Friday, June 1, 2012

ColourQing With The Paper Players



I needed a 50th birthday card for a friend and the big circle on this week's Paper Players sketch was calling my name as it was perfect for a big "5-0"on it ;)   I combined it with this week's Colour Q as it was a yummy colour combo and she loves blue.

Since I'm on a bit of a rolled rose binge, I pulled out my two largest MFT rolled rose dies and went to work.  The larger ones are a bit harder to manage - most likely due to the fact I didn't have a large enough glue dot to hold them  together properly.  They are rather "open" roses, but it works for me and keeps my frustration level down by not fiddling with them any more.  The leaves are from Spellbinders "Foliage" set and I sponged them before pulling them out of the die to give the leaves and outline and some dimension.

The "ugh" portion of this card is I just realized I didn't cover up/didn't place the bottom leaf properly as a bit of leaf stem is showing.  Hate when something like this slips by me, but glad I caught it before rather than after the fact.  Will have it corrected before I give it to her this weekend and will also edit the picture accordingly.  Until then, all anal retentive people look away LOL! 

Another busy weekend - it truly is a blur until the end of the school year!  Wish I had more hours in my day so I could get more done.  Think there may be a few power naps in my future so I can plow through the next month's activities and come out the other end somewhat alive!

Thanks for popping by and have a great day :)

 

What's In It? 
Paper:  Bashful Blue DSP, Night of Navy, Kraft, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Sahara Sand
Accessories: Lacy Circle, Circle and Foliage  Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Number Dies (PTI), Rolled Rose Dies (My Favorite Things), Half Pearls, 5/8" Sheer Navy Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! I need those big number dies from PTI. The ones I have from MFT are much smaller. LOVE The boldness of this card! Fabulous rolled roses!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty flowers with the bg colors! Nice pop!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous roses, Marisa. Super card for the big 5-0 birthday!!!

Maureen said...

looks like a fabulous card to celebrate with! I'm sure it will be the nicest one she receives :) We all survived gymnastics yesterday (well, my 2 monkeys just barely). No foam pit this week...they must be saving it for the next weeks...we were disappointed but still had fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

A gorgeous card Marisa, I think the big 50 and those awesome rolled roses are fabulous!

LeAnne said...

Well, you really know how to rock my two favorite challenges!!! This is a super take on the CQC colors and a WONDERFUL way to use my sketch! Wowza---nobody gave me anything nearly as special as this on my 50th!!!

Viv said...

What more can I add! This is one helluva gorgeous card! THe roses are amazing and the numbers are beautifully big and bold. (Wish PTI wasn't so expensive with S&H or I'd get me some)! Anyhow, you ROCKED the challenge indeed Marisa! xxx

Danni said...

Beautiful! So pretty with those rich colored roses!
I wouldn't have even noticed the stem had you not said anything... you're too hard on yourself.
Enjoy your weekend and remember to take a moment and breathe!

Jen said...

Well, I think the flowers are beautiful and I never noticed the rogue stem until you pointed it out. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Deanna Jean said...

Gorgeous card..love those rolled roses. I'm sure your friend will cherish this beautiful creation. So glad you joined us at the ColourQ this week.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Marissa, I love the clean lines of your card! So glad to have you join us this week at the ColourQ.

Laurie said...

LOVE! Those blooms are soo pretty!! Amazing card as usual my friend!

Vickie Z said...

You need to correct that outlaw leaf immediately! Ohh.. The big 50....just might know 'bout that...wonderful card for your friend!I wonderful use of colors and sketch!

Nance Leedy said...

What a dramatic beauty, Marisa! Such a bold and beautiful use of the sketch and the colors...those roses are stunning! Our school year ends next Wednesday and we are feeling the craze right now too. Hope y'all come through yours with great memories! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Emily Keaton said...

I don't at all mind the leaf stem showing! I still think this card is absolutely gorgeous, Marisa!!

Katina said...

Lol, I hadn't even noticed the stem but once you told me that was it! I'll have to come back and see the amended version, lol!

Beautiful card - those roses are stunning!

Did you notice I had a skewed panel on my card today?!!! Don't know what came over me!
xx

Betty Wright said...

These colors and the pop of color from those beautiful flowers are just stunning. I love this design and the touch of organdy ribbon. Beautiful, Marisa!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Simply stunning! I absolutely love those flowers.Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Christina said...

Your rolled flowers are gorgeous, Marisa. I wouldn't have noticed the stem showing, but I know what you mean about being a perfectionist about those things on your own cards!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful roses! I love the colors. I want those bigger rose dies now that I have played with the smaller. I really like your color combo and this is an awesome 50 card!!! Hugz.

TannyP said...

That color combination is gorgeous and the roses are spectacular! WOW!!! You did an amazing job, Marisa!

Noelle said...

What a gorgeous card:) I love the pretty rolled flowers. Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, how wonderfully elegant! Lovin' those rich rolled flowers!