Friday, June 18, 2010

A Tribute To Mellow Moss





I decided to play this week's Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Challenge as a tribute to Mellow Moss being retired.  I love Mellow Moss and will miss it dearly.  Thankfully I was able to stock up on some for future use - not so lucky with the Sage Shadow :(   I  haven't been able to participate in Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch for some time, so this was a great opportunity to combine it with this colour challenge :)

I tripped across this fabulous Stampendous butterfly image and decided to use it for the sketch.  However, after stamping and cutting it out with my Nesties, I realized just how big this image is!  I have seen this stamp in a smaller version and for some reason, I keep thinking this is the one I have (brain cells aren't what they used to be  LOL!)  Anyway, since trimming the image wasn't an option, I had to enlarge my card size so everything fit.  I scored the moss panel a bit, and now that I look at it in the picture, I'm not so sure I like it.  The corners needed something so I hemmed in the butterfly with the corner tabs.  Fudged a bit by using some black in the corners, so hopefully I qualifies as a neutral and I won't get called out by the challenge police.

To top off a wonderful day, I was pleasantly surprised to discover this card was selected as one of  Just Add Ink's colour challenge #21 top picks :)  With that fresh in my mind, I'm off to work on my sample card for next week's Curtain Call Colour Challenge.  See you soon :)




What's In It?

Stamps:  Stampendous
Paper:  Mellow Moss, Burgundy
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, Corner Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh, yummy pink!!! An unexpected colour combo :) Sometimes I think it would be fun just to have all the colours we have in a hat and pull 4 out!! :) What a gorgious butterfly...love the details you added on it :) ah, Friday...and Tony's back from Australia (was there 2 weeks for work.) Now off to see your other cards I've missed this week :)

perezmom said...

LOVE that butterfly and a beautiful card that it is on! Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

-Kristin SP diva

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous! Your butterfly looks wonderful and I really like the colors. COngrats on your card getting picked.. whohoo...

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! Love everything about it!

RobbynW said...

This is beautiful! I really like the scoring, I think it looks great! Thanks for playing with us at SPCC.
Robbyn - SP Diva

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WHOA!!! Marisa this is FANTASTIC!! Love that butterfly and your use of colour is gorgeous!!!!! Hope to CHAT soon!!!! {hugs}

Tante Käthe said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love all the little tiny flowers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Marisa - this is so pretty!! Love the butterfly~~

ChristineCreations said...

I love Mellow Moss too! Love this stamp Marisa too - the flowers along the edges of the butterfly make it feel so delicate. Such a pretty card!

Juanita said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and texture. Thanks for joining us at SPCC.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderfully lovely card, Marisa. Love the different textures that you gave it with the embossing and scoring. Congrats on it being selected, too!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Great job with the sketch and color combo! Love that image, too!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty, luv the image and the colors work so well together...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Allison said...

Terrific card! I love what you did with this week's SP Color Combo!

Allison - SP Diva

TannyP said...

Oh man, I'm going to miss that beautiful moss! You really made that color combo a beauty - great work!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

I just love that butterfly and all those layers! Great job! Thanks for playing at SPCC!