Monday, February 6, 2012

On Last Inkspirations Card


This is my last Inskpirations challenge card that I had pre-made in advance prior to it being wrapped up in December.  Loved the yellow and plum or the yellow and green together but for some reason when all three were in the mix I had issues.  Thankfully I was able to surmount my "bad mojo day" by going with my fall back theory: "when there is green in the mix, make a flower card" and it worked once again :) 

I tried a ton of different layouts and finally settled on using this sketch and took some creative license by re-orienting the ribbon placement.  So many wonderful possibilities I know I'll be using it again :)  Only problem is I can't remember who it is by, so if someone knows, please let me know so I can add the link.

The PTI doily die dressed things up a bit and I rolled some roses with my MFT rose dies.  Snuck the green in with the leaves and added a pop of black to finish things off.  Great sketch with all sorts of possibilities.

We finally had some blue skies and sunshine around here and it was a sheer delight! Everyone has a spring in their step and the cat took full advantage of laying in the sun and sleeping as it streamed through the window.   Oh how I would love his life for a week LOL!      

Hoping  you have a fabulous day!





What's In It?
Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: SU So Saffron DSP, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Black
Ink: Black
Accessories: PTI Doily Die, Circle Nesties, MFT Rolled Rose Dies, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, SU Scalloped Border Punch, 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

You rocked this!!! I think I'd have trouble with those three colours too! LOL!
Glad you are getting sunshine! Just took Snickers outside and it's beginning to snow a bit. Just for today thank goodness!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, those flowers and leaves are wonderful - what great colors too! You are still the master of great layouts and color! Hugz.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great rolled flowers! Wonderful card!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! I do love that mix of colors and your rolled roses are the winning touch...put it right over the top.

Emily Keaton said...

Elegant and beautiful, Marisa. Enjoy the sunshine!!

Quilting with Jannette said...

What a gorgeous card! Glad to see that you were able to get the colours to work together... and, seeing as I have all those colours in my pile of C/S, maybe I should give that combo a try!

Shelley Germann said...

Marisa, what a beautiful card. I love that all the elements and how you used them. I need to remind myself (often)...sometimes less is MORE!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty card! LOVE those flowers! :)

Katina said...

Hi Marisa, the first thing that struck me when I saw this was the unusual and lovely colour combination - I love it!! I really like the pearls beneath the sentiment - they emphasise it and I did smile! Gorgeous!
xx

Danni said...

Very pretty! love how the flowers pop off the card with the pretty yellow!
We have sunny, blue skies too! So nice!

Lisa A. said...

How beautiful, Marisa!! LOVE your pretty yellow flowers...simply lovely:)!!

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used these colors....so many bright ones would have stressed my brain cells!!! Rolled roses are perfect!!!

Kristina said...

This turned out so beautifully! I love those little rolled roses! I am going to have to keep your little tip in mind whenever I get stuck with a touch of green. :)

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is so beautiful! I have those little roses dies and I truly struggle with getting mine to look this beautiful! Wonderful card!

Jen said...

A beautiful card Marisa. I miss the Inkspiration Challenge. No matter how "challenging" I found the it, the inspiration provided by the DT was always top notch and made me want to give it a try!

Denise Marzec said...

VERY pretty card! I love the colors and that trio of gorgeous flowers!

Maureen said...

love the doily in purple, yum!! Such a spring-y card!! It was about -1 today and the trees up here had frost on them...very cool! All white branches :) 3 more boxes unpacked tonight !! Woohoo!! Just have to fit some 12x12 paper somewhere. Might cut it down into 6x6 sheets.

Angela said...

Love the way you play with colors. Rolled roses are gorgeous, Well done my friend :)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the way you used the colors... I like your "fall back theory" for green. It certainly worked on this beauty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Marisa. The colors and those paper flowers are so pretty.

Colleen Dietrich said...

One of my fave cards of yours, Marisa! The layout is perfect, and the colors really do go well together the way you've got everything arranged.

Glad Scruffy took full advantage of those sunny days. ;)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is lovely, those flowers look wonderful.

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!! Love just the splash of green and purple!

ChristineCreations said...

WOWEE! I love this card Marisa! The rolled flowers and the colors are just so sweet!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, those rolled flowers are just divine! Love the color combination on this one....awesome take on the sketch~