Thursday, May 24, 2012

All Good Things Must Come To An End




All good things must come to an end....a dreaded skewed panel sketch has finally surfaced over on the Verve Forum.  Had to wait until I felt a bit feisty so I had what it took to tackle this sketch.  Today was the day!

The colours I chose lent themselves to a masculine card.  I CASED Amy's punched out rectangle on the sketch as I needed to break up the navy a bit.  I added some crimping, stars and succumbed to a few buttons, but without bows so they should pass the masculine test...I hope...  May use this as hubby's birthday card as I know he is okay with buttons :)

Phew!!  Very glad to get that sketch over and done with - happy sigh :)  Maked the old brain and creative gene work overtime, that's for sure!  Good news is I can put it behind me and enjoy my day now :)   I know, I'm whining but it feels good LOL!

Thanks for dropping by and listening to me complain ;o)




What's In It?
Stamps: Happy  Birthday Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: More Mustard, So Saffron, Night of Navy, Cream Linen, Recollecitons DP (Michael's)
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Tagged Rectangle and Rounded Rectangle Dies (Verve), Circle Nesties, Crimper, 5/8" Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Star Punch (Marvy), Black Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

21 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

This is fabulous! The ones you always sweat over are the ones I always like the best Marisa! You are the sketch queen! Super creation and I love every thing about it - even down to the texture of the white panel. Hugs!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, you always seem to come out on top when it's you vs. a skewed panel! Marisa = 1, difficult sketch = 0! Love your choice of colors, and I'm sure that hubby will, too!

Dawn Easton said...

You rocked it!~ Love this!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You would never you you struggled with skewed! It looks fabulous and I really like that sketch!

Viv said...

Can't understand your fear of skew whiffness Marisa! This, along with the others that you've done, prove there's nowt to worry about Silly Billy! xxx

scrappingnana said...

Great masculine card. Love the colors and the stars.

Vicki B. said...

Love this Marisa!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it!!! You are the master of skewed panels:). Don't kid yourself!"

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Who are you kidding!!! You've had so much practice with these skewed panels, that you're a pro now, and it shows!! LOVE the crimped tag and fun colors Marisa!! And the negative space on the panel behind the tag....so clever and striking!! What a fabulously fun card!! LOVE it!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Marisa, you totally crack me up!!! LOL! LOVE your card...the colors are gorgeous and that skewed panel...perfect!

Benzi said...

I really like those colors together, Marisa, and they are wonderful for the masculine cards. Hubby is sure to like it.

TannyP said...

Somehow, I knew you'd be just fine with these skewed panels - and you came through like a champ! Gorgeous colors and perfect use of the sketch. I love the buttons and that little panel in the right corner. Gorgeous job, Marisa!

Denise Marzec said...

This..is....AWESOME, Marisa!! Love the colors, love the trio of stars, great sketch....awww man, I love it all!

Betty Wright said...

This is awesome! It is skewed, but you totally rock skewed panels, Marisa! Looks great to me!

Vickie Z said...

You can skew.....I've sent it before!! Just had a break for a while! Wonderful!!!

Laurie said...

This card makes me so happy! I love the contrasting colors and the layers! Great job!

Katina said...

Love this!! Fabulous colours and you've used the sketch perfectly.
xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL You always crack me up with the skewed panels, I love those and need to use them more often. You did a fabo job with the panel and great masculine card.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

You wouldn't have known how you struggled with this until you read the post. This is lovely. I am so taken with the lovely texture-how pretty. This is amazing Marisa.

Shelley Germann said...

The tags were a great solution to your dilemma! I know how much you dislike these cock-eyed sketches, but honestly, you always do a great job!

Dawn B. said...

Now that is a tough sketch. You aced it. Love the colors. It gives it a masculine feel. Good job on the sketch.