Friday, February 11, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #57



Had a late night creating this card as hubby's overflow office work for me is more than filling my days!  When  you add it on to my regular before and after school daycare work I am working a 12 hour day, so the only time left to stamp is late at night because I definitely don't do early mornings well LOL!

That being said, it felt wonderful to get inky again, especially since I wanted to use a sentiment from Verve's Text Notes which my wonderful blogging buddy and new Verve Diva, Maureen, gave me for my birthday.  The quote I wanted to use needed a horizontal panel so I flipped the sketch and am quite happy with how it turned out.

I paired the sketch with this week's Curtain Call colour challenge.  It has been forever since I've played along (said hanging my head in shame) but these colours were screaming loudly at me so I jumped at the chance to combine the challenges.

Just love this Verve flower image and used it to frame the sentiment.  I added some black accents to the mix to make things pop a bit (hope that's okay, Stacey...) and am quite happy with the outcome.  The quote is a bit hard to read in the picture so here is what it says:  "A cheerful friend is like a sunny day, spreading brightness all around". 

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 come and join the fun this week :)

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  Rain is back in the forecase - ugh!! - so that means, watching my son's soccer game in the rain, frizzy hair from all the dampness, and many thoughts of spring LOL. However,  I sure did enjoy the four days of glorious sunshine we got earlier this week (as you can see in the background of my picture above). 





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Wish Big, Text Notes
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories:  Preserves 4 Pack Embossing Folder, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, 5/8" Black Stain Ribbon, SU Border Punch, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

35 comments:

LouDotMac said...

Gorgeous card - I love the layout and the colours you have used. The bow and flower are just perfect!!!

Lou Mac. xo

Christine Blain said...

This is really beautiful, Marisa. I love the popped-up flowers, and the sentiment you've used.

lotte chew said...

beautiful!!!! love the flower and sentiment!!

Denise Marzec said...

Holy smokes, this is AWESOME, Marisa. Soooooo beautiful...absolute perfection!

Dawn B. said...

Marisa this is beautiful. I love the way you tie your ribbons. Great card. Have fun at the soccer game. We have 2 warm and dry basketball games..:)

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how you used the colors and those flowers are fabulous (I can't seem to cut those out well!!) the black bow is perfect!!

Laurel said...

Such a beautiful card!

Christina said...

Marisa, this is most definitely one of my favorite cards you have posted! Makes me want to dig out my Wish Big set! I love the way the leaves frame the oval, and how the leaf shape is echoed in the embossed background. Beautfully designed!

TannyP said...

Wow, Marisa! You've completely rocked these challenges. The colors look incredible and the sketch is fantastic! Your new stamps are perfectly used and your super cute bow is spectacular. Love, love, love it!

Cindy Major said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful! I love the colours and design - that fancy sentiment with the layered flower on top is
beautiful! Nicely done! :D

Have a great weekend!

Cindy

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card, Marisa! I just love those colors, too. So springy! Just what I need right now, but we our temp was 5F this morning and spring seems so far away. You've been getting so much rain--is that normal for your area at this time of year? We're celebrating that our kids were able to go to school ALL 5 DAYS this week!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers! This is going into my notebook of faves for future inspiration! LOVE the layout, the colors...love everything! BTW, I DO visit people in psych wards - lol! I literally laughed out loud when I saw Teresa's VLV sketch! I was afraid your avatar pic might show you as a bald lady (after pulling all your hair out) when I came to your blog! YOU CAN DO IT! (the card...not pulling the hair).

ChristineCreations said...

WOW You've used these colors so beautifully Marisa...the layout, the embossing, the details in the flower the edging....awesome!

Heidi said...

My this is gorgeous Marisa!

Maureen said...

wow! You are quick to use this!! I know you will love this set :) And these are your colours for sure...pink and green :) Gorgeous pop of black with that fabulous ribbon and bow :) Here's hoping the weather man (Mark!) is wrong :)

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Marisa!

H2 :) said...

Stunning design Marisa. The pretty flower looks fantastic embracing that beautiful sentiment. Love your signature white & the dashes of black.
Have a great weekend, hope you get some sunshine. :)

Nance said...

It's a jaw dropper, Marisa! Love the pop of black and how you've flipped the sketch. Love the double flower and the leaves and look at that sunshine in the background!! A perfect card on a perfect day!

Benzi said...

Eek! I love the Verve flower image, Marisa. I think it is fabulous framing the sentiment. Such a gorgeous card with super colors. Sorry you're having to work so much. Yes, your sunshine looks divine.

Makeesha Byl said...

Just beautiful Marisa! I love the mix of colour, the brights with the touch of black! Really stunning! Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

Beedubya said...

Wonderful, Marisa!! What a beauty! I love the colours. I hope you get some free time soon!

xo B.

Carrie Gaskin said...

So very pretty, Marisa! Yes, those days of sunshine (although pretty chilly) were so welcomed in our neck of the woods, weren't they? Great job on the card this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful - the black adds such a dramatic accent!

Stacey Schafer said...

Gorgeous!

mona99 said...

I really like the card you made. I like the colours, the flower and I love the embossing folder you used. However I dont recognise which embossing folder it is. Thank you for leaving comments on my blog. I do appreciate it. :)

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is GORGEOUS Marisa!!! Love how you used the colours, the sentiment is wonderful and I love what you did with the flower!!! Beautiful!!!

Holly aka Toy said...

Hello, beautiful friend! This is gorgeous! I am never disappointed when I drop by here to visit!

HUGS!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Marisa! The blend of the colors is terrific! Love the cut work detailing and layered flower! Lovely card! Sounds like you are busy busy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am so behind on commenting - especially now that I get to see your posts daily! You are so good at it - thank you very much!

I love the way you used colors on this card. So balanced - great job with the sketch!

Sue Kohler said...

curly hair and rain are not a good mix at all, we have had high humdity here of late and I feel your pain!!!
what a gorgeous card, love the bright colours and your careful cutting out of the leaves!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marissa. Love the pretty flowers, the greeting... great textures. :o)

Vicki B. said...

OH MY Marissa!!! This is gorgeous!!! Just love the colors and the Layout!! PERFECTION!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Geez...I had to scroll down to forever to get to make a comment...wow! I just wanted to tell you how much I ADORE this card, that black ribbon is so darn eye-catching! How do you do it, time after time, make such lovely, clean, crisp designs with the perfect colors and not one thing out of place? I bet your house is immaculate...like mine...oh, wait, I do have killer dust bunnies...but I keep them around for security reasons...

Alison said...

Stunning card! Love the detail and the colours!! Just beautiful!!!