Tuesday, October 16, 2012

You Lift Me Up


For some reason, sketches seem to be working me over lately.  Maybe it's the rain that has begun to fall outside after close to three months without it -- okay, any excuse will do right about now LOL!

I pulled out this heart trimmed circle from my "discard " pile as it is growing faster than my kids right now!  Using something from the pile is going to be my MO for the next day, week and month I think!  The rest of the card was built around the heart doily.

With such a neutral pallet I tried to bring in a bit of colour, and pink was as good as it got!  Next issue became the sentiment panel. It was too "blah", so I added some bling to try to bring the focus to the middle of the card.  Card was still  "blah" so I added some twine and a pink rose to the bow as well as some pearls around the heart doily.  Called it quits after that as I was burned out.  Hopefully the next card will flow a lot easier!

Thanks for popping in today :)



What's In It?
Stamps:  Brighter Days (Verve)
Paper: Garden Floral (Recollections), Mellow Moss and Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Heart Circle and Oval Nesties, White Pleated Ribbon, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, White and Black Half Pearls, Bling. Twine, Paper Rose (Recollections), Glue Dots, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh that sentiment is so beautiful and you rocked the sketch with your design. I love the hearts and pearls.

Dawn Easton said...

This is GORGEOUS girl!!! LOVE that large heart doily....wow!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so pretty! Great pleating too~

Maureen said...

the pleating and doily are just lovely...you are too hard on yourself. We've got one big rain storm here today...too bad it wasn't Saturday so it could be a jammie day!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO beautiful! LOVE all the pearls and that delish ribbon!!

Viv said...

Oh my word!! How beautiful is THIS!!
LOVE the pleated ribbon, LOVE the pink and green, LOVE the LO, well, OK...just love EVERYTHING! xxx

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous card Marisa. Love the colors and the sentiment.

Katina said...

Oh, how beautiful Marisa! Love everything about it!
xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

It's beautiful, Marisa!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and made me smile. I think you did a great job on the sketch.

Benzi said...

Beautiful and soooo feminine, Marisa. I love it.

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up again this week at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-41-we-have-winner.html

Susan (rainy) said...

This is just gorgeous! LOVE all the little pearls and that beautiful bow.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous. Such a soft feminine colour combo. I see you're catching up on the October sketches........you are way ahead of me.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so beautiful, love these colors together

Betty Wright said...

This is gorgeous,Marisa! Love how you blended the circle and oval dies. Lovely effect!

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome ribbon layering...wow! What an impact it has! Who came up with that fabulous sketch that you've made look so marvelous? That's one, no, two talented gals! wink, wink~