Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Verve Divas Inspiration Hop (March '14) - Where Dreams May Go!

Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!
Our March challenge is Spring Has Sprung:

It's time to ditch the winter blues! Create a card that sings Spring using inspirational quotes, pretty colors and florals or themes that celebrate new life. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or blaze your own trail, just show us what spring means to you!

I love this challenge just because it gives me hope that spring is around the corner! I used the stamp set Blue Skies for this challenge (such a great stamp set! such great sentiments!!!) and stamped the sentiment onto the notebook image stamp in this set and followed the sketch for the Mojo Monday challenge #335 (holy moly - 335 sketches!) Here is my take on the sketch and this challenge:
Here is a close up of my spring card - a little flower, some pearls, twine and some lacy pennants (from the ek success border punch)- I highlighted the one with a blue copic:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Blue Skies from Verve Stamps
Inks: London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Papers: My Mind's Eye
Accessories: pearls, heart punch (mini), prima fairytale roses (teal), lace ribbon, foam dimensionals, ek success border punch, white sharpie gel pen, twine

I loved making this card - I seriously LOVE Julee's amazing stamps with these gorgeous fonts, sentiments and sweet images! 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. Amy 11. Julee
2. Anya 12. Teresa
3. Betty 13. Stacey
4. Jessica 14. Marisa
5. Karen 15. Laurie
6. Sankari 16. Maureen
7. Sarah 17. Jen
8. Sony 18. Christyne
9. Susan 19. Charmaine
10. Tiffany 20. Andrea


31 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

What a beautiful saying, and what a lovely card. Wow.

Teri said...

very beautiful!

grandmato19 said...

Love the vintage, old-time look. So beautiful!

Stacey Schafer said...

so shabby and spectacular, Sankari!

Marisa said...

Beautiful soft colours and card.

Andrea Unidea said...

Gorgeous card!! You did a great job with embellishments, and loving the sentiment!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors and all the layers and details!

Karen Day said...

Such an elegant card!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow, thought the card was pretty fabulous and then I saw the close-up. Love how you double stamped it for the shadow effect!

Amy C. said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the different textures and elements and that sentiment is lovely!

Sue D said...

very soft and pretty.

Bill Ali said...

Simply beautiful

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Annheidel said...

So sweet! I recently got this set and your card is just wonderful.

Penny Nichols said...

Beautiful card! So elegant and Victorian. Thanks for sharing.

bearsmother said...

The colors are muted but very pretty. Great touch to only round one corner. Great card.

Rachel B said...

Beautiful card! Love your banner.

Jean Bullock said...

Gosh what beautiful layers. I like how the note paper is loose on the top edges and is inked to give it an aged look. The color palette you chose is wonderful and your paper pattern mix works so well. Love the bling you added. So pretty.

Maryleva said...

Love the softness of this beautiful spring card.

Christine said...

Love the soft colors and myriad of details on your card. The draped edging and perfect pearls are lovely, and I adore the sentiment!

JoAnn said...

Love the sentiment and your gorgeous card.

Julie S. said...

This card is so pretty, I especially like the row of pearls.

Cheryl said...

Stunning! I adore all the distressing and that pretty mint green flower against the kraft.

Heather said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the soft subdued colors and that gorgeous blue rose! I love the "Blue Skies" set, too, it is really fabulous.

Emilou said...

Your card is wonderful, with the pearls and small touches of accents. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

Becca Whitham said...

Um...YUM! I am in love with the banner that you ran through a paper crimper. What a fabulous way to add even more of a fluttering feeling.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft colors! Gorgeous embellishments!

Sue Crease said...

Just love this card, great sentiment and use of stamp sets.
Sue. C

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh this is so beautiful and soft. Love this sentiment and the sweet rose. I love the little heart and sequin you tucked in too. I just keep looking at this and seeing more I love about it. Gorgeous card.

Kris B said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage look and the soft colors! The notebook look is wonderful! Love all the pretty details!

Anita in France said...

Oooh, gorgeous and subtle, Sanketi ... and such a wonderful sentiment! Anita :)