Friday, November 25, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #97

Verve

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all my American followers!  Wishing you a fabulous time with with family and friends!  Eat some turkey and trimmings for me :)

Love the sketch Keesh came up with this week.  The basic layout allows you to dress it up or lean more toward the CAS side of things. The sky is the limit :)

I went for a more CAS look and pulled out some PTI dies to accomplish just that.  I decided to go with this great MME Lime Twist polka dot paper (oh how I love my dots LOL!) which I got over at Paper and Such (Julie's low shipping fees are the best!).  I paired it with my favorite PTI flower die and used Melon Mambo to make it pop.  Was a fun card to make and I can definitely see myself using this sketch 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


Just a reminder that 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, all you have to do is play along.





What's In It?
Stamps: Wishing You (Verve)
Paper: MME Lime Twist, Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo
Ink: Black
Accessories: Flower and Label Die (PTI), 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Crimper, Button, Twine, Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Delightful card, Marisa..I love that die cut flower...it pulls your eye straight away! Beautiful take on the sketch...lovely clean lines and awesome use of color!

Vicki Dutcher said...

FUN colors - love the DOTS! :)

Maureen said...

Love the big bold sentiment and fabulous pop of pink!! Yummy dots are the perfect background...the blinds should be going in today and the dh is hauling the furniture over :) I'm told I can start unpacking a bit now :) Fingers crossed for the first sleep next weekend :)

Katina said...

Love the sentiment as the focal pint and that fabulous pink flower. Just gorgeous!
xx

Bonnie said...

That pink flower just jumped out at me! How pretty!

Lee-Anne said...

I love the clean and simple look you used for this card Marisa. It really makes that beautiful flower stand out. Love the polka dot background, the crimped border and the bold sentiment. Hope you have an amazing weekend.

Debbie Carriere said...

Another beauty! I just love that flower die!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Marisa. I love the font on that sentiment. It is so pretty. You are so good at sketches. This turned out great.

scrappingnana said...

Pretty card. Love the die-cut flower and the sentiment. TFS

Benzi said...

Beautiful mix of colors and a very cheerful birthday card. Loving those dots.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a 'wowzer' of a combo: Melon Mambo and the PTI flower dies. Oh boy! It's awesome, and the shining star of your card.

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Beautiful! I love that layered flower! Very cool design, Marisa!

xo B.

H2 :) said...

This is lovely Marisa. The big sentiment on the main panel is fabulous, as is the dotty background, but that bright, fun flower is a real showstopper! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marisa! Love the bold and bright flower and the beautiful sentiment label! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

I love the flower on this card. The layers are so attractive to me. When you pair it with this really pretty blue paper you have a dynamite combination!

TannyP said...

Those big bold colors remind me of a certain mutual Irish friend and similar to all she does, you've totally rocked the challenge! Seriously perfect flower and bling =)