Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Still More Verve Challenges To Go

Another bright living room for this week's inspiration picture LOL!  Guess it ties in with the bright colours of Spring - at least that is my story and I'm sticking to it :D

Though orange is one of the dominant colours that jumps out at you when you look at this picture, I wasn't in an orange mood today (though I do quite like the colour orange) so I went with pink, green and yellow instead, and swung towards the lighter shades of those colours - hope that passes the Amber test!

All those Verve release challenges last week sapped my mojo a bit so this is a pretty basic card.  I used VersaMark to stamp a Beyond the Basics rose image on the celery and pink panels to give them a little something and then used my Swiss Dots "crutch" once again.  I took the easy way out and used a sentiment for the oval and over stamped it with the flowers from Stampin' Up's Happy Harmony set.  A bow with a button finished the card off, though I think I would have rather used a butterfly there.  However, I have been over dosing on butterflies lately so it was time for a change - don't want to get into too many stamping ruts!

With all the Verve release challenges taking priority last week, this week I get to focus on catching up on my weekly Verve sketches with inspiration pieces.  Nothing like eating, sleeping and stamping Verve :D

Just got wind of a blog called Really Reasonably Ribbon's Ramblings that has a ribbon and embellishments on line store out of New York.  They just created a Design Team and are offering some blog candy to celebrate.  Click on the link for all the details.

Have a fabulous day!!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Happy Harmony, (Verve) Plain Jane
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Ink:  VersaMark, Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 5/8" Stain Celery and Saffron Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very springy and pretty. I like the colors, great job on the sketch.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gosh how fun and pretty! :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! You totally rocked the challenge...great card! So fun and springy! :)

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is gorgeous! LOVE your take on the inspiration piece! Beautifully done, girl! I am soooo behind with Verve stuff! I need to dust mine off! Great card!

Maureen said...

love how you stamped the pink flowers under the sentiment...a great way to fill up the white space....gorgeous colours :)

Alex said...

Really pretty card Marisa, love the soft colors!!

TannyP said...

Wow, Marisa! I can't believe you think this is with a sapped mojo! LOVELY!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh, so soft and pretty!! Love the overstamped image and the yummy bow!!!