Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flutterby Smile



Diva Amy's sketches always challenge me to get out of my comfort zone, and this one is no different.  The "string" element had me scratching my head for  bit until I settled on what I would use.

I played around with some paper, added a pop of red for some punch and used 1/4" white satin ribbon for the "string" element.  I'm up to date with the sketches this month and it feels good :)

I must admit, I'm missing swimming laps at the pool, not to mention being in the water with the warm temperatures we've been having.  May have to take the kids to the beach so we can keep cool by swimming in the ocean, which is definitely not as warm as the pool, and therefore almost too refreshing  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a fabulous day.



What's In It? 
Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve), French Script (Stampin' Up) 
Paper: Recollections DP (Michael's), Kraft, Tan, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Real Red 
Ink: Black, Creamy Caramel 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Flutterby Die (Verve), Crimper, Scalloped Border Punch (SU), 1/4" White Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome take on the Sketch Marisa! Your card is gorgeous! Hugs ~S~

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh I love this! Great colors and you did a fabu job with this sketch which sent me running for the hills! Hugs to you!

Maureen said...

always love that sweet little butterfly :) Lovely papers too :) Sounds like you need to head back to the pool just for fun!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa, and a great way to using the string/ribbon. Ah, always nice to be caught up...which I almost never am.

The beach sounds awesome.

ChristineCreations said...

Adorable Marisa! I love the butterfly trail!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the sketch and love what you did with it! Sweet sweet card!

Angela said...

Great job on that sketch. Love the colors and way you used your ribbon! Beautiful !

Danni said...

Pretty card! Love the butterfly trail with the pearls!

Theresa said...

Marisa, this is just gorgeous. Love the ribbon and the bright colors.

Viv said...

Love those warm colours Marisaa. The ribbon treatment is smashing too!
xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job with the sketch fun summer colors and I love that cute bfliy

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is so sweet! Love the butterfly trail!!! I can't wait to swim in the ocean next month!!! Most water ways around here are too cold being glacier fed! LOL!
Enjoy the beach!

Melody said...

Love what you did with the layout!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is GORGEOUS, Marisa!! WOW!

Katina said...

Fantastic!! Perfect way to use the ribbon.
xx

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool way to do ribbon! Love the texture and colors on this beauty! Hugz!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a pretty card! Love the ribbon treatment and that little butterfly trail with pearls. So darling and sweet.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely combo of colors and papers, like your butterfly trail :)

Sue said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, loving the softness of the satin ribbon and the super sweet DS papers!
I am still envious of your warm weather as we struggle through winter! keep up the good weather until I arrive at the end of September-lol!!

Kristina said...

Eek! I love how that butterfly is fluttering off of the circle! So pretty! Love that little pop of red, too. So daring (I think I would have been scared to do that. So kudos to you!).

Oh, how I wish I had a pool to go swimming in during the summer. We had one when I was little and we literally lived in that pool. My sister and I were frequently called "fish." LOL

I have definitely discovered inspired reads! LOVE that site! That's where I got "Paper Roses" from. I have an ipad with a kindle ap that I use for a lot of reading. I actually finished "Paper Roses" a while ago and have read a few books since then... Guess I should update! I just read so much and so quickly during the summer, it's hard to keep up on my blog. I finished "A Time to Love" by Barbara Cameron (also snagged for free thanks to inspired reads). The sequel "A Time to Heal" was free, also, a few days ago. If you haven't snagged these, GO! The first one was really good!

TannyP said...

Are you kidding me?! I would never have guessed that this was a challenge for you :) That butterfly is perfect, as is the trail across the circle. Love that combination of papers and your stamped layer :) BEAUTIFUL buttons!

Debbie Carriere said...

Another beauty!! Love the skinny ribbon!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the scripty panel and the ribbon detailing! Lovely card!