Friday, November 5, 2010

Inkspiring News!


I have some wonderful news I've been having to keep all to myself for some time now and it's been killing me!!  Today I finally get to share it with you :)  I have been given the wonderful opportunity to be part of the Inkspirations Design Team for the next six months!  Squeal!!!  I love Keesh's work as well as her sketches and colour challenges, and now I get to play along every week :)

Every Friday, Keesh will post either a sketch or a colour challenge on the Inkspirations Challenges Blog, her new, dedicated challenge blog, so you can come along and join in the fun.  In addition, each week a winner and an honorable mention will be chosen.

  This week, Keesh has given us this wonderful sketch to work with and I combined it with Stacey's Curtain Call challenge.  Loved the mix of rust, orange and mustard, and as luck would have it, I had some perfect DPs to work with!

I over stamped the sentiment with a Verve leaf in pumpkin pie to get that colour in the mix, and since my butterfly die was still out on my desk I used it in lieu of the flower on the sketch.  Adding to the fun, was being able to use my newly acquired Lacy Square Nesties.  Be forewarned, this could become one of my new addictions LOL!

Below is a list of the talented ladies I get the honour of working alongside for the next six months.  You can check out their blogs for some inkspiration (sorry, couldn't resist) to get you started on this week's challenge:




Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa
 


Thanks for stopping by today and hope to you are can make a little time to  play along with us this week :)   Have a fabulous day!





What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Autumn Splendor, Plain Jane
Paper:  Recollections DP (Michael's), Bo Bunny DP, Cajun Craze, Linen Vanilla, More Mustard
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Lacy Squares and Square Nesties,  5/8" Cream Satin Ribon, SU Butterfly Die, Brown Half Pearls, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

39 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Congratulations on joining Makeesha's Design Team!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Marisa! LOVE the colors and layout!! Congrats on your new DT!!

Christina said...

Hooray for Marisa!! Congratulations girl, I'm so excited for you! This card is lovely, especially the way you've balanced the colors and placed the watermark image behind the sentiment.

Laurel said...

Congrats on the DT and a beautiful card!

H2 :) said...

Great card Marisa! Love the sentiment panel with the leaf "watermark" & the cool Nestie mat!

Wasn't it hard not to blurt out that big secret??? lol! :)

Renée said...

love your card, Marisa! The colours are fab together and I love the bow and other fun deets!

Maureen said...

oh, congrats!! wow, Marisa, what another honour :) I'll have to check out their blog, I'm not sure if I've heard of them before :) Love the dp on this and another of your fabulous ribbon and button treatments :) Yay for new nesties!!! I have my eye on the pearled circles and ovals and the ornaments!! P/T interviews are done and I'm a little tired this morning!! I hope the kids are tired too ;) LOL

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! That is my new nestie too, love it! Congrats and have fun on your new DT!

TannyP said...

That's fabulous!!! Congratulations, Marisa! You did such a great job on this sketch and color challenge, I'm sure there's plenty more design work coming your way =)

Beedubya said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! I love that perfect bow (that I can *never* seem to accomplish)! I'm stoked to be on the team with you, rubber nerd!! LOL!

xo B.

ChristineCreations said...

ooo this is fun and vibrant Marisa! And a huge congratulations!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the sketch you used and the pretty images... that butterfly is perfect. :o) Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great job, neighbour! I love your use of the colours on this card - they work just perfectly. Great details too, just all around fantastic!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations, Marisa!! You are going to an awesome job for your new DT. This card is fantastic! I love how you stamped the leaf over your sentiment. Now, why don't I think to do things like that??

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

First, this card is darling. I love the sentiment stamped over the leaves! Second, congrats on the Inkspirations blog team!! You did a great job with this sketch!! Hugs,

Katina said...

Congratulations Marisa, so well deserved! So excited for you. This card is, as always, simply stunning! xx

Darlene said...

Wow, congratulations on being part of the Inkspiration Design Team Marisa! You will do a wonderful job and I can't wait to see all of your creations. I love this card. I really enjoy your clean and crisp style. I need to check in here more often.

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm doing the happy dance for you... congrats on the DT gig!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I like this Marisa... Whohooo... Congrats on the new DT spot! They are lucky to have you!

Dawn B. said...

Congratulations.. That is awesome. I am so happy for you.. Your card turned out perfect for this color challenge.

Lee-Anne said...

I love this card Marisa, I see you are a fan of Verve too. I love the colours you have used in this card and that "nestie" is just gorgeous. The ribbon and butterfly finish it all of so nicely. Just gorgeous.
Xox

Makeesha Byl said...

Such a stunning creation Marisa and good work with the colour combo too! Love your big bow as well. So great to have you on the team, and thanks for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

Nance said...

Woo hoo!!! Congratulations Marisa--so happy for you. Can't wait to see all your Inkspirations! {hugs}

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats, Marisa! I'm so excited for you!! This card is FABULOUS!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super-d-duper, Marisa! You certainly deserve that spot on the DT! Your card is beautiful, love that image underneath the sentiment. The butterfly is gorgeous as is the colors and that vibrant ribbon! Good luck to you, I'll have to pop over and check out your new challenge!

Stacey Schafer said...

GORGEOUS! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Gorgeous Marisa, so clean and pretty! Love it! Welcome to the DT and I look forward to working with you!
Kirsty

nitestamper said...

simply stunning !!!!!!!!!!!
and i love the color scheme!!!!
congrats on your new DT!!!!
hugs,

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Whooo-hooooo! CONGRATULATIONS, Marisa!! Makeesha has really great challenges.....apparently she has really great taste in picking designers, too. You'll rock it! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my friend! Congratulations - they are getting an excellent DT! Good for you! Going to pop over and check out out~~ Meanwhile LOVE this card! Fabulous use of the sketch!

Vickie Z said...

You go girl!! Love the lacey square nesties!! Butterfly is gorgeous and what a perfect bow with button!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful use of these wonderful colors, Marisa! Congratulations on your new DT gig, too! I may have to check out that challenge! Again, lovely card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woo hoo Marissa!! Congrats on the dt!! You always do such wonderful work with color challenges and sketches! You will be an asset for sure.

This card is gorgeous!! Love your colors and your take on the sketch. Perfect!

Miss Adri said...

Oh! What a beauty! I will be scrapping with my sister in a bit and I'm probably going to give this look a try :)
I'm a new follower by the way! I just love blogs that are so inspirational!

-Adri
www.macheriecreations.com

Benzi said...

What a beauty. The colors are just delicious. Congrats on your new gig. I'm sure we'll see some awesome cards coming from you.

Sally Atkins said...

Many congratulations Marisa! You definitley deserve to be on the team, your work is truly inspirational.

I love this card - you have interpreted the sketch beautifully with those colours. There's something very elegant about having the sentiment as the focal point, and I love the lacy nestie! Have resisted the new nesties so far...bet that won't last long lol!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Congrats on the design team appintment! I am looking forward to seeing your creations over the next 6 months! Thanks so much for popping by my blog to say hi! Hugs xxaxx

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats Melissa - you will be a wonderful addition to the team for sure - and this card is a beautiful start!

Shelley Germann said...

Congratulations, Marisa! You are so super-talented, you will be a great addition to the Inkspirations challenge!