Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Retro Sketch #21

 
This week's Retro Sketch was a fun one - love tags on cards :)  I combined it with CR84FN's challenge as the colour combo was delicious and wanted to play around with it (needless to say it had me thinking about using a maple leaf but I refrained as we are enjoying summer too much!).

A wonderful scrap of SEI paper was my starting point for the card along with MFT's tag die.  I used a few few dies from my discard/use on another card basket and that always brings a smile to my face. The little pile has grown in to a small basket and seems to continue growing exponentially compliments of my having to actually place an element on a card before I know if I like it/it works on the card  (never mind the colour options of that element LOL).  Unfortunately, the same goes for furniture placement in the house...ugh...yes, I am visually challenged which makes me have to work harder to get things set up but the satisfaction I get once it works out is worth the hassle - most of the time anyway!

We are off to our Nexus interview today and then to the pool.  Love being able to see the progress in the lap swimming.  Stamina is growing and it is fun to push myself to see how much more I can do.  Mind you, it does make for one tired mommy in the middle of the afternoon LOL!

Chlorinated hugs to you all :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Accent Notes, Bloom and Grow (Verve)
Paper: Tan, Cameo Coral, Early Espresso, SEI DP
Ink: Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Lacy Heart Circles and Labels 10 Nesties,, Elegant Leaves Die (Verve) MFT Tag Die, Flower Die (PTI), Crimper, 5/8" Tan Grosgrain Ribbon, Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. I love the colors you've used. I think I'll try to sneak in and grab that little basket of yours....sounds very handy and full of wonderful dies, etc.
Have a fun day getting chlorinated. :-)

Christina said...

I'm loving that heart-edged doily on your tag! Such a pretty combination of elements, and it all matches the patterned paper so beautifully.

Maureen said...

so lovely, but I don't know if I'm ready for Fall colours! LOL

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with the sketch -- just your style. Love the cute tag~

Kristina said...

Wait, you tilted a panel on your OWN?! What is the world coming to?!

Love the flowers/button/twine combo as always. So pretty! And the leaves and heart nestie cirle.... Swoon! Now I'm feeling the need to go play along with this sketch. :)

Jen said...

Yummy colors! Love the crinkly layered flower too!

Vickie Z said...

Kay....I have worked with these colors and the tan/kraft is stumping me!!! You blended all the colors well!!! I love tags but, am so challenged when they are on a card....doesn't faze you a bit! Is Nexus the new job thingie...if so, hope it goes well!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Marisa...I love how you used the color combo. It is beautiful

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE this girl! Serioulsy beautiful!
I'm looking forward to vacation and pool time for me!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Marisa, love those colours.

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, lovely die cuts and a fab design.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Marisa, the colors on this are so lovely! Cool details too. When I saw that sketch, I knew this one would be right up your alley! Love what you did with it. I have been watching your cards in this challenge and actually decided to play this week myself (in the Retro sketch one). Hugz!!!

Anne B said...

We've only had a few weeks of summer here in Washington, so making a fall card is not on my agenda just yet either. Your card is gorgeous and I love the colors!

TannyP said...

Oh you'll love the Nexus card when you get it...so much better when you get to the airport :) Love this tag!! The papers you've used are gorgeous and the ribbon/button/twine combo on the tag rock. Gorgeous use of those lovely flowers and pairing with the Verve leaves!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, your take on the sketch is awesome.

Elise said...

Ohhhhhhh, GIRL! This is soooooo pretty! LOVE the layers and LOVELY use of color! Yummmm!

Deborah Frings said...

Super combination of challenges - I do like the backing paper, very pretty! Love the pretty flower. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

Shannon White said...

So Pretty! Love the Wonderful layout! Your tag and Pretty layered flower are just Wonderful touches! Great take on the sketch too! So Pretty! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Betty Wright said...

Love these rich colors and the way you combined them. Beautiful paper, layers, and stamped elements!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, I see that you are participating in the water equivalent of my boot camp...gotta get that stamina up! Especially when it comes to the crafting arena! :)This card is beautiful...is that a skewed panel I see? I thought so. :)

Inkerbelle said...

I found you thru Pinterest and had to look thru your blog. Your cards are beautiful, in fact I pinned a few. Bookmarking so I can back and see some more of your lovely creations!

Inkerbelle said...

I found one of your cards on Pinterest and just had to come and look at your blog. So glad I did for your cards are beautiful!. Bookmarking so I can come back and see more of your loveliness!