March 6, 2014

March Diva Inspirations Hop: Spring has Sprung!


Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This month we've got a fabulous challenge that's sure to put a string in your step! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!

Our March challenge is Spring Has Sprung:


It's time to ditch the winter blues! Create a card that sings Spring using inspirational quotes, pretty colors and florals or themes that celebrate new life. Whether you draw inspiration from the graphic or blaze your own trail, just show us what spring means to you!

You should have arrived here from the talented Sankari!




I'm fortunate enough to work with Julee and come up with the themes for each month's hop...and this month I chose Spring, because winter has been so rough for most people. Of course here in NZ, it's now Autumn and I think I jinxed things, because our lovely summer has gone with a bang, leaving floods and rain behind! So it looks like I need a little spring now too!

I wanted to go with an inspirational, light, pretty card today. I watercoloured the background using reinkers. The gorgeous sentiment is from Words of Wisdom, one of my all time fave sets. The small butterfly is from the soon to be retired (and 50% off!) Twitterpated. I used the All Aflutter Die set to cut it out. 

I'm playing along with Inspiration Emporium "splash of color" challenge! I definitely splashed on my watercolors! 



I finished the card with mini brads, washi tape, some stitching and Verve sequins. I left the inside blank, I think this one would be good for lots of occasions. I'm linking up to Virginia's watercolouring challenge

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 Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.
1. Amy11. Julee
2. Anya12. Teresa
3. Betty13. Stacey
4. Jessica14. Marisa
5. Karen15. Laurie
6. Sankari16. Maureen
7. Sarah17. Jen
8. Sony18. Christyne
9. Susan19. Charmaine
10. Tiffany20. Andrea



35 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Yay for brads, sequins and vellum. Love the way you embellished this.

Teri said...

Love the vellum!

grandmato19 said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah, I love the washi tape!

Stacey Schafer said...

watercoloring from heaven, Sarah! LOVE!

Marisa said...

Love the use of vellum and washi. Great water colouring too :)

Andrea Unidea said...

I can't stop looking at this card, it simply stunning!! Loving the background you made, and sentiment embossed on vellum is beautiful!

Lynn Noe said...

Love the embossed vellum, but especially love the swipes of color behind it! Beautiful design.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card - great background and love how you embossed the sentiment and butterfly on vellum!

Karen Day said...

Thanks for choosing spring as the inspiration this month! I love your vellum touches!

Amy C. said...

Very pretty card! I like the washi tape that you added.

Diana Nguyen said...

Very lovely and soft - great take on the inspiration photo. I love how you used the washi tape to adhere the vellum; brilliant!

Diane Stricker said...

Awesome card.

Sue D said...

Cute--I like the background.

Bill Ali said...

Beautiful colours, lovely design and the vellum butterflies a gorguss touch

Virginia Lu said...

Sarah, this is so on trend--vellum (check,)Washi (check), stitching (check), sequins (check) and water-colors (check!!!!)! Love the subtle colors behind the vellum! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Virginia's View Challenge!

Rosemary said...

absolutely amazing... love the watercoloring, the vellum... well actually love everything!

Penny Nichols said...

Your card is gorgeous and the vellum really adds such a soft touch! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Lovely card and
wonderful saying.
Carla from Utah

bearsmother said...

A very pretty card. Love the sentiment on the vellum, the touches of washi tape, and the dot embellishments.

Annheidel said...

I love the embossed sentiment on vellum over that pretty watercolor background!

Rachel B said...

Love everything about this card! The vellum is awesome!

Jean Bullock said...

That vellum really adds a special touch to this lovely card.

Maryleva said...

Great spring card.

Christine said...

The stamped vellum is gorgeous with all the colors showing from behind. A clever and lovely card!

JoAnn said...

Love the sentiment embossed on vellum and your pretty card.

Julie S. said...

I really like the vellum against the water colored background. Beautiful card!

Cheryl said...

WOW! This card is amazing! I LOVE that watercolored bg and the cute pieces of Washi tape, and the embossed sentiment (one of my favs!) is fab on the vellum! Beautiful!

Marsha said...

LOVE the softness of the vellums and washi tape. And the watercolor behind the vellum is a beautiful touch.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love the embossed vellum. It gives such a soft, elegant look.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun, bold background, love how you kind of tamed it with the vellum.

Sue Crease said...

Lovely card, like the stamping on the vellum. Thanks for sharing.
Sue. C

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is so pretty and has such a wonderful softness about it. The vellum butterfly is gorgeous and I love the sentiment embossed on the vellum.

Kris B said...

Beautiful watercolor look! Love the sentiment on vellum! Wonderful card!

Anita in France said...

So fabulous, Sarah, dreamy sentiment on dreamy vellum with a dreamy background ... gorgeous! Anita :)

Lisa H said...

Pretty!! I love all the layering and vellum. Thanks for joining us this month at Inspiration Journal. =)