Friday, December 9, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #99


For some reason, this sketch caused my brain to go mush.  Ever have one of those days?  My initial thought was to use the tree from Season of Friendship, but it was too large so had to go with Plan B.  That lead me to this wonderful set and a breath of spring amid all the Christmas cards.  Hmmmm... I do recall I did a spring card last week too.  Yikes!  It's not even officially winter and I'm already wishing it away LOL!

I kept things CAS due to time constraints - craaaaaazy busy week for our family and next week is no better!  Nothing much to explain about it, and even no excuse about using a butterfly in the middle of winter :-p

Looking forward to school being out on the 16th.  Kids are off for two weeks and I always enjoy having more of their vacation time before Christmas versus afterwards.  You can make cookies, gingerbread houses, wrap presents etc. and fill in the time until Christmas Eve (that's when we celebrate) quite nicely.   When the vacation falls into the end of the first week of January, the time seems to drag much more as all the excitement is over. At least that is my experience with my kids.  This year they are back on January 3rd and you jump right into the New Year :)   

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


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.

Next week we have a bit of a treat for you as it is time to celebrate challenge number 100!  Hope to see you then.

What's In It?
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly and Inspired by Nature (SU)
Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Garden Green, VersaMark
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Black Half  Pearls.


Dawn Easton said...

This is a WONDERFUL spring card! I'm wishing for spring already
Our kids don't get out until December 22nd and go back Jan 10th. IF I was planning on traveling that would have been wonderful but we aren'

Emily Keaton said...

Pretty butterflies, Marisa! They really caught my eye. Lucky you to have the kids home for an extra week before Christmas--wish that were an option for us here! I'd love it. :)

Viv said...

What a delight to see in the middle of dark dank days! This is so lovely Marisa. xxx

Christina said...

I definitely don't mind seeing a bit of spring in December! No excuses needed for these pretty polka dot butterflies!

Maureen said...

teehee, I'm the opposite, would much rather 2 weeks off after about 3 weeks! One off before and then 2 after :) This card is making me dream of Spring...especially during the week when I leave for work in the dark and return in the that grass stamp :) Have a wonderful weekend :)

Vicki B. said...

this is gorgeous Marisa!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the spring card and think you did a wonderful job with the sketch!!! It would have perplexed me too!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Whoa...LOVE this springy beauty! Great clean design!

Benzi said...

Marisa, this almost took my breath Spring. It is beautiful and I long for seeing those green blades of grasses/plants again, along with the butterflies. Come quickly!

BTW, I was so glad to enable you over that heart punch. Hee Hee

Makeesha Byl said...

Beautiful butterflies Marisa! Love your ribbon / button along the bottom! Fabulous as always!!

Sue said...

wow, how fresh is your colour palette- gorgeous!!! fabulous work on the sketch, loving the butterflies!! :)

H2 :) said...

Love your Spring card Marisa! The butterflies are so sweet & your colour palettee is striking. Fabulous! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, your kids are off for two weeks?? We get about a week, and it begins with Christmas Eve typically. Too short.

Hey, you don't *need* an excuse to use butterflies on a card in winter! They are appropriate at all times, in my book. These bright blue ones really pop off the card! Great job with the sketch.

Susan (rainy) said...

A wonderful breath of Spring!! Beautiful card, Marisa. (Seriously its not even officially Winter yet? Ugh.)

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, the butterflies have replaced the Maple leaves! I'm ok with both, you have a way with each! Love the colors on this, the bold navy just makes those butterflies stand out beautifully!
Hope you get some stamping time in too...doesn't hubby know that you need some 'sanity reprieve-ment'? Tell 'em I said so. (I don't think that will get you very far, but you can try it... :)

TannyP said...

Such a fabulous sketch, used absolutely perfectly. Your ribbon is spectacular and the stamps are PERFECT! Love that white with the swiss dots =)

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!!! Makes me wish for better weather!! Love all the white, too :). Enjoy the school vacation!!! wish we had two weeks :(. My kids are in until the 23rd, seems so late this year!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

A breath of spring in the middle of the winter. How refreshing. Such a pretty color blue and delightful eye candy.