Saturday, August 21, 2010

Curtain Call Act 44




When I first saw this bright colour combination for this week, my first thought was: "Darn, I used Cheep Talk last week" LOL!  Being low on energy after a week of swimming laps didn't help much either.  However, despite my reeking of chlorine, having a high fatigue factor, and basically no mojo, I pressed on :)

Just loved Mercy's sketch this week so I was bound and determined to use it.  After much fiddling around with what to put in the circle, I opted to make a flower (I know, surprise, surprise LOL!).  Out came the punches and voila, a flower was born.  I Swiss Dotted the center of the flower as well as the white panel and in a stroke of genius (well, in my mind it was anyway LOL!) I used the leaves from Best Blossoms on the turquoise panel (it really is turquoise, the photo changed it on me!!) so they looked like they were coming out of the flower.  Some yellow ribbon and white half pearls finished things off nicely.

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some samples for you along with our August Guest Designer, Teresa Kline.
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 44.  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 fabulous week and don't forget to celebrate my Blogaversary with me by entering for a chance to win some blog candy.





What's In It?
Stamps: Best Blossoms
Paper:  Real Read, Tempting Turquoise, Yellow
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, SU Flower Punch, SU Five Petal Flower Punch, SU Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 5/8" Yellow Polka Dotted Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

27 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

So pretty, Marisa! Your layered flower is an awesome way to encorporate these fun, bright colors:) Thanks for always bringing your best at the Curtain Call, gf!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow girl, is this one happy card or what?! I LOVE the colours!!

Beth Norman said...

Your colours are right one. Lovely card design. I noticed you stamped your background. Nice touch.

Sue Kohler said...

You have excelled this week Marisa! No Mojo???? you have rocked the colours, so bright and vibrant! a job well done! Hope your week is a bit easier on your energy levels! :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

you can always make color work, this is adorable, sweet card...have a super duper day!

enjoy *~*

Christina said...

Wow, Marisa, you rocked these bright colors! What a fun combination of punched and layered flowers, and the subtle stamped leaves behind are perfect. Love the swiss dots, too!

Linda Callahan said...

Ooooooh I love this - the white space really sets off the bright colors beautifully!

Julie said...

Great card Marisa! Great use of the colors and the sketch!

Maureen said...

wow!!! bright colours!!!!! I find it hard to work with just the primary colours (and they remind me of school) but this is fabulous...great use of them...love the embossing. At first I thought the leaves were from turning a new leaf...but no...need to see some PTI from you :) I've been having fun with my just the ticket stamps and die :)

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! Such a bright and HAPPY creation Marisa! Perfect card for Mercy's sketch too.

Monique said...

This is so bright and cheerful Marisa.The flower is so pretty..you did a wonderful job with these colors!

Vicki said...

Wow!!! Love this Marisa, those colors scare me just a bit, but you made them look awesome!!! Great job on the color challenge and Mercy's sketch!!

devlinwhite designs said...

Such a bright and cheerful card Marisa! That tone-on-tone stamping with the leaves is the perfect touch to your punched flower!

Lea L. said...

This is so fresh and pretty! I love the swiss dots embossing! Great job with the colors!!

♥♥♥Lea

Julie said...

Beautiful, Marisa! I love your layered flower!!

Shirley-anne said...

How could one not feel cheery with this card! What a great take on the sketch . Bold , bright and brimming with techniques. Love the centre flower, Love your background leaves and embossing layer .

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fun and cheerful card! More bright colors...maybe a good night's sleep will revive me and I'll tackle the challenge in the morning.

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's a bright, happy card! I don't know why, but when I first saw the flower on the left, I thought I saw strawberries! Must be that poppy red peeking out in a certain shape behind the other flowers. Nice job on the sketch too!

TannyP said...

This turned out beautifully, Marisa! You always have the right punch flowers...and what a gorgeous background....swiss dots?! =) LOVELY!

Shelley Germann said...

Great layers, Marisa! Your flower is really spectacular! And the floral stem inked behind works really well! Great use of the colors girl!

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful card and love the way you layered everything! :D

Andrea Ewen said...

Super card, Marisa, if I had seen these colors I would've run the other way but you did a splendid job with them! Love the clean lines, the elegantly embossed background and the fabulous pieced shape. Way to go!

Katina said...

No Mojo?!!! This is stunning Marisa! I have left you something on my blog if you have time to take a look xx

Katina said...

You are very welcome Marisa. The photo is of my youngest granddaughter - my babies are 30, 27 and 23 years old now! x

Benzi said...

Marisa, this is just a beauty. I, too, love the center of your flower with the Swiss Dots. Good thinking, especially from someone who has such a high dose of chlorine. LOL The colors are awesome.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Hello my chlorine friend!!! :) This is one super bright and totally fun card!!! You did a FAB job with the colours and the sketch!! This is bound to bring a huge smile to anyone's face!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

So bright and beautiful. I LOVE it!