Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

Mercy came up with another wonderful sketch on Tuesday.  I love her simple layouts because you can go CAS (clean and simple) or dress them up as much as you want.  Since I was a bit pressed for time today (my mom is having her cataract surgery today and I had to drive her in and  do some post op. things for her),  I went CAS.  However, based on the time I spent fiddling with the circle portion of the sketch due to trying different embossing folders and papers, I may as well have gone to multi-layered!  Creation time ended up being the same LOL!

Anyway, I have always LOVED lots of white space on my cards and therefore, have always just LOVED Silke Ledlow (aka Sparklegirl on SCS) cards. Check out her blog or her SCS Gallery for some amazing eye candy!! She is the "Quuen of White Space"!!  In addition, their "simplicity" is deceiving as it takes real talent to balance things so well and make such striking cards.  I tried a "Silke card" and this is what I came up with.  Just love this image and thought of it right away for this sketch.  As you may have noticed, I don't have sketch markers so some of my flowers have a tinge of Old Olive to them :(   so I added the silver half pearls to the middle of them to spice them up a bit.  Once my card was all put together, something was "missing" so I added scallops along the bottom and a strip of green to balance things off.  All in all, I'm happy with my creation and even the plain circle portion of it LOL! 

Thanks so much for popping by.  It's always appreciated :)

What's In It?
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red 
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
 Accessories: Nesties Circles, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Silver Brads, Silver Half Pearls, Dimensionals


Mercy said...

what a gorgeous cas card, marisa! i love all the white clean and sophisticated. your focal panel is stunning as is your color combo...fabulous job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done an amazing job! :)


Maureen said...

love this stamp's so beautiful and the sentiments are perfect for sympathy cards. LOVE the little silver brads...they so give it that extra little something :) Sorry you had so many comments to write today...I'm catching up!! You're so sweet to leave one every time!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Marisa!!! What a wonderful use of this sketch and a lovely tribute to Silke!!!

TannyP said...

This stamp set has quickly become a favorite for me and I think you've done a stunning job with it. The pearls are such a wonderful addition. Gorgeous colors! Amazing job!

Jenny said...

LOVE IT! So classy looking! And, I LOVE green! :)

Debra said...

Beautiful clean, fresh and eye-appealing. White space is a good makes your cards POP!


Dawn B. said...

Marisa this is beautiful. YOu did such a great job on this sketch.. I need to try her sketches out.. I really struggle with a sketch.. I also struggle with the Silke "white" on my cards.. Super job.

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful and classy looking Marisa! Such a lovely card!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - Marisa - aren't you the sweetest!!! I had no idea you had a blog...I'll be following :)

About your card...well of course I love it!!! Perfect CAS and take on the Sketch!!! So glad you had a chance to play along with us!!!

Keep them beauties coming!!! Hugs ~S~