Thursday, November 17, 2011

Loving My Bronze Snowflake

Christmas
 
The first thing that came to mind when I saw the flowers on this week's Mojo Monday sketch was to use a big, sparkly, snowflake, so I dug into my Christmas DPs to see what would tickle my fancy.  I pulled some yummy Basic Grey, Echo Park and what I think is some old Stampin' Up designer series paper that worked well together. 

My  initial thought was to go with a sparkly, red snowflake, but alas, my supply of such paper seems to have run out so I opted to go with a bronze one instead.  My attempt at keeping red in the mix failed as using a red ribbon overpowered the card and totally wiped out my snowflake!  Thus the  monochromatic card. Thankfully I had some bronze twine to help tie things together (no pun intended LOL).  

Hubby has a ton of work for me to do starting the end of this week and carrying on into the New Year, so unfortunately my creative time will have to suffer...sniff, sniff....  Since I refuse to give up my self imposed "Fit and Firm at Fifty" kick until that blessed day in January, as well as having to schedule in all the kids' Christmas activities and getting my own house in order for Christmas, I am hoping to be able to manage three posts a week.  Could be a challenge, but hey, this girl loves a challenge, and after all, tis is the season to believe in miracles, right?!  Will do my best, promise :)

Challenges:  Divas By Design - Monochromatic  
                   

   


What's In It? 
Paper: Vintage Santa (Echo Park), Jovial (Basic Grey), SU DSP, Sparkly Bronze chipboard, Gold, Always Artichoke, Linen Vanilla 
Accessories:  SU Scalloped Border Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Die, Half Pearls, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Bronze Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

15 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this card is so cool - a bit different with all the square lines but I really like it. Great non-traditional winter colors which are my favorite. Sounds like you have some really fun things planned for the holidays (well not the work part). I admire your fit and firm challenge at 50 - wish I had started something like that because it may have made that number easier to take. Hugs!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa-So glad you went with Bronze. I love the Bronze. Maybe it was a good thing you ran out of red!!! lol This card is wonderful with that sparkly snowflake. Sounds like you have a busy season approaching. Don't forget to save a little time for yourself during all your activities so you can rejuvenate. Love seeing your creations.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome bronze usage!! Love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeously elegant, Marisa...I love your snowflake as well! Beautiful pearls and lovely bow! Fabulousity at it's finest!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh that large snowflake is wonderful!!! GREAT choice!

Benzi said...

Love it, Marisa! I really do like bronze and coppers so I think your snowflake is a winner, plus it looks great with the paper.

Sounds as if you have your hands full for a while...joining the rest of us, I suppose. :-)

Melissa Cash said...

OMG! I love this so much. You used two of my favorite things: snowflakes and the color green. Thanks so much for sharing!

Maureen said...

love big and bold snowflakes!! It's officially winter now! We've had a bit of snow here but nothing too bad...Monday was a bit slick coming up the hill to the school...once we move it will be 'downhill" to the school. Our internet is out at Dad's and it's taking forever to get a hold of Telus...argh!! So it will be quiet on my blog for a bit too :) Don't work too hard!!

Vicki B. said...

gorgeous snowflake Marisa!!! Love this card, you got my address right? :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow - gorgeous! Fantastic use of DP and that snowflake is so pretty. Way to master this sketch. I am so far behind on these sketches - don't know if I'll try to catch up or just go from here - but I have missed some good ones. I'll be cheering for you with your "FAFAF" - I know you can make your goal. Look forward to whatever posts you are able to manage.

Jenny said...

I'm a loving your bronze snowflake too :) Great card!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. I like the bronze snowflake, as well as the rest of your card. TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Marisa! Love the earth tones and that beautiful bronze snowflake. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Katina said...

Ooh, Marisa, I'm loving your bronze snowflake too! Gorgeous choice of colours for a Christmas card.
xx

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! Love the colors and that bronze snowflake is beautiful!