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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today is the day for the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge!!! Every 1st and third Thursday of the month, Lori and the Divine Divas have an inspiration challenge. So just what is an inspiration challenge? It is simply an invitation to create a card or project using the the posted items as the inspiration or jumping off point. There is no right or wrong and the sky is the limit! Everyone is invited to play along. If you do, please link your creation to the comment section on Lori's blog here or if you upload it to SC please use the keyword DDIC2 so we can all see it in one place. This week Angela is giving a stamp from There She Goes to one of the participants of this challenge. See her blog for more details. So get ready! You don't want to miss a chance for a free stamp!!

Here is this week's inspiration:

Here is the project I created from this inspiration. My "My Favorite Things stamps" have been neglected lately so the wine theme gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out my Meet You at the Cafe stampset out and create a wine gift canister and card to match. The earthy colors are also inspired from the photo. It was a fun project!! The awning on the card is made with a flocked paper and I added Velvet to the top and a piece of black paper punched out with an EK success punch to the bottom. It is popped out more at the bottom to create a real awning look. The background DP paper on both projects is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection. Many pieces on both the canister and card are dry embossed using cuttlebug folders. The images are watercolored and paper pieced. It was fun to get to play with this set again.

The other talented divine divas have their awesome creations to share with you!! You won't to miss it so hop on over to their blogs!!

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I hope you enjoyed today's project and you also have a chance to play along. After all, who can turn the opportunity for a free stamp from There She Goes.

Thanks for stopping by again today and as always THANKS for your wonderful comments. I am always amazed at the awesome friends and people I have met via this blog that share my addition and passion for stamping!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!


Tina said...

Gorgeous and incredibly fun!

Lori Rider said...

Wow, what a great set for the challenge! I love the paper piecing and all the other fabulous textures on your card, and the wine canister is so creative. Wonderful job!

Stef H said...

Another gorgeous job! This is fabulous! What a wonderful gift idea! Just love it!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card and I love your interpretation of the picture for the challenge. The awning and the image is perfect as is your colours love it.

Lorraine x

Keri Brown said...

This is a stunning set hun... I love everything and that MFT set is a perfect image... Great job with this inspiration piece.. WOW!!!!

Michelle Forrest said...

OMGosh Chris! This is stunning! Love it! Great job!

Riet said...

wowww Chris,what a gorgeous card.

hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Chris!! Your card is totally stunning girl!! I'm loving the stunning colors!!

Cassie said...

this is gorgeous!! so elegant and lovely!

Silli said...

o Chris, your card is so beautiful. I love the image and your coloring! Hugs from Silke

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Oh MY!!!!!what a beauty!!!!!
wonderful details, Chris.
(now can we have the wine, he, he)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card and great challenge presentation!

Heather Schlatter said...

Hi Chris,

Your use of Lace never ceases to amaze me!! You have such an amazing knack for creating the amazing projects with that knack!!! I just think your brain thinks differently than mine because I so love your projects but have no talent to create that elegant and gracefully!!! Your work is amazing girl and this project is too!!!


Jodi said...

Wow, this is awesome! Great take on the inspirational photo!!
Jodi =)

Lia said...

hi chris,
great set you made I love the papers and the bottle looks so pretty
hugs Lia

Danni said...

Oh my goodness! This is just amazing!! What a wonderful set! Love it!!
My MFT sets have been neglected too....I don't have this one, might have to remedy that! LOL!
Awesome job!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh perfect, super job on the challenge, love it.

Lia said...

hi chris,
here I'm again, the image from my last card theu came form Hanglar and stanglar in Sweden
hugs lia

Kathy Jones said...

OMGosh Chris this is unbelievable!!!! Love how you did the awning and all the punch work. The papers are perfect with that stamp scene and I have't even started on the bottle holder - you are sooooo talented!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I so need that stamp...another wonderful creation made with it!

Jenny Gropp said...

This is fantastic!!! Love the canopy/awning! Just perfect!

Janna said...

OMWord!!! I love this idea!!! I just adore how you made all the filigrees with the punches and did them in black! Really reminds me of wrought iron fences! and wow the paper piecing is amazing!!!!! Almost makes me wish I drank wine so I could make this for myself!


Shirley said...

How creative, clever and pretty too!

Anonymous said...

Super projects here! Love the inspiration this time, esp. since it really did inspire me to play too.
here's the link to mine:
Thanks much, Nola

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