Friday, March 19, 2010

Frustating Curtain Call Flowers

Wow, when I first say these colours all I could think of was "this is going to be one bright card" LOL!  However, they do work very nicely together and the black grounds them nicely. 

I decided to take the inspiration piece literally and create some flowers on black card stock  Heck, if it looks good on the purse, why not on a card, right??!!  Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch was the perfect match for me this week as the layout had flowers on it and basically made my card for me :D  However, that is when things came to a grinding halt LOL! 

I saw this fabulous flower on Silke's card and decided to give it a go. I should have known better.....being the practical girl that I am, I would never normally make this type of card because you can't mail it in an envelope, and if you did mail it, it would not only cost a fortune to send, but there is no guarantee of what the flowers would look like when they got there.  I should have changed directions right then and there.....but no....I decided I was up for a challenge.


It didn't take long to realize, Silke I am not!!!  I fought with these flowers for well over an hour.  Yes, I could have tried something different, but I had an idea I wanted to make work and I wasn't going to let some dumb paper flowers get the best of me so I kept at it.  Well, as you can tell, the flowers won - ugh!  They are a sorry looking set but at least I now know I will never try making them again!  Thankfully, the rest of the card came together very quickly.  I used the new SU border punch, added some bling under the sentiment and called it a card (insert big sigh of relief).  Just as I was finishing up, my precious daughter made the battle worth it as she said she liked the card (needless to say she got a huge hug :D).   She may very well get it for her birthday LOL!  Next week, it's back to the KISS principle LOL!   


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:  Amuse
Paper:  Real Red, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, White
Accessories:  SU Scalloped Circle Punch, SU Border Punch, Bling, Brads, Glue Dots

13 comments:

Sue Kohler said...

I love your card, especially the flowers!!! they don't look tired at all- now i want to make them!! your efforts are well rewarded with a beautiful card!! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

what?! Marisa, I have no idea what you're talknig about - I LOVE these flowers!! They really pop up against the b&w background, great work!! xx

Julie said...

Marisa...your daughter was right! I love it, your flowers look awesome girl!!! p.s. I wanna be like Silke when I grow up too! ;)

Pam Speidel said...

It's beautiful Marisa! I would never have known you had such a struggle with the flowers as they look PERFECT to me! You rocked the color challenge and inspired me to give it a try! :)

Vicki said...

I agree, I think your flowers are perfect, I love them and the card, totally adorable!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love those big colorful flowers! Great take on the sketch as well!

♥♥♥Lea

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Sorry they gave you such a hard time, but man-oh-man, I LOOOOOVE the look of the three layered flowers. What AMAZING bright colors....they totally POP!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa - you made my laugh so hard...LOL!!! I think your flowers turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! You did a fab job with this color combo and sketch!!! It's a very striking card!!!

Thank you for trying the flower and pls don't give up....Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

Well, you'd never know the flowers gave you trouble, they look awesome...and you managed the colors beautifully!

devlinwhite designs said...

Great card Marisa! You are clearly a perfectionist who's FAR too hard on herself lol! Those flowers are fresh and funky - perfect for this challenge!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The flowers may have been somewhat of an issue, but this turned out awesome. Very vibrant and cheerful. I love it girlie!

Alex said...

Adjust that eyesight girl, those flowers turned out FABULOUS!!! What a beautiful card!! I love it, so fun!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Viv said...

Wassamatta with yer! Those flowers are gorgeous! VERY striking and I dare you to use them on another project. Your daughter has taste!
Smashing card.
Hugs Viv xxx