Friday, February 25, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challnege



I had a lot of fun with this sketch.  Most likely due to the fact that there were  no skewed panels to deal with LOL.  Some nice straight lines, just the way I like it, and thus the card came together quickly.  

I combined the sketch with last week's Color Throwdown as I had the perfect piece of DP I could use (another bit of my Costco pack used up - yeah!!).  I also pulled out Verve's Petals and Stems, the very first Verve flower set I bought a few years back.  It's such a fun image, the flowers are easy to cut out and I still love using it to this day :)

My crimper was calling my name again, so I crimped the horizontal panels, added some ruffled ribbon at the base of the flowers as "grass" with a bit of a punched border and some buttons to finish things off.  Another card to remind me Spring is on its way, and reminding I need!  We are in a deep freeze here on the West Coast (well for us anyway!).  Hitting -12C to -15C tonite with the wind chill - brrr!!!  I will no doubt lose a few of the plants in my garden with those temps.  Haven't gone anywhere without a warm drink in my hands the last few days as I am a total wimp in the cold!  Even the cat won't go outside LOL!

The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.





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


In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card featured, so please do come and join us this week so we can see your take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you neck of the woods is warmer than mine!




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Petals and Stems
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Costco DP
Ink: Old Olive, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Threading Water Border Punch, Crimper, 1/8" Olive Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Buttons, Glue Dots, Twine, Dimensionals

27 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Marisa this is GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful use of these colours and the crimped panels look FAB!!! Love the popped up flowers and buttom embellies!!! As for your weather - ACK - you should move here, it's t-shirt and shorts weather!! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such pretty use of these colors! I love the use of your crimper too!

Emily Keaton said...

Everything perfectly aligned . . . all right angles . . . beautiful blues and greens. I think you had your game on for this card, Marisa. It's beautiful--and you ROCKED everything about it. LOVE this!

Dawn B. said...

I want to come stamp at your house.. You have the best tools and toys.. This is gorgeous.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Vicki B. said...

super cute Marisa, love the colors, so springy!!! The crimped panels look cute!!!

Renée said...

love the ruffled ribbon grass, Marisa! Great colours!

Maureen said...

nope, we are at -16 right now!!! And I don't know what the windchill is...we were -27 yesterday morning when I went to work. LOVE the flowers and your ribbon treatment to look like grass...fabulous texture :) Have a great weekend...we will be in Vernon but make a little trip to Kelowna so I can go to the LSS...I'm itching for some new paper :) hugs :) Stay warm!

ChristineCreations said...

So fresh and spring Marisa! Love the little button accents and the fun grass!

Bonnie said...

I love these colors together! They are so crisp and springy! The ribbon at the base of the flowers is genius! Beautiful card!

Katina said...

Just fabulous! I love the layout, the fresh colours, the crimping and the ribbon grass - fab!! xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Spring flowers.. oh so cute and fresh. The layout is awesome Marisa. Very springy and cheerful.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your darling blue flowers and the row of 'grass'! The buttons are a perfect accent!

Lynn said...

This is such a pretty card for the challenges! I love the popped up flowers, fun buttons and pleated ribbon...very cheerful!

Vickie Z said...

Love those flowers and crimped panels. Buttons are adorable!! Sorry about the cold....keep warm!!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa! This is beautiful!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stamp set from Verve! It's my most loved set ;)

TannyP said...

Stay warm & think of spring? Looks like you've been doing that perfectly! Love the ruffled ribbon and the way you've used your crimper and buttons. Super cute card, Marisa!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Marisa! I love your scrunched ribbon for the grass and those pretty stems and flowers. Your card is a Spring delight!!! Our weather is in the 70's and partly sunny today. Of course, that means another round of tornadic weather. Ugh!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Love the ruffled ribbon detailing! Your comment about skewed panels made me lol! Lovely card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the colors, the images... your ribbon treatment is fabulous! :o)

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous job with the sketch Marisa...I just adore those darling little flowers and the wonderful way you used those colors! And that ribbon grass is awesome, too! Hope you're getting some "me" time in the craft room...how long does your husband's "work season" last? All I can say is that it's a good thing that he still does the cooking! Lucky you!

Denise Marzec said...

Love that ruffled ribbon along the bottom. :)

Jen said...

Looks like you certainly could handle that challenge. Your card is so pretty. It really heralds spring to me.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my Marisa...your card is just beautiful! Love it! Hugs ~S~

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love this sketch turned on its side and I love the ribbon grass.

Colleen Dietrich said...

So pretty! Love the ribbon 'grass'; that is a cool touch.

H2 :) said...

Gorgeous card Marisa! It's definitely fun & "springy", & I hope it chases those cold temperatures away for you! Love your bright flowers & all those beautiful straight panels. (Skewed ones are pretty hard to embrace, aren't they?) :)

Sue Kohler said...

good to see my favourite flowers are back again and looking as fabulous as always!! The ribbon is so delicate, a perfect addition! :)