Sunday, June 17, 2012

Freshly Made Colours


Loved this week's colour combo at the ColourQ.  The blues and olive are so striking together - hmmm, hmmm good :)  Paired them with this week's Freshly Made Sketch.

Decided to buck the masculine option and play with some more of my Verve flowers.  These are from the Dream Big set.  I fussy cut the two largest and then layered them.  The two butterflies were the finishing touch as the circle seemed a bit plain to me.

Yes, the flower and butterfly rut continues...sorry!  Just that time of year.  Take them while you can get them because soon enough I'll be using my beloved PTI maple leaf die all the time LOL!

Phew!  Survived yet another Sports Day!  The weather was absolutely perfect this year - warm but not too warm with a small breeze.  Kids had a great time, did my stint at the concession stand, took some pictures, and got to catch up with lots of parents I don't get to chat with very often (that's what happens when your kids get older and you don't all hang out in the playground after school any more).  Great fun was had by all and our Juneuary weather (it's the coldest June we have had here in about 45 years!) took a tiny vacation and we all got a bit sun kissed today :)

Wishing you all glorious weekend!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Dream Big (Verve)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Border Punch (SU), Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

24 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful! Love the shades of blue~

Colleen Dietrich said...

'Juneuary'! Love that! It really fits the cold month you say you've had.

Love your take on the FMS and ColourQ. Those colors ARE really gorgeous together, aren't they?

nitestamper said...

totally adorable card!!!!
love the layers of flowers!!!!!
tfs:)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Marissa, love all the perfection on this card! I will trade you some weather, this is not the hottest June we have had but it is sure hot, humid, but no rain! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card. Hope you have a lovely day!

Jen Timko said...

How pretty, Marisa! Love the little butterflies...perfect touch. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Can't go wrong with one of my favorite Verve flowers! The addition of the little butterflies is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous!!! Love that big flower too!

Betty Wright said...

Love the dimensional flower and the wonderful blend of these colors, Marisa! Beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty. I love the flower and the sketch - I always love your flowers and sketch. I have beein saying I was going to try to make a card like you and I have a few minutes before bed so I am going to go run and try right now. I will let you know if it comes out!!! Hugz!

Denise Marzec said...

I'm glad you went the flower route because this is gorgeous. The colors are great and I love all the dimension on that flower.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh Marisa this is beautiful in blue! Love the sweet butterflies!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love how the green pops against all the shades of blue and you certainly ROCK those Verve flowers! Sounds like you had a great weekend! ((hugs))

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, I did try to case you - check out my attempt on my blog. I didn't capture your crispness and my colors are a bit off, but I had fun!! Hugz!

LeAnne said...

Well you know that I like this because I like everything you do---but I really like cuz you used the CQC colors! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Butternutsage said...

so perty my friend! Love the fresh clean feel of this beautiful card

Vickie Z said...

Did I miss the Junuary-after reading about your weather-perfect! Love how you used the colors and sketch!! Love flowers and butterflies so, keep bringing them! We still need to "work" on Julee for a die for that flower!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Marisa! I love the flower. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your flower is stunning and those butterflies are the perfect accent. Your colors are fabulous, too! Great job on this week's sketch.

Lesley said...

Wow, such a fresh and pretty card Marisa, love that blue flower. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Laura said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
Laura xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This could pass for masculine with the navy blue, well maybe not. It is beautiful regardless!

TannyP said...

HAHAHAHA! Juneuary....you're funny! This color combo really shines in your capable hands...look at all that cutting! WOW. I also adore that darn die you've got poking out from behind the white...and the rounded corners. Fantastic take on the sketch, Marisa!

Benzi said...

Lovely, Marisa. I love that light blue flower...totally outstanding.

Andrea Ewen said...

I see you're on a "roll" with the flower stacking...a fabulous effect, indeed! The colors on this card are so calm and soothing.