Friday, February 18, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #58

Keesh came up with another fun colour combination this week.  They were perfect for a masculine card so I decided to make my second masculine of the week.  Think that's more than I made all of last year LOL!

I combined the colours with Jen's February Sketch For You To Try.  Being as I'm still off kilter after making a skewed panel card for my Color Dare card on Wednesday, I branched way out from my normal style on this card.  It ended up being a rustic, slightly western look, though in hindsight I should have probably used a different nestie shape.  The sentiment is from Verve's Big Wish, and distressing all the panels was very therapeutic for my post-skewed-panel-shock-syndrome LOL! A  touch of twine, crimping and stars finished things off nicely.  Now I just need a cowboy to send this to.  Anyone know one?

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


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 :)

Off to do more work for hubby...another three to four weeks to go....  Have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Wish Big
Paper: Early Espresso, Ttangerine Tango, Marina Mist
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Distressed Striipes Embossing Folder, Scalloped Square and Labels 16 Nestie, Crimper, Star Die, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Half Pearls, Marvy Star Punch, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Benzi said...

Ha You really were in shock over that skewed panel episode earlier this week...causing you to make a masculine card. I do know someone you could send it to....yes, our Pam. You know she has a cowboy in the closet. LOL
Seriously, I really like your card with all the distressing, twine, and other wonderful elements.

Christina said...

Awesome masculine card, Marisa! I should use stars more often, because I love the way they look on a card. The embossed and distressed white panel adds such a fun texture!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

simply marvelous!!!!!!
your take on this layout is just superb!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

The colors and layout really suit a distressed style Marisa. Really fun!

Anonymous said...

Fab again Marisa; love the distressing, twine and stars! xx

Vickie Z said...

Love the use of these colors. Distressing, crimping, and bg embossing is wonderful!!! You did a great job on the skewed panel, you can do the next one too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes! LIke Benzi said, you could send this to Pamzi. That's so funny; I was thinking it before I read her comment!

I like your 'new' Labels nestie. Must have!

Hey, I dreamed I met you the other night. It was too funny! I was talking with you about how to pronounce your name: Mar - ee - sa, or Mar - ih - sa. I think it's the first one. Which is it?

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love the fun color combo and the distressed striped background!

Danni said...

Awesome card!! You make masculine cards look so easy!

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I don't know any cowboys!! LOL! Love the card though, you have done a fab job with this weeks challenge.

Dawn Easton said...

You rocked the those colours! Awesome!

H2 :) said...

This looks great Marisa! Love your combination of elements & I think this nestie shape works perfectly with the "western" theme. Good luck tracking down a cowboy recipient!
Hope you have recovered from the skewed panel incident - they can be rather shock inducing! lol :)

Beth said...

Great masculine card! You did a fantastic job with this sketch - I love the embossing and distressed edges!

Denise Marzec said...

What an AWESOME design! I love the colors with those distressed stripes!

Makeesha Byl said...

Fun, fun, fun creation Marisa! Love the embosses background and the those stars! Thanks for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

Nance Leedy said...

GREAT card Marisa! Love all the distressed details and how the embossed stripes echo the crimped paper. FAB male card! If you find a cowboy let me know.... ;-)

Stacy Morgan said...

Cool card,these colors... hmmm.. I am not sure I could pull it off. You did a great job.

Sue said...

I hear ya, it is always a struggle when thinking of a cards to make for a special man! this one is gorgeous, love the background embossing and the distressed edges mix in perfectly! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Marisa. Love the colors and that sketch. Great textures! :o)

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Great use of the sketch and the colour combo, Marisa! Love the texture. xo B.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great use of the colours this week. You have such amazing details in your work, Marisa. Great job!