Thursday, March 1, 2012

Creating For Fun With Annabelle

 
 
This Annabelle Stamps sketch was a fun one to work with so decided to play along this week.  I combined it with this week's CR84FN challenge as I just loved the colour combination of kraft, yellow and grey.

My starting point was this wonderful Paper Salon striped paper.  Love both sides of this paper as the flip side is lavender.  Think I need to pick up a few more sheets next time I'm at  my LSS - hoping they still have some!

A pretty straight forward card with lots of things I love on it:  my new heart circle nesties (thanks again Tanis!), scallops and Verve's flutterby and charming oval dies.  Quick and easy with some black accents to finish things off.  However, now that I look at the picture, I'm thinking the addition of some embossing to the circle element would have been a good idea - may have to go back and try it to see if I like it.  Darn hindsight....maybe I should just make it common practice to take a picture of my card, look at it, and then decided if I need to add/change anything before I post it.  Welcome to my creative woes LOL!

Just realized the kids have their two week Spring Break starting March 12th (unless the teachers go on strike before then).  Lost a week in there somewhere as I thought I still had two weeks to go.  That flu bug really messed me up!  Time to start planning some activities and outings along with some spring cleaning the kids can help with, which I'm sure they will be just thrilled to help with - NOT! (insert evil mommy grin lol).

Have a great day!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Birthday Phrases (Verve)
Paper: Grey, Kraft, Paper Salon
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Edge Die (PTI), Heart Circle Nesties, Charming Oval and Flutterby Die (Verve), 5/8" Yellow Satin Ribbon, Black Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Viv said...

Love those colours Marisa and you've created a gorgeous card with them. xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love that butterfly! This looks like a FUN sketch for sure!
Hope your teachers don't go on strike! My sister called last night and we were talking about it. Keeping my fingers crossed!

TannyP said...

Yay! I love that nestie =) Beautiful ribbon and a color combo that you've done up perfectly. Your buttons are fabulous and the card turned out beautifully!

Bonnie said...

I have really enjoyed catching up with your beautiful creations, Marisa. I wish I had time to comment on each one separately. I love the St. Patrick's day cards, the baby cards and this beauty. There's always so much inspiration on your blog.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful, clean card! Great color combo too~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! The kraft butterfly on the white doily is so crisp! I love it just the way it is!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love your idea of the cheap labor, i.e. putting the kids to work during their break! LOL

What a pretty card, Marisa! That layout is neat, and the elements you put together are beautiful. I think that embossing idea would be wonderful!

Mary J said...

That is seriously stunning Marisa! Totally love the lemon with white and kraft - genius!!

Christina said...

So clean and pretty, Marisa! This is a fab color combo, and that combined with your sweet little butterfly has me wishing for spring. Sadly, we're in the midst of a snowstorm and expected to get around 10 inches. Boo! I guess I can't complain with the mild winter we've had so far.
Enjoy your time to yourself before your kids are home on break! I accomplished exactly nothing during winter break last week, but sometimes that's nice too!

Vickie Z said...

Fab use of these colors!!! Think the nestie looks fine with embossing...love your bow!!!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

This is just beautiful Marisa! Love the colours!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

Benzi said...

Love that paper, too. And, the yellow ribbon/bow is splendid.

Someone better warn the kids...chores on Spring vacation? What????? :-)

Sue said...

This is fabulous Marisa, so clean and crisp! you have worked the sketch to perfection and the colour palette is brilliant!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is awesome. I love your ability to use colors that I would never think of to put together. You have an uncanny eye for color. Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is just too wild! I was looking at an online catalog last night and noticed a line of fabric for totes and bags that used a print with yellow and gray and I thought it might work for a card combo and darn, if you didn't use it on your card! LOVE the look! Those butterflies are procreating freely in your craft room...I spy another pretty one! :-)

Maureen said...

such an elegant card :) You are working that flutterby die hard before spring :) LOL It warmed up quite a bit today and helped melt the snow a bit :) Rest assured teachers don't want to go on strike, but we feel we have no other choice...I hope you and your parent friends are writing to your MLAs about them striping our contract and cutting away at our children's education. It's a sad day in BC :(

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very sweet card Marisa! I love the mix of different die cuts you used. That butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is sweet elegance! Love the colors.. love that big beautiful bow. Wonderful card!

ChristineCreations said...

I love how you've used these colors Marisa. Really sharp and classy looking. I'm that kind of Mom too, always looking for projects to keep the kiddos busy :)

Amy said...

HI Marisa! Congrats on winning over at Annabelle with this gorgeous card! I love those colors!

We do not have a Costco nearby so I haven't gotten any of the protein bars. I'm doing well with my "plan" and sticking to it! We leave for vacation in 2 weeks!

Deborah Frings said...

I like this layout - it has a lovely CAS feel! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous take on the sketch...that yellow bow is just divine!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful blend of the colors and I totally love that krafty butterfly! Great card!