Saturday, February 6, 2010

Accent Notes for a Friend


This is the inspiration picture I selected for this week's Verve Challenge.  I love the colours in this picture!  The wreaths immediately caught my eye because they reminded me of the wreathes in the Verve Accent Notes and Verve Thankful Notes sets.  I opted for the Accent Notes wreath because it was a bit smaller and fit the sketch better. 

I started off with some of this yummy polka dotted paper and paired it up with some Mellow Moss and a close match to Sahara Sand.  The wreath was framed with my birthday Nesties.  I added brown half pearls to the wreath and a little red heart in the middle because the lady is adding red flowers to the wreath (you can click on the image to enlarge it and see the red).  It adds such a wonderful pop of colour to the earth tones.  I cheated a bit on the sentiment panel and put it under the image rather than partly across it - hopefully Amber won't object :D

My hubby saw the card and said I needed to put another sentiment on it because "friend" on a card with a heart just didn't go together.  I must admit it crossed my mind, but after trying sentiment after sentiment, this was the one that worked, and we females can give hearts to friends any time so I think it will stay LOL! 

Have a fabulous weekend!  Kids' Science Fair projects are going to be d-o-n-e, done and mounted on their display boards by the end of this weekend - yeah!!!  





What's In It?
Stamps:  Accent Notes (Verve), Because of You (Verve)
Paper:BoBunny DP, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Square and Scalloped Square Nesties, Heart Nesties, Brown Half Pearls, 5/8" Sheer Red Ribbon, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Maureen said...

gorgeous, Marisa! your mojo is on a roll lately!! LOVE the wreath you've created and how you've added texture with pearls...and great idea to have the ribbon come through the paper...permission to CASE that idea!! I agree with you about the Friend...good for any occasion :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Lovely, lovely card, Marisa!! Just want to say I always smile when I see those gorgeous poppies on your blog header...they are such a pop of color when they're blooming. I remember the days of science fair projects with my 3 kids...I don't miss that time at all - lol! BTW, since Canada is having to truck snow in for the Olympics, I'll offer you all the snow you want from our place in VA! :-)

Danni said...

This is so beautiful! Fabulous!

Amber said...

FABULOUS my girl! I love the colors and heart and I agree, we girls can do anything we want and give any kind of card we want:D

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word, Marisa! I just love these colors, patterns, textures and stamping! The red heart as focal is just fantastic! Great looking card!

TrishG said...

Beautiful. Love the sketch. You did a beautiful job of it! Love the sentiment and ribbon.

Laural-Lee said...

Wonderful job on the sketch! And the sentiment works just great! As a woman I completely get it! LOL

Lynn said...

Your card for the sketch is lovely! I really like the stamped frame with the pearl detail and the red heart that totally pops!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I think the heart and friend thing goes together WONDERFULLY! I love the texture on the different pieces of CS too. It really adds a classy touch.

....lol, if I could find a way to get some of OUR snow to you guys, I'd be HAPPY to send you some! ;)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful inspired card, Marisa. Love the layout. Yeah.. we females have an advantage over the guys when it comes to the whole friend thing. Hearts work fine for us.. not so much for a guy to guy card though! lol

Vicki said...

Stunning card Marissa, love the heart with the friend, I know I heart many of my friends....lol!!! I just love the colors and textures on this card, Fantastic !

Cindy Haffner said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!

Heidi said...

Marisa I love your take on this one. I can't wait to get to play with these sketches/colors but going on vacation first. Priorities!

Marie said...

I love this card, Marisa!! I just realized that my Google Reader was messed up and I've missed your posts for a couple of months! I'm re-subbing so I won't miss any more :)