Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Retro Friend

 

Loved this week's Retro Sketch which is based on a fabulous card by Laurie.  I'm also playign along with CAS-ual Fridays which had a black and white plus another colour theme this week (hopefully the challenge police will let the green leaves slip by and not count as an additional colour).

There are a ton of options for the squares and my cast off box made my decision for me as I am desperately trying to decrease it instead of increase it LOL!

The rolled roses from my case off box were the springboard for my card and lead to my selection of this classic colour combo.  A punched border softened the lines up a bit and a touch of silver twine wrapped things up nicely.

Our fabulous weather continues and I don't want it to end!!  The leaves are just starting to turn colour and soon our street, which is full of maple trees, will be covered in the fabulous colours of Fall!   A sight that always takes my breath away. 

Thanks for visiting today. Always enjoy the company :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Text Objects (Verve)
Paper:  Black, Real Red, Always Artichoke
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Silver Cording, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dots

18 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Marisa. I absolutely love those flowers.

Viv said...

Love this card Marisa. The colours are perfect. I got the rolled rose die from MFT AGES ago and d'ya know, I've never used it! Things will change after seeing this beauty! :0)
xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Marisa! So classy!!!
Glad you are still having good weather. Our leaves have started to change and litter the ground....suppose I'll be raking this weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How gorgeous!! Just can not go wrong with r,w & b. This also qualifies for CAS-ual Fridays - black, white + 1 other [just fyi]

Maureen said...

so very elegant, love the pop of red! We are waiting for the lovely fall colours too...it's been too warm still. We were at 27 yesterday!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So classy and beautiful, Marisa.

LeAnne said...

This seems to be a popular sketch this week and I absolutely LOVE the colors you've used here....crisp & clean & fresh!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this crisp, clean beauty Marisa!! The flowers just pop against your black/white backdrop!! Gorgeous!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Whoa! This is stunning! Those roses just pop against the black and white!

Benzi said...

Ooh, what a clean, crisp, and beautiful card. Lovely roses.

Fall is really in the air here in the southern U.S. today. We got into the high 40's last night. My beloved summer is fading away.

Chris D. said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is SO cool, Marisa! Great choice of colors to make this bold and dramatic, too.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my this is GORGEOUS!! So striking with those rich red flowers.

Gayatri said...

Pretty flowers and placement is perfect. Love your card.Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

Debby said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Classy! I love black, white and red combo's. Beautiful card.

Sweet Fairy said...

What a cute card. So gorgeous design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and this design inspire me so much. I would like to design like this. If you don't mind. I appreciate this.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, wow! That splash of red is so eye catching! Love the design and more of those stunning roses!