Sunday, November 27, 2011

A My Mind's Eye Christmas

Verve

This week's Mojo Monday sketch made me have to pause and think once again.  Love the challenge of being able to master a sketch, and hate it when a sketch works me over, or even worse, beats me to a pulp!  Yeah...it's that competitive part of me again LOL!

I am still madly in love with this particular design of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas paper.  Went back to my LSS last week and got six more sheets of it so I have lots to play with and most likely a stock for next year!  Just love the stylized Christmas trees with the sparkly red star on top and the colour combo is right up my alley.

Christmas means snowflakes in my books, so out came these fabulous Verve snowflakes.  I embossed them in white on some Artichoke paper and cut them out by hand as the matching dies are still on my wish list versus in my craft room.  The empty space on the right of the sketch gave me grief, but since this week's sketch creator Debbie filled it with an image I figured I could do the same LOL!   I opted to use a tag and dressed it up.

Trusting all my American friends and followers had a great Thanksgiving, and your Black Friday shopping was successful if you chose to get out and brave the crowds.  We'll be watching the Grey Cup (Canadian version of the Super Bowl) today as the BC Lions are in it and we hare hoping for a win!!

Challenges:  Crazy 4 Challenges - Snowflakes




What's In It?
Stamps: Glad Tidings (Verve)
Paper: Lost and Found Christmas (My Mind's Eye), Always Artichoke, Vanilla, Burgundy
Ink: Black, Versamark
Accessories: Snowflake Embossing Folder,  A Cut Above Dies (Verve), 5/8" Tan Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Buttons, Red Bling, Gold Twine, Gold Half  Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Viv said...

This is beautiful Marisa. Traditional Christmas cardmaking at it's best! Hugs Viv xxx

Christina said...

You definitely didn't let this sketch get the best of you! The snowflakes look beautiful with the blingy center, and I love the addition of the tag.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah! Love that red tag - it almost looks like sewn felt - well done!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! I am glad you tackled that sketch! It has still baffled me :( I won't let it beat me though...lol

Love the addition of the tag!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Katina said...

I agree, those papers are beautiful Marisa. I didn't buy any new papers this year and I really wish I had. Your card is just perfect - you beat the sketch to a pulp, lol!
xx

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Doesn't look like you struggled a bit!

scrappingnana said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the snowflakes and tag. TFS

Vickie Z said...

Whoa...sketch didn't phase you!! Wonderful... Love the colors and those snowflakes are fabulous!!!

Maureen said...

ah, those snowflakes are adorable...you are a trooper to cut them out by hand :) LOVE that paper too...just got back from the house and we have the Grey Cup on...Lions look good!

Vicki B. said...

Stunning Marisa!!!

Benzi said...

This is a real beauty, Marisa. Love the pretty snowflakes...you really made them beautiful with the embossing. I love that paper, too. My sis gave it to me in a pad..so yummy.

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa. Love all the dimension and fun elements. And that paper!!! LOVE it, too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, this is beautiful! Love those Verve snowflakes added on top. I too am adoring the Lost and Found Christmas; got me a little 6 x 6 pack from Cut At Home this past week.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is a jaw dropper! From the sketch to the papers, the stamps and bling...I LOVE this!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I love this, Marisa! The color combination is just striking! The snowflakes look amazing embossed and the tag is perfect! Knocked outta the park, this one is!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous, Marisa!!! The snowflakes and tag are stunning. You definitely mastered the sketch :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This layout is awesome, add that vintage looking sentiment, and you have one spectacular creation. I can see why you love this paper. This is a beauty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous... oh I love these snowflakes.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is stunning, Marisa! Love all the gold accents!

TannyP said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! This is a-freaking-mazing! It best be on it's way to Edmonton to make it's home on my fireplace mantle. WOW! A true work of art. I'm saving this for a CASE creation (and maybe next year's Stamp a Stack highlight card). I can't tell you enough how much I love it. I can't believe you cut all of those by hand, though....WOW! That's dedication to the craft! Truly worth the results, though =)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulouso card!! Just stunning~