Friday, May 20, 2011

Inkspirations Color Challenge #70


Keesh has come up with another wonderful colour palette for us to play with this week.  Lovely soft colours with a pop of plum :)

I combined this week's colours with last week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Playing catch up once again -- or more like there is never enough time in a week to get to all the challenges I'd like to participate in before their cut off dates.  So....I just do them late :)  I loved the simplicity of this sketch and how you can dress it up or dress it down depending on your mood at the time.

I jumped at the chance to use this lovely Martha Stewart butterfly punch and my lacy nesties for the circle element.  I sure wish I had had Verve's Charming Banner die as I wanted to add a sentiment under the butterfly and ovals just didn't cut it.  I improvised by making my own using the Label 14 nestie and trimming it down and adding the word window punch over top.  Like the final result but sure wouldn't want to do it that way every time.  Note to self:  get that Verve die lol!

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa


Each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card posted as a winner.

Thanks for stopping in today and keeping me company.  Have a fabulous weekend :)





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Big Wish

Paper: Sahara Sand DSP, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties. Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, SU Word Window Punch, Labels 10 Nesties, 5/8" Plum Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls Dimensionals

22 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so pretty, Marisa. I love the added embossed texture on the circle. Very cool color combo.

Katrin said...

Какая прелесть! Очень мило!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, this is so pretty Marisa...I'm gonna have to play along with this one! (In between loads of laundry of course.) Love your interpretation of the sketch, that polka dotted paper is the perfect medium for your colored panels. Love the butterfly, too!

Viv said...

Wow Marisa!! This is fabulous!! LOVE that colour combo and you made into a little stunner! xxx

Bonnie said...

You have used these colors so well, Marisa! That plum butterfly looks like he's just lit on the page!

Christina said...

What a pretty color combo, and you have perfectly balanced the purple elements. You're so clever to make your own label, and it looks fantastic!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in these colors! Of course I love the bflies!! How have you been!! I was on vacation and missed the last week of your posts! I'll catch up~

Cindy Major said...

That's really delicate and elegant! I love the purple satin ribbon et the lovely butterfly.

Cindy

Maureen said...

agreed! Get that die!! They fit the little Verve stamps perfectly!! LOL LOVE the nestie panel with all that texture and the purple butterfly this time! Are you like me and punch a bunch of different ones before deciding which one to use? Sunny morning and the day off!! I couldn't sleep in, so I'm up and going downtown for breakfast :) we did a pro-d in the summer so today's our day in lieu :) hope you have a fabulous long weekend...any fun plans?

Carrie Gaskin said...

So so pretty, Marisa! What great details on the butterfly and backing circle, the little bling on the sentiment, the little bow on the button....just so lovely!

Joan said...

Marisa, this is sooooo pretty! Have a great weekend.

Katina said...

Beautiful colour palette; so soft and pleasing to the eye, and a stunning card as always Marisa. xx

Danni said...

How pretty..and there's that butterfly again..hehe! I'm going to have to find that punch soon!!
Fabulous card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love both the color combo and the sketch, and, well, in your hands -- magic! Love this!

Emily Keaton said...

So pretty, Marisa!! I love those dots and the pretty purples. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Will you be seeing the sun????

Crystal said...

This is beautiful Marisa!!!! WOW LOVE these colors!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is such a great card!! Love the colors, the embossed circle, the butterfly, the sweet polka dots :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Soft and pretty!

Benzi said...

Of course, I love the dots...they're so fun. Great job with that sentiment piece. Beautiful card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the soft gray with the purple and pink! Love the texture focal point and butterfly accent! Lovely card!

Lee-Anne said...

Just lovely Marisa. Love the butterfly and the embossed circle. I really love how you made Sahara Sand one of the main colours, the patterned paper looks perfect. Gorgeous ribbon treatment and you know how much I love those scalloped circles. Lovely inspiration.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
xox

TannyP said...

Well I hunted at Michaels but no butterfly punch for me last week. I'll be checking again this week because this card has me inspired!!