Friday, April 22, 2011

Butterflies and Flourishes


This week's Verve sketch was a hum dinger!  After much pondering, I decided my sanity was worth more than having to struggle with the "sun rays" so I decided to take a few liberties with the that part of the sketch as I saw a few of the Divas do the same.  So if Shannan questions me, I can say "the Diva's did it" LOL!
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When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of a butterfly (surprise, surprise!) and the butterfly trial subbing in for the rays.  I started off with this fabulous Cosmo Cricket DT and my colours came from there.  I double layered the lacy circle nesties and added my butterfly.  Then I realized there was no way my butterfly trail (I used this wonderful flourish from the There She Goes Flourish set) could match up properly unless my butterfly was flying sideways or downward, so the butterfly is flying properly and the butterfly trail works right where it is, right (wink, wink).  Phew!! I can't believe I've finished all the Verve sketches for this month so early - feels good :)

This weekend is a special one as my son and some of the other Grade 5/6 Youth are doing a God Rod performance to Arise My Love at our church's Easter performances.  He has the lead and I had tears streaming down my face at the rehearsal last night.  All the kids did an amazing job with the choreography and my little guy did a great job as the lead and has quite the stage presence the little rotter!  Proud mommy moment - happy sigh...   

It's going to be a crazy busy weekend with two Easter performances and then a big Easter dinner on Monday to play sues chef for (hubby is the chef in the family and we are having lamb and ham), so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed Easter weekend.  Blessings.






What's In It?
Stamps: (There She Goes) Flourish

Paper:  Cosmo Cricket DP, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nesties, Stampin' Up Sizzex Butterfly Die, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Baker's Twine, Button, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Katina said...

Oh my word Marisa, that is such a difficult sketch!! I love the way you've interpreted it - I think I would have given up! Your card is beautiful as always and I really like the colour scheme. Have a wonderful Easter. xx

Vicki B. said...

just beautiful Marisa! Love the colors!!

Vickie Z said...

Girl... the flourish works!! Love the butterflies and double lacey circle nesties!! Colors are fabulous!! You'll have a wonderful weekend watching your son's performances albeit... you'll be busyand tired when the weekends over!! I went for Shannon's tutorial??!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely and so soft. Sounds like you will have a busy weekend with family and the performance. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Shannan Teubner said...

If all the divas jumped off a bridge... ;)

I am so totally teasing! I am no task master...the idea is to be creative and have fun, right? I actually remember telling Jen del Muro once to close one eye, tilt her head sideways and THEN look at my card to see the sketch ;)

Have an awesome weekend!

Viv said...

Beautiful Marisa!! You did a brilliant interpretation of the sketch. It's as pretty as a picture.
Enjoy the rest of your Easter!!!
Hugs Viv xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, my dear, the colors are so cheery and Spring-like! Love the butterfly too; I guess I'm one of the offending Divas with the gem flourish. I have to say that I'm not that good at matching 6 or 7 different types of paper, so instead of making it look like I don't know what I'm doing, I opted for the easy way out :)
Congrats to your son, I certainly wouldn't be able to keep my eyes dry during that performance..I'm so happy for both of you...this will be an event to remember!
I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter and I hope you have a fun, relaxing day!

Ahh, lamb and ham...sounds like a Dr. Seuss book. Lucky girl, I need to get my hubby to some cooking classes...

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a pretty combo of Spring colors! Just brightened up my day! Happy Easter! Enjoy your family time~

Maureen said...

what pops of pretty spring colours! Love how you tilted the butterfly! LOL, nice way around the starbursts! I love how many different ways others have used...I wasn't creative enough and spent an hour figuring out how to do it with paper! LOL Hope the weekend and all your plans are going well. We finally have some nice sunny weather and I'm hoping to detail the car today!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! Love the stamped flourish, the colors, and scrumptious layers with the butterfly. I still need to get that die. Have a Blessed Easter weekend. Lamb and Ham?!?!? Sounds delice!

Shirley said...

I was surfing around looking for some inspiration and I think I've found it. What a beautiful cool and lovely card! I love your butterfly and the flourish you used as an embellishment too!

Shirley said...

Wow! How sophisticated! I love the ribbon, flowers, and that wonderful butterfly too!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

You've done an AWESOME job with this sketch Marisa!!! Love the big button butterfly!!!

Happy Easter to you and your family and congrats to your boy for his starring role!!! I can just imagine his proud Mommy!! :)

ps. Edna passed on the hug - lifted me right off the floor, crazy girl!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ the liberties! You crack me up girl! This is beautiful! I wanted to make a card using the sketch but I can't seem to find the right papers :(
Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy the day!
Congratulations to your son....you should be proud!

TannyP said...

I was thinking the same thing too about the sanity being worth more than the direct following of a sketch =) You did this one up beautifully!

Sue Kohler said...

This is the card that made up my mind to buy this die, these colours and DS paper are amazing! I love your take on the sketch! :)

Benzi said...

So bright and beautiul. Your flourish in place of the sun rays looks mighty fine to me.

I know you're sooooooo proud of your son. Hope your Easter was wonderful.