Thursday, April 14, 2011

Verve Recipe Challenge

Verve

This card was made for April's Verve Get Your Diva On challenge over on SCS.  Amber provided a recipe we had to work with depending one the initial of our first name.


My recipe was as follows:
  • Embellishments:  twine, buttons, brads
  • Colour Combo: brown, pink, turquoise
  • Layers/Shape:  4 layers or a circle shaped card


Phew - was a lot to keep in mind while making this card!   There where many times when I thought to myself "Oh, this would look great on this card" only to have to stop myself as it wasn't in the recipe.

I stayed true to my recipe and made my flower based on this fabulous tutorial.  Working with these colours was a bit tricky in that it is beyond strange making a brown flower and adding turquoise leaves LOL, but, once I was able to wrap my mind around it, I was good to go :)

Maybe I should have swapped out the colour category with one of the others, (we could switch one category as long as we used everything in the new category not just one item or colour) but thought of it too late and didn't want to start over so I stuck with what I had.   Loved all of Amber's recipes so I just may have to try each one of them as a fun starting point for a card :)

Thanks for your wonderful comments and for supporting my little piece of blogland - you guys are the best (((hugs)))





What's In It?
Stamps: (SU) Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Early Espresso, SU Regal Rose DSP, Turquoise
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, SU Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, SU Border Punch, Brads, Baker's Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! I like things out of the norm. So your brown flower and turquoise leaves are fabulous!!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a unique color combo, Marisa!! That brown flower *is* unexpected, but it is absolutely WONDERFUL!! Sometimes unexpected is a truly good thing. :) Have a super day!

KimCreate said...

Rally nice! This is my recipe too for the challenge. I hope to work on it tonight.
KIm

Christina said...

Gorgeous flower, Marisa! I love the turquoise leaves, so fun and unexpected. I need to think outside the box like that occasionally! Love the repetition of the circles elements too!

Jackie Pedro said...

I think in stamping that anything goes!!! If you want a brown flower, then make a brown flower!! This is beautiful, Marisa!!!

Maureen said...

sometimes you just need a brown flower!! I think it totally works here :) Such gorgeous texture...ah and a circle :)

Vickie Z said...

Girl... You did a wonderful job! I think I've only done one other recipe challenge -takes me a little longer as I want to add stuff like you!! Brown flower is perfect!!

Katina said...

Wow, wow, wow this works so well Marisa! Just stunning!! xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the shaped card and your flower is gorgeous! Great job with the recipe.. :)

Crystal said...

Oh WOW absolutely LOVE your color combo and this design is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a stunning flower!

Carol said...

This is so pretty Marissa. What a gorgeous flower. I really love circle cards too. This is just exquisite. Beautifully done!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow a fun challenge idea and very pretty outcome!

Jennipher Lowery said...

You definitely got your "diva on". This card is incredible!

Amber Hight said...

SO SO beautiful!!!

Ravengirl said...

You got it on! Love your darling card!

Benzi said...

I'm crazy over your little dots on the dp and I LOVE the flower and leaves...yes, in that color.
So cheerful and delish!!!

Dawn B. said...

Now this is an awesome color combination.. LOVE the way you used your circles. Great job Marisa.

Kim Score said...

very pretty! love your layout and colors

Luanne said...

This is really cool Marissa!! Love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wowzers, that big chocolate flower is divine! Makes me want to forage around the house for some bunny ears...
Love the color combo, the details and the roundness...so glad your name started with "M" because you rocked this recipe! Now to apply it to REAL food...
(I know, not happenin')

Joanne Leddy said...

Love the flower! It's beautiful in your chocolate brown color! So glad you enjoyed creating this beauty!

Wanda Cullen said...

Recipe challenges are always hard for me, but you rocked yours! Little circle cards are so sweet and I love the brown flower with turquoise leaves...well done!