Thursday, October 7, 2010

Not One But Two Off Angle Panels!



I saved this Verve sketch for last because off angle panels and I don't get along very well...they just mess with my anal side something fierce!  However, due to my desire and quest for a chance to win some Verve, I will deal with it and make it work even if it I get worked over by a sketch LOL! 

This week's Our Creative Corner colour challenge as my spring board into this sketch.  More yummy fall colours to work with :) I pulled out some October Afternoon DP and the rust/cajun polka dotted Recollections DP I got at Mike's and went to work.  Then the hard part began as there wasn't just one off angle panel to deal with but two!

First one was easy as the sentiment went on it but then I had to figure out what the heck to do with the second one.  I was doing a happy dance at having two DPs on one card (though it doesn't really count as they are both the same pattern just in different colours LOL!) so it was back to card stock for me.  I pulled out my crimper to add some texture and interest to the panel and used a prima I got from Stacy (aka Twinshappy - yes, I still have some, Stacy!!) for the circle element of the sketch.  The top left corner looked a bit empty so a few half pearls solved the issue.

Phew!  I've completed all five sketches and even survived this one LOL!  Now, I get to wait and see if I'm one of the lucky winners announced this Friday at the release party.

Thanks for listening to my complaining today and have a fabulous day!




What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Hebrews 11:1 Plain Jane
Paper:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, October Afternoon DP, Recollections DP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Crimper, Prima, Button, Glue Dot, Twine, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Christina said...

You are a brave woman to tackle these angled panels! LOL You handled them beautifully. I love the mix of fall colors and those bitty dots!

Amy Sheffer said...

And look how well you worked with those crooked panels!! This is BEAUTIFUL, Marisa! Good luck :D

Vickie Z said...

It's gorgeous!! Love the crimping for the second angled panel!! Loving all these fall colors!!

ChristineCreations said...

Lovely fall card Marisa!

Vicki said...

Perfect Marisa, the tilted panels look great!!!

Renée said...

LOL! I had to laugh at your comment about the angles!

Love the card, Marisa! The angles look great!

Wanda Cullen said...

You did it! And it's an awesome card...great idea to crimp the one panel! I'm going to warn you...my blog BG changed again - lol! You're going to think I'm crazy, but the 2 different pumpkin BGs were too busy and it was hard to read the links. I hate to visit a blog and have to strain my eyeballs to read it, so had to come up with a simpler design. :-)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh cute-a-mous!! Love the perfect combo of papers. Hugs,

Tracy S said...

LOL I may have to try this because I have a hard time cocking things to the side too. I will try sometimes and end up straightening it back up most of the time. Your card looks awesome though.. Love the pp's you used and that verse

Benzi said...

Marisa, your card is great with all those wonderful colors, the pretty dp, and angled panels. Like the crimper usage, too. Super card!!!

Danni said...

You are not alone, I have a hard time putting things crooked too. This turned out so nice!

Emily Keaton said...

I'm glad you conquered those off-angle panels, Marisa!! Your card turned out beautifully. I hope you win some Verve tomorrow--will keep my fingers crossed for you ;)

Maureen said...

gorgeous, Marisa...the tilted panels work and I love the colours :) Sweet bling :) By the sounds of it, there isn't a "party" on the Verve forum...I take it that there's just the release of stamps...good thing in a way, we have last minute dinner plans tomorrow night :) I'm off to make my mojo card or at least start it :)

TrishG said...

Wow - really fun! You did a fantastic job with all those angles! Really great and not overwhelming.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I love it! the panels all off are very cool looking. Great fall feeling too.

Viv said...

You have taken what looks to be a fussy sketch and calmed it down beautifully Marisa! I love your card to bits. Hugs Viv xxx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa! Angled panels look good on you! :)

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful Card Marisa!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I just saw your name on the Verve Winners list!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Big hugs and highfives!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

TannyP said...

Congrats, Marisa! Woohoo! You totally deserve it!

Melisa Hunter said...

A big congratulations, you lucky girl! Wow! Your cards were beautiful, too! Enjoy your new stamps! How fun!

Dawn B. said...

CONGRATULATIONS...so excited for you.. What a prize package you got.. Hugs..

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats on winning the Grand Prize! WAY TO GO!!!!! Doin' the happy dance for you!

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness, this is just fabulous! The colors just pop off the white background. I am not a fan of the "tilt" either...it's tough to work with, but you rocked it! Love your creations! :)