Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bright Coloured Living Room Wake Up Call


This month, Amber is taking us to the Living Room for our inspiration pictures in the Verve Challenge Forum.  I must say she picked some bright coloured living rooms this week!  They definitely helped wake me up this morning LOL!  I chose to go with this living room because I thought green, turquoise, white and black would be a colour combo I could work with.  It wasn't as easy as it looked, but I think I finally managed to conquer it and the sketch.

I wasn't totally awake today while making this card due to a family trip to Vancouver Island to visit my in-laws for Easter.  I always forget how much my kids toss and turn at night and sharing a bed with one of them is never conducive to a good night's sleep.  Multiply that by three nights and you have one tired out mommy LOL!   Thus, my CAS (clean and simple) card today.  I chose turquoise and some lime green card stock, punched out some butterflies and added a half pearl to each one.  Some polka dotted ribbon, two dew drops in the left corner and I called it a card.  Hopefully another good night's sleep will put me in a more creative mood tomorrow :D  

Hope you had a blessed Easter weekend!  Enjoy your short week!




What's In It?
Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Basic Black
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Oval Nesties, Polka Dotted Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, Dew Drops, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Laural-Lee said...

Great job with the sketch and you worked with those colours so nicely Marisa. This tired mommy completely understands the need to CAS.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWzer it's bright alright...LOL!!! Beautiful inspired card Marisa!!! Love the butterflies and the added black makes the card very striking!!! Hugs ~S~

Wanda Cullen said...

There's just nothing like your own bed, is it?! I'm really loving the vivid card colors, though must say they would be too much for me to put in my living room! :-)

Maureen said...

We always liked to "camp" out when we were little in sleeping bags on the floor ;) I see many naps in your week :) We had a lovely and peaceful Easter, it's just never long enough. I love the kitchen you chose...I wanted to use it too...that green just pops!! But I had to rush to make my card as Amber sent it late Thursday...so I was up late and went with the red room. But I so love these colours :)

Sue Kohler said...

nice and bright- I love it, not to mention those butterflies always make me smile. you cannot tell that you were working with sleep deprivation!! lack of sleep would be worth it, Vancouver Island is such a beautiful place to visit!

Heidi said...

wow this is right on... perfect job on this card.

Alex said...

Marisa, you ROCKED this!! Love the fresh, bright colors and the clean lines, just gorgeous!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Renée said...

wow, that's bright! Love the combination of colours, Marisa!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I GOTTA try this color combo!!...LOVE it!!

TannyP said...

Wow! That's such a pretty wake up =) Your butterflies are adorable!

Kristina said...

Well, if I wasn't awake before, I am now!! Those are some bright, cheery, and did I mention bright, colors! I'm still panicing a little over Amber's color choices for us from last week. I'm leaning toward the purple room. I love the little flowered butterflies on here, by the way. And the little black pearl... So cute!

Christine said...

These vivid colors look gorgeous together. I may not be able to have them in a bedroom....but fantastic on a card :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WHOA!!!! Bright is right!!! You did an amazing job with these colours and the sketch!!! Love your butterflies and dotty ribbon!!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I love the colors... your butterflies looks great.