Friday, September 9, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #86

After a two week hiatus from stamping and a rather stressful first few days for my daughter as she started high school, which required many talks, encouragement, hugs, sitting through tears etc.,  it took a bit of doing to get my mojo going for this week's card...  I loved the colour combination, but just couldn't get a layout that worked for me until I found this Waltzingmouse Sketch.

I decided to put an owl in the circle element so out came my SU owl punch.  Love this little guy and gave him an embossed tummy for some extra dimension :) 

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.

I'll be working for hubby for the rest of the month, which means stamping time becomes very scarce and posts will be hit and miss other than every Friday's Inkspiration challenge card.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Paper: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Real Red (SU)
Accessories: Owl and Bird Punch (SU), Labels 3 Nestie, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Lattice EF (SU), Red Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Marisa..... where's your card??

Viv said...

I do hope your daughter is settling in better now Marisa. I feel for her!
Now, tell me where you've hidden your card Sweety? xxx

Dawn B. said...

I dislike it very much when work gets in the way of stamping..:( Have a good rest of the month.

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I think this is adorable Marisa...the color blocked feel is awesome with these colors, adorable owl with his textured tummy too!

Hang in there mama, you're doing a good job! Praying that next week will be better! And that she knows peace beyond understanding.

Colleen Dietrich said...

i've missed you! I am SO sorry to hear that your daughter has had some upsetting times getting adjusted to the new school. Poor, poor thing. I TOTALLY empathize.

What a cute little owl card, and am happy that you had a little crafting time to yourself, as it looks not promising in the weeks ahead. See you when I see you!

Christina said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear your daughter has had a rough transition! Hopefully the worst is out of the way and next week will be much better.

Love your cute and colorful owl on a branch! Glad you found a sketch that worked so well for you!

Amy Sheffer said...

The mojo looks pretty rockin' to me! Adorable card! Love that sweet owl in blue and green! Great job with both the sketch and the color combo. Sorry it's been a tough week :( Big hugs to you!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling, that owl is sosweet. You are an awesome mom, glad you were there for her the first few days. The rest of the year will be a breeze now! :0)

Emily Keaton said...

Very, very cute, Marisa. I love seeing this owl punch used! And I betcha got a great workout, too ;).

I hope your daughter is settling in at school. I know firsthand how hard it can be to have to adjust to a brand-new situation while feeling totally out of your element! Good for you for being there armed with tissues. We can't fight our kids' fights, but we can hold their hands afterwards!! Hang in there--both of you!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my heart goes out to your daughter Marisa! I know just how she feels as I was so painfully shy when I was younger (still am really) and starting High school was awful. I hope today was better for her.

I love your card today; the colours are lovely together and I love your take on the sketch. xx

Viv said...

Oh my! This was well worth waiting for Marisa!! I LOVE your owl and your take on the challenge overall is impeccable, as always! xxx

Benzi said...

Love this sketch and the awesome combo of colors. Of course, the owl is such a cutie.
I'm betting your daughter will be just fine very soon.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well done with the sketch -- cute owl

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! The colors look awesome together and that owl is just precious!
Hope things are getting better with DD, there's going to be some getting used to, and I bet every day will be just a little bit better! Big hugs to you!

Dawn Easton said...

How cute is this?! Totally adorable!

Vicki B. said...

Super cute Marisa, love that blue owl!!! Take care of yourself and family ~~HUGS~~~

Lisa A. said...

What a sweet card, Marisa!! LOVE the colors and how you used the layout, your owl is wonderful and such a great focal point of your card...sooo pretty:)!!

Maureen said...

super sweet little owl...what a fun fall card :) Hope the dd is feeling better, I never realized how shy she was. Did many of her friends go to the same high school? First week down, though, hopefully it will get better each day. I haven't much inky time lately either...but I'm back to dreaming of cards during work time!! LOL I'm off to make one right now :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is adorable Marisa. I love how you've interpreted the sketch too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an absolutely adorable owl Marisa!! I LOVE it!! I feel your pain with your daughter too. I'm so sorry for her, and for you. As a mother, we hurt when our kids hurt. I hope she's settling in better. Hugs to you my friend!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so sweet Marisa. That little owl is just darling. I love the accent of the three buttons along the bottom. If it is any youngest son asked me everyday for 4 years of high school if he had to go to school each morning....he hated high school. On his first day of college this year-he wouldn't let me forget and asked me if he had to go to college that I nearly died laughing. I told him it wouldn't be the same as High School and off he I can totally relate.

Nance said...

Oh Marisa, I am so sorry your daughter had a rough those early years of high school can suck! I feel her pain. Kudos to you for being such a supportive and loving mama. I hope next week dawns brighter and happier for her. ((hugs)

Your mojo is in tip-top shape! This card is the pops of white and you've combined these colors fabulously! Love that embossed tummy. :-)

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

I think it looks awesome, Marisa. I'm sorry your daughter is having a rough go of it. Highschool is great when things are going smoothly but it's like a bad dream when it's not.

Tell her I said "Chin up, Buttercup!" It only gets better.