Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friday Mash Up Without the Mash

2012 Faves

Loved this Friday Mashup sketch with the tag but didn't delve into the ghosting technique (VersaMark emboss resist), thus the lack of "mash" LOL :)

The sketch provided a perfect opportunity to use some PTI goodies: one of their wonderful tag dies and of course, my all time favorite flower die...happy sigh... :)   I paired the flower with my favorite Verve leaf die, and used various shades of grey on the card.

I'm hoping the dark grey and black haven't dominated the card....what do you think?  I vacillated between yes and no (ever do that on a card?!) and finally just left it as is since I don't have the luxury of letting the card "rest" for a day so I can see it with fresh eyes in the morning.  You see, Wednesday is our crazy day as I have to drive my son to soccer practice, then come home and feed my daughter dinner and whisk her off to piano, and upon our return from piano promptly head out the door to bible study with my hubby!  All that to say the challenge deadline is tonite and this has to go live sooner than later.

Thanks for sharing a bit of you time with me :)   I so appreciate your comments  - they make my day and provide fuel when my creative tank is empty ((hugs)).

 

What's In It? 
Stamps: Amuse, Bloom and Grow (Verve) 
Paper: Costco DP, Black, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Misc. Grey 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Flower and Tag Die (PTI), Leaf Die (Verve), Border Punch (SU), Buttons, Twine, Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

22 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

It's perfect just as it is! I love the drama of the black and grey!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa! I love the colors on this! Wow - so elegant. I may have to case this one and will be putting it in my favs over at SCS!!!! Hugz!

Dawn Easton said...

I think it's stunning! Makes a statement!!

Rita said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors, depth, and texture. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Denise Willerton said...

I LOVE this card Marisa and agree...perfect just the way it is ~ enjoy your day!

Vicki Dutcher said...

FAB.U.LOUS! Love these colors~~

Sharon Jones said...

Marisa, I'm so glad you didn't let it sit longer and change it, because your card is DA BOMB!! I love, LOVE it! Love your grays and blacks...my mojo has been gone, but you've brought it back with this, gf!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

TannyP said...

I think the colors are a perfect balance. GORGEOUS! Those flowers are a favorite of mine, too...and that edge is always lovely when you use it. Stunning card, Marisa! I hope your Wednesday wasn't too crazy =)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You were going to change this? Truly? That's just crazy thinking because this card is super, fantastic, striking, gorgeous, crisp, and STUNNING!! LOVE the colors!! And your flower in gray on the tag with the sentiment flag is fabulous!! So glad ya didn't change a thing!!

Benzi said...

Wow was my thought when this card came into my view. I love they gray and black colors...even if it is 'mashless'.

Aileen said...

Very chic. Love the layers. x

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is SO elegant, Marisa! I think that black and grey look so pretty and sophisticated. And the layered diecut flower are awesome on that lovely (if ghostless!) tag!!

Hope you survived your busy day OK--I know what it's like to rush, rush, rush!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Marisa. I love the colors you chose. It is very sophisticated. I had to laugh at the let it rest card creation.. I do that all the time and it helps me have a better look before I throw it in the trash..haha.

Lili said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Congrats on being a glamette at the Friday Mashup this week!

Maureen said...

very stylish!! Love the non traditional flower and leaves colours...fun to experiment! That's the beauty of this craft :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Whoa, love this muted color ensemble, Marisa!

Holly said...

Gorgeous.. I love the color combo you use.. Great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Andrea Ewen said...

Ooohhh...more skew-ness! Lovely...the neutral colors are just beautiful and the design is right on! Love that layered flower, too!

Sue said...

Ooh la la this is stunning Marisa! love the neutral tones and the layered flower is fabulous! :)

Betty Wright said...

LOVE these colors, Marisa! This just looks so rich and classy! Beautiful!

Viv said...

LOVE this colour combo Marisa!! Love it all from start to finish! It's beautiful! xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, I like the muted colors and your layout to this. Just beautiful.