Saturday, March 13, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge Act 21



I just love these colours together.  Green is my favorite colour and the touch of light yellow brings in such a lovely, subtle, punch of colour.  

This week I paired the Curtain Call Color Challenge with Jen's Sketch For You To Try.  I over-stamped the wonderful Verve sentiment with Stampin' Up's Happy Harmony flowers to fill in the panel since my sponging sucks LOL, and succumbed to my Swiss Dots embossing folder for some background texture.  Next I added some one inch artichoke grosgrain ribbon which I gleefully dove for in the Michael's value ribbon bin (what would I do without that bin!!).

To wrap things up, I pulled out some Primas which I got from Stacey (aka Twinshappy) quite a while back.  I am Prima challenged, so I thought I had better jump in and use them before they are a thing of the past LOL!  I added a button with some twine to the middle of each one since I didn't have any moss or artichoke coloured flowers I could layer on top of the yellow one -- no surprise there because these aren't exactly flower colours LOL!  If I had some white ones I could have coloured them to match, but no such luck so buttons it was :D  

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some wonderful samples for your inspiration.
We'd love it if you joined us too!!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword Curtain Call.  Each week, Stacey will select one person to receive her "I Got The Lead At The Curtain Call"  Award as well as five people to receive her "I'm A Top 5 Curtain Call Show Stopper" Award which you can post on your blog, so come on over and join the fun :D




What's In It?
Stamps:  Verve, SU Happy Harmony
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana
Ink:  Barely Banana, Black
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 1" Artichoke Grossgrain Ribbon, Primas, Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

Oh my gracious, Marisa! This is soooo fab...love those sweet yellow flowers...your detail is perfection!

Laural-Lee said...

Marisa this is beautiful! Great colours, I've been using Barely banana a lot lately. And you can rarely go wrong with Swiss dots!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the swiss dots embossing, and the floral accents! Great job with the color challenge this week!

♥Lea

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wonderful card, Marisa! I love all the textures!!

Melissa said...

SO so pretty, Marisa! Those sunny yellow flowers remind me of sunflowers and summer. And you can never overuse that Swiss Dots folder! LOL I love that Verve sentiment, too. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Marisa - WOW those colors are stunning together! or, maybe its just your card...!! Beautiful!

devlinwhite designs said...

Delightful! Love the buttons in the centres of the flowers and the yellow flowers behind the sentiment are perfect!

Julie said...

Love this Marisa!! That Verve stamp is just wonderful!!!

Vickie Z said...

Beautiful card Marissa!!

Shelley Germann said...

My favorite thing is how you used Happy Harmony behind the sentiment! It is the tops! Of course I'm always exited to see the polka dot embossing, too!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Marisa!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You totally rocked the colour and sketch challenges!!!! Love the overstamping, the embossing and the flower/buttons are gorgeous - they look like sunflowers!!!

Sue Kohler said...

simply stunning, you have nailed the colours and the layout- a perfect card to put a smile on your face! :)

Vicki said...

Marisa, I love what you have done with the color challenge, super cute! Love that image behind or over the sentiment! Love the little flowers with buttons too!!!

TrishG said...

Love what you did with the color combination! Beautiful layout and I love the flowers and embellishments. I'll have to check out that curtain call again!

Betty Wright said...

Stunning design and colors, Marisa! Love this flower image paired with this sentiment! Great looking card!

Kristina said...

Oooh, those colors ARE gorgeous together. I love me some swiss dots, so use them to your heart's content. :) I love the softly stamped flowers behind the sentiment. That always adds such a beautiful look to a card.

Viv said...

Marisa! I LOVE this card! The colours are to die for and your stamped centre is fabulous. The swiss dotted background couldn't be more perfect. It's gorgeous.
Hugs Viv xxx

Krista Driessen said...

You did a great job with the challenge, love your card !!!

TannyP said...

Well now I think I admire you even more, fellow green lover! =)

This card is a truly gorgeous one. I find it hard to believe you consider yourself Prima Challenged given that you rocked them on this beauty!

Renée said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card, Marisa!

Jean said...

Beautiful card Marisa. I've been hopping about your blog and you have so many beautiful cards here. Your work is fabulous. Tomorrow we are posting gour third challenge ever at www.justscraps.ca and would love to havwe you play along. Drop by and visit!

ChristineCreations said...

Love your ribbon and embellishments Marisa! This is such an fresh and eye-catching combination too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful! I love the button centers for the flowers, almost like a sunflower look.