Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Loving Mercy



First of all I just need to share some wonderful news with you.  I am still bouncing off the walls because yesterday I found out I was this month's Verve Sketch With A Twist winner!!  I was totally shocked and had to read the thread a few times to make sure it was me LOL!  I can clearly remember doing the very first Sketch With A Twist Amber put out in January of this year.  So over forty challenge cards later,  my name was  drawn, which means I get the entire next Verve release for free!  Thank you, Julee!!  I can't wait to see what Julee creates for the next release.  I'm hoping for Valentine's Day and some Spring themed stamps as I love hearts and flowers.  Will have to wait and see - that will be the tough part!

Okay, I think I've settled down enough to write about Mercy's sketch this week :D  As usual, this is another fun sketch to work with.  If you have never checked out Mercy's blog, you can do so here.  She has a sketch challenge every Tuesday and posts wonderful cards throughout the week.  

Today's card is a quick and simple one.  For some reason this little heart flower stamp jumped out at me while I was trying to decide which stamp to use for the sketch.  Because of its small size, I turned the card into a 4 x 4 (not the truck type LOL) to keep things well proportioned.  The DP came from my stash and ironically it is covered with basically the same image as the stamp!  I added an extra white mat around the DP so the red horizontal strip didn't overlap on to the red base.  I used my scalloped oval and oval nesties to frame the image and then put heart brads over the heart images for a bit of dimension.  Some olive ribbon and three brads finished things off.  

That's it for now.  Next up is this week's Mojo Sketch.  Thanks for popping by!






What's In It?
Stamps:  Rubber Soul
Paper: Art  Impressions Red Heart Buds DP, Real Red, Mellow Moss 
Ink: Mellow Moss, Real Red
Accessories:  Red Heart Brads, 1/8" Satin Ribbon, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Dimensionals




6 comments:

Dawn B. said...

OH MY GOSH.. I am soooo excited for you.. That is fantastic. You go girl. How fun. New stamps always get my mojo going. This card is terrific. I love the red.. I always tend to navigate towards red...Super job.

Maureen said...

The little hearts are perfect for the oval panel...so sweet :) ACK!!! I'm excited and jealous at the same time!! LOL When did Amber start the challenges? I only found it in April....and it's been addiction ever since!! LOL

Mercy said...

marisa...congrats on winning the VLV challenges! and i love this clean and simple card...great heart brads! what a fun card!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you did an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

TannyP said...

LUCKY DUCK! You totally rock the Verve challenges every time, so I'm not surprised, but I am totally envious =)

Fabulous card for Mercy's sketch. Your brads and stamps are perfectly matched to that paper. It's a real beauty, Marisa!

Viv said...

Congratulations Marisa! Enjoy your new stamps!
loving this card! It's clean deceptively simple and so so pretty.
Hugs Viv xx

ChristineCreations said...

Oh goodness! Those little hearts are just perfect! What a delightful card!