Thursday, February 3, 2011

Colour Q'ing My Mojo


This week's Mojo Monday sketch had me quite intimidated, but I decided I'd give it a try so I could stretch the old creativity a bit.

I paired it with this week's Colour Q challenge as the colours were pefect for......you got it.....another Valentine's Day card :)  Aren't you going to be happy once Valentine's has come and gone LOL!

As predicted, the sketch gave me grief.  The ruffled ribbon doesn't dip as low as it should on the right hand side and feels a bit too wide for the size of the hearts, but didn't have a dark brown ribbon in a different width so had to go with it.  The sentiment panel and how to embellish it took me forever!  Tried a banner, a double ended banner, faux stitching on the left side, adding buttons, adding twine, adding raffia - you name it!  My last concept is the one you see here, and it stayed because it was my last kick at the can and I left it and ran LOL!  Not my favorite card, but the creative gene was challenged and that is a good thing.    

Just to let you know, things will get a little quieter here over the next few weeks as I have to do some work for hubby's office.  I'll be posting on Wednesdays and Fridays for sure, and if all goes well, at least one other time during the week.

Have a fabulous day and thanks for sharing a part of yours with me :) 




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Love Notes
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Cameo Coral, Real Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle an d Circle Nesties, Scalloped Heart Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Half Perals, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Radffia, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, my...do my eyes deceive me or is that an angled ribbon on your card? How's your neck? Does it have a kink in it from turning your head place the ribbon? HAHA...ok, I'll let it go....especially since this card is FAB! I'm diggin' those scalloped hearts and that ribbon is seriously....GORGEOUS! Now I know that you're faking disliking angles because you are so marvelous at them! I may need to throw down another challenge...

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty! Hard to go wrong with her color combos!

TannyP said...

I can't say I'll be sad to see Valentines go - you always make such gorgeous V-day cards! This one has fabulous accessories and that ribbon is lovely, Marisa! You did an awesome job....ore nesties I must purchase =(

Christina said...

Sorry to hear you had so much frustration with this one, but I think it turned out wonderfully! I love the ruffled ribbon and bit of raffia. I'm not brave enough to tackle a circle card myself, so kudos to you!

Maureen said...

I am so loving all the elements on this one :) I feel your frustration when there are so many tiny bits to choose from!! I can see you switching things around as I do that many times...sometimes good, sometimes bad...but really, this turned out for you!! All sweet little details :) Hang in!! and hugs :)

Stillacanuck said...

beautiful card!! But then again all your cards are beautiful. I have a question. I love the circle cards, but how do you do them? Are the one sided or are the cards? Can you please email me and let me know? My email is stillacanuck4@hotmail.com. I would tell you to leave a message on my blog, but I'm a blog failure...lol. Thanks for the help!!

Pat

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the angled ruffled ribbon! FAB girl!!!

Emily Keaton said...

You may not think this is your favorite card, Marisa, but I think it is FABULOUS! You got just enough of a kink in that lovely ruffled ribbon to make it work perfectly with the Mojo sketch. And the round card shape and layered sweethearts are terrific!! This is such a fun card. :)

Vickie Z said...

Been thinking about the MOJO sketch myself....think you did a wonderful job and the ruffled ribbon is perfect along with your adorable hearts!!! great card!!!

Benzi said...

Last kick at the can? O.K., I've never heard that one but it was funny. I think your card is cute as can be and I love the raffia. Another sweet Valentine down.

Sue Kohler said...

certainly can't see any frustration in this one, the ribbon looks fabulous!! I love the earthy touch in the raffia!!
Cairns came out of Yasi better than predicted, it wasn't directly hit, but needless to say it was a very scary night for all, apparently the noise was deafening and being in the pitch black of the night just added to the scariness. I am sure Keesh is fine, but without power.

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! I love the ruffled ribbon & those hearts. Great job with the circle card :)

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I love how it looks Marisa, you do ruched ribbon so well!

Dawn B. said...

This is a tough sketch...eeks. You rocked it. I love the scalloped, scrunched ribbon.. Looks awesome.

Noelle said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! I love the way you incorporated our colors into the Verve sketch. And that ribbon..... oooooooh, that ribbon, what a fabulous element on this card! Thanks for playing at colourQ with us this week! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome Valentine, I adore the rich chocolate ribbon with the pink and red. Beautiful

Colleen Dietrich said...

You say you had problems with the ribbon and the sketch, but I don't see it that way! It's beautiful.

Sylvia said...

The sketch has looked intriguing to me all week. You did a beautiful job with it! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge, Marissa!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW Marisa, this is just gorgeous! Love your ribbon treatment and the sweet hearts! Totally mojolicious card my friend!!! Hugs ~S~

Diana Fisher said...

Gorgeous card!!! I just love the ribbon like that!

Sandra Farrell said...

beautiful card Marisa. Thanks for playing with us at CQC.