Thursday, April 21, 2011

You Make A Difference


This week's Clean and Simple FTL was an interesting one so I decided to give it a try.  Try became the operative word too - ugh!

I desperately wanted to use my new lacy oval nesties, and after much frustration and lots of changes, this is the card I ended up with.  It's not totally true to the sketch, but with the way things were going (or more appropriately, not going), I took some artistic license so I could get to bed LOL!  That will teach me not to heed my note to self about not staying up late to work on a card.

Think it is going to be a long day, which may even require a bit of a 15 minute power nap or a sip of some caffeine, not to mention an early bedtime :) What's the saying,..."do as I say not as I do" LOL!  Later :)




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Because of You
Paper:  Art Impressions DP, Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Marvy Flower Punch, Lacy Oval and Oval Nesties, PTI Medium Scallop Die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Black Sheer Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Viv said...

Stay up late again!!! With results like this, you must get a big mug of coffee and forget sleep! LOL
(Looks pretty close to the sketch too, from where I'm standing Kiddo)! xxxx

Andrea Ewen said...

It's amazing to me that when we see the results of your card, my impression is not one of "wow, she really struggled with that", instead it's "WOW she really KNEW what she was doing with this one!". Not being behind the scenes, we don't see any strife, or failed attempts at a card, we just see magnificentosity (made that up, can you tell?) I think it turned out splendidly! Now go get a cuppa joe and make me another one...and that's an order! LOL...have a great day, my sweet friend...

Dawn Easton said...

This is beautiful! I love your new dies! I need them now ;) LOL!

Thanks for the link to the Clean and Simple blog, I lost that bookmark!

Vickie Z said...

I like the way this turned out!!! The oval looks great and love the sentiment!! Colors are wonderful!!

Christina said...

Sorry to hear you struggled so much with this one, but it certainly doesn't look that way! I love the "license" you took with the ribbon wrapped around the corner, it really balances the design well. Such a fun color combo, too!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Marisa. Great use of those nesties and punches. I finally learned to quit staying up late working on cards...got my sleep pattern all out of whack.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE the pops of black against this fun green/white/red combo. The lacey oval turned out great and you totally stayed true to the sketch! Hugs to you!

Debbie Carriere said...

I love this - great colors!! I like the peek of swiss dots behind the scallops. Have a great day :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Striking, Marisa! I just love all the white space with the pops of color! Really fantastic, with no evidence of struggle whatsoever!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You ended up with a beautiful card and would never have guessed it gave you grief - lol! My card using that sketch turned out to be a flop IMO - maybe that challenge was jinxed. :-)

Katina said...

Stunning Marisa! I love the sentiments you use. xx

Danni said...

How striking! the red and green are so vibrant against the white and the pops of black just set it all off! Awesome card!
Now don't stay up so late...hehe..I'm one to talk. I don't stay up late but rather have insomnia most nights and lay there thinking of cards to create!

Crystal said...

Oh WOW I sooo love these colors together, stunning job with this sketch!!!! Beautiful creation Marisa!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, such a clean, fresh feel and great use of the sketch!

Maureen said...

hey, is that a tilted ribbon? lol...love it!! And love the sweet dp and the sentiment and the butterfly!! Oh, just gorgeous and delightful! Ah, I am starting the 4 day weekend with coffee and blurfing :) Hope you have some fun plans too :) Awesome timing on getting your stamps!! I wish I lived closer to the border!! You've got a great system going on!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the little heart flowers are cute. The black adds the dramatic effect.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! This is one of my favorite color combos. So striking and beautifully done! Lovely card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Love this!! The colours are awesome and yet not Christmasy and love how that black ribbon POPS!!! I so badly want those Lacey Oval Nesties!!!

Sue Kohler said...

This card looks effortless, but I can empathise with your frustration, we all struggle at times, the lacy ovals look beautiful! :)