Thursday, March 4, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #23

Lori always comes up with the greatest inspiration pieces for her Divine Diva Inspiration challenges, and I thought the White House | Black Market catalog cover she chose for this week was especially wonderful.  Red, white and black = one of my favorite color combos; poppies = one of my favorite flowers; beads and jewelry = well, who doesn't love those; vintage and a little shabby = a look that I love.  So I have to admit, this one really wasn't much of a challenge at all!
 The layout for my card comes from sketch challenge #270 at Splitcoast Stampers.  The papers are all Basic Grey except for a couple of odds and ends mixed in.  Some of the papers were too bright for my design, so I grunged them up as necessary with Copic markers and Distress Ink.  I stamped the silhouette poppies, from Starving Artistamps, with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  The sentiment is actually dry embossed and then sanded to show the white core of the paper.  To finish everything off, I added some ribbon and a cool charm I found on clearance at Michael's.

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 DDIC23. For even more inspiration, please visit the other Divine Divas: Anne, Chris, Lori, Julie, and Kerri

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I think my jaw just dropped. This is so beautiful, Donna! You perfectly captured the mood of the photo. I love your BG paper with the poppies - that's an awesome stamp. The charm is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. How absolutely gorgeous!!! Your card is truly inspired!! Dee, your shabby chic look is just the thing for this challenge! Well done!

  3. How beautiful Donna!! I love your inspired creation!! Gorgeous flowers, bg paper and design!! It has a beautiful vintage or shabby chic flair to it.

  4. This is beautiful, Donna! What an awesome job you did distressing that pretty image, and that dp is fab! You rocked this challenge, girl!

  5. Wonderful, Donna! What a great distressed look you have here. Love the image and dp you used. Super job!


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