Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop



It's the third Wednesday of April already which means it's time for the Facebook chapter of the Design D.I.V.A.S. to have our Oldies But Goodies (OBD) Blog Hop.  This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from out stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group which is a branch of the Original Desing D.I.V.A.S.  on the Splitcoaststampers website.  The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S. is Divine Inspirational Virtous Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs.  This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of.  Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop!  

If you came here from our lovely and awesome Sue's blog you are on the right track.  To start at the beginning hop on back to see the clever creativity of  Vicki.  

For my project I used a couple of neglected items. First, the ladder was made with the smallest rectangle Nestibility.  I don't think I have ever used the smaller dies, but repeatedly running it through the Cuttlebug on Kraft paper worked really well for this little ladder.  

This image is Mo Manning's "Playing Firefighter".  He is really intent on getting the fire out in his little high-rise made of blocks.  The neglected item here is the Inksentials Glossy Accent on his hat and coat.  It gave it that nice shiny/wet look.


As hard as it is for me to keep the cards simple (for me white space just begs for filler) this was really an easy peasy card.  Black background topped with bands of the primary colors and a black rhinestone swirl to look like smoke make for a fun background to the colored image.  Afterall, it is the image that I want to showcase.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have been enjoying the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop and there is more!  Your next stop is at our uber-talented Heather's.  

9 comments:

Vicki said...

How precious! Great job with the layout! Glad to be hopping with you today! Blessings to you!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, I love every little detail Barb...the ladder, the smoke bling, his precious little glossy uniform...just precious!
hugs & blessings!

Mary said...

Love the primary colors and he sure is serious! Loved the gem smoke I just wanted to keep looking and looking. Great card!

Cindy said...

Barb, this is just adorable!!! What a cute little guy!! I love the ladder and the shine on his coat!! How clever of you with that ladder!! Love all of the primary colors!! Way to a little guys heart!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is simply adorable Barb!!! I love it!! and the shiny firefighter accents are perfect!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so cute- and I love the ladder! The little image is so fun- loving the coloring!

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

Love this image and your bright and bold colors. The glossy accents is so perfect on the coat. It gives it such dimension. Thanks for plaing this month Barb!

Mary G. said...

LOVE this!!!! Great layout and your coloring is beautifully done!!! Great card! Any boy would LOVE this!

Gina Lindsay said...

I love this card! The brighter primary colors look great with the black. Such a cute image too.