Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Design Divas Oldie but Goodie Blog Hop

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If you are on the Design Diva's Oldie but Goodie Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from Tenia Nelson's Blog. If you happened on my blog and would like to do the hop, it starts at Sue Morris' Blog and from there you just follow the links!

The Design D.I.V.A.S are a group of talented papercrafters who formed a group first on SCS, and now on Facebook to share our common interests in all things paper! The meaning behind the group's name of DIVA is: Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or Annointed) sistahs! Don't you just love that? I was honored to be invited to join! We were challenged this week to use some of our old stamps and supplies that have not seen any love in at least 6 months. I pulled out this Impression Obsession Clear stamp set I won about a year ago from Stampers Dream, and have not had the chance to ink it up even once! I guess you could say it is my NEW but old stamp! So this gave me the reason to do so, and I had a blast coloring it. I stamped it on Ex-Press It cs, colored it with Copics and matted it with BasicGrey Green at Heart, which also is old now! I used a base of Gina K Pure Luxury and used designer paper from BG Sultry as well. I used an EK Success punch and May Arts twine. You can't see it in the photo but the flowers are highlighted with Spica Pens for a little sparkle. The sketch I used is from Card Positioning Systems. I had a blast using my "new" old stamps and I hope you've enjoyed this hop!

From here hop on over to the talented and sweet Deb Felts to see her oldie but goodie!

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Claudia & Co - COLOR (red, green, yellow)
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Bright and Cheerful
Quirky Crafts - In the Spring Garden
Pile It On - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - flowers
BasicGrey - BG ITEM and dots & spots
*NEW* Copic Creations - anything new plus Copics (stamp is never used before and ef)
Craft Your Days Away - anything goes
Fairy Tale ) - flowers
Stamp Something - anything goes (using a rubber stamp)
AiFactory - anything goes
Meljens Designs - square or round cards (no rectangles)
Sassy Studio Designs - use something that is over a year old

Thanks for stopping and for blessing my day with your comments!

60 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful... What a great choice.. I love the paper you chose and the light coloring on the stamped image.. What a great image..Hugs and see you tomorrow.

Cindylu2u said...

Oh what a gorgeous card!! You do amazing work!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

what a gorgeous match of coloring and dp - this is wonderful!!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card Grace!! The dp is perfect with the flower image. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co.
Sheri-C&C DT

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the colors and papers you used.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lovely colors and the perfect image for this dp- (one of my faves). Beautiful card!

Maria Matter said...

oh Wow Grace this is gorgeous!!!
this pretty paper is perfect for your colored image, great job!
I found way too many New old stamp while digging...kinda like a treasure hunt! lol
take care
hugs & blessings!

Heather said...

I have seen so many beautiful cards I dont know how much more my eyes can handle! This is AMAZINGLY STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS! I love the papers and the watercolored image. Reminds me of a patch of wildflowers that a child went and picked flowers for her mom and her mom is proudly displaying them in the sweet homey vase

Thanks for the inspiration. c

Annette22 said...

this is a great card


thanks for playing with us at the Fairy Tale


xxx Annette

Angie Williams said...

This is really pretty!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Grace! I love the papers and the pretty image! Wonderful coloring and details!

Barb said...

I am loving this image!! You colored it perfectly and showcased it with the perfect papers. Gorgeous!

jackiescrafts said...

Wow your card is gorgeous I love that image and those papers
Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Bianca said...

This is so very lovely! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Chalenge! xx Bianca

Melissa Cash said...

Grace, your card is beautiful! I love floral images and this one is awesome. Thanks so much for playing along in the OBG hop!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I love the yellow. :) I always like your work! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful! Love how your flowers match that gorgeous patterned paper!! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooooo gorgeous!!! Wow!!!!!

Sharri said...

Grace, Gorgeous card!! I love how the coloring matches the dp perfectly!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

So, So Pretty. Everything is so nicely coordinated.

Mickie said...

Such a beautiful card Grace, love your coloring.

Kirei na Kami said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUSNESS!!!! Wow!!! Your card is blooming perfection and makes me yearn for Springtime:o) I love it!!!

Smiles:)
Carolyn

Ching-a-ling said...

What a gorgeously colored image that is brought to even more life with the poppy field background image.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi grace!!!! Oooooh...this is simply FABULOUS!!! I LOVE it!! it's so cheerful and immediately brought a smile. :) Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop!

Deb said...

love LOVE love this Grace! You have GOT to be the multi-challenge winner! ;) Thanks for bein' my neighbor! <3

MaxineD said...

This is wonderful Grace - love the dp, it is amazing!!
BTW - Happy Birthday
Blessings
MAxine

Anita Hovey said...

Beautifu card. I love the papers you used and your coloring technique.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! This is totally stunning!!! I love everything about this!!!

Brenda said...

Oh so lovely!! Great colors and a wonderful design.

Jennie said...

Wowzers Grace...the coloring and combo of dp is just stunning. Love your design and longing for spring :o)

Anita said...

Very pretty. I love the image you used and your coloring is so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us in the Meljen's Designs Challenge this week.

jkreucher said...

Hi Grace, Oh My! your card is so lovely! the dp is the perfect frame for this fantastic image..
your coloring is wonderful.
I just joined the group too..
Don't blog so could't join in the Hop today, but do plan to join in the fun on our FB page!
hugs to you!
Judy

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a lovely bouquet....such beautiful coloring on the blooms!!

Rica said...

Stunning card Grace, I love your use of the Green at Heart papers, that is a beautiful image and your colouring of it is perfect.

Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Sue W said...

Your card is just beautiful Grace........love your pretty colouring of the blooms and the background paper is just the perfect one! This reminds me of a Minton China Teaset!!!! Lovely.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Grace!! I just love the paper you chose and your light coloring of the image. Beautiful layout!! The twine is perfect.

Happy Birthday my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs,
Chris

Dezinaworld said...

This is gorgeous, i will add to follow. i came to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY
hugs June

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Grace!
This is a beautiful card. I love that DP with the pretty bright tiny flowers on it. I love how you have the string made into a bow on that other nice DP. Your coloring looks so lovely.
Hugs Maz

Karen W said...

Beautiful Grace, please contact me at jkwallace@mchsi.com you left a comment for me on my blog about some header? I'm totally lost, have no idea what you are asking me to do.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Grace. That design paper is just perfect with this image which by the way is colored beautifully. :)

Also...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you

Hugs & smooches
Rebekka

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh Grace this is so pretty. The image matches the dp perfectly and your watercoloring has a wonderful softness to it that I just love!!

Magi said...

Grace, I little birdie told me that it was your birthday! Wishing you a day full of love and laughter, and God's blessings. Happy Birthday! Hugs, Magi

Debbi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the paper and the image.
*smiles*
debbi

Brenda said...

I actually hopped over to say happy birthday. I was browsing some of my fave blogs and Chris said to hop on over and tell you happy birthday!! What a lovely blog you have, loving the music!!!! Hope your day is wonderful!!

Traci S. said...

Dearest Grace,

Happy Birthday, My Friend. I hope you have a marvelous day and celebrate yourself...for you are a wonder! He created you...that makes you a masterpiece!

Much Love,
Traci S.

Traci S. said...

Dear Grace,

This is so beautiful! I love the dp! It is so beautiful and full of one of my favorite creations...flowers! I really love what you did with this card! The layers are beautiful...and I love how you chose where to add color on your beautiful flowers. Amazing technique I have not seen before.

Much happiness to you on your Birthday!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Gina said...

I love it Grace! Wow, it is beautifully colored and I love that paper. I have some of it, but it is stashed away!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace. I love your card but the real reason I came to see you today is to wish you a Happy Birthday my friend!!! May GOD bless you with many more healthy and prosperous years!! Sending you bunches of {{{HUGS}}}, Sabrina

The Stamper's Touch said...

Grace, this is a beautiful card!! What a fun hop this has been, so much talent!!

Linda

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So very pretty! makes me think I am in a garden surrounded by pretty flowers! what a pleasant thought for a cold windy January day! thanks for warming me!

Christina said...

beautiful! I love the colors...

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

So pretty. Makes me long for spring. Thanks for sharing this with Claudia & Co.

Smiles!
Gwen C&Co.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Super card! your coloring is splendid! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

scrapperjulia said...

This is so gorgeous, Grace! Love the papers that you chose and that image! Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
Julia-Guest DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

PokSa said...

Great! Fantastic. I love the image and the wonderful background paper.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

Cheryl said...

Oh, wow!! This is gorgeous! The daisies look like they could be picked off the page! Great work!
Thanks for joining in the Copic Creations Challenge!

~*Joni said...

Congratulations on this beautiful card Grace! I feel like I am in a field of beautiful flowers. :) Thank you for joining us at Claudia & Co. this week!
~*Joni C&Co. DT

darling Ho said...

What a pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge & 2 Sisters Challenge, hope to see you soon.:)
~hugs~darling Ho~

Spyder said...

Lovely card! sorry not to comment earlier, comment box would not open for me! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts 'In The Spring Garden and to use pink and green',don't forget to come back later today to vote for your top three and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you!!

((Lyn))