Friday, July 29, 2011

Inkspirations Color Challenge #80

Verve

This week's challenge provided a very rich, deep, colour combination.   I love how they look together but don't tend to gravitate towards darkl colours like Concord Crush, so this was a bit of a stretch for me.  Needless to say, I had to get some white in there quick LOL!


I based my card on a Waltzing Mouse sketch from a few weeks ago and white became my trim colour as well as the focal flower colour.

I started off using swiss dots on the flowers but they felt too "blah" so I ran them through my crimper for some extra dimension and liked the result.   A bit of French Script on the side panel and a button with twine on the flower and I was good to go.

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 bye today.  Have a fabulous weekend :)





What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) French Script
Paper: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: SU Border Punch, PTI Flower Dies Crimper, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, you've emerged from your creative cave briefly to catch a glimpse of the sun only to retreat back to the magical world of Verve~
Love the way you textured the flower...a great accent and the colors are awesome! Ok, back to work, missy! Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

Well you know that I love these flowers! The white is so crisp against the darker colors. These colors definitely scare me, but they look perfect together on your card.

Emily Keaton said...

A rich and beautiful card, Marisa! I hope things are going well for you. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the white layered flower...it really pops against all the bold colored layers! Hope you have a grand w/e!

Cindy Major said...

Ooh, love the stacked white polka dot flowers! So elegant!!

Viv said...

Oh Marisa! You just went and did it again didn't you! This clean bright and fresh as a daisy card is so pretty. Those colours work SO well together too! You ARE clever! xxx

Maureen said...

some very rich colours!! Wow!! Love the layered blossom...I see you are getting good use of your new die! I have another one for you...the tiny tags die! LOL I picked it up on my trip with a TON of other new goodies...oh, my Marisa...it was a trip of a lifetime for me :) It was better than I imagined...ack! Hope your trip is going well :) The weather has turned nice here, finally! The whole family is coming to town for dad's 80th this weekend :) Safe travels.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Marisa! This is AWESOME! LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors and that big white flower!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, love this!!!! So crisp and refreshing :). Have a great weekend!

Katina said...

WOW!! Love the rich colours Marisa and, like you, I think the white is a must! Your flower is fabulous! xx

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used these colors and layout!! Loving the dotted and crimped flowers!!!

Linda Callahan said...

The white adds such a wow factor with these rich colors - love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, you nailed the colors and the sketch! Beautiful card my friend...love the big white flower! Hugs ~S~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Bold and fabulous Marisa!! Love the dots and crimping on the flower - it looks fantastic!! :)

Vicki B. said...

so pretty, Marissa!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your flower just pops off this beauty! Hope you are having a fun summer!!

Benzi said...

Hey stranger, love your purple button on the white, swiss dotted, crimped flower. Way to make a pretty flower and what a beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Marissa. Love the colors and the great textures on the flower. Just perfect.

Tammy Fite said...

This is really pretty--nice and clean! I love the flowers--the textures are great!! TFS!!

Dawn B. said...

Marisa this is so pretty. I Love that layered flower. It is gorgeous on this card.. Hope you are enjoying your summer days.

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is great. My fave detail? How you pulled the green into the card not only on the side panel but in the twine you tied the button with. Great job!

Lisa A. said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures of your children while camping. It looked like they had a ball, and what a great mom you are to give your children your time...time goes by sooooo quickly...we need to enjoy and savor these moments:)!! Your card is lovely...the colors, layout and your pretty flower...wonderful!! You've come back with great loveliness!! Thank you, too, Marisa for your sweet comments on my blog...hugs:)! Lisa

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just love the colors and the pretty layered flower. Simply fantastic.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

TannyP said...

Oh my - I love that you crimped and dotted those flowers. Gorgeous! That is quite a bold color combo, but you've done it up beautifully =)

H2 :) said...

Love how crisp the white flower & trim look with these colours Marisa! Your double textured flower is fabulous. :)