Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

SFYTT

Yes, you read right!  I made a Valentine's Day in October LOL!   Not intentionally...it just worked out for this sketch.

This month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) was giving me grief, and after some pondering, the only solution I was able to come up with was to put flowers in the middle and have the leaves sticking over the sides.  Nothing too creative, but that is all my little creative gene could come up with for this sketch so I went with it.

Found this wonderful heart frame in my "reject" container and used it as the starting point for this card.  Kept things on the CAS side by sticking to mainly white, scoring the background panels for a little something, adding three different sized rolled roses, and finished things off with my "cheat" of using the leaves as the two side panels. 

Thank for visiting today :)



What's In It?
Stamps: Love Notes and Dream Big (Verve) 
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Grey 
Ink:  Black  
Accessories:  Heart Punch Around The Page (Martha Stewart), Dream Leaves Die (A Cut Above by Verve) , Rolled Rose Dies (My Favorite Things), Score Pal, Black and White Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Lynn said...

Way to think out of the box on the sketch. I love the beautiful roses and leaves!

dj said...

Way to go....you rocked this sketch!! I understand what you mean....those side angles are tricky!!

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Viv said...

Oh Marisa!!! This is exquisite!!
The roses are fabulous, the frame is perfect and the touch of grey is the perfect finishing touch. Love it to bits! xxx

Sue said...

this is a stunning take on the sketch Marisa! I love the colour combo and the clever way you have used the leaves! I think I may need to have that heart frame in my collection- superb! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous!!! Love those leaves! Your rolled flowers turned out beautifully too!

I just pulled out a Verve set to use yesterday too ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card! You do such a great job making those rolled flowers!

Maureen said...

what a lovey dovey card! Now you're all set for Valentines...great planning! The leaves are a wonderful idea for the panels...no cheating at all.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Marisa, this is so pretty and I love how you handled the sketch. What a great idea to let the flowers and leaves take care of that difficult part. When I first saw this sketch I thought too......how would I make that work. You have inspired me and maybe now I can actually tackle this one too - thanks
Darbaby on SCS

Benzi said...

I love that you used the leaves for your sketch and this is one gorgeous Valentine card. Wow!

Quilting with Jannette said...

I would have walked away from that sketch - LOVE your take on it!
It's often the little things that make a great card - and scoring is one of those things that I forget about - maybe I need to head upstairs to score some C/S!

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa...what a beautiful design! Love the color combo!

Bonnie said...

Actually it's kind of refreshing to see a Valentine card in October! It really stands out among all the Fall & Christmas cards! Those rolled roses are so beautiful and so perfect for a Valentine card!

Vickie Z said...

Girl..perfect! I've looked at those shapes and thought "oh my"...the leaves are perfect with the roses and colors are fabulous!

Jen said...

How fun to see a Valentine in October! Love your take on the sketch. Good thing the reject bin yielded such a pretty start to this lovely card!

Kristina said...

Ah, you are braver than I! I think I have had that sketch saved on my computer for two weeks and I still shudder every time I look at it. Love the idea of making those side panels leaves! That creative gene was a genius!

I am so glad you are enjoying CCV! I am a bit partial to my church as well. I am so blessed to call it my home. Unfortunately, the new plant is in the opposite direction from me. I already drive about 25 minutes to get to church every week. The new site would be about 40 minutes away. I wish there was a site closer! It would make the commute so much easier (right now it is with traffic, which can mean an hour+ commute at times...).

Katina said...

So beautiful Marisa!! That sketch is so difficult!
xx

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, those rolled roses make me swoon. So pretty, Marisa! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so beautiful, love how you used this sketch

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the rolled roses.

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you interpreted the sketch! You totally rock the rolled roses, too! LOVE the leaf color choice! STUNNING!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Way to be ahead of the game for V Day! loooooove your roses. Ahh, they are gorgeous.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

This is stunning! Gorgeous! Nice take on the SFYTT.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the rolled flowers (I know I've told you before, but it must be true if I keep saying it!) and the lovely sentiment. The row of black pearls just enhances the sentiment beautifully!