Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Going Crazy For Verve Challenges




When I first saw this Verve sketch the circle part threw me off a bit. However, once I got to working on the card, it wasn't as bad as I'd made it out to be.

I combined the sketch with this week's Crazy 4 Challenges colour combo. So many wonderful Fall colour combinations out there right now - love it :)


I couldn't wait to use the flower from the Kind Words set as I have neglected it in lieu of the flowers from Dream Big and Great friend which I have been using so often.  Now it was this darling flower's time to shine :)  I used one of the leaves from the Dream Big set to create a flower bed and added some black half pearls to the flowers to make them Black Eyed Susans :)  A few more black accents and my card was done like dinner.  Four down and one to go.

Foot is feeling much better today so I better get to the last sketch today as I won't have the excuse of  not being able to do much so the foot can heal LOL!

Have a fabulous day :)





What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Kind Words, Dream Big
Paper:  Basic Black, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Kraft
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Stampin' Up! Scalloped Edge Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Maureen said...

oh, adorable way to combine the flowers and leaves!! how unique!! Love the black pearls as well :) I have one more to do and one more to post...so I'll make it by Friday!! I'm thinking a hot air balloon might make it onto a card!! LOL

Vickie Z said...

Glad the foot is doing better!! Love the way you combined the flowers with the leaves {clever girl}. Weird for me not going crazy making cards for the challenge- think I will do a couple/few for fun!! Sent you a pm on SCS {blogger for dummies ?}.

Danni said...

Ohhh, this is so nice! Love how you did the circle...it adds so much to the card!

Glenda said...

Absolutely stunning! Love everything about it - brilliant!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - just gorgeous! Love the circle effect - and the colors are wonderful! Love this!

Andrea Ewen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Marisa! (That means I REALLY like it :) Colors are wonderful and arranged expertly! Great job with the sketch and those butterflies are darling! Oh, NO, I think you have Verve Fever! Me too!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Marissa!! Love the sketch and your colors!! The circle is such a fun addition!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

I love this Marisa! Love that bright orange ring -perfection! Hugs,

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful scene, Marisa! You rocked both the color combo and the sketch. Glad to hear the the foot is getting better :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Awesome card, Marisa! Love the effect of grouping that flower image with the leaves...very striking! So glad to hear your foot injury is improving! It's a shame you have to sit around and stamp all the time - heeheehee!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful colors and they totally POP with the black accents!

Joan said...

Love this....the little bit of black is just the perfect accent.

Amy Sheffer said...

How beautiful! Love what you've done with the color challenge!

Kristina said...

Oh, I love how those flowers overlap. The leaves look so pretty!

I'm so glad to hear that you are healing up well! It's always so frustrating to not be mobile, or as mobile, as normal. (read: I hate depending on others, lol!) Wishing you continued healing and lots of stamping time! :)

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE how you did this card, how you used the sketch and the flowers and the colors...it's so pretty and polished!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG Marisa...this is super gorgeous!!! Love how you combined the Mojo Sketch with the C4C colors!!!! Fab design!!! I'm so happy you played along!!!! Big hugs ~S~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer job with ALL these colors! That sketch worked out perfect for them!!