Thursday, May 31, 2012

Creating Retro Fun


 This Retro Sketch was too fun to pass up as I'm really enjoying using tags on cards and it provided the perfect opportunity to use one of my PTI tag dies.   I combined it with this week's CR84FN challenge as the colour combo was delicious :)

You may be thinking I may have lost my marbles or gone off my rocker as there is a "skewed" element on the sketch and I'm not squealing like a pig LOL!  However, when the skewed panel is a tag, I can somehow deal with it just fine - go figure?!

Used lots of my favorite dies on this card, tossed in some dots for good measure and had fun with all the buttons.   A truly fabulous colour combo I will definitely use again.

Yesterday I became quite knowledgeable about window replacement after my son purposely broke our front window when he got mad...thankfully it is double pane and just the first pane broke.  Needless to say, he is out half the replacement cost and has learned a very valuable lesson - we hope!  The joy of having boys!


 

What's In It?
Stamps:  French Script (SU), Great Friend (Verve) 
Paper: Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Going Grey, Grey 
Ink:  Going Grey
Accessories:  Tag and Medium Scallop Die (PTI), Sizzix Butterfly Die (SU), Elegant Leaf Die (Verve), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Crimper, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's), Buttons, Twine, Blue Dots, Dimensionals

21 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, love the colr choices and design of this card. Wonderful green script panel and button, and that purple butterfly is perfect! Well done sweet card!!! Hugz!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, my dear...love that reverse dot-work. The colors look striking against the white background and the skewed tag...heavenly! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love the pop of purple!!! Gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Cool card, Marisa..great dies!

As I have hard and know, Boys Will Be Boys. Too bad about the window.

Maureen said...

ah, a fellow tag addict!! Love it! And the PTI tags are so fun to use as they are big enough to load things onto!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

STUNNING card Marisa! These colors are AMAZING together! LOVE this!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh wow this is a STUNNER! LOVE the shape of that tag!!! The colors, textures and layers are so perfectly balanced! So glad you played RetroSketches this week Marisa!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yep a skewed panel... but WHAT no squeeling. Now we are making progress I tell you. ;0) Very pretty, I like that the swiss dots is turned, might have to try that.

Amy said...

Marisa, the grey color you chose is a perfect compliment to this card. Beautiful and stunning!

How are you doing? I miss visiting....life's too busy sometimes! Hope your foot is doing ok!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card, Marisa!! Great use of white and the tag is so fun!! Yikes - your son!! Boys! I am guessing that will not happen again :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marisa! Love the textured butterfly and background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Congrats Marisa~ you've gotten a SHOUTout!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches! So fabulous!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Marissa, LOVE the stamped text and the embossing and the pretty butterfly! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Christina said...

Marisa, this has to be one of my favorites from you! Gorgeous job with the sketch and these fabulous colors.
So sorry to hear about your broken window. Our little guy has broken two already by playing hockey in the house. Hopefully your son has learned a good lesson and you won't have to replace a window again anytime soon!

Katina said...

Gorgeous!! I love the way you combine a sketch challenge with a colour one - I can only do one at a time, lol!
xx

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful! Love the soft colors, the tag, and the layered butterfly with stem. Lovely card, Marisa!

Linda Beeson said...

Love the butterfly, love the leaves, love that strip of green! NICE!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, fab layout and the die cuts are lovely in these colours.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, Marisa, congratulations on the Shout Out! I love how you crimped the butterfly!

Nance Leedy said...

ROTL about your skewed tag coz I feel the same way!! Give me a tag and I can tilt it but anything else gives me hives, lol! ADORE this card! The colors, the layout, LOVE the kraft leaves and the big gray scallops...just fabulous! So sorry about the window...hard lesson to learn! (((hugs)))

Nance Leedy said...

Cograts on the Retro Sketches shout out!! Well-deserved, this one is a beauty!