Friday, March 18, 2011

Inkspriations Colour Challenge #62

Another fabulous colour combination by Keesh this week for us to play with.  Just love the way the espresso pops against the other colours.  That being said, I don't have any Daffodil Delight so I had to substitute with So Saffron, but I think it worked out wonderfully.

I combined this week's colours with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.  It was such a fun sketch with the circle inside the square so I just had to try it.  I had the perfect American Crafts Enchanted DP with all the right colours, but it ended up being mostly covered up with only a few flowers showing  :(

The flower was a nightmare, as I made it myself, and have consequently vowed to never do that again without the proper die and quilling tool.  Lesson learned!!

As I slowly crawl back into my stamping saddle after six weeks of limited stamping, my ever trusty Swiss Dots crutch was there to help me.  It's like putting on an old pair of jeans that fit just right LOL!  A bit of foliage for the flower, a few half pearls (which I will be hoarding as Michael's is no longer carrying them - eeeek!!) and I was good to go.

Enough about my woes!  The Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.  


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 spotlighted so come and play along :)

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope to be back sooner than later, but Spring Break with the kids home 24/7 may spoil with my plans.  Have a fabulous weekend!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Big Wish, (SU) French Script Background 
Paper:  Regal Rose, So Saffron, Early Espresso, American Crafts Enchanted DP
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:  Lacey Circle, Circle and Labels 4 Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Marvy Flower Punch, Martha Stewart Punch, Brown Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Half Pearls, Dimensionals


H2 :) said...

This is lovely Marisa. Karen's sketch is great & your resulting card is absolutely fantastic. Love all the layers, that swiss dot "crutch" thing you have happening, the little bit of foliage poking out from under the circle & the pearls on the sentiment panel are just perfect. Have a great weekend! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is FABULOUS! Love the pleated ribbon down the side! Awesome!

Emily Keaton said...

A super yummy color combo! I just love that sketch, too, and how you used it. Personally, I think that flower looks awesome!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! This is BEAUTIFUL Marisa! LOVE the colors and the stamps you used!!

Christina said...

{gasp!} Marisa, this is just amazing! I would be totally stumped by this sketch, but the way you rocked it with those yummy colors is just brilliant. Your flower is beautiful, and I love the peek of patterned paper. Fabulous job!

Joan said...

Gorgeous Marisa - Your rocked this sketch!!!!

I don't think I realized you were in BC along with Glenda. I'm next door in Alberta. Going to be heading for the island during Spring Break 'cause my husband has a choir tour. Looking forward to seeing some green-ness instead of huge piles of snow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. You crack me up with the swiss dots crutch. This folder is a **go to** not a crutch girlie... I love the pearl accents!

Katina said...

Just beautiful Marisa! The colour combination is just gorgeous and I love the layout so much. xx

Vickie Z said...

Love this card!! Great use of the sketch and these colors!! Love the layering background and the dp is pretty, wonderful flower {you did a fabulous job making it yourself}!!!

Benzi said...

Marisa, I love your flower but I suppose the proper tools are always nice to have when needed. Your card is really a beauty.
Have a great weekend.

Sue Kohler said...

this is absolutely awesome Marisa, the saffron works perfectly, you have rocked both the sketch and the colours! The ribbon is stunning! :)

Alison said...

Stunning card as always!! Swiss Dots is my favourite too! :)

Maureen said...

oh, the colours really look fabulous together...and the flower doesn't look that are too hard on yourself!! Love all the little details...ah, it's 4:30 and the Break has begun!! Hope you get some stamping time :)

Viv said...

A really winning combination Sweety! Love this card. You totally rocked both the sketch and colour challenge.
You clever girl you! xxx

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow this is beautiful!! I love your ribbon. I also love the way you use your lacey circle nestie and swiss dots ef. You certainly do them justice. And there are those pearls again -- love seeing them on your cards. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.
On another note -- I was able to do some catch in commenting on your SCS gallery - what a wonderful time I had there.

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, your card is strikingly beautiful! Love the colors and your awesome design! Hugs ~S~

Suzie said...

Marisa this is just gorgeous..I will be casing this for Mothers Day. I love how you split the coloured paper and stamped on the circle. TFS :0)

nitestamper said...

super lovely card, Marisa!!!!
great color combo !!!!

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Very nice...I love it!

Betty said...

YOU are inkredible!

Kristina said...

Oooh, this is so gorgeous, Marisa! I love the scrumptious scrunched ribbon, and that flower. Gorgeous!!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Pretty card! Like the different textures :-)

TannyP said...

Seriously stunning! That script background and those papers....wowza. I absolutely love that darn die! Your flower turned out beautifully for a nightmare =)

Diane Barnes said...

A very pretty & happy card Marisa. All the special details you've included really make it beautiful. Inky wishes, Di