Friday, June 10, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch #73

Since I am not a visual person, I often have to punch things out in various colours or sizes before deciding which one looks best on a card.  Therefore, I have a container that holds my punched and die cut "extras" and it is rather full right now!

I decided to take a few things out of it instead of just adding to it so while rummaging through the bin these PTI flower dies surfaced and that is where my card began. I was also able to put another small dint in my Costco DP pack - double score :)   Moss and black became my accent colours, though I definitely broke the rule of three on the black and went with a rule of five LOL!  Sorry about using the butterfly again, but I got three things out of the container (butterfly included) and that is a good thing!

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.

We have busy weekend with my daughter's Technique Olympics competition.  Nine of her piano teacher's students participate in a scale competition where they are graded and gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top three.  Then they all get to play their exam pieces and get feed back from an adjudicator so they can put some finishing touches on their RCH Exam pieces before taking them.  It never ceases to amaze me how these adjudicators point out little things that make such a big difference in how the pieces sound when played.  It's a great experience for all the kids involved.  Toss in a few other things we have to get done and it's going to be one busy weekend!  I'm looking forward to Monday school hours already LOL!

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Hope Blooms
Paper: Costco DP, Real red, Daffodil Delight, Mellow Moss
Ink: Black
Accessories: (PTI) Beautiful Blooms II Die, Martha Stewart Leaf and Butterfly Punches, Crimper, FIskars Threading Water Punch, Button, Twine, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals


Patrice said...

Love your take on the sketch - that butterfly is just the right touch!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous! And even sweeter when you get to use up things from your cast off pile! Mine's probably about 6 inches high...always available for recylcing though! Love the colors you used, the butterfly is darling and the moss/black accents are perfect~
Have a fabulous weekend...I've got to work :( but the kiddos are in school for one more week...gotta cram!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is fabulous!! Love the colors with the pops of black! I have one of those containers - can you say overflowing :)

TannyP said...

Used up scraps and made a beauty?! Don't apologize for the butterfly - it's a winner of a card!

Techniques Olympics sounds like such a genius idea....what a benefit for those involved!

Maureen said...

Wow, the colours on these are fabulous!! Your picture is so camera? Love that pop of red and yellow :) I have to laugh because you celebrate school hours and I celebrate the weekends and summer....will we ever be in sync? ;) hugs!! Just dropped off some donuts for the framers...a little bribe here and there will surely mean a bigger studio ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Marisa, it does sound like you've got a busy weekend ahead! And when do the kids get out of school? For mine, it's 6/17. Looking forward to that in a way, but in another way, NO! I need my 'me' time. LOL

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This card just made me smile this morning Marisa!! I LOVE the colors!! And I too am not a visual person, so I have to mix, match, take apart...repeat....:) Love this card Marisa!!

Emily Keaton said...

Sounds like your weekend will be a busy but rewarding one!! This card is so pretty. I LOVE that pop of yellow on your layered flower. :) Have fun!

Benzi said...

Marisa, very pretty creation. I think I'd like to get into that container of yours. It sounds very interesting.
I took piano for several years...long ago.

Danni said...

This card made me smile! So bright and pretty and happy!!
Hope the weekend is a good one sounds like you'll be busy!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous use of your punched stash! I have a bin like that too..hehe!
Enjoy your weekend, it sounds busy but fun too!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa is that ever pretty. I love the color combination of your flower. Great sketch challenge too! Oh do I want to play today!! lol Hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Anonymous said...

So pretty Marisa! Lovely colours once more and the butterfly is the perfect touch. xx

Amy Sheffer said...

Great-looking sketch, Marisa, and absolutely gorgeous take on it! Love the focal flower, especially knowing it came from the "extras" pile!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a bright and beautiful design, Marisa. I LOVE it!!

H2 :) said...

Love your five colour rule Marisa - they look fantastic together. Great card! Well done on using your "extras" too. :)