Friday, May 6, 2011

Inkspirations Color Challenge #68


Keesh has chosen some lovely spring colours for us to play with this week.  Loved using them together :) 

I'm still addicted to using these wonderful Verve flowers and matching die.  They are so easy to use and you can layer them as much or as little as you like.  I used all three layers for this flower as well as the elegant leaf die.

Believe it or not, I actually skewed the panels all by my lonesome.  Had them straight to start with and while fiddling around with the card they separated and I thought they looked better skewed.  Wonders never cease LOL!

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 to be back sooner than later.  Have a fabulous weekend!





What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Bloom and Grow, memory Box (sentiment), (SU) French Script Background Stamp
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink DSP, 
Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, VersaMark
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly and Border Punch,  Verve Floral Circles and Elegant Leaf Dies, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just gorgeous, Marisa!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the color combo :) So glad you are digging the skewed panels - it looks fantastic on this card. Have a great weekend!

TannyP said...

Skewed on your own?! You're going to rock the VLV challenge =) Love this soft color combo and you've done it up beautifully. You've always got perfect bling for those edges....which I've had zero luck finding that one of yours I love so much. Must search more diligently =)

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful layered flower, Marisa!! and I'm *so* impressed that you went off-angle all by your lonesome. The scariness of "skew" must be wearing off!!

H2 :) said...

Wow, this is so eye-catching Marisa! The design really pops in these colours. Bravo on the skewed panels - I also find them really tricky to do - yours looks perfect! Lovely card. :)

Vickie Z said...

Noticed and was thinking about your wonderful skewed panels and then read your comment!! Love the flowers and layout!! Lovely card!,

Maureen said...

HA!!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw this in my blor roll!! I knew you'd come around and just in time for my sketch this week!! LOL ;) LOVE the layered flowers and leaves...I haven't been able to put those leaves down! They are a fabulous shape too :)Love the layered flowers, the colours and all the sweet details :) Hope you can enjoy a bit of the weekend...good luck with the cooking (did I get that right? I think you mentionned you're cooking at your church this weekend..) hugs :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh... I have a feeling I always say this on my posts, but your work is so fresh and clean. I love the white space. this is beautiful! Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend!

Joan said...

Nice springy card - like the round punches you used for the flower!

Katina said...

Lol, your skewed panels look great Marisa! Beautiful colours on this card and I love the Verve flowers. xx

Wanda Cullen said...

What? Did I read that right? You skewed the panels voluntarily??? LOL...your card is gorgeous and now I'm kicking myself for not ordering that flower die! Have a great w/e and a wonderful mother's day! Hope you survived your hectic week of church youth activities!

Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I really love this color combo!!!!! Great card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Marisa! Clean and simple..just the way I like them :) !!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day...hugs ~S~

Benzi said...

What??? You're doing your own skewing? That is a miracle. LOL
The flower is awesome and I see you used that border punch I always think looks like a frog but not the way you have it turned. Just me and my goofy thoughts. LOL
Your card is beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! Love those new Verve dies! Aren't they fun?!!
Happy Mother's Day!

Nance said...

This card is beautiful Marisa! The colors are perfectly balanced, the flowers are gorgeous, the little butterflies are so sweet and I LOVE that blue border with the pop of black pearls! {happy sigh}, it is devine! Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

Kristina said...

So lovely! And you skewed them on your own? Are pigs flying?! It looks GREAT! I love the little extra oomph that tiltinga panel can add. It can take the expected and turn it into something wonderfully unexpected! The flowers look great all stacked up like that! I really need to go place a Verve order... I've been trying to stick to a budget due to my Italy trip (can you say souvnirs?!) and stamps are taking the backseat for a little bit. I'll just have to be content with what I have already. :)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully skewed! Love the border and the latered flower!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a delightful card using these colors! I'm in constant awe of how you can take so many colors and just arrange them perfectly! I love this beautiful card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful colours and so perfect for Mother's Day! Gorgeous flower and love the border you put with it!! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh Marisa, this is so fresh and "springy". Just beautiful!