Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spring Fling

Another wonderful sketch by Mercy this week, though I did have to ponder this one a bit due to the side panels.  I originally wanted to put a butterfly in the oval but a few others beat me to it - a hazard when one does not do the sketch on the day it's released LOL!  So I merrily went to flowers because the temps have been so warm here it feels like Spring!  I also used Colour Throwdown #79.  What a wonderful mix of colours. 

My main panel came together wonderfully and I was able to use one of my favorite Penny Black floral stamps called Blush - very appropriate for this colour combo :D   The red oval gave me a bit of grief as it is such a strong colour against the other two in this combination that it needed to be balanced off.  After some fiddling with various options, I settled on the two thin strips of red at the top and bottom to hem things in.  Since I didn't have butterflies as my focal image, I decided to add them elsewhere - ha!  Love these Martha Stewart Butterflies and they filled things in very nicely.  I really tried to get ribbon on  this card because if felt a bit naked, but it just didn't work so I left things as they were.

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What's In It?
Stamps:  Penny Black
Ink:  Sage Shadow, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches,  Half Pearls, Bling, Dimensionals


Wanda Cullen said...

Just wanted to let you know I always enjoy reading your comments on my blog...thanks for taking the time to share! Love your spring card with your trademark swiss dots (LOL)! That really is a great floral image and I especially like it on an oval! I love to add butterflies, also, and just ordered SU's embosslit set...can't wait to play with it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful spring card - Marisa!!! Love the embossed BG and the pretty flower!!! Wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

TrishG said...

Very cute use of the layout. I love the layering you did. Very nice.

Vicki Burdick said...

Gorgeous Marisa, I love that flower stamp, need to dig mine out!! I really like the colors you used, so pretty!

Heidi said...

Marisa- this is stunning. I am just loving all your projects. You have such a great eye for color and details.
I bet it is so crazy out by you- have you attended any events? I bet it is a blast! (or just plain crazy that you don't want to go out!)

Maureen said...

the pop of red is great...and those butterflies are adorable :) Yes, I think Spring is here...the city has been sweeping the streets already!! Still got Olympic fever...can't wait to see more curling tonight. It's so fun seeing our team on the podium....although...I saw the U.S. snowboarder last night and WOW!! It looked like special effects in a movie!! LOL What an incredible run, two actually! Tony says that he interviews well too and seems to be a great person :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Pretty, great sketch and colors.

ChristineCreations said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I'm totally going to have to try and use those colors because they look fantastic together. Beautiful job Marisa~