the sentiment and the design is perfect with the waves and cute boat.

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  20. I have already seen this gorgeous card pinned a bunch! This is stunning Betty!

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  21. Wonderful card again. I love the way you have made the background, thanks for the info. Cute little boat bobbing along. It would make a great Father's Day card too.
    Sue

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  22. What a clever way to use the wavy border stamp! Love the stamped vellum tag!

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  23. Love this nautical card and the sentiment.

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  24. Very pretty watercoloring.
    Cute design.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. Awesome textures and layers! Love the background with the pretty Deco Borders stamp!

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  26. Love what you did on the background of this card ... it's not something I would have thought of and I LOVE the result! So inspiring!

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  27. Awesome nautical card! I love how you created the background!

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  28. Deco Borders makes a very cute ocean background!

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  29. What a fabulous backdrop you have created for this great images!

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  30. What a sweet card. I love those waves. The addition of vellum is perfect. This would make a great Father's Day card.

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  31. I loVe, loVe, LOVE your background. Thanks for sharing your fantastic card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow! Gorgeus card!!! I love the sea theme!

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  33. Love the layered texture and watercolor effect - definitely reminds me of ocean waves!

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  34. LOVE the background you created and the great layout!

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  35. There are so many details on your card and it has such depth -- amazing!

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  36. This is awesome, Betty. I always enjoy Verve's Blog Hops because there's always SO much great inspiration, and I drool over all the fabulous Verve creations. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  37. Beautiful card Betty...love that incredible background, looks simply amazing.

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  38. Lovely card! I love all of the details and layers.

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  40. Gorgeous background and details.

    Marjeta

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  41. Fun scene. Love the textures. Hugz

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  42. Love your beautiful style and the vellum was the perfect touch.

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  43. Such a cute little scene that goes perfectly with the wonderful Father's Day sentiment.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  44. I love your sweet nautical card!

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