Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November Verve Diva Inspiration Hop!

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It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until December 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our November challenge is Rustic Winter 

The days are turning cold and the splendor of fall is changing to the magesticly rustic beauty of a winter woodland. This month we're challenging you to bring a little bit of that rustic winter to your creations. Follow the graphic or head off on your own trail, just show us your rustic winter creations!

I played on this challenge with all the wood and brown tones in the inspiration photo.  I started with a piece of wood paper from this pack of Real Wood Veneer that I won from a UK friend ages ago!  This stuff can be cut down, stamped on, and diecut!  You can find it HERE.  I drew a circle around a standard circle die and used that as my placement for my sprigs from Sprightly Sprigs die set into a wreath shape.  I embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from Holiday Treats.  Lastly, I added red gems and a burlap twine bow.

Diva Hop



Challenge deadline: Thursday, December 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


Need a little 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 Blogtoday for all the prize info and deadlines!


1. Julee6. Maureen
2. Amy7. Marisa
3. Betty8. Charmaine
4. Sankari9. Stacey
5. Sarah

38 comments:

Mimi said...

I love that you BUILT YOUR WREATH! Awesome! And of course the wood is a must for all things rustic!

craftyd said...

Love how you made your wreath, the twine bow is so perfect with it too.

Jen said...

I'm so glad I came back to see your Nov blog hop post. The wreath is great! If I hadn't read the details about how you created the wreath using sprigs I would have thought you just layered up a couple wreath cuts. And the veneer makes a terrific backdrop.
Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty! I love a simple wreath hung on my door and this reminds me of that. Perfection!

Jodi Collins said...

I just love this SO much!!! GORGEOUS card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous! Love your sprightly wreath!

sharrilou said...

Great card, from the woodgrain background to the twine and the leaves of the wreath, it all says rustic.

Marisa said...

That wreath is fabulous!!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely wreath against the woodgrain!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

such a pretty wreath!

Christine said...

What an awesome wreath and a great use for the sprigged die! Love the rustic background against the sparkling berries!

Linsey R said...

What a perfectly lovely card, Amy!!! I think you used the red gems in such a fabulous way and I'll be doing that with some of my holiday cards now too! That wreath is gorgeous!!! Full of rustic charm!!! Thanks for your always fabulous inspiration! :)

Patty said...

Awesome card!! Looks like your wreath is hanging on a cabin door out in the wild woods!!

Berina RGA said...

Very nice!! Love the woody background!! Very nice!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Simple yet beautiful! Perfect card. The wood paper is gorgeous!

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous holiday card. I love the woodgrain background paper.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful! I love how the pretty background gives it an instant rustic feel! Wonderful card!
Take Care!
Michele

Kathy Thompson said...

Love the wreath. It's just lovely. I love how you layered the pieces to make the wreath. The wood background really makes the wreath pop. Very nice.

Team Clark said...

Great card, Amy. Love the wreath over the white embossed sentiment.

Helen Gullett said...

Amy, your card is gorgeous! Love the paper you picked as the background, perfect for the wreath and sentiment.

McStamper said...

Great card.

cghundley said...

Lovely wreath and
love the red gems
as the berries!
Carla from Utah

Jean Bullock said...

The wood veneer background looks great. Perfect choice as a background for the lovely wreath. The leaves remind me of mistletoe. Well done.

Karenladd said...

I always love a wood grained background and it shows this beautiful wreath off to perfection!

Lisa Lynn said...

The wood veneer background looks so rich with the wreath on it. It is a stunning creation.

Tammy said...

I love your wreath!

McStamper said...
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D- said...

What a wonderful wreath. I love it against the wood grain background. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Sue Crease said...

Love your card, great paper choice. Good rustic feel.
Sue

ionabunny said...

Love the faux wood background. Very pretty wreath. Hugz

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful wreath! I love the wood grain background!

EmileeAnn said...

Love your wreath and the wood grain background paper!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you layered the wreath dies and added the pretty gems, bow and sentiment.

Beverly Perdue said...

Very pretty wreath. It shows up well against the woodgrain paper and the twine bow is a nice touch.

Heather said...

LOVE it!! I was looking at the wreath thinking what a pretty die it was, and then started to notice the Verve look to it and thought you must have used the sprightly sprigs. And lo and behold, you did! What a great idea; it looks awesome.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful wreath against that wood look background! Very pretty card!

Heather said...

After seeing your card I was totally inspired. If you'd like to see my CASE'd version, you can find it here: http://wirewrapture.blogspot.com/2015/11/rustic-christmas.html

Janis said...

Such a lovely wreath. Love the red berries and the jute bow.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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