Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bold and Bright Act 25



Wow, Stacey came up with some really bright colours this week LOL!   Took a bit of doing to wrap my mind around them, but then I realized tulips come in these colours and I love tulips, so going with flowers was the natural choice :D 

Once again Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch came to the rescue.  She has the most wonderful sketches and I keep coming back to them time and time again for these Curtain Call colour challenges.  Thank you Karen!
 
If you are thinking my Green Galore is a bit bright you are right LOL!  I could have sworn I had a piece of it in my possession, but couldn't find it for the life of me so I used this bright green instead -- and bright it is!!  I felt like I was walking through the famous tulip garden in Holland (think it was called Kokenhoff) when I made this card so I wanted to recreate that memory by using tulips.  The only problem was my tulip images were all too large for the main circle, so I decided to use one of  my favorite Verve sets Petals and Stems instead.

After playing with the colours I finally settled on their arrangement and added the white strips to help ground things and separate the bright colours a bit.  My initial thought for the small circle was to use a butterfly, but it just wasn't working so I ended up using the bow of the ribbon in its place.  The card is definitely a bright one, but I quite like it :D   

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some wonderful samples to get your mojo and inspiration going for  this bright set of colours:

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 put on your sunglasses and give these colours a try!  We'd love to see what you come up with :D





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Petals and Stems
Paper:  Only Orange, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, White
Ink: Green Galore, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Apron Lace Border Punch, Polka Dotted Ribbon, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Laurel said...

What a pretty card!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! I just love those fun flowers!!! Great job with the colors!

♥♥♥Lea

Susan (rainy) said...

Yes those are bold and bright and beautiful! Love this happy and lively card.

Sue Kohler said...

those colours really pack a punch! your designs always make me smile, love the flowers and the bow works really well! thank you so much for the award, I only found it today, i was on a high all day! hoping to get it on some time early this week! :)

Julie said...

Great job Marisa. I love those bright and springy flowers!!!

devlinwhite designs said...

Wow! This card will surely brighten someone's day when you give it away! :) Love those Verve flowers!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a pretty, happy card, Marisa!

Heidi said...

WOW that is very bright! I love how you did it though!

Wanda Cullen said...

Marisa, you really rocked these bold, bright colors!! I love your interpretation of Karen's sketch!

Kristina said...

Whew! I'm awake again! lol

But I love what you've done with these bright, bold colors. That was a doosey of a color challenge, and you really made it work. That's one Verve set I don't have, but the more I see it, the more I like it. Such pretty flowers. And I love how you popped them up. :)

Strawberries... Yum! I tried to grow those at my previous home, but the bugs always got to them before I could. So frustrating! Now I just get them at the little side of the road stands. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Now this IS a bold and bright card indeed!! Goodness me... Marisa, this is FUN-TASTIC!! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Wow! These colors would stump me, but you totally ROCKED them! LOVE this Marisa!!

Nicole said...

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Alex said...

I LOVE how bold and bright this card is Marisa - total fun and screams happiness!! LOVE THIS!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Nicole said...

You deserve it, you make such lovely cards:) I feel the same way, I got 4 over a couple of days. I wasn't able to access it while I was away though, so I'm a little behind the ball on posting it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwwie, so BRIGHT and fun!!

Silke Ledlow said...

SO BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL...you did a wonderful job on these colors Marisa!!! Love this sweet VV Set and you rocked the Sketch too!!! Hugs ~S~

Maureen said...

I thought I missed commenting on this one!! I just love the vibrant colours :) It makes me feel the sunshine :) Gorgeous flowers :)

Dawn B. said...

These are such happy colors.. I never use bold and bright but I love them.. Great job on this card...

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Whoa those colours are really bright - you totally rocked both challenges!!!! Those colours would have scared the heck out of me, but you did an awesome job with them!!!! So fun and cheerful!!! :)

Shelley Germann said...

Really great card, Marisa! It oozes springyness (I stand by this word!) I like how you have the flowers extending beyond the circle. A subtle element, but it really gives it a great look! This Verve set is just killing me! How am I going to resist it?

Angela said...

what a bright and beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vibrant and cheery! I love these colors, very cheery card.