Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Verve Spotlight Hop Day 2 ~ Bloom & Grow


It's Day 2 of Verve's Spotlight Hop, and the divas are featuring the set Bloom & Grow along with some fabulous new A Cut Above Dies. Now, we're still counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, April 15, with THREE more days of Spotlight Hops! And since we love to share, there's a prize hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win some new Verve of your very own! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

I chose to use the Bloom & Grow set along with the Birthday Phrases set that was previewed yesterday. Now there's a fabulous variety of flower and leaf images and sentiments in this set so I thought I'd make my main panel focus on them. I was inspired by the photo, of blue and white eggs, on the cover of this months Martha Stewart Living magazine.

Sorry my photo is so dark, but that was the only way the blue stayed true. I used a deep ColorBox Blue called Midnight. When I photographed it in my tent it looked quite royal and bright. Now that's fine if I had stamped it in that color. :) I added a sentiment tag with the Charming Banner die, a few rhinestones, a bow and one of the new Sparklers by Webster's Pages. I also included a little star charm (JoAnn), and two punched borders (EK Success). Very simple, but I think the blue, against the white, is quite striking.

That's it for my CAS card today. Be sure to check out what the other Divas are sharing today. Here's a list:


1. Amber 8. Julee
2. Amy 9. Laurie
3. Andrea 10. Maureen
4. Charmaine 11. Teresa
5. Cresta 12. Tosh
6. Jackie 13. Sankari
7. Janelle 14. Melissa

TODAY'S PRIZE:
Bloom & Grow, Elegant Leaves Die and Floral Circles Die Set


Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to visit tomorrow to see some more Verve goodness!!
Happy Stamping!!
Tosh
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Stamps: Bloom & Grow, Birthday Phrases (Verve)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Midnight (ColorBox)
Accessories: Charming Banner die (Verve), Ribbon, Sparkler (Webster's Pages), Star Charm (JoAnn's), Rhinestones (I-Roc), Border Punch (EK Success)

72 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

This is beautiful Tosh. I love how you combine white with blue. Stunning.

Lin said...

Isn't this pretty? Reminds me a bit of a piece of Dutch porcelain! Can't wait to get these sets!

Tanya said...

Oh Tosh, this is gorgeous! Love that blue!! Fantastic use of those beautiful stamps. So classy and elegant, kinda reminds me of the old blue and white china.

Patti J said...

Reminds me of some old dishes grandma used to have! What a beautiful card, Tosh! Thanks for sharing!!!

bethann said...

reminds of Delft tiles, i love blue in any shade. gorgeous

Lori said...

I agree with the other ladies, reminds me of Dutch dishes too - very, very pretty! I love how it's simple, yet has definite WOW factor! TFS!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your BG you created and the contrasting rich blue shade with the white is so stunning!

Leanne said...

Wow beautiful, thanks for sharing your wonderful card, absoultly breath-taking, gorgeous!

Nancy B said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the blue and white!

Nicole said...

Ooo! Nice to see some of the other images. I kind of thought the triplicate flowers and leaves with the matching dies were the whole set, with maybe some sentiments (and that would certainly have been fine). But these are lovely...enjoying your background paper!!

Luanne said...

Man, this is fantastic! I love how you created this, just shows another unique way to use these stamps! Love your sweet tag and charm too, totaly sweet. :-)

Sankari W. said...

Oh MY!!! Tosh - you just take my breath away! Seriously - I mean - wow - Love the way you did the bling all around the leaves and flowers - how absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Tracy J said...

Never would have thought to do that with the stamps....just shows how versitile this set must be.

Marsha said...

How different - how beautiful - how creative. I think I like it ! LOL

Denisse said...

i love the bling! your card is gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Love the rich blue you used and how you created your own DP with the flower and leaf images! Lovely bottom border and a great card :)

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely card, loving your tag and that star!!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Tosh, stunning card...WOWZER!!!! The blue and white is beautiful!

Lorus! said...

Oh yes - STRIKING is the word! What a lovely card!!!

Kathi Silvia said...

ooh this is stunning!! Love it!!

Amy said...

Gorgeous! I love the color!

Amy Sheffer said...

Tosh, this is AMAZING!!! So bold and striking, yet delicate and elegant at the same!

Betty Wright said...

Tosh, the crisp white with the royal blue stamped design is STUNNING1 Beautifully done! I can hardly wait to get my set! Love this look!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Tosh!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Positively fabulous design, Tosh! I LOVE the pattern you created, and the hints of bling just set everything off. You have such a gift for using white... I think I might start calling you the white whisperer! {grin}

Rona said...

beautiful and elegant!! Love it!

Tina said...

This is stunning! I love that bright blue in combination with the white! Great card!

Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful card!! These new Verve stamps are wonderful!!!

Heather said...

How can something with only two colors (if you count white) be so stunning!?!? Absolutely gorgeous. I too saw the MS mag cover and it really caught my eye, but would never have used it in this way. Beautiful. I could go on and on. : )

Darla said...

I love how we can get inspiration from anywhere and I am glad you were inspired to create this beauty!! Stunning background you created!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Ooooh!! I love this!! The color is so striking and the stamping is so crisp!! Great job!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the striking blue stamped background, and that sentiment is lovely!!

Christina said...

I seriously gasped when I saw this! Stunning! Those gorgeous flowers and leaves make the perfect patterned paper, and the little details you added are incredible. Fabulous card!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Tosh, your clean and simple card is absolutely elegant. What an inspiration.

Mary said...

Love the contrast of the deep blue on white. Plus the bold images and your punched delicate borders. All in all a very striking, stunning card!

Michelle said...

the blue against the white is very striking. Love it!

Karol L said...

Love these colors just beautiful

Vickie Merrick said...

This is such an elegant birthday card and I love all of the details as well as the color combinations!

O.K.--I so want some Verve of my very own! I LOVE these stamps and die sets!!!

Moira said...

Blue is my favorite color so I just love this card - simply elegant! Thanks for sharing :)

Christine from FL said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

Karla said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of your card.

jan farnworth said...

really cute

Anonymous said...

Oh. my. Love the crisp, fresh, boldness! So wonderful Tosh. TYFS! Jenn M

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous stamping Tosh, this is amazing!

enjoy *~*

Tessa said...

I don't know about simple but this is stunning! LOVE IT!

Sandra said...

love the look!
Sandra ltb

pmm said...

Very pretty! I especially like how you put a second punched border at the top- frames the new stamps beautifully!

Pam said...

WOW! Love the color on this card. Just awesome.

scrappingnana said...

Stunning card. Love the pretty blue and white, and how you made your own pattern with the stamps. TFS

Janet Z said...

I agree it is very striking!

joy said...

You are right -- the blue against the white makes a striking card. You have done a beautiful job!

kksb said...

Incredible! You touched the other end of the spectrum and it is gorgeous.

Tarina said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful in the blues! Love your artwork.

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful job!!! This card is absolutely stunning! Love this new set!

Lisa Lynn said...

What a beautiful card. Love the boldness of the blue and the crispness of the white.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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pqueenie said...

Wow! I just love the blue and white combinatiion. A beautiful card.

irishgalkelly said...

WOW! This is so pretty and very striking! I love the blue and white and agree with Julee. You do have a gift with white! Just love your card and seeing the new stamps in this set. Thanks for the inspiration today!

mustangsarah said...

Gorgeous card. I love the blue and white and how you stamped with the blue.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love that blue with white so striking, great borders and love the bling!

Jessica said...

Love the blue and the white it's so striking!

Crafty Math Chick said...

BEAUTIFUL! REALLY like the DP you created here! Love the interjected rhinestones and that pretty border punch. This looks so terrific in bright blue.

Ravengirl said...

I love your fabulous CAS card! Love that rich blue color and the design that you created!

Melissa said...

Abso-freakin'-lutely stunning, Tosh! OH. MY. GOSH. I don't care that the blue ink isn't properly represented - I think it looks fabulous in any shade! Those little rhinestones are PERFECT. Love. This. Card. :)

Sue D said...

Oooh--I like this color combo--very striking.

Julia said...

Fabulous!!!!....love the blue flowers and stems.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful Tosh!
TFS!!
Rachelle
joyfulhrtatgmail.com

Cher said...

wonderful combo!!!!!

Jess Willison said...

So pretty! Love the blue/white combo!

KanataNewf said...

very dramatic.

Lisa M. said...

Oh. sigh. What a gorgeous card. I just bought a blue blouse that intense shade and I love that color! Feel free to send me that card for my birthday! (wink wink!)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just stunning, Tosh!

 
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