Saturday, May 15, 2010

2S4Y Meets Performs The Curtain Call



When I first saw these colours my immediate thoughts were: "Staceeeeey! What are you doing to us!"  Quickly followed by:  "This is not going to be easy!"....."These are Halloween colours minus the pink and I don't own any Halloween stamps so I'm in biiiig trouble!" and finally...."I had better come up with something good because I'm on the design team!"   Nothing like stressing yourself out before you even get started LOL!  

Once the initial shock was over, I was definitely up for the challenge!  After all, I wasn't going to let some dumb colours get the better of me LOL!  I know, I know, I'm weird....who in their right mind competes against colours!  Well....you're looking at her (grin)!  With my ball playing and skiing days on hold for now, I must find some competitive outlet and today a mix of colours came a calling LOL! 
 
I picked a few sketches and used them to play around with various colour arrangements in the hopes of finding one that worked.  Thankfully, Kazan's Sketch #52 on the 2S4Y (2 Sketches 4 You)  blog came to the rescue.

Initially, I had multiple colours in the scalloped layers, but it was too busy so I changed them all to Kraft.  For the main panel, silhouette images immediately came to mind and after digging through my stash, I settled on Stampin' Up's Stem Silhouettes.  A few years back someone on SCS came up with the brilliant idea of stamping a circle in each flower head.  I loved the concept, and it was a perfect way to get all this week's colours in - score!!  I used Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand on the flowers and added a few black butterflies and some black sheer ribbon and called it a card.  Phew....I did it :D

Check out what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew came up with for this week's colour combination! 

We'd love it if you joined us too!!  I know it isn't an easy mix of colours this week, but I'm sure you can rise to the challenge just like I managed to, and take great pride in mastering Act 30!!  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!






What's In It?
Stamps:  Stem Silhouettes, Watercolour Garden
Paper: Kraft, White
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Half Pearls

29 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

haha Marisa, you're too funny! :D I see there certainly was nothing to be scared of! You're right on the spot with the colours, and you made them look so soft & pretty - great job! xxx

Silli said...

Your card is very pretty, love the colors.

Sue Kohler said...

another wonderful creation Marisa, love what you have done with the stems- very imaginative!! you have rocked both challenges- again!!!! :)

Angela said...

oh this is just beautiful! love your take on the colours!

Grace said...

Wow Marisa... you really did a great job with the colors! I would have struggled too! Wow! I love this! Love the sketch too!!! I love the single color in the punched element... great choices Marisa!!! Have a blessed week!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! Marisa you ROCKED these colours!!! You would never have known they freaked you out to begin with!! (Had to chuckle at your mind 'competing' against the colours! LOL!!!)

Always Playing with Paper said...

I was overwhelmed by the colours too! Your card is so pretty! I am inspired!
Lesley :)

Stacey Schafer said...

I LOVE IT! doesn't it feel good to get out of your comfort zone and try something new? Those images are incredible:)

Shelley Germann said...

Perfect way to tackle the challenge, Marisa. The flowers are so delicate...the perfect way to use these colors!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty card! Your tiny black butterfly is precious! :)

Holly aka Toy said...

I LOVE this, Marisa! I know what you mean about being "halloween" colors, but you so made them NOT halloween colors. You rock, sistah!

Laural-Lee said...

This isn't just good Marisa, this is wonderful!!! You used those colours just beautifully. The punch of colour around the silhouette is awesome and I love the way you used the black.

Linda Callahan said...

I have never seen these flowers before - fabulous! You outsmarted those colors for sure! :)

Vicki said...

Love this Marisa, great use of those colors!!!

devlinwhite designs said...

Lol! You make me laugh with your commentary on the colour combos! Your card is wonderfully soft and feminine - love the silhouette flowers with the Kraft ruffles and the black ribbon - perfect!

Julie said...

Ha....I think we're related, cuz I initially thought the same things! But our Fearless Leader has pushed us to try new things!!! You certainly did a fabulous job this week!

Lea L. said...

This is so beautiful Marisa!! I love how you stamped the colored circles in the flower heads;....such a great idea! It added the color in perfectly! Great job!

♥♥♥Lea

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa this is beautiful!!! You did a perfect job on the colors and sketch!!! I really like this color combo and can't wait to play!! Hugs ~S~

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Marissa, what a fun card you have created here. It just made me smile as soon as I opened it!! Fabulous job using the colors!!!

Dawn B. said...

Way to go Marisa.. I would have been stumped with these colors too.. I love orange and pink together.. Great job.

TannyP said...

I love what you've done with those colors. You're an allstar, Marisa! Plus, those flowers are gorgeous and your adorable butterflies are lovely!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is just stunning! I love how you used these colors. They are a bit odd, but you ROCKED them! Great job. Hugs,

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

SO pretty! I like the way you used the colors, wonderful card.

Alex said...

gorgeous card Marisa, I just love those flowers, girl and you really make those colors work! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

ChristineCreations said...

What pretty puffs of color for the flowers! You worked these colors well Marisa!

Michele Gross said...

This is absolutely lovely! You owned these colors!!!

Renée said...

LOL! I was thinking the same thing with these colours ... I still haven't gotten to it but oh well ...

GORGEOUS card, Marisa! Love the way you've combined the colours :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH Marisa, what a STUNNING card!