Friday, November 20, 2009

Chocolate and Butterflies

This is the fourth and final Verve Sketch With A Twist for the month of November.  This week's twist was a colour challenge.  We had to use chocolate, purple and vanilla.  I loved the thought of that combination, but it turned out to be more of a challenge than I bargained for.  None of my limited stash of purple DPs worked as they all had other colours in them so I opted to go with plain card stock as I was too lazy to try to create my own DP.

Once I got that issue out of the way, I decided to flip the sketch so there would be more room for my image.  I found a fabulous little Studio G stamp set at my LSS and wanted to try it out.  I used the wonderful flower border image and the sentiment from the set.  Unfortunately,  the butterflies that go with the set were a bit too big for this panel so I went to my favorite Verve butterflies :D   I stamped them on the image panel and then again on another piece of paper so I could cut them out and add them on for dimension.  I also used some purple liquid pearls in the center of each flower but it doesn't show up as well as I had hoped.  The butterflies were finished off with some brown half pearls on the antennae.  Of course, the polka dots on the butterflies lead me right to my Swiss Dots embossing folder (insert warm fuzzy feeling) for the vanilla layer.  I added a row of half pearls under the sentiment so it would stick out a bit more and finished things off with the purple gross grain ribbon.

Unfortunately the butterflies look more blue that purple (Lovely Lilac to be precise) in my picture.  I need to learn more about Photo Shop before I can play with adjusting the colours so until then, just pretend they are more purple LOL!

The wind storms have finally settled down a bit but the rain is pouring down - yup, we are now into our typical November weather.  Good news is Whistler is getting DUMPED on with snow and are building a wonderful base for the 2010 Olympics in February.  They have set an all time November snowfall record and we still have a week to go.  Hopefully we don't get a warm snap with rain to mess things up!

That's it for today.  Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for stopping by (((hugs))).

What's In It?
Stamps:  Verve, Studio G
Paper:  Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip, two other purple cardstocks from LSS
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Brown and Cream Half Pearls, Purple Liquid Pearls, Lovely Lilac 1/4" gross grain ribbon, Dimensionals


TannyP said...

The colors worked out great for you! Your butterflies are adorable and the border looks perfect with the Verve BFs =) Oh how I love Swiss Dots! Great card, Marisa!

Kathy Jones said...

Marisa this is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love how you used these colours and love the butterflies and all the tiny pearls!!!

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card!

Maureen said...

I love those butterflies...they show up as lovely lilac on my screen :) or maybe I just know what colour you mean and my eyes have adjusted for it!! SunPeaks has a lot of snow too and opened 2 weeks early this year!! Sounds like all of BC is doing well :) Have a fun weekend! I'm off to do my VLV now too :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Marisa this is so sweet. Love the light and airy feel.. the butterflies are so cute with their little pearl antennae. Darling card.

Linda Callahan said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my card at SCS. I am so glad you did because it led me to your blog - your work is beautiful - I am off to look around some more!

Denise Marzec said...

Loooooooove these butterflies and especially in these colors!

Unknown said...

Challrne! WHAT challenge? LOL you walked all over it Marisa! It's totally gorgeous. Love the colours of the challenge and will have to try them out myself.
Hugs Viv (Harvey's Mum on SCS) xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh I think its too cute with the butterflies, fun colors and a pretty card.

Kristina said...

Marissa, this is so cute! I love the little chocolate details along the bottom of them main image! And those butterflies... I'm going to have to break down and get them one of these days. Beautiful job with Amber's challenge this week!