Friday, June 17, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #74

Absolutely LOVE this colour combo and willl definitely have to use it again.  Such wonderfully deep, rich, colours that make a wonderful statement together.

I think this is my last thank you card so you can all do a happy dance now LOL!  So many wonderful people to thank:  teachers, school secretaries, school Principal, team coaches, piano teacher, Sunday School teachers, the school PAC etc.  Love being able to thank each person with a hand made card for the role they each play in touching the lives of my kids.  As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child :)

I'm still madly in love with this PTI flower die and the Polka Dot Basics II set.  Thus, the polka dotted flowers LOL!  Bonus was the ribbon from Michael's dollar bin that was almost a perfect match - happy sigh...!

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.

Busy weekend ahead as today is Sports Day at the school.  I'll be watching for a bit, taking a few pictures, talking to other parents and then helping out at the concession stand for a few hours.  Saturday my daughter has her Grade 2 piano exam and then her year end recital later in the afternoon, and Sunday is our farewell party for our Children's Pastor at the church which involves all the kids, some plays, speeches, food etc.  I'm getting tired just typing about it LOL.  Needless to say, Sunday night will definitely be a low key evening!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Thankful Accents, PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic Grey
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, PTI Flower Blooms II Die, SU Border Punch, Nat Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 1" Pink Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Tape, Half Pearls, Bling, Dimensionals


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa this is gorgeous. You have used RED my favorite color. How beautifully orchestrated this is. Love the ruffled ribbon too. Just beautiful.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Frances said...

I always to pop over and have a look at your gorgeous cards and you're right, this colour combination is divine! Love the flower die you've been using lately, it makes such beautiful flowers!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Yep, gorgeous color combo! Love that ribbon too!

Christina said...

Gorgeous! Your flower and ruffled ribbon are so fabulous. Love this one, Marisa! Have a fun (if busy) weekend!

Holly aka Toy said...

What a beauty! Yummy colors. I love how you use so much white!

It's funny... I was reading the Free 4 All Challenge this morning and it said to CASE a card of your stamping BFF. Is it weird that your name popped into my head first?

You are very dear to me, my friend!


Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your use of these fabulous colors! I'm off 3 days so may just have some time to play along! Have a great w/e...sounds like a busy but fun-packed time!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. A sophisticated palette and a very elegant design - love it!! xx

Benzi said...

Wow! This is absolutely of my favorites..again. ha The colors on this card are just outstanding and I love the polka dots on your card. Splendid card, Marisa!

Cindy Major said...

Gorgeous card! I really like the gathered satin ribbon and the dry-embossing on the white background. Super elegant!

(Agreed that we can never have too many thank you cards!)

Have a nice weekend,

Colleen Dietrich said...

The end of the school year is always such a busy one, isn't it? Glad you had some time to make BEAUTIFUL thank you cards for all those teachers in your childrens' lives. I love this one, especially your Mike's bargain ribbon!

Crystal said...

Such an elegant creation, WOW WOW WOW I LOVE your ribbon treatment and gorgeous colors!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is amazing, Marisa!! I just adore how you ruffled that ribbon for your pretty accent. Gorgeous!! Have a fun time over your busy, busy weekend. Summer is almost here!!

Vickie Z said...

Whoa....gorgeous dollar bin ribbon!!! I need to visit you and Andrea, you guys always find these deals!!! Love the colors, love love love the flowers with polka dots!!!!! Excellent card!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Eye-popping beautiful in these magnificent colors, Marisa!! Your pleated ribbon is fabulous.

TannyP said...

Get out of here! Talk about gorgeous - I love it! Those colors are fabulous and the ribbon and flower totally pop! Awesome card! Have a wonderful (albeit BUSY!) weekend ;)

Maureen said...

loving all the texture you've been adding lately...and yes, this is a fabulous colour combo worth using again :) Sweet little butterflies as only you know how to use :D

Dawn Easton said...

oh oh oh! I love how you matched that Verve Die with the PTI flower die! Fabulous! Must do that! Those colours are wonderful together!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! That ribbon adds a wonderful touch of glam!

Carrie Gaskin said...

You rocked this challenge, Marisa. These colours are just perfect and your layout is wonderful. How you always get the sun to shine on your creations is a mystery me, though!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Marisa! So bright and vibrant!