Thursday, February 18, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #22

Doesn't that pool look gorgeous? This photo of the Mexican resort where Lori will be staying on vacation was our inspiration this time. I can't even tell you how much I wish I were going too! For my card, I tried to incorporate as many of the colors, elements, and shapes as possible, and I was surprised how many I got in there. I've got terracotta, garden greenery, deep sparkling blue, arcs, deep golden colors, a rectangular shape with repeating squares, and even some rustic distressing.   Now if I could just figure out how to get myself into that scene, I'd be all set!

The stamps I used here are from the Starving Artistamps Home and Garden set.  My foliage is done with Flower Soft (which is on sale at Starving Artistamps right now, btw).  Notice how the "leaves" are all different shades of green?  That's not a special color mix--it's light green Flower Soft colored with Copic markers.  Once the glue had dried, I took several different shades of green marker and dabbed at the Flower Soft.  I used pastel pencils to color the background of my image panel, and the blue mat is a piece of plain blue cardstock with glaze pen applied around the edges to make it shiny.  The terracotta background Coredinations paper that I embossed and then sanded. 

As always, everyone is invited to play along in the Divine Diva challenges, and you can link your creation here. If you upload to PCP or SC, use the keyword DDIC22. For even more inspiration, please visit the other Divine Divas: Anne, Chris, Lori, Julie, and Kerri

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I love the terra cotta! How perfect. Your greenery is wonderful and inspired by that lush Mexican fern! Love the blue gems....wish I was there too!

  2. What a gorgeous card, Donna! I've never thought to add color to Flower Soft! Thanks for the great tip!!!

  3. This is just beautiful, Donna! I love the fab topiary and the embossed/sanded bg really feels like terra cotta or stucco.

  4. This is a gorgeous take on the inspiration Donn!! Love this topiary with the flower soft!!! Awesome layout and colors!!

  5. What a great way to use flower soft - I love it! The terra cotta bg is just fabulous too. Wonderful card!! Sorry that I'm so late in commenting - I had to wait till getting to the airport to get a good enough wireless connection! :)


It's so nice to hear from you...thanks for taking the time to comment!