Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Verve's June Week 1 Sketch


This month Amber is taking us through kid's rooms!  How fun :)  If I recall correctly, a decorating magazine said kid's rooms are the only room you can have "fun" with and not worry about tying them into the rest of your house.  Must say, it's true in our house.

I chose this room as my inspiration because of the softer colours and nautical theme (not that I have any nautical type stamps - go figure LOL!).   I was intending on using lots of brocade blue with either kraft or creamy caramel and a splash of red, but the navy jumped in there and wouldn't leave!

Our family is celebrating all the May birthdays this weekend (yes, we are a bit late!), so these colours were perfect for my brother's card.  Since I don't have any star punches or dies (back to the top of my list they go!!) I had to settle on using this cute little pirate.  Don't think my 46 year old brother will mind....after all, boys will be boys, right :D  I coloured him with Twinkling H2Os and by the end of it all, I sure wished I had some Copics, never mind some colouring lessons LOL!

My attempt at an "out of the box" image using a nestie was a disaster because I forgot to tape the image in after I cut out the "out of the box" parts.  I ended up cutting off part of his shoes and my edge was horribly off.  However, there was no way I was going to colour another pirate, so I cut him out and mounted him on to the circle - I even managed to tape his shoes back on LOL!  Now I just needed something for the horizontal panel.  After seeing sailor's knots on some cards around blogland recently, I used Google to find some instructions, and voila, one sailor's knot for my card :D

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hoping to get more stamping time this week, so I should be back soon if all goes as planned.  Have a fabulous day!   





What's In It?
Stamps:  Lizzie Ann Designs
Paper:  Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Real Red
Accessories:  Sports and Dots Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine, Twinkling H2Os, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Vicki said...

So cute Matisa, I need to check out those challenges! I love that pirate!!!

Renée said...

That pirate is awesome! I've never tried the out-of-the-box thing with the nesties ... I'd imagine it'd be a bit challenge but you did a fab job cutting him out and putting him back together!

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh! It is perfect! It will make him feel 46 years YOUNG!! Love the nautical knot, too. I have a really cool website bookmarked, if you need it for future reference :).

Happy Birthday to all of you kin!

Hugs, my friend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is way cute and his shoe is on. lol Darling card. The knot is so cool, have yet to try that.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute inspired card Marisa!!! The knot is a really cool touch!!! Hugs

Kathy Martin said...

Super fun card! However did you make that jute knot? The perfect touch! :)

Dawn B. said...

I love this... it is out of the box darling... You usually don't do whimsical... What a sweet knot you tied.. It looks great.. Love this Marisa.. Have fun this weekend.

Nicole said...

I LOVE PIRATES!!! You made such an adorable card!!!!

Betty Wright said...

This is absolutely adorable and so fabulously done, Marisa! LOVE the nautical knot and pirate guy! cute card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Too cute and I have used and LOVE that sailor's knot! Great card~~

Maureen said...

that is so funny, Marisa!!! Love that you taped the shoes back on and you can't even tell!! In fact, I like that he's coming off the panel a bit :) I love this room and just noticed the compass on the ceiling...precious!! Oh, and you are hot this month with all your wins!!! Do you know what set you'll get? Congrats!!

Susan (rainy) said...

It's funny how you can start off with one thing in mind and then end up with something entirely different.. But STILL fabulous! This is adorable. Love all the blues and the embossing and of course that darling pirate.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Even after unintentionally cutting up your pirate, he still looks so cute! And like I said on SCS, that nautical knot rocks! It is a great knot. Hope your bro likes it. :)

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

Love the little pirate! Very cute card.

ChristineCreations said...

What a fantastic room and such a great card Marisa! Love the knot! Such a fun card for a brother!

Laural-Lee said...

You rocked the sketch and inspiration. I got stuck on this one and have yet to attempt the VIVA challenges this month. maybe I'll knock 'em all out of the park next week LOL!!! Congrats on your verve win btw.