Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Petals and Stems Mojo

It took me a little while to wrap my mind around this week's Mojo Sketch.  I tried a few things that came to mind and finally settled on using Verve's Petals and Stems set.  I've had this set for a long time and still just love it. 

Since there was some So Saffron on my desk from a prior card, that became my starting point.  I paired it with celery, orange and chocolate chip.  My obsessive / compulsive relationship with the Swiss Dots embossing folder shows no signs of relenting....it was a perfect match to the polka dots on the images :D 

The horizontal strip gave me grief as it took some doing to get the colours to work for me (I'm blaming the cat who kept sitting on my work because I was ignoring him LOL!).  The chocolate chip needed to be there to tie in with the flower centers and brown half pearls on the butterfly, but it seemed to make the card very bottom heavy.  I switched to some larger brown pearls on the butterfly and it helped, but something still feels off to me.  Any ideas, or is it just me?  I finished the card off by using some orange ribbon to tie in the butterfly and some Tiny Twinkles under the sentiment for a bit of pop. 

Thanks for popping in today.  It always makes my day to know you've been here (((hugs))). 



What's In It?
Stamps: Petals and Stems(Verve), Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper:  Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, SU Scalloped Border Punch, 5/8" Orange Satin Ribbon, Tiny Twinkles, Dimensionals

11 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Marisa, it's perfect just the way it is! The brown scallop border balances out the brown in the flowers & butterfly without being overwhelming. I can't believe I haven't ordered this Verve set yet - every time I see those cute flowers I think why didn't I get those?! :-)

....Linda.... said...

Wow - that's all I can say - wow! You are one talented lady!

TannyP said...

You have such a wonderful way of mixing colors to make it all work perfectly and this card is no exception. Amazing job, Marisa!

Alex said...

Your MM card turned out gorgeous Marisa!!! I love the colors, so much like Spring!! I really struggled with this one...not sure why! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful colors and dimension! Love this!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa this is so BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are fabulous and I like how you used the VV Sets with it!!! Hugs ~S~

Maureen said...

Oh, this is great!! I haven't even gone near that sketch!! Too many squares!!! EEKKK!!! lovely colour combination and those flowers and butterfly make me smile :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, I love these colors too!

Milnie said...

gorgeous card! really love the bright colors!

hugs

TrishG said...

What a fun card. You do such a good job with those flowers! I like the details on the bottom strip with the ribbon.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous!