Sunday, March 20, 2011

Getting My Diva On




March's Get Your Diva On challenge on SCS is being sponsored by Verve Diva Tosh.  Her challenge is to use neutrals on your card (white, ivory, gray, black, brown) and a splash of colour.  The winner of the challenge gets the wonderful honor of being a Guest Diva at the next Verve release.   

I pulled out some black and cream DP from of my slowly dwindling Costco DP stash and went to work using the first Verve sketch for March.  The sentiment just seemed to fit the card and I could use two colours on it so it was a perfect fit.  The flower is a tissue flower I made using a scalloped circle punch and eight layers of red tissue paper.  Thankfully I had some in my stash as the DP called for a "soft" embellishment.  All you need to do to make the flower is layer all the punched scallops, put a brad in the middle, scrunch each layer of tissue toward the middle one layer at a time, and then unfold the layers until you get your desired "poofiness".  A few half pearls finished things off  nicely. 

Spring Break has now begun so kids and I get to hang out together for two weeks.  Our school district is waaaaay over crowded so they are taking a two week Spring Break to save money.  Off to visit friends, go swimming, have a jammie day or two , visit the Aquarium and Science World and do a Spring Clean (kids are going to groan when they hear that last one LOL!).

Feels wonderful to get inky and be able to post a bit more again.  Therapy for the soul :)  Have a fabulous day and thanks for sharing a part of yours with me today.






What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Love's Flower
Paper: Costco DP, Real Red, Vanilla
Ink: Black, Real Red
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, Red Tissue Paper, Brad, SU Border Punch, Half Pearls, Dimensionals



22 comments:

Christina said...

This is so beautiful and sophisticated! Gorgeous combination of papers and a perfect, stunning flower embellishment. So fitting for that wonderful sentiment!

Andrea Ewen said...

Your Diva is ON baby! What a fabulous card and what an awesome flower! In fact, when I type the last period of this comment, I'm going to get out my scalloped circle die and make me one of those flowers! I attempted to make one of these about a month ago, but not using your technique, hence the flower ended up pushing up a daisy, lol! A wonderful color combination...the red is so striking against the black & white background! A Divalicious card for sure!

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS girl! Love your tissue flower!

Two week spring break!?! Wish we did that in Calgary :( We could actually GO somewhere HOT for two weeks...lol

Enjoy the time with the kids!!

TannyP said...

Oh you rocked this one! I love that flower and the fabulous papers. Great job, Marisa. I must get that punch...loving it with the pearl perfection.

Enjoy Spring Break! Sounds like you've got lots to keep them (and you!) busy =)

Pam Speidel said...

Stunning creation Marisa! You've definitely got your DIVA ON! :) It sounds like you've got some FUN times ahead in the next couple weeks..ENJOY! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marissa. Love the black DP and the touch of red... dreamatic look. Fabulous quote. :o)

Maureen said...

oh, that red is doing all the talking!! Love it! It's perfect for that sentiment and really pops of that elegant paper :)Definitely got your diva on for this one :) Well, I cleared out about 3/4 of my SU sets...i'm down to about 3 small drawers of ones I'm not ready to part with...I didn't realize how many I had until I started throwing them in boxes! Now just need to weed through paper...but I'm on schedule with the to do list :) Organize dies is next! Mostly the PTI ones...I'm going to try to make little pockets like Dawn showed on her blog...sort of what verve already does...which I love :) Sounds like you have a very fun social line up!! Hope the weather gets a bit more sunny...it's grey and wet here today.

Debbie Carriere said...

Very elegant card, Marisa! Love the color combination, that fluffy flower, & the placement of pearls :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful job with the sketch- even the colors look DIVA~ :O)

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Marisa, this card is so striking! I just love it in black, ivory, and red. Your poofy flower turned out FAB, and that lettering is wonderful. Great card--it's very plain that you had a fun time making this one!!

Have fun with your kids the next two weeks. Sounds like you have some awesome stuff planned!!

Mrs Ham said...

This is wonderful. The colors are fantastic. I LOVE the flower.

Katina said...

WOW, FABULOUS!!! So striking Marisa. Thanks for the tissue paper flower tip - will definitely have a go at that. xx

dj said...

beautiful...love the color combo...as you know it is one of my favorites!!

Vickie Z said...

Okay... you are so quick!! Great minds DO think a like... funny part is probably while you were typing I was editing another batch of photos and changed my pic!! Love the colors {of course} and the tissue flower is wonderful!! I need to do some spring cleaning myself... groaning like your kids will!! Fabulous card!!

Kristina said...

What an elegant card. The black and cream combo looks fabulous with the splash of red. A tissue paper flower, eh? I might need to try that out. It looks great! Love the little pearls along the scallops.

It was yet another great message at church this morning. Jeff took a "sort of" break from the Prayer Challenge to talk about the recent crisis in Japan and answer some of the emails he has received. It was a great apologetics lesson (which I love!). I don't think I'll ever get tired of him/creation/myself repeatedly affirming the existence of God!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is so stunning, Marisa, with the pop of red against the gray! Enjoy your time with your kids...soon they will leave the nest and your house will be way too quiet! Of course, I treasure my quiet times and just stamp away!

Nance said...

You sure got your diva on here, Marisa! Fabulous use of patterns and I love that beautiful tissue flower--gorgeous! (Hugs)

Dawn B. said...

Your card is so elegant..LOVE the tissue paper flowers.. have a great spring break. Ours is not until the end of April.. I am ready...

Linda Callahan said...

And what a beautiful splash of color you made! Wowza - you are a diva in my book - love it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how beautiful! That flower is FABULOUS!!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! I love the colors you used and that red tissue flower is just a beauty.

Betty Wright said...

This is so beatuiful, Marisa! I sure miss Costco! Looks like there are great craft finds there! I love your red tissue flower! Lovely card!