Saturday, June 12, 2010

Curtain Call Act 34



I had a bit of a shock on Friday when I checked the colours for this week's challenge before I set out to make my card!  I came to the horrible realization that I didn't have any of the exact colours for this challenge - aaaack!!  A very humiliating position to be in as a DT member.... hanging my head in shame!  With no time to hit my LSS, I had to substitute big time!!  Elegant Eggplant and Rudy Red for Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango, and thankfully, I had some card stock from my local LSS that was a close match to Sahara Sand and Basic Grey.  Needless to say, my feathers were more than a little bit ruffled, and it carried over into the making of the card!  Oh joy...

I actually quite liked these colours together, but getting them to work together was whole other story LOL!  After playing with some sketches and mixing the colours around, I finally settled on using this week's OCC sketch.  Phew!  Part two done :D   

The flower is made from an old SAB set that has never been inked up - oh  my!  I embossed it with white EP on Eggplant cardstock twice, cut them out, layered them, and added a crystal brad to the middle.  The Sahara Sand colour has one of the images from Verve's Accent Notes stamped on it in VersaMark.   While stamping it, I quickly realized having PTI's Giga Guidelines would have been a great help!  One of my Michael's ribbon bin diving adventures produced some grosgrain ribbon which I think is a very close match to Rich Razzleberry, and I was happy to be able to finally use my Fleur De Lis punch.  A small tag called it a day, about two hours after I started!  On days like Friday, one must be happy about the little things LOL!

Enjoy getting some inspiration from the rest of the Curtain Call Crew, as well as our June guest designer, Christina MacLaren. 
And, our June Guest Designer, Christina MacLaren at Seaglass and Sentiments

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 34.  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!

Have a great day, and I"m wishing you a much easier card making experience with these colours than I had LOL!




What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Friendship Blooms, (SU) Fancy Flexible Phrases, (Verve) Accent Notes
Paper:  Rudy Red, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Fleru Des Lis Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Brad, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Shelley Germann said...

You did a great job with especially given all the substitutions you had to make, Marisa! I would have been in a panic...but it turned out beautiful! I just love all your layers and shapes and the fabulous Fleur-dis-lis on your "Sahara Sand" layer!

My sale is over...I'm so glad! I was so beat on Friday I didn't think I would make it through Saturday. Now my son is playing baseball with another team IN ADDITION to his first team. So, he has 8 games this week! It's all good, though! I'm looking forward to the slower pace!

Kristina said...

This is so incredibly gorgeous, Marisa! I love how the flower's petals almost mirror the scalloped circle. So elegant.

I hope you have a few spare minutes to breathe and enjoy your last few quiet days at home. :) I know we teachers always look forward to summer and getting "rid" of our kids, lol. Now I know how parents feel the FIRST day of school. But I look forward to the time to rest and recover so that I can face the new school year renewed and re-energized.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Stacey Schafer said...

I think it's gorgeous, Marisa! You improvised well, my dear:) That bold, layered flower is fantastic!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your substitutes look perfect, Marisa. I love this crisp and happy card. So pretty!

devlinwhite designs said...

Lovely card Marissa! Love the embossed white flowers layered on to of each other - they really pop! Don't worry about having to substitute - I had to swap DD for Really Rust (and if SU hadn't brought out RR last month in the UK I would have had to swap that too!!). Well done on the challenge!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Simply fabulous, Marisa! You made these colours sing... and the subtle background is superb! Hugest hugs, xxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous flower and love that border punch!!! Fantastic use of this weeks colors!

Viv said...

You could make a card with a bin liner and make it look good!!!
This is special!!! (You are very warm about my sneak peek BTW)! LOL
Hugs Viv xxx

Pam Speidel said...

Another real BEAUTY Marisa! You Go Girl! :)

Maureen said...

oh, you pulled it together like a champ!! Love how you used all the colours...it's a different colour combo for sure :) Gorgeous flower and sweet ribbon :) We are having another sunny day here and I'm working on 2 wedding cards for the secretary at work...both her daughters are getting married this summer!! EEK!!

Nancy Riley said...

Well done on the color improvising! Love your beautiful card, Marisa!

Lea L. said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the layered flower, and the sweet little sentiment! I think you did a great job using what you had to match the colors! As a Bazzil cardstock & Clearsnap ink user....I have to improvise a lot on the colors. You just have to do what you have to do! And it looks fabulous!

♥♥♥Lea

Dawn B. said...

I never have this luck...Your substitution is perfect..What a pretty card. Great newly inked stamp too...:) I have many of those.

Vicki Dutcher said...

OH MY - Beautiful rich colors! With your clean style... gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the rich colors on this!

Christina said...

Wonderful design, Marisa! Your substitutions worked beautifully. I love that border punch and background stamping!

Sue Kohler said...

You have certainly pulled it all together Marisa!! I love what you have done with the flower, I really looked hard to work out how you did it (before I read about it that is!) it gives a stunning effect! and the boarder punch really pops out! :)

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Marisa!! I would've never known you had a tough time substituting! It's beautiful!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Marisa!!! STUNNING layout and design!

TannyP said...

What a beauty! You did a great job with your colors =) Love that flower! Congrats on the Verve win - just noticed that on the blog! A whole free set - lucky ducky!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Wow! You worked it out beautifully! Love it!

Andrea said...

your card is so beautiful.