Thursday, August 19, 2010

Love's Flower

This sketch gave me grief.  It has a lot of panels for this CAS gal so I had to put my tired, chlorinated, lap swimming mind and body to work.  Thankfully it is my last sketch challenge card so I'm all done - yeah!  All that's left is waiting to see who the lucky winner is!

I dug through my Costco DP pack and  found this fabulous black and taupe DP.  Just LOVE black, taupe/cream together.  Such a classy colour combination.  Also inked up this gorgeous sentiment that hasn't been used yet.  Sorry about the far from perfect scallops around the sentiment.  Rectangular Nesties are on my wish list, but till then, scalloped scissors had to do and they didn't do so well...or should I say the cutter did a horrible job!!  Had to keep trimming the panel so it would fit and it got harder and harder to line up - ugh!  I used my Labels 4 Nestie for the flower image that matches the one on the "L" and matted it by cutting around the outside of the die on black paper in order to get the thin mat.  Wasn't sure about the two horizontal strips of ribbon/paper, but once they were added they looked pretty good.  Yup, Julee knows what she is doing :)

Hope to get at least one of the Verve Forum sketches done this week so next week doesn't turn into another rush-to-get-four-sketches-done week.  Rain is in the forecast so hopefully that means a video for the kids and some stamping time for me this weekend LOL!  Failing that, I'll be back on Sunday with my Curtain Call card.

Wishing you a blessed day :)

What's In It?
Stamps:  Love's Flower (Verve)
Paper:  Black, Taupe, Cream, Costco DP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Labels 4 Nesties, Scalloped Scissors, Black Half Pearls, Corner Rounder, Kraft Knife, Dimensionals


TannyP said...

You did this beautifully, Marisa! Love that flower and the sentiment - and your nesties label =)

So elegant!

Maureen said...

oh, so classy and elegant...that is great patterned paper :) Love that stamp....the LOVE matches this card perfectly :)

ChristineCreations said...

You did a beautiful job Marisa. It's very classy looking, love the sprig in the Labels 4 nestie. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, I like your take on the VV Sketch!!! Beautiful card!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue said...

well worth all the effort Marisa, it is fabulous, love the colours you have used!! :)

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Regal colors and design! With these colors the love looks fabulous not colored. Great detail! Lovely card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Way to go...all the sketches we sit and cross our fingers! :-) Great, classy look to this card! I struggled with a couple of the layouts as well...definitely not CAS sketches.

Dawn B. said...

I love all these layers you CAS gal... They are really pretty..This sentiment is awesome.. I have never heard that saying before.. Hope your chlorinated, tired body gets some rainy days so you can stamp..:)

Kathy Jones said...

Well I don't know Marisa - looks to me like your cholorinated brain did perfectly fine!! It's a beautiful card - beautiful, elegant colours, love the sentiment and you did a FAB job with the sketch!!

Christina said...

Very elegant! I love that dp and all of the scallops. Way to work all those layers!

Kristina said...

Ooooh, the black and taupe paper is absolutely divine! This was a tough sketch, eh? I had a little trouble with it, too. I spent some time in the gallery looking at how other people tackled it before I sat down with it, lol. Sometimes it helps my confidence to know that other people could do it, so that must mean that I can, too! :)

Your card is lovely! Love those two layers of horizontal strips! I totally dodged the one.

I will definitely be there tonight! Hope to "see" you there as well!!!