Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And I'm not the girl that I intend to be...but I dare you darling, just you wait and see...but this time not for you, just for me...

Hey, guys! Happy Wednesday and welcome to the June Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team and several special guests from the Release team are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee 9. Andrea
2. Betty 10. Sankari
3. Dawn 11. Maureen
4. Jen d. 12. Teresa
5. Jen T. 13. Tosh
6. Lynda 14. Amy
7. Shannan 15. Charmaine
8. Susan 16. Amber
Now, on to my blabbering...and a CARD! I know...you are shocked...I haven't done anything crafty all month! This is not acceptable, and I know I deserve to get lashed with a wet noodle...but that will change, I promise. I did, in all defense, clean my stamp room out, and move my stuff into another room. I've had withdrawal in a bad way. And I've missed y'all!!

Ok, I know, you just want to look at the pictures. I don't blame you. Here's my card, using Karen's sketch from last Sunday.


This little main image worked its way through about two hours of moving, trying, and reworking before it ended up on this card. A labor of love, but hey, I had fun! I definitely embraced the wabi-sabi aesthetic here...which is basically the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. It goes completely against my perfectionist nature in some ways, but the free-wheelin' side of me gets to stretch and have fun! I am intrigued by all the art journaling and mixed media fun (and of course all the new and yummy goodies that come with them like gesso and gelatos) going on in the crafty world these days, so this is me playing...just with ink and a waterbrush.

Here's a closer look:


I hope it's not too scary...I like how it ended up!

We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, June 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal! In June we're having double the fun and featuring two sets... Dad's Day and American Hero!
And at 40% off during the month of June, these two sets are a super big deal!
I hope you have a fabulous day...and I'll be back SOON, I promise!!!

64 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Shannan, this is beautiful! I think it's a work of art!! I really like how you've woven the ribbon through the lace! Must try that!! TFS!

TannyP said...

A work of art indeed! That ribbonry is fabulous and the papers are perfect =)

SusieQ said...

Thank you for sharing art that anyone can achieve!

Tanya said...

Oh I think this is fabulous! I'm a sucker for butterflies and pink, love it!

Gretchen said...

Ooo pretty! Love the ruffled ribbon! Now get back to crafting :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Wabi-sabi = FABULOUS! Love this, Shannan!

Geny Cassady said...

Wow, this is just beautiful!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wabi-sabi fabulous, Shannan! Love the painted edges and the soft wistful feel to it. Gorgeous!

Marlena M. said...

Not scary, very pretty! ;)

Denisse said...

simply gorgeous!

Rhonda said...

The time was worth in Shannan! Pretty in pink I think!!

jan farnworth said...

very nicely done thanks for sharing.

Niki Estes said...

It's beautiful, Shannan!

debbie said...

OMG I absolutely love this card! You used one of my all time favorite Verve set! Mother Teresa is my hero.

ladybugg61 said...

I'm totally lovin' your coloured highlight of the word "happiness", creating a great focal point for this beautiful card.

Marisa said...

Oooh, love that wabi-sabi saying! Great colour combo and details on your lovely card.

Ravengirl said...

Not scary, just imperfectly beautiful!

Jen Tapler said...

Oh, so soft and pretty Shannan - love it!!

Lillian Child said...

SO very lovely, Shannan!

Heather said...

Beautiful card. The colors are so soft and elegant. Thanks for embrassing the un-perfection; it looks fabulous to me.

KanataNewf said...

Oh I think this is gorgeous - never mind the wabi-sabi!

Moira said...

I love the colors and it looks perfect to me!! Pshaw on wabi-sabi!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So sweet Shannan!! I love your highlighted sentiment!!

Janet Z said...

Very pretty card!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful sentiment x
Thanks for sharing and the hop x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Luanne said...

I think it's really cool! I love how you highlighted "happiness". It really showcases the wonderful sentiment! Love it!

jengd said...

What a beautiful card!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great card and sentiment....love that lace!!

jennifer mitten said...

I love the way it turned out, too! Great sort of shabby chic...

Cheryl L said...

I love your card--especially the pink over "happiness"!

Charlotte said...

Oh, I definitely LOVE how this turned out! I love the way you highlighted the "happiness". Also love the lace.

Andrea Ewen said...

What a vintage delight, Shannan! The neutrals just set the pinks off marvelously and that crocheted lace at the bottom is just beautiful! A lovely work of art, indeed!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Very pretty!

Stacy said...

What a pretty card, I love the main image.

Mathilda M said...

Beautiful card :)

Janelle said...

Hey this is perfect imperfection! LOL I love all the fun and free wheelin' you've put into it, especially the swoosh through happiness.

Teresa said...

Such a pretty card Shannan!

Julia M said...

Love the colors and that gorgeous trim.

Tiffany said...

So pretty!

Peachy Wessels said...

Very pretty card and love the saying!

Heather B said...

Great card! I love the news stamp sets.

Maureen said...

LOVE!! I'll think you made this for me!! I always think that when someone uses this Irish Blessings set :)

Raven said...

so cute! Now I want to create something-anything-with an adorable cork butterfly on it!

Ida P. Krause said...

So pretty. Love the soft feel and the ruffled ribbon.

Michele said...

This card is very inspiring to me; I love what you did with the water pen! Thanks for the great idea! :D

kksb said...

A very soft and charming card!

Betty Wright said...

Shannan, this is wonderful! Love the vintage feel and all you fabulous stamping! The ribbon lace weaving, word highlighting, and cork butterfly are fabulous details! Lovely card!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like it!

steph said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Katy said...

It's gorgeous I love it!!! The lace weave is fantastic!

-Katy
www.hooklineandinker.com

Karen Linarez said...

What a beautiful card! I love what you did with the sentiment panel. I'll have to try that for myself. The design paper is very pretty and you can't lose with butterflies in my book!

Naomi said...

This is so pretty and feminine! I actually just bought this stamp set...and I am planning to use the same sentiment for a house-warming card...so sweet!

Rachel B said...

Great card. Love the trim and sentimen

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh I love this - so free and creative and that cork butterfly is adorable!!

JoAnn said...

Wow, I love your card, the colors, the sentiment and everything. TFS

Nicole said...

Very sweet. Love your lace trim and that cute cork butterfly!

stampencamper said...

I love this sentiment, and you gave it the main atteniton, wy to go gal, great card

bristowmom said...

Oooh, I haven't seen that sentiment before. I love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Shannan, this is just GORGEOUS! WOW! I love the stroke of color through "happiness". . .love it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very soft and pretty. I love the look of the ribbon being woven through the lace like that Shannan.

Marsha said...

It turned out great.

Cath said...

A lovely card, Shannan, just like you. :)

MmSs said...

Lovely! Adore everything on this card! Absolutely gorgeous!

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