Saturday, August 28, 2010

Curtain Call Act 45


It makes me sad to know that this is  my final Curtain Call Crew Design Team card...sniff, sniff....  The current Crew's six month journey has come to an end and a new Crew will be coming on board.  I have already thanked Stacey for this fabulous opportunity, but wish to do so one last time - thanks, Stacey!!!

What an amazing journey this has been for little old me :)  From the first e-mail Stacey sent me asking me whether I would like to be part of the Design Team (which almost sent me into shock and then hyper-ventilation), to being stretched and challenged, to having the joy of working alongside some wonderfully talented ladies - the perfect mix!  And to think, I used to shy away from colour challenges LOL!  Needless to say, I look forward to continuing to participate in Stacey's wonderful weekly challenge as it's hard to give up a good thing :)

This colour combination is my favorite one of the month.  I love the mix of colours, and the inspiration piece couldn't be more appropriate - flowers, yeah!!!  That being said, I did plan on using flowers on my card but they morphed into grapes LOL!    I just couldn't settle on a flower set and then tripped across this wonderful Art Impressions stamp and knew it was meant to be.  I brought out my crimper for a bit of a rustic feel and ended up using the large dot embossing folder on the celery panel because it tied in with the round grapes.  I did try the swirls folder as it matched the vine swirls, but it didn't look as good with the crimped panel (at least in my mind it didn't).  A button, a few half pearls and I'm ready for a nice glass of red wine LOL!


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 45.  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!

This coming week is going to be a zoo!  We are away for a few days and then have to get organized for school and all the Fall activities.  This has been a busy summer, and this introverted stamper is beginning to twitch from a lack of quiet, alone, uninterrupted, mommy time!!  I am SO looking forward to September 8th, the kids first full day of school.  Just me and the cat for six blissful hours....oh sigh....LOL!  I'm sure it will be a mix of reading and stamping over the six hours.   That being said, hope to post on the weekend some time, if all goes well, if not, after Labour Day for sure.  Have a fabulous week!




What's In It?
Stamps:  Art Impressions, Itty Bitty Backgrouds (SU)
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Kraft
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Scalloped Square Nesties, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder Crimper, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Black Button, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

27 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Marisa, it's an other beautiful card of yours! Such a great texture! I had a fab time designing alongside you, I'm so glad we met through the Crew!
I hope you'll survive the zoo, to redeem the reward of six hours of uninterrupted peace every day! {hugest hugs}

Katina said...

Your final DT card is as beautiful as ever Marisa. Such a shame you can't continue. x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is gorgeous, I adore the grapes....they are so soft, very lovely...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Christina said...

How lovely! What a perfect image for this color combo. I love the added texture of the embossed dots and crimped cardstock!

Julie said...

Oh Marisa, this is so beautiful! Love that stamp! Thank you for so much inspiration over the past 6 months, and I'll surely be seeing you around on SCS and in blogland.

Stacey Schafer said...

your card is beautiful, Marisa! thanks again for your valued contribution to the Curtain Call...you are a gem:)

Pam Speidel said...

I'm sad to see you all go too as I've absolutely thoroughly positively enjoyed seeing your Curtain Call creations each week!!! Today's color challenge is perfect for your image! Lovely card, as always Marisa! ♥

devlinwhite designs said...

Lovely card Marisa! Love the mix of textures with the crimped panel and the dotted embossing. Thanks so much for being so encouraging on my cards for the last 6 months - you really do have a gift of encouragement and I for one have really valued it! I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Marisa! I love that stamp! Perfect for the colors! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

These colors are so gorgeous...especially with the grapes as your focal point! I'm lovin' that large dot EF...it's on my wish list!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well shucks! Who will remind me of this challenge~~ AKKK! You did a fabulous job but I will still stop in to see all your other gorgeous work!

ChristineCreations said...

Marisa! Beautiful use of color and layout! You've been a great addition to this team the last six months! I'm so much lick you...an introverted stamper :) Have a good few days away!

Kristina said...

Those embossed polka dots now make me think of grapes. :) I am in love with this color combo and so wishing I had these colors already! I have stamp camp with some friends in a few weeks and I am most definitely placing an order for these colors. So yummy! And how perfect to use the grape color for grapes!!

Only about 10 more days until you have some peace back! My, how summer flies. I'm headed back to work officially tomorrow. The kiddos are coming at 8:10. I already can't wait to sleep in on Saturday, lol!

Jannette said...

What a great way to combine those colours!
What did we do before we had our Cuttlebugs / Big Shots? The embossing adds such a wonderful dimension to cards.
I don't think I've commented on your blog before, but I love your style, and I've CASE'd more than a few of your cards... thanks for all the inspiration!

TannyP said...

What a beauty! I love these colors and you've perfectly executed them! Your grapes are even better than flowers =)

Vickie Z said...

You did a great job with those colors!! Think the grapes are perfect!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Marisa!!! You did an outstanding job on the Curtain Call team and I hope to see you play with us in the future!!! Enjoy the last few days with your kiddos!!! Hugs ~S~

Noelle said...

This is awesome!! I love those big embossed polka dots in the background! great touch:)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card... beautiful stamping. Love the crimping, too, and that wonderful layout.

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is just gorgeous! For some reason I thought the curtain call was for SU stamps only. Hmmm. I may just have to check that color challenge out! Beautifully done!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

You did such a fabulous job on this team Marisa and I'm sure they'll miss you!!! Once again you've used the colours brilliantly with this fabulous creation!!!

Sue Kohler said...

Talk about going out with a bang Marisa! I love the dots (oooh dots!!) and it good to see you dusting off the crimper and giving it an airing!! It has been great working on the team with you over(and inspired by you!) the past 6 month, I hope we will keep dropping by each others blogs. Enjoy the count down until return to school, Enjoy your Mummy time, hope to see some creations posted!! :)

Linda Callahan said...

I can't believe your time is up! You have been a fabulous member of the DT! Love your grand finale with the grapes and that terrific embossing folder!

Shelley Germann said...

Well, I'm feeling a little better so I figured I had better get on the computer and do a little catching up! I really do like all the treatments you put in this card. The textures, button and bow. The spritzing. Really great choice for these colors.

Marisa, you have been such a great DT member. You are a beautiful person, I feel so privileged that I've got to know you. I expect we'll be seeing more of your incredible cards around the blogoshere!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous stamp choice and stamping, Marisa! Beautifully done!

Benzi said...

Oh, no! Having to leave the DT. But, what a beautiful card you are leaving with. Nice look with the crimped panel and love the image.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How pretty this came out. I really like the corrugated band to pull in the kraft. Creative minds think alike... I also used a grape them and a piece of corrugation for my card using this color combo.