Friday, April 8, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #65


Just love Keesh's sketches and this one is no exception :)  Looking back on it I think it was meant to be square and not and A2 size, but it's too late now!

I combined it with this week's Off The Wall color challenge as I so want spring to come and if nature isn't going to give it to me, then I'm going to create my own little bit of it on a card - so there! - said stomping my feet with my hands on my hips and lower lip sticking out LOL!

Now that my l ittle hissy fit is over, I'll get to the card :)   I started off with this fun Paper Salon DP that had all the colours I needed and then pulled out my Verve Petals and Stems set as they are so much fun to pop up :)   I scored the background, added some yellow ribbon and filled in the corners with some butterflies - no surprise there!

This card also qualifies for this month's Verve Diva Dare - Color Me Spring - score!

The Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.





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.  We'd love to have you come and play along :).

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope your weather is better than ours!  Have a fabulous weekend :)



What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Petals and Stems
Paper: Certainly Celery, Paper Salon DP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun
Accessories: Scalloped Circle and Lacy Circle Nesties, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Satin Yellow Ribbon, Scor-Pal, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

27 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Marisa...you are fabulous at sketch challenges! Super sweet colors and gorgeous Spring-y flowers! That yellow bow is so eye catching! Your card is just beautiful! ~Oh, and I love the way you scored the background...adds such an elegant touch!

Christina said...

Another fab spring card, Marisa! You used the sketch and colors beautifully. Those flowers are so sweet, especially popped up on dimensionals. So pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that stamp set! Such pretty colours you've used too!!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

What a super pretty and happy card! I love the spring colors and those flowers are so pretty!

Maureen said...

oh, I'm feeling these colours!! LOVE how the flowers pop off and that fabulous ribbon. The little butterflies are the sweetest just flitting about :) Okay, house update...we just have to wait "10 business" days for the permit and then we're digging the hole!! have a great weekend :)

Emily Keaton said...

I played with these colors today, too, Marisa!! They are SO yummy. Love the scoring in the background, too. Have a great weekend!

Katina said...

More gorgeousness Marisa; you never disappoint me! Thank you so much for kind words and wishes - they really mean a lot. xx

Danni said...

This is such a pretty color combo!! We finally have a "spring" day today...figures the last day of spring break..hehe...suppose to rain this weekend.
Anyhoo, gorgoeus card!! Love how you did the bow/button at the bottom of the card!

Kathy Martin said...

So beautiful! Love everything about your card! :)

Benzi said...

So gorgeous, Marisa! Your yellow ribbon/bow are just yummy...talk about Spring!
Oh, if only your weather could cooperate with you. It is 80 degrees at my house and the sun is shining..kind of like your ribbon.

StampingMinnie said...

You do such great work. All those great details you put into each card. Lovely simply lovely.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just GORGEOUS, Marisa!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Marisa, my eyes just lit up as soon as I saw this card!! Those flowers are so bright and cheerful!! And I love the scored bg, butterflies and ribbon treatment!! Love these happy colors!! What a beauty!!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful colors and design, Marisa! Love the scored background and the dimensional flowers! Beautifully done!

Susan (rainy) said...

Spring cannot come soon enough can it! lol Your card is like a breath of fresh air. Love the crisp clean feel of it.

Nance said...

Oh my goodness, if this is spring in a card I don't know what is! Flowers and butterflies, oh my! Love your scored BG too--looks jsut like a trellis. Beautiful!

Sue Kohler said...

you have rocked both the colours and the sketch Marisa!! The background is gorgeous, as are the beautiful bow and the scattered butterflies!! :)

Vickie Z said...

Thought I commented yesterday but, must've been when my blogger was acting up!! Love the colors and how you used them with this sketch!! Flowers and butterflies are perfect. Bow is gorgeous!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So sweet and filled with warmth! Love what you've done with both the sketch and the color challenge! The scored bg is awesome!

TannyP said...

You always rock those petals & stems stamps and this card is no exception, my friend! Holy dinah - love it! For my birthday, I may just order myself those lacy circle nesties...love them every time you touch them!

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely stunning, Marisa!

Two Happy Stampers said...

What a cheerful card...TFS!
Heidi

ChristineCreations said...

Love your flowers popping up out of the circle. This is such a pretty spring card Marisa!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty, Marisa! Love that pop of yellow ribbon!

H2 :) said...

Lovely Marisa - so clean & crisp! I am in awe of your perfect use of white on your cards.
If Spring won't come to you, then this delightful creation is the next best thing. Hope you get some sunshine soon! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

You've been busy cranking out the gorgeous cards and I've been slackin' with my comments! LOVE this card with the diamond embossing and great spring colors!

Linda Callahan said...

One fabulous spring card!