Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

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Welcome to Verve's April 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 April challenge is Chic Chevrons:

Chevrons are the new polka-dots! Get groovy and use this popular pattern somewhere on your creation. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or zig-zag off on your own, just show us some chic chevrons!



I’m not sure if many of you know, but I’m going to be a bonus Grandma, actually, a GrandMoe, the name I came up for me  :)  My DH’s daughter is expecting her first baby in June.  As you can see by this card, we know it’s a girl so pink is in order.  I’ve been inspired by all the watercolouring going on out there so I thought I’d take a simple try.  I made a template from a chevron coverplate, used a SU watercolour crayon to draw the pattern, then went over them with my aquapen to soften the lines.  This sentiment is so sweet and was in my first release when I debuted as a Verve Diva in 2011.

Need a little more 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        9. Susan

2. Amy        10. Stacey

3. Anya       11. Teresa

4. Betty      12. Maureen

5. Karen     13. Marisa

6. Sankari  14. Charmaine

7. Sarah     15. Janelle

8. Sony      16. Christyne


what’s in it?

stamps: Smallest Thing plain jane (Verve)

paper: white, vellum (PTI), Head over Heels (BoBunny), gold foil cardstock (craft supply)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Pastel Sequins Mix (Verve) watercolour crayon (SU), flags stax dies (MFT), button (PTI), bakers twine, baby word die (Simon Says Stamp), stitching





35 comments:

Lynn said...

Way to stretch your supplies...I love how you created the soft chevrons in the background. Perfect for a baby card!

Casandra Bennett said...

Awe. This is so precious. You used a lot of fabulous techniques to make this card come together in such a charming way.

Becky said...

Beautiful and creative!

robinann17 said...

What a precious baby card! You used so many techniques and created a mini-masterpiece! Love it!

Kara said...

so sweet!

Sharon said...

Such a sweet card! And what a great design!

Meghan said...

Congrats on the big news! Love this pink baby card. So soft and beautiful!

Marisa said...

Congrats to you GrandMoe - love the name! Totally darling card and love the water coloured chevrons and soft feel to the card. Have a great w/e!

dj said...

water color chevrons....fantastic!!!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Super cute card and I adore those chevrons in the background!

Jean Bullock said...

Love this card, especially your own hand drawn chevrons. Very pretty.

Julie S. said...

This is so pretty! I'm expecting a new great-niece this month, and you've given me some wonderful inspiration here!

Kris B said...

Congratulations! What a sweet baby card! This is my favorite sentiment stamp, was in my first Verve order. Wonderful water-colored chevrons!

F said...

Love the watercolor chevron- such a pretty baby card!

Thordis said...

Love your baby card! It's so darling!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations on being a Grandmo. How exciting. Lovely card. It's going to be well loved.

Luanne said...

This could not be any more precious! I adore the "baby" in gold. I'm smitten!

Ravengirl said...

Nice! I love the softness of the watercolored chevrons!

Celeste Goff said...

The watercolor chevron background in pink, the vellum banners, the sequins...this card is simply amazing!

cghundley said...

Beautifully made,
with soft colors.
Thanks so much
for sharing it.
Carla from Utah

Brenda L. said...

Love the watercolor effect. Just gor the aqua pens and am having fun! Congrats on becoming a gramma!

Amy C. said...

Very pretty card! I love the sentiment.

Christine said...

Love the water colored chevrons and the sweet sentiment! Congrats on becoming GrandMoe!

Janet Mack said...

Pretty card. That is a great sentiment for a new baby.

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the watercolor chevrons and the gold embossing. This is a beautiful baby girl card! Congratulations!

marylouh said...

The colors are soft and sweet. Love the layering. It will become a keepsake after the baby comes.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers and colors!

Heather said...

Congratulations! This card is gorgeous!! I LOVE how you watercolored the chevrons. Subtle, but still a bit bold and graphic.

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats on soon becoming a grandma...beautiful baby card.

kReN said...

Oh, baby, that is one cute card. I just love Verve Blog Hops! TFS!
kReN

Miriam Prantner said...

The watercolored stencil is wonderful! I love the gold baby!

Sue D said...

very soft and pretty!

D- said...

I LOVE your water colored background.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the colors and the button and twine.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lucy said...

Your card is lovely!

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