Saturday, July 31, 2010

Curtain Call Act 41



What a wonderful, summer colour combo Stacey has chosen for this week.  Reminds me of sand, sea and blue sky - the perfect combination for a great day at the beach :)

The weather here has been simply fabulous all summer, but believe it or not, we haven't been down to the beach yet....the shame of it....especially when it is only five miles away from our house and people drive all the way out from Vancouver to spend the day there!  Needless to say, it is on our agenda for next week!  Last time we went the kids found a starfish and we were able to keep it in one of our buckets while we were there.  It was amazing to watch it curl its legs up more and more so it could drop down to the bottom of the bucket where it felt less exposed.  Looked like it was wearing the shoes the court jesters wore (the ones that curl up at the toes and have the bells at the ends).

Sorry, I regressed....on to the card!  I had a beach image all stamped out but had absolutely no colours that matched the colour challenge so couldn't colour the image - another vote for my need of Copics LOL!  Back to the drawing board....or more accurately, my fall to set these days!  Yes, out came Vintage Vogue, and once again I managed to turn some masculine colours into a girly card.  Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch from a few weeks back became the foundation of my card (even though I did tweek it a bit by adding the extra flower).

I was shocked to see the difference in colour between the Night of Navy card stock and ink!  It looks like I used Night of Navy on the flowers, but I didn't, honest!!  Don't own Marina Mist yet so used Brocade Blue ink instead.  A bit of ruffled ribbon, some black half pearls and I was good to go.

Our August Guest Designer is Teresa Kline, and she will be joining the rest of the Curtain Call Crew with a sample to inspire you!  Welcome to the Crew, Teresa!!
And, our August Guest Designer, Teresa Kline at enjoy the va.sunshine


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 41.  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!

Thanks for joining me today and have a fabulous week!   





What's In It?
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Blue
Ink: Sahara Sand, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: 1/4" White Gross Grain Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, SU Border Punch, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Vicki said...

Gorgeous job with the challenge Marisa! Love this set!

Stacey Schafer said...

just gorgeous, Marisa!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Marisa!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the way that you did the ribbon.

Sue Kohler said...

WOW Marisa, another winner!! There is so much to love on this one, the scrunched ribbon, the boarder on the white and those flowers!!! LOVE it all! :)

Sally Atkins said...

oh this is so beautiful! I love the ruffled ribbon alongside the punched border, such a great design combination x

Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely!

devlinwhite designs said...

Very pretty card Marisa! Love the use of the Vintage Vogue set and the ruffled ribbon with the black pearl touches are the perfect embellies!

Shelley Germann said...

So pretty...you are trying your hardest make me buy this set. You've used it in so many different and beautiful ways. I love how you framed your "F" it makes the whole card for me! The scrunchy ribbon is a nice touch, too!

Kristina said...

Ack! This may be a new favorite card! I simply love everything about it: the pearls, the colors, the amazingly yummy ruffled ribbon, the punching... LOVE!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Marisa. Love the iamges you used (my fav these days)... and the ribbon looks awesome! :o)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love these colours, awesome job with the sketch, love the ribbon and of course all the pearl detailing!!! Stunning card my friend!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Very pretty Marisa, love these colors!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you used the leaf flourish stamp to make a frame for your monogram. Very nice use of the color combo.

TannyP said...

You really make me want that Vintage Vogue set, the way you highlight it so darn well! Fabulous colors!