Thursday, June 3, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge 29

This bedroom design featured on the Better Homes and Gardens website is the inspiration for our first Divine Diva Inspiration challenge for the month of June.  First, let me just say that I love this room!  My guest bedroom walls are the same shade of blue as shown here and I already have dark brown and white accents, but I would never have thought to add lavender to the mix.  Care to guess what I'm going to be adding to that room?
I love this color palette so much that it became the major inspiration for my card.  I just happen to have the Basic Grey Wisteria 6" x 6" pad which had the perfect shade of lavendar.  As I was thumbing through the paper pad, I remembered the DoodleFactory Classic Decor set from Starving Artistamps with it's little table and vase of flowers.  Bazinga!  The papercrafting tools and supplies started flying after that, I'll tell ya!  I used Copic markers for coloring, Adirondack Pitch Black and Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan inks for stamping, and my Cuttlebug and Nestibilities dies to create my frame, which is cut slightly smaller that the background panel and affixed with Stamper's Magic POP tape, also from Starving Artistamps.

The thing I enjoy so much about this challenge is how all of the Divine Divas come up with beautiful creations, obviously using the same inspiration, but all so unique.  You can see all of their creations on their blogs: Anne, Chris, Lori, Julie, and Kerri.  And, don't forget that you're welcome to join us.  If you do, post a link on Lori's blog, and if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, use the keyword DDIC.

See you again soon, and if you happen to be at the Heirloom Stamp and Scrap Paper Arts Festival in West Springfield, MA this weekend, be sure to stop by the Starving Artistamps booth and say hi to Tracey.  You never know, you might run into me, too!


  1. How clever! I love the wisteria frame, and the little tableau you designed to go with the inspiration picture! Great job!!!

  2. What a fabulous idea - I love your gorgeous frame! You chose the perfect paper and that image is wonderful - and so is your coloring! Beautiful job on the challenge!

  3. How perfect is this!?! OOH, that dp is so gorgeous, and that image is so sweet! Fabulous card, Donna!!!

  4. This is terrific, Donna! That table w/ lamp image is perfect and so is the dp. I just love the way you've framed it. Super job!

  5. Great minds think alike! LOL! Isn't that paper perfect!! Love the table with the lamp!! So creative and fun! Awesome frame and take on the challenge!!

  6. I painted my bedroom in my first apartment out of college that exact shade, in matte paint and I still have fond memories of how soothing and comfortable it was to be surrounded by that color. Great job translating that room into a card!

  7. Beautiful card! Perfect for the inspiration!


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