Saturday, May 29, 2010

Curtain Call Act 32


Sorry about the lousy picture - ugh!! (edit:  new picture now posted).  I didn't get a chance to make my card until Saturday afternoon this week (I usually have it done by Thursday) so I had to rush it because we were going out for Sushi for dinner (yum!!).  Let me tell you, rushed stamping and I do not go together at all!!!  I'm not happy with the card, and to add insult to injury, I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it while the sun was still up so I had to use my light box, which is on my "To Do List" to work on this summer as it needs more and/or different lighting.  So....long story short, this was one frustrating card to make LOL!  I promise I'll edit the picture tomorrow once I have a chance to photograph it during daylight hours.  Okay, enough excuses and complaining (but thanks for listening!) and on to this week's Curtain Call Colour Challenge :D

It is always such fun finding out what colours Stacey has picked for the week.  Even though she sends the Design Team a month's worth of colours in advance (I love that she is so organized :D  Thank you, Stacey!!!) I always enjoy opening my file and finding out what combination I get to work with for the coming week.  

I was immediately drawn to all the white in the picture, so naturally wanted to go that route on my card.  However, things changed along the way.  The inspiration for this card came from the fact that this verse was the focal  point of a conversation I had with a good friend this week.  Verve's Plain Jane Collection has this verse (as well as many other fabulous verses!) so out it came.  I also really wanted to use Vintage Vogue (it is one of my favorite sets right now), so I paired the two together for this card.  I started off using this week's OCC sketch, but couldn't make my ribbon work as per the sketch so I moved it down to the bottom and admitted defeat!  It's been one of those days.... LOL!

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some 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 32.  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!

I have another crazy busy week ahead of me so posting will be light once again....sorry!!  Hopefully, things will slow down a bit after this week so I can get some good stamping time in before summer begins and kids are home 24/7.




What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Psalm 46:10, (SU) Vintage Vogue
Paper:  Rose Red, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Rose Red, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Dimensionals

29 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So gorgeous, Marisa!! I love all the texture, and how these beautiful flowers pop against the white background! :)

Julie said...

So very pretty Marisa, I love those flowers and your beautiful ribbon!

liz said...

your card is stunning! even in bad lighting ~ as you put it!

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful!

devlinwhite designs said...

Great card Marissa! Love how those flowers pop against the white embossing background!

Kristina said...

I don't know what your talking about... This card is beautiful! And that may be my all-time favorite verse/stamp. Every time I see it, I start singing the song by Steven Curtis Chapman. Those colors are so wonderful and springy!

Vicki said...

Wowzers Marisa, this is Gorgeous!!!! I simply adore it!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS CARD Marisa!!! Love how you used the CC!!! This card is right up my alley !!! Hugs ~S~

Diane Gilbert said...

Marisa this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors the layout and the texture!! Thanks for sharing!!

Maureen said...

seriously, Marisa, this is fabulous!!! LOVE the colours and flowers and ribbon...everything!!! The photo looks great!!! LOL...okay, I think I'm seeing the second photo, as I remember seeing the card in the light box last night...but it still looked gorgeous!! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the embossing and stamped flowers! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

I love it, Marisa! It's perfect for the inspiration piece. Wonderful texture and composition.. what's not to love about it! The lighting looks great to me, too, but sorry you had so much frustration with it.

Heidi said...

GORJUS!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Amazing card and design Marisa ~ WOW! LOVE the cut out flowers and gorgeous colors, thanks so much for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge.

We hope to see you play along next week ~ hugs & smiles Jennifer :)

Shelley Germann said...

Yummmy, Marisa! You really did this color combo right! I am loving the white with the argyle! It's the perfect backdrop for your flowers.

Hope your schedule lightens soon! Mine has to some extent...enjoyed a very relaxing three day weekend. Kids are done with school, so as soon as I'm done with my garage sale I'll be foot-loose and fancy free!

Sue Kohler said...

Great to see the vintage vogue is out again, you really are a master with this set! Certainly can't tell that you rushed this one, but I know when it is rushed you just don't feel the same about it! hope you have better luck with finishing early this week! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh, what a gorgeous card, Marisa. I need to make a note of these colors. They're awesome!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! Marisa this is just GORGEOUS!!!! What a fantastic job of both challenges!!! I just love this card.....everything about it!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Well Marisa, I think this is beautiful, the texture really sets off the flowers, great use of colors!

Christina said...

I think this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the argyle embossed background, and your stamped flowers are lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I haven't been over to comment- this card is so gorgeous with those colors! BTW You won over at embellish magazine - CONGRATS!!

Dawn B. said...

Silly girl I love this... I think it looks terrific.. Your photography is great and I see a peek at your lovely yard.. :) These colors are so pretty together.. Your flowers are a great accent.. I am not good at quick stamping either.. Always frustrates me.. Hope your sushi was yummy.

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning! I love the white embossing and the color choices are perfect. The verse is a wonderful focal point. Thanks for playing at OCC Sketch this week!

PS - I never use my light box. I always wait for my sunny window to have sun. hee hee

Melody said...

Pretty card! Love the embossing on the white!

Renée said...

This is sooooooooooo gorgeous, Marisa! Love the way you've used these colours :)

thanks for the comment on my blog :) When I come down to the coast (possibly this fall), I should email you, and we can meet up?!

Nancy Riley said...

Marisa, this is just gorgeous! These colors are just perfect for your design! Lovin' the texture!

TrishG said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa. Love the texture and colors and great ribbon treatment.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome colors and a great verse. Congrats on the win too, forgot to mention that in the last post!.

Andrea Ewen said...

Congratulations on being "spotlighted" for the week! Your card is gorgeous and every bit deserving!