Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tosh's Purple Marisa Eater


This week's Verve sketch by Diva Tosh with two tilted panels and three along the bottom just about did me in - thus the post title LOL!  However, loving my Verve stamps so much, paired with a chance of winning a whole release, is enough to get me to wrestle with any sketch the Divas toss out.  Mind you, some of them definitely involve more paper wrestling, anxiety, stress, frustration and exhilaration when completed than others - this one being a classic example!

I started out with another bit of my Costco DP which lent itself to purples.  Didn't want to use pink for the heart so I went with chocolate chip for a bit of pop :)   A butterfly (sorry, I just can't put this punch down!) filled in the one panel and I added a butterfly trail flourish with a bit of bling across the other one.

Phew, glad to have this one done with - big exhale!!  Would have been perfect for last week's CR84FN challenge of dark and light purple with vanilla - oh well.  Off to catch up on what was put off yesterday so I could get this card done LOL!




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Love Notes, Love's Flower
Paper: Costco DP, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum Chocolate Chip, Cream
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  (Verve) Jotted Heart Die, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch, Paper Flower, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Bling, Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Hahaha...love the title! No guessing how you felt about this sketch! But hey, the important thing is you overcame it! (Free Verve is always a great incentive, but that's besides the point.) This card appears as though you just whipped it up, I see no signs of struggle...
Love the purple palette, the darling butterfly and that cute little flower (yes, the same one that I'm trying to leave off a card of mine, to settle our "challenge"). Hehe...great work, dear!

TannyP said...

This sure didn't eat you! It looks like it was completely owned by you! Gorgeous and a stroke of genius with the bejeweled path of the butterfly! Don't apologize - I love the butterfly =)

Nance said...

It may take you a long time but you always make the titled panels sing! I think I would break out in hives over this sketch. lol! Love the purples with the pop of brown and the butterfly flourish trail is gorgeous! ((hugs))

Emily Keaton said...

Angles, angles everywhere!! This is such a beauty, Marisa. You rocked that sketch!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You do bfly so well! Great job with this sketch~

ps I noticed your card over at Colour Q - congrats....again :)

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous, love the purples!!

Renée said...

oooh, gorgeous Marisa! I have such a hard time with purple ... love how you've combined them with brown with a fab layout and elements!!

Katina said...

Stunning Marisa, I just love the purple and chocolate combination! xx

Vickie Z said...

Love the purple and brown...looks wonderful together!!! Swirl for the butterfly is perfect and your tilted panels are perfect!!! Knew you could do it!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it - tilted panels & all :) Love the purple & brown together with that pretty bow!

Benzi said...

I think someone is trying to make you like these tilts..and you do them so well, so never fear. Love that chocolate chip heart. Super pretty card, Marisa.

Amy Sheffer said...

Fabulous card, Marisa! You soooo crack me up with the whole card anxiety/one creative gene nonsense! You can make any sketch shine!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the title! lol Those tilted panels can be tough for sure, but you have pulled this one off beautifully!! Love it.