Thursday, September 29, 2011

Diagonal Stripes Oh My!


This sketch threw me for a loop!  I hummed and hawed and hummed some more and then just decided to jump in and go with whatever came out LOL!

Since my maple leaf die was still out, I used it once again...sorry!  I pulled out some fall colours and added a pop of colour with the dark brown leaf.  Nothing too fancy and not totally sold on it, but the sketch is done and it works for now :)

This month's four sketches are now done so maybe the Verve fairy will be nice and I'll win some free Verve - a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving as up here in Canada we will be celebrating next weekend.  This also qualifies for the Dolce Stamps and challenge to make a fall themed card.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with the newest Inkspirations challenge.

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (PTI),Dream Big (Verve)
Paper: Dots and Stipes (Echo Park), Creamy Caramel, Early Espresso
Ink: Garden Green, VersaMark
Accessories:Maple Leaf Die (PTI), Tagged Rectangle Die (Verve), Half Pearls, Crimper, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, 1/4" Green Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is absolutely splendid Marisa. I love those strips-they are a fabulous design element and as the background for that beautiful leaf. This is one dynamite looking card. Just gorgeous.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Andrea Ewen said...

Haha...you should have titled this post, "Embrace diagonal stripes" cos that's just what you've done! I think this card looks fabulous, that bold yellow polka-dotted paper looks sweet sandwiched in between the creamy caramel. Love those maple dies too... you can't stop using them, it's a Canadian thing! Gorgeous, gorgeous!
Now all this talk of food has made me hungry...I'm going to make myself a maple syrup caramel sandwich. Talk to ya later... :)

TannyP said...

So glad it wasn't just me. I'm posting my version of this card tomorrow and it was brutal for my little brain.
You did a fantastic job! Love the way you used your panels and that darn leaf....yum!

Emily Keaton said...

Love this bold design, Marisa. And you can't go wrong with that maple leaf, in my opinion. Those diagonal stripes look challenging, but you totally pulled them off!!

Nance Leedy said...

OH my indeed! This sketch would have done me in for sure...but not you and you paired it with some gorgeous polka dots. Love the leaf...way to embrace the angles, my friend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray for the maple leafs! You go ahead and use those dies all you want; the season is kind of short for all cards. I love how it looks against all those slanted strips.

Viv said...

YOU might not be sold on it Marisa, but I AM!! It's wonderful! xxx

Maureen said...

love the bold yellow stripes!! It was a doozy, wasn't it! But well worth the effort :) Hope all is well and the dd has been having a good week :) Sunny up here, but very cool mornings :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now that is a bold layout, ha ha Very fall feeling and looks great.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer job on the stripes!! Fabulous take from the sketch~

Katina said...

I love your maple leaf die Marisa so don't ever apologise for using it!! It's such a versatile die as all your stunning cards show. Once again you've mastered a sketch that would have had me running for the hills, lol! xx

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your "humming" and "hawing" sure paid off my friend!! Love the polka dotted yellow with the kraft!! A super warm, inviting take on the sketch!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Cool and unique, Marisa! I love the stripes and that fab maple leaf die. Thanks for entering in the Dolce Stamps & Cards challenge (hint: you need to reference the challenge in your narrative to be eligible for the prize)

Vicki B. said...

So pretty, love the diagonal lines and the maple leaf!!!

DSC-Sandra said...

This is great I think you nailed it. I like what you did with the sketch and colors wow. Thanks for joining us at Dolce Stamps and Cards Fall Challenge.

jkreucher said...

I just love the colored leaves in fall. this is Fantastic! striking and very eye catching!
So glad you joined us for the Dolce Stamps and Cards Challenge!
Judy

Darlene Gabriel said...

You did a wonderful job with this sketch. I love the fall colours and that maple leaf looks great. I love the crimped tag.

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic job with these diagonal stripes! I love it!

Benzi said...

Marisa, great job with the diagonal stripes...I love stripes. And, of course, you maple leaf is awesome.

Dawn Easton said...

You rocked this sketch girl!!! Wow! I made a card but wasn't too happy with it so it never made it anywhere but my computer...haha! LOVE that maple leaf!

Ellen said...

Fantastic Sketch and colors! Love the tag with the maple leaf! Your card is terific! Thanks for playing in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Fall Challenge!