Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Swiss Dots Meets Flowers

 
I know I've said this before, but I just love Mercy's sketches.  They are nice and simple and they leave things wide open as to what you want to do with them.  You can keep things clean and simple or ramp things up, whichever you prefer. 

I took the easy way out today and used punches because I'm a bit sleepy this morning.   My daughter had a hard time getting to sleep last night and after giving her warm milk and taking repeated trips to her room to tell her to just relax, at 11:00 p.m. I caved and crawled into bed with her so she would fall asleep.  She definitely has my hubby's sleep genes because when my son and I hit the pillow, if more than a few minutes go by, we are having trouble falling asleep LOL!   Needless to say, my daughter is growing because things are getting pretty squishy in her twin bed when the two of us are in there.  Thankfully she fell asleep (probably after I did LOL!)  and when I woke up it was 1:30 a.m., back to my bed I went only to have to fight for my side of the bed because the cat had taken it over.  Amazing how that little ten pound creature can be so difficult to move out of the way when he decides it is his spot to sleep in.  Sorry...I regress!

I had a white, "swiss dotted" (think I just created a word LOL) panel sitting on my desk so I decided to use my SU flower punch to make flowers for this sketch.  The dots would give the flowers some dimension and it would be a nice change from having it on one of the card panels.  I punched the flower centers with another SU punch, used some ribbon from one of my ribbon bin dives at Michael's, added a scalloped border on the right and did some scoring on the main white panel to finish things off.  Think the embossed flowers are a keeper :D

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today (((hugs)))




What's In It?
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper:  Real Red, So Saffron
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU Flower, Multi-flower and Scalloped Border Punches, 1/4" Hole Punch, Ribbon from Michael's $1.50 Bin,  Scor-Pal, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! Wonderful score detailing and I love the layered punched flowers! Great looking card!

Maureen said...

love the layered flowers and your colour combination :) Hmmm, springtime!! I love Mercy's sketches too...I agree...so much to work with...simple panel shapes...I don't like too many things going on :) Hope your daughter sleeps better tonight :)

Alex said...

This is beautiful Marisa!! I plan on working on the sketch tonight! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, I just GOTTA try these colors together! Wow, what an eye catcher of a card. Fun ribbon, too!

TrishG said...

Wow - beautiful. Love the colors and details!

Laural-Lee said...

Wow Marisa! This card has a lot of POP! The colours are wonderful. And I may just have to CASE your card. Lots of WOW but quick! Really like your scored line background.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh so pretty! I love Swiss Dots - I always go back to that folder!

Vicki said...

Super sweet Marisa, love the bright colors! So pretty!

Cheryl said...

This is so beautiful,love the bright cheery colours.....your card just pops!!! I had a look through your blog and all your cards are wonderful!! BTW Thanks for the lovely comment you left me!!
xx

Wanda Cullen said...

So fresh and cheery...beautiful card, Marisa! I, too, love Mercy's sketches. Great idea to punch flowers from dotted swiss embossed CS...great texture and dimension!

nitestamper said...

How beautiful and such cheery colors.Great background, too!!!!
Thanks for sharing !!!!

Kristina said...

Oh, what cheery colors! It makes me think of a nice summer day... And there are those swiss dots again! I love how you turned them into flowers. So fun!

TannyP said...

HAHA! Gotta love the furry babies and their ability to take over whatever space they deem necessary.

Gorgeous use of the swiss dotted paper and flower punch - what a wonderful idea!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular! Congratulations on the win!!