Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Live The Life You've Imagined

 
Another wonderful Mojo Monday sketch by Julee this week.  Not sure what happened along the way, but one thing is for sure, the skewed panel took over and stayed! 

This adorable My Little Shoebox button paper got me started and then I went into Verve  heaven :)  The Close to Cocoa paper background was created by stamping one of the flower centers from Verve's Petals and Stems in VersaMark.  Then it was on to multiple Verve dies for the rest of the card.

The leaf on the left side was a "happy accident" as Diva Andrea calls them.  The rectangle seemed too small for the card so I wanted to add a little something on the left side.  I dug into my scraps box to see if a leaf image would work and this grey one fit the bill.  Another full on colour card.  There must be a full moon out tonite...skewed panel and full colour all on one card...hmmm.....LOL! 

That being said, the card seems a bit off balance to me....do you agree or am I just imagining things?  Be honest,okay!!  It helps me to learn and improve, and that is what I love the most about this wonderful craft!  Always room for improvement and learning something new :)   

Thanks for popping in today! 


 

What's In It?
Stamps: Words of Wisdom, Making a Statement, Bloom and Grow (Verve)
Paper: My Little Soapbox DP, Close to Cocoa, Real Red More Mustard, Basic Grey
Ink: Creamy Caramel, VersaMark
Accessories:  Elegant Leaf, Flutter By, Rounded Scalloped Frame, Tagged Rectangle (Verve),  Corner Punch (SU), Crimper,  5/8" Saffron Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Half Pearls, Bling, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

What is this world coming to? Marisa actually included an unscripted skewed panel??? Oh my stars!!! (I think it looks perfectly lovely, Marisa, not off balance at all!)

Christina said...

Looks perfectly balanced to me! But then again, I'm not even sure my head is on straight this week, so what do I know? LOL! I DO know that I love the fun mix of colors you used, the whimsy of the skewed panel, and those gorgeous leaves!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love your skewed tag and wonderful accents! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday :)

Denise Marzec said...

Such a pretty card and cheerful papers!

Benzi said...

I love your 'little accident'. It is just what the doctor called for. Full moon??? Well, you do good work by it...fab card, Marisa!

Debbie Carriere said...

Such a happy card!! Love how you switched the sketch up - you are living on the edge (or should I say the tilt) - hee hee :)

Sue said...

what a beautiful take on the sketch Marisa, love all the coloured papers- nearly all dotty-lol!!! the butterfly is a perfect way to top it all off!! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Marisa! I love the idea of using the spotted dots for your background! Brilliant!! This is gorgeous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I loved reading everyone's thoughts on your skewed panel/full color card. :) I agree with them, the tilted panel is just right, and the doses of rich color make me happy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Marisa. Love the colors, the great textures... nice take on the sketch. The tag looks fabulous.

Vickie Z said...

Chuckled out loud... Emily's right.. " what is this world coming too...Marissa?" Adore the Verve tag and that butterfly always makes me smile!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Linda Callahan said...

What?? You skewed?? Love it! Great colors and great tweak on the design~!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa I just love when you take out your crimper. You make your creations come alive with it like no one else I know. This is just amazing. Beautiful work!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, yeah for happy accidents! Your card is gorgeous Marisa...you certainly have a way of combining colors to bring out the best in them! Love this card, the patterned papers are perfectly sweet and so is your button adorned butterfly!