Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giving Thanks For This Sketch





Blogger ate my post scheduled for this morning - bad blogger!!!  So, after some typing, here it is a bit later than intended.

As I mentioned yesterday, it didn't take much to twist my rubber arm into making a card using a maple leaf in lieu of the heart on this sketch.  Sorry.....just can't put these leaf dies down!

My MME papers came to rescue once again - oh how I love those papers and wish I had the budget to get them all!  The only glitch in the card making process was my lack of attention to the orientation of the stripes on the mustard panel before I cut it.  Think there were a few Verve Divas sending me subliminal skewed panel messages as the stripes ended up on the diagonal instead of a vertical orientation.  After a big "sigh..." I decided to let them bask in all their glory rather than cut another circle.  A bit of wood grain embossing in the background finished things off perfectly.

Thanks to everyone for the Thanksgiving well wishes.  We had a fabulous weekend, a great meal Sunday night, and are now enjoying all the yummy leftovers along with some turkey soup I made yesterday.  Ummmm, ummmm good :)

Have a great day, and as the card says, I'm giving thanks for all of you who come and visit my little part of blogland (((hugs))).

Challenges: Papercraft Star - leaf



What's In It?
StampsLeaf Prints (PTI),  Verve
Paper: MME, Kraft, Cream Linen, Really Rust, Early Espresso
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Leaf Die (PTI), 5/8" Brown Polka Dotted Ribbon, Tim  Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals.

9 comments:

Danni said...

Wonderful card! I love all the different autumn colors and textures!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Another super job with this sketch Marisa!! I love the texture, your wonderful leaf, and of course your warm, rich colors!!

TannyP said...

Seriously, Marisa......FABULOUS! Love the leaf, the awesome papers and the fact that you left the skewed print. You're starting to like skewed panels...don't worry - I don't tell anyone ;)

I love the woodgrain and the button - perfect card!

Emily Keaton said...

Ahhhhhhh--there it is: the MAPLE LEAF version! Oh, and it's a beauty, too. Those colors are awesome for autumn!

Maureen said...

I love the textured panel...it looks like the circle is hanging on a tree :) Very cool! Nope, still not tired of those beautiful maple leaves :)

Benzi said...

You make me want that leaf die every time I see it on your cards. Guess for now I'll have to settle for my leaf punches and stamps.
Beautiful 'thanks' card, Marisa.

Katina said...

Gorgeous!! I love the sketch! xx

Regan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marisa! I love the woodgrain embossing on the background and the colors are wonderful. Love the design as well! Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love your card! I like you have trouble with hearts. I think the leaf is perfect! I'm so happy you played along with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer