Friday, August 5, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #81



The layout of this sketch gave me some grief so I flipped it horizantally in order to use this fabulous damask image from Stampin' Ups' Bliss Sale-A-Bration set, which sadly hasn't seen any ink yet!

I kept the tones neutral and used lots of white space in order to show off this fabulous damask image and also managed to get another bit of Costco DP to bite the dust along the way - yeah!   Love the tiny script on the butterfly and the elegant feel to this card.   It's going to be a fun set to use again :)

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.

Don't forget to stop by this Sunday because it is Day 1 of Verve's Fourth Anniversary Release Sneak Peeks leading up to the Release Party on Friday, August 12th!!  I have the wonderful honour of being a Guest Diva for this release, and let me just say you are not going to want to miss it as Julee has truly outdone herself on this release.   Get your wallets ready LOL!





What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Bliss
Paper: Costco DP, Black
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Tape, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

24 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, I have this set too, and sadly it has not seen ink either! How terrible, since it's such a beautiful set... and looks positively dreamy on your card! The neutrals are fabulous and the ribbon treatment is gorgeous! Hopefully it will stay that way long enough to give to someone...lol~
Have a super crafty weekend my dear...we're getting ready for a fun ride ahead! (Glad to be on it with YOU!)

Sue Kohler said...

Ooh la la!! this is so elegant Marisa, the big damask image in the middle is amazing, you have rocked the neutrals this week! :)

Denise Willerton said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Marisa! I love the neutral tones and just the classyness of this card. May I CASE this with my girls ~ wowza!!!! TFS and have a wonderful weekend in beautiful WhiteRock BC ~ love it there!!!

Viv said...

What utter STYLE Marisa! This card is a total stunner! xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total elegance!!!

Cindy Major said...

I have a hard time using only neutrals to make a project - you, on the other end, totally rocked it! Love the simple elegance of your card. :)

Cindy

Christina said...

Yay, she's back! And with a beauty of a card! You're right about the elegant feel--love the script butterfly and ruffled ribbon!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

this is so elegant! STUNNING!

Maureen said...

oh, I love the elegant colours on this one :) That IS a fabulous damask design :) The house is a flurry of boxes right now...and the studio looks like there's been an explosion...trying to keep all the DT duties in line (and preparing for another future special gig ;) This is a fantastic release coming up and I've been joyfully stamping away!! Isn't is exciting!!? Have a great day...we have finally got our hot weather!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oooo Marissa that is so pretty. Love you layout and pretty ribbon treatment. What a delight.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! I love the ruffle. So you spent some time in my hometown of E-town, eh? I haven't been to the waterpark in YEARS! I'd love to go back home for a visit and take my kids there!

Hugs,
Brandi

Vicki B. said...

This is beautiful Marisa, love the colors!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is a lovely card. I LOVE that damask image -so perfect. AND I cant' wait until the Verve release. I hear it's a biggie and I know you do such great things with Julee's designs!! Hugs to you.

Katina said...

Stunning Marisa!! xx

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous and elegant card! I have this set and don't know why I don't ink it up more...I think I forgot about it - lol! That's when you know you have too much stuff when you can't remember what you own! Can't wait to see the new Verve peeks! It'll be fun seeing you in the diva line-up!

Denise Marzec said...

Oooooh, classy!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So glad you inked up this set! I've used it once or twice, and really love it. With these neutrals and a focus on the damask flourish, you've really got me here! Love it.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the elegance of it, Marisa!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my, the elegance here! So clean and crisp, too! Welcome back :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So elegant Marissa. Love the ruffled ribbon and that damask image. :o)

TannyP said...

Ohhhhhlala! What a beauty! I love the elegant combination of colors along with the butterfly and that beautiful ribbon!

Carrie Gaskin said...

So elegant! I love the sketch flipped on it's side. You are so clever!

Benzi said...

Outstanding and very elegant, Marisa! I LOVE it!!!

H2 :) said...

Simple, elegant & beautifully executed. Gorgeous Marisa! :)