Friday, March 4, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #60


Absolutely love this colour combination and will definitely be using it again!  As time was  limited this week and my mojo wondered off to play in the sunshine, I literally "cased" last week's Stamping 411 sketch, image and all....almost crimped the bottom panel too LOL!

I just love this image from Thoughts and Prayers, even though I have to ink it up with my spots as I don't have markers.  Despite the fussiness of the inking up, the final image always brings a smile to my face as it has such a wonderful feel and flow to it.

I used my scalloped square nesties for the rectangle.  Just punched out two squares and joined them together to make a rectangle.  Hoping a lacy rectangle is in the works for a future release as I would snap that one up in an instant.  A bit of ruffled ribbon, my Swiss Dots crutch, and some butterflies to balance off the saffron and I was good to go :)

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.  These colours look fabulous together so I hope you can squeeze in a bit of time to join us this week.

Have a fabulous weekend :)




What's In It?
Stamps: (Stampin' Up!) Thoughts and Prayers, My Sentiments Exactly
Paper: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Garden Green, Rose Red
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Lacey Square Nesties, 5/8" Satin Saffron Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, Dimensinoals

35 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Where is your card?

Christina said...

Hi Marisa! I'm sure your card is lovely, but for some reason I don't see it. Is it just my slow computer?

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Marisa! I love how the Nesties frame the image...such great use of color!

Angela said...

What a bright beautiful card! You really cheer me up with this card knowing the spring is coming! Have great day my dear.

Katina said...

I agree Marisa, this is a beautiful colour scheme. I adore the image! Thanks for the great tip for making the rectangle frame. xx

Benzi said...

Marisa, I saw this come across the SCS gallery and knew it was yours before I even checked the name. It's beautiful! I will never tire of that image. That'crutch' adds a wonderful touch. LOL

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh and clean another beautiful card. Your ribbon treatment is so fun, I have to try this! Have a great weekend Marisa. :0)

Vickie Z said...

I am a lover of swiss dots... so keep 'em coming!!! This card reaffirms that spring is on it's way!! Love the flowers and butterflies are a nice touch!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I knew it would be a fab card and it is! Fabulous take on the sketch!! :)

Dawn B. said...

You are really good if you inked that up with your spots.. I love this set too.. Have a wonderful weekend.

Maureen said...

I agree, that Thoughts and Prayers stamp is so wonderful :) Love the bright pops of yellow, green and pink. Another warm day here and I'm resting tonight before the big push this weekend...then I can enjoy my birthday and spring!! Yippee!!

Makeesha Byl said...

So gorgeous Marisa! Those scallops work a treat and your scrunched ribbon looks fabulous. Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

Nance said...

Lovely card Marisa! Beautiful take on these colors and your scrunchy ribbon is gorgeous! Love that scalloped nestie too! Thanks for your super sweet comment on my PPA guest spot--you're the best! :-)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh love it Marisa, so full of Spring. Kim

Beedubya said...

I just love you fresh, clean, and crisp style. Your cards are truly beautiful.

xo B.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely card, love the Spring colors!

H2 :) said...

Love it Marisa! Certainly brings thoughts of sunshine & summer days. The colours pop beautifully on your crisp white background, your nesties are very clever & the swiss dots & black pearls look great. :)

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Love the colors and the scrunched ribbon accenting! Beautiful!

Vicki B. said...

Just beautiful Marisa, love that ruffled ribbon!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the butterflies and the pretty ribbon treatment. :o)

nitestamper said...

sweet, sweet design!!!!!!!
your ribbon is so cute!!!!!
tfs:)
chat

Debbie Carriere said...

Another beautiful card! Love that image & your ruffled ribbon. Swiss dots folder is my crutch, too - I reach for it all the time, lol :) TFS!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Marisa this is FABULOUS!! It totally brought a smile to my face - it's just so HAPPY!! Love the lacey rectangle and the ribbon is yummy!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so fresh and crisp and Springy. And, I LOVE that ribbon treatment!

Alison said...

So beautiful! I love this card!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous and a perfect card for the sketch, Marisa! I love the beautiful colours and ribbon treatment.

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card! You can never go wrong with thoughts and prayers!

TannyP said...

Seriously gorgeous! I love this - those scalloped rectangles are incredible. I need them now =) Fabulous colors, done perfectly and your ribbon is amazing. Love this card - and especially those swiss dots!!

Sue Kohler said...

Where do I start with this stunner Marisa? the colours are amazing, so bright and summery, the ribbon is awesome.... I love it all!! :)

Denise Marzec said...

AWESOME colors and I LOVE that satiny, ruffled ribbon!

Robbyn said...

Beautiful Marissa! Love your pleated ribbon!
RobbynW

Joan said...

Beautiful....those tiny butterflies are the perfect size for this branch!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a timeless set...one I'll always keep! Love the springtime feel to your version!

Kristina said...

I love the Thoughts and Prayers set. I love it every time I see it used, by anyone. The one thing that's always held me off from purchasing it is the coloring. I don't have more than a couple stamin' write markers to color the rubber with. So frustrating! But I don't want to buy a whole bunch of markers just to color the stamp. Am I just being stubborn?! lol

The lacy green rectangle nestie looks so perfect on this card. It adds to the whole softness of the card. Gorgeously done, Marisa!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful (I feel like I keep using that word...oh yeah, because I AM....because I HAVE TO...because your card is BEAUTIFUL)...sorry, I digress...
I was just looking for a stamp like this to use; what a soothing look with those lovely flowers and darling butterflies! Colors are perfect, the ribbon treatment is divine and the lacy border is striking! Gorgeousness!!!