Saturday, July 24, 2010

Curtain Call Act 40




I must admit these colours were a bit intimidating when I first saw them together, guess that's why they call it a challenge LOL!  The are a stong combination so I thought they would make a fun, funky card.     

I pulled out a stamp I got at my LSS over a year ago because I just loved this funky little bird.  Sorry about the sad colouring job....had to use Twinkling H2Os....some day I will own some Copics!!  I embossed the coloured panels with my Seeing Spots embossing folder to give some texture to the card and finished it off with some black satin ribbon and half pearls.  The crooked "I" in the sentiment drives me nuts, but it is that way on the stamp.  Guess I could have cut the stamp and straightened it out, but didn't think of that until after I was done - Murphy's Law.

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some samples for you along with our July Guest Designer. 
And, our July Guest Designer, Silke Ledlow at My Life


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 40.  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!

Monday brings week two of swimming lessons for the kids and more lap swimming for me.  Now that my body has adjusted to the shock of swimming laps for 45 minutes a day, I am really quite enjoying it.  It's a great way to keep floppy chicken arms away so they don't flap in the breeze when you wave to someone!  Oh the joys of aging....not LOL! 






What's In It?
Stamps:Studio G
Paper: Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Twinkling H2Os, Aqua Brush, 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon, Black, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You always whip up the cutest cards, chick!! This is one of the most adorable stamps that I've seen, and you certainly made thiat bird sing! :D

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, sweet card!

Pam Speidel said...

How FUN! And what a great sketch to use for this color combo! Always enjoy a trip to your blog Marisa! Happy Stamping and enjoy your weekend! Smiles, Pam :)

Julie said...

Too stinkin adorable...you did a fabulous job with these colors!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is SO sweet, Marisa!! I just love how you used those colors, and even though you were outside your comfort zone, you did super with them. Chicken arms?? Never!! I know you are beating them into submission with those laps :) Oh, and yes, the home-squeezed lemonade was DELICIOUS!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Thanks again for reminding me about CC! You did a fabulous card..

All about the "wave" arms! You go with the swimming -so GOOD for you!!

devlinwhite designs said...

What a super fresh and funky card! Love the embossed panels and the little black pearls - just fab!

Shelley Germann said...

Cute! You make it look easy! I know you had your issues with this one but honestly it looks great and effortless! Is that a PTI die??? Just curious?

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW Marisa...how cute is this...sweet card!!! I like the embossing!!! Hey guess what...we are going to the water park tomorrow..I'll be thinking of you *wink*!!!

Also thank you for a fun month...I had a blast getting to you know you a bit more!!! I'll be still stalkin' you and yes, I will continue enabling you...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue Kohler said...

Certainly is a fun and funky card! LOVE the dots (always get me with the dots!), great super cute image, you have used! :)

TannyP said...

You did such an amazing job with this color combo, Marisa! I just love the embossing folder you've used and the layers =)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you used the color combo in blocks on the bottom with lots of white space at the top.

Stacey Schafer said...

what fun! love those bold, embossed panels beneath that darling toucan!

Meg said...

THis is super cute! TFS!

Christina said...

What a cute little birdie stamp! I love the embossed dots, too! A great use of this fun color combo.

BTW, I'm your 100th follower! Congratulations!