Thursday, June 17, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #30

Welcome to the latest edition of the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Our inspiration this time is this image from the Nostagia Organics homepage. 

This challenge is my favorite so far, for a couple of reasons.  First is that when I first saw the photo, my reaction was an audible groan.  All I saw was clutter, and I just couldn't imagine what I could possibly come up with.  In fact, I started working on my card early because I was so sure that I would struggle for inspiration. 

Happily, that turned out not to be the case, and I love the card I made.  Really, it felt more like the card was telling me what to do, and I was just along for the ride--another reason I loved this challenge so much.  I started with the background paper, a piece from my Basic Grey Boxer pad.  I then realized that I had a corner punch that would mimic the corners of the plate.  Hmm, and I could probably use my Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps to come up with a similar pattern. So that came together pretty darned well, and then I remembered that I had the perfect sentiment (Serendipity stamps).  OK, now here's where it gets good...I recalled that my cyber-friend Donelda posted some pretty homemade strawberry embellishments on her Wiggy's World blog.  Perfect!

I put everything together with a pretty blue bow.  Just as I finished, my DH walked into the room.  It gets a little spooky here because I think the card was talking to him, too.  He looked at it and said that it looked nice but it needed something in the other corner.  "Buttons?", I asked.  "Yes, buttons", the card replied.  Really perfect now!

One thing I love about all of these challenges is seeing what the other Divas have come up with.  You can see their creations by clicking the links in my left sidebar.  And, as always, we'd love for you to play along!


  1. That dp is perfect! I love your tapestry stamps..they spoke to me too!! I think the buttons were a wonderful addition. for a gal who started out with panic, you sure hit a homerun with this one!!!

  2. Fabulous, Donna! Love the buttons and wreaths. You and Anne were on the same track. I tell you, I struggled w/ this, too. You're right about the clutter. I almost couldn't find a point to focus. You did a wonderful job!

  3. Donna, this is amazing - I can't believe you were having trouble with the challenge. I never would have guessed! You interpreted the plate so beautifully and I just love everything about it.

  4. Donna, I am in awe over your card!!! It matches the inspiration so PERFECTLY!!!! WOWZA girl! This is my favorite of the group:)

  5. Donna- it is truly a lovely card! Your artist eye shines through. I enjoy hearing about your process and I will have to go check out the other cards!


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