Friday, May 27, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge # 71

This week's sketch gave me grief LOL!  All those panels scream DP and so I had to face my lack of DP prowess and delve in.  Won't tell you how long it took me to make this card as it is embarrassing, but the good news is I am happy with the final result :)

My starting point was a piece of My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose DP.   Couldn't get the rest of the DPs in the line to work for me (insert amateur DP user LOL!), so I created some of my own with background stamps.  Got to use my brand spanking new PTI Polka Dot Basics II set.  I have been drooling over this set for a long time, and I am so glad to have it crossed off my wish list and in my possession - happy sigh...!!  I used French Script on the Saffron panel and left the blue one alone as most of it was covered up anyway.  Phew! 

The leaf and butterfly were cast offs from another card, and they worked perfectly -  love when that happens :)  I paired them with Verve's Plain Jane, Ecclesiastes 3:11 (love this verse) and added a few buttons and some "Maureen bling" in the corner.

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


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 bye and have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Ecclesiastes 3:11 Plain Jane, (PTI) Polka Dot Basics II, (SU) French Script BG Stamp
Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose DP, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, So Saffron, Vanilla
Ink: Black
Accessories:   Martha Stewart Large Monarch Butterfly Punch, (Verve) Elegant Leaf Die, Buttons, Glue Dots, Half Pearls Dimensionals


Andrea Ewen said...

Well, this card screamed to me "this was so easy, why don't you go ahead and try it!"...Just sayin'...that's what I heard. It's amazing that we can see a final product and just think that you came to this result without any grief, but that isn't always the case. Anyway, this did turn out's a perfect masculine card (yes, even with the butterflies).
Have a super weekend, my friend, hope you get a lot of crafting time in!

TannyP said...

Doesn't matter how long it took - it's a beauty and was totally worth it! Love those colors...and am totally drooling over your fabulous dots! =) Have a wonderful weekend!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is a great layout--you really rocked the panels, Marisa. I love the color-blocked look!

Christina said...

This card is so different for you, but I LOVE it! Love how you used the color blocks (I hear they're hot!) and stamped your own DP. Brilliant work, dear!

Viv said...

Your interpretation of the sketch is stunning Marisa! Everything totally co-ordinates and comes together brilliantly.

Anonymous said...

My kind of sketch; straight lines and panels, lol!! Love your take on it Marisa; the orange and blues remind me of summer holidays. Another wonderful sentiment too. xx

Renée said...

ooooh, fabulous, Marisa! LOVE the colour blocking, love the dp, everything!

ChristineCreations said...

That little strip of MME paper is just perfect Marisa...sometimes I find that's the best way to go...a little DP and then stamp your own! Pretty card!

Benzi said...

Lovely work with your background. I really like your 'cast off' leaves and 'fly, too. Great card!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is great Marisa. The colours are just wonderful.

Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous Marisa.. I love this verse too. I often think about it when I am on my daily walk. The surroundings of nature are so relaxing. Great job.

nitestamper said...

So, so beautiful!!!!
love the background design!!!!

Maureen said...

love this colour combo and all the textures...just gorgeous!

H2 :) said...

Gorgeous colours Marisa! Love the colour blocking & your perfect mix of "prints". Beautiful card. :)