Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Creating a Sweet Sunday Sketch For Fun



So nice to be able to play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch this week.  I have been a fan of her sketches for a long time now and it is wonderful to have the time to play along this week :)

I combined her sketch with the CR84FN colour challenge and A La Card challenge to use nature on your card.  Just love the colour pallet Mona chose for this week - they make my heart sing :)   If you have been around my blog at all you know I love green and these neutrals are right up my alley too :)


I found this great Echo Park DP on clearance at an LSS (it is the flip side of some icky Halloween paper!) and paired it with Early Espresso and Kraft.  The colours scream nature to me and since leaves were the first thing that came to mind out came my Studio G leaf image again - love this image :)   A few embossed panels, buttons, cut out leaves and I was good to go.

It was so fun to sit and create all by my lonesome today.  The quiet was blissful LOL!  Kids are in school, job for hubby is done, and I have some time all to myself after two months of craziness.  Happy sigh :)

Thanks for joining me today.  Hope to be back tomorrow with another card.



What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Wishing You, Studio G

Paper: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Modern Garland Punch, Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes Embossing Folders, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

27 comments:

Debgem said...

Such a lovely card - the combination of challenges are fab! Love the leaves you've cut out. There are so many lovely details and lots of texture. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Marisa...

I love this card you took that sketch to the next level, It is so beautiful, I just love how you used the leaves coming up like that with the button. And the number of buttons and pearls is perfect!! Thank you so much for joining us with our first challenge at A La Card Monkey!! I am going to be putting a picture of all the goodies up today so come back and take a look, over 100.00 worth of stuff.


Hugs
Shirley
www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

ah, Marisa time...sounds perfect and you deserve it!! Just some time to sit and "be" and enjoy :) LOVE the colours too, so soft and serene...and who doesn't love a great leaf image!! Wow, perfect cutting!! Here's "wishing you" more fun times now :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful card Marisa. These colours are great. Love the pearls and buttons and the punched border.
So glad you had a chance to get back to creating ---- I am so craving the time to get back into my "room" and make some cards.

Danni said...

Very pretty! Love the border, so nice!!
Enjoy your quiet...my kids are on spring break and it's a rainy week so lots of togetherness..heehe!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I just wanted to tell you that I posted a Picture of the Basket of Goodies for the winner of the A La Card Monkey Nature Challenge. Make sure you are sitting down when you look... it's a wower!!!

www.alacardmonkey.blogspot.com

Hugs
Shirley

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE these earthy colors and the nature theme is perfect for it! I need to get back to using Karen's sketches again...so many challenges...so little time!

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! This beauty is a winner! Of course, you know I love green. ;) Such a pretty edge punch and the embellishments are perfect!

Terry and Shirley SU said...

Beautiful card. I like those sketches too! Thanks for entering our challenge at A La Card Monkey.

Terry
http://alacardmonkey.blogspot.com

Vicki B. said...

just stunning Marisa I love this color combo!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Marisa! That fancy border looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Christina said...

Love the way you used these serene, nature-inspired colors! Beautiful job with the sketch, too. So glad you had some time to yourself to craft just for fun!

Heather Jensen said...

Great sketch. Love how you combined the two. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Nance said...

Gorgeous Marisa! Love the greens and browns (my fave too!) and those leaves are fabulous. So glad you got your craft on today...just for fun!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS card Marisa! I had to giggle, because I still have not used this image :)!!! Fab take on the Sketch GF...hugs ~S~

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Those colors ARE you!

Annie said...

What a bright spring card! Love it!

Viv said...

Stunning as always Marisa!! LOVE everything about it, especially that leaf detail!!! xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is just beautiful, Marisa! The colors are perfect and the design of the sketch is right on! I love those leafy stamps...and you've fussy cut them out marvelously! Great work!

Emily Keaton said...

Look at all that glorious green! You must be in heaven with that lovely color combo. And I SPY the MS modern garland border punch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea M said...

So pretty Marisa!!! Love your use of the colors and the fun layout! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the layout and fussy cut leaves.. just lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Benzi said...

Love that color combo, Marisa. Glad you are getting some 'alone' time to create these wonderful cards.

Sue Lelli said...

Marisa, really LOVE the leaves in two different colors and the circles! That sketcha and our colors made one FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! The colors are so rich and you blended them beautifully! Love the cutwork detailing on the leaves! Lovely card!

Linda said...

Beautiful card!

TannyP said...

Well I must tell you - I was scrolling down to this card and MrP said "I like that - that's a nice card!" =) It is...I love the colors you've used and the perfect use of the sketch. Kraft and that wonderful border...love it!