Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Color Dare 97


Color Dare 97
Night of Navy
Marina Mist
River Rock

Riley selected a wonderful group of colours again this week.  The perfect mix for a masculine card using the cute little sail boat from Verve's Text Notes.  I combined this week's colours with one of this month's Verse sketches.  Wasn't fun having to contend with a skewed panel again - ugh!  They always push my limits and my buttons!

I used one of the sentiment sentences from the set to form a background on the Marina Mist panel and paper pieced my sailboat.  That mast was nasty  hard to cut out!!  In my distress I reached for the comfort of my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and used this fun Martha Stewart border punch for the sides. 

This card confirmed once again why I don't do skewed panels well.  While adhering my sailboat panel on to the card, I kept putting it on crooked!!  My eye kept catching the angled blue panel and using it to align my sailboat so my poor little boat was encountering the "deadliest wave" rather than sailing on calm seas.  Must have repositioned it four times.  Poor little thing was as messed up as I am with skewed panels LOL!
 
The rest of the Team has lots of inspiration for you.  You can check out their creations here:

We'd love you to join us!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to InLinkz on the The Colour Dare Blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword CD97.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog.





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Text Notes
Paper:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Steward Border Punch, Scalloped Circle and Circle  Nesties, 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Marisa!! GREAT colors this week--how fabulous! I just love that sweet sailboat. So cute. I see that you survived another skewed panel. :)

Christina said...

I have to giggle every time I see a skewed panel on your post--I just know you're going to have *wonderful* things to say about it! But as much as you might dislike them, you'd never know it to look at this card! I love the whimsy and sense of motion it adds to the little boat. The stars and ribbon look great, too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Haven't stopped by in a while - sorry about that! - This is so cute with the boat! I love these colors hopefully I will play -- thanks for the reminder :)

Vickie Z said...

Deadly waves????? Absolutely not!!! That sailboat is cruising smoothly through the calm waters of your wonderful skewed panel!!! Love how you used these colors and great use of the sketch!!!

Maureen said...

sailboats are not straight anyways!! You did a wonderful job on the tilt...now no more complaining!! LOL Love all the blues and the scrunched ribbon :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOH! LOVE this Marisa! What a fab color combo and I LOVE this little bow and your ribbon treatment!!!

Glenda said...

LOL about your skewed panel! I think this is great. Adorable card!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautifully done Marisa!! I love everything about this darling card!! Outstanding job with this weeks colors, tfs!!!

Katina said...

Just gorgeous Marisa and perfect for males of all ages - much more sophisticated than my effort today! When I grow up I want to make cards like yours!! xxxx

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! Fabulous job!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is fantastic! Not only did you rock skewed but also a guy card which is hard! AWesome and I a off to comment on it at SCS! Fabulous colors, too!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your use of these colors...they had me stumped! Great for a masculine card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, your birthday card is precious and you rocked these colors! Sweet take on the Sketch too! Hugs ~S~

Joan said...

Oh Marisa - your skewed panels are ROCKIN'!!!! Great card.

Vicki B. said...

so cute Marisa!!!

Benzi said...

I love your card. The colors are awesome and that image too sweet. I may have to have it.
I had a huge laugh about you turning to the comfort of your Swiss Dots folder. You're too funny when you get stressed over those skewed panels.

Dawn B. said...

Deadliest wave..haha.. That made me laugh out loud. I have a hard time putting anything at an angle too.. This turned out great. Love your ribbon treatment..:)

Beth said...

Perfect colours to work with this sailboat image! Love all the texture, ribbon treatment and great borders!

Nance said...

You crack me up--you always rock the skewed panels even though they give you fits!! This is a FAB card, my friend. Love the little boat, love the little stars and the text in the BG. Just perfect!

ChristineCreations said...

You are way too hard on yourself girl, you do a beautiful job with whatever layout you're working with! I love the sweetness to this cute card! Great stars and ribbon too!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, how cute!!! Love that little boat too!

Sue Kohler said...

think I have just found some inspiration for the baby boy card I need to make- so sweet of you-lol!!! you are getting sooooo good at leaving your images skewed- always good for a giggle! :)