Friday, January 25, 2013

Just Us Girls #173

JUGS173

This week's Just Us Girls challenge is brought to you by yours truly.   I chose this inspiration picture even though it has fall colours as I wanted to mix it up a bit after all the Valentine's Day cards I've been making and seeing on line...having a bit of pink overload I think LOL!

I really wanted to pull out my leaf dies, but opted to go with orange roses, as per the picture, as I just love orange roses :)   Pulled out my rolled rose die from MFT and  went to work.

Here is a larger version of the inspiration picture for your viewing.  Just love the rich chocolate with the orange against it.  Hope it provides you with lots of inspiration and a nice change as well.


I was in the mood for a round card so added it to the mix and finished things off by adding half pearls as per the picture.  And, since this is a picture of a wedding cake, I added a "love" sentiment to tie in with the theme of the picture.

For some inspiration to get you going, just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chick of the Week.

I'm entering this into the current Simon Says challenge - to make a card that reflects what you are known for.    Think I can safely say, flowers, clean lines, and Verve stamps (butterflies, leaves and hearts could be added to the list but can't them all on one card LOL) 

Have a great weekend!  Back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card. 



What's In It?
Stamps:  Text Notes (Verve)

Paper:  Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie , Cream Linen 
Ink:  Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Dreamy Leaves Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Rolled Rose Die (My Favorite Things), Crimper, White Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

31 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh I love this! And what a pretty cake as an inspiration! Hugs to you.

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful card, Marisa!! I love round cards and this one is really lovely. The bright orange roses are stunning and the pearls you've added round off the card perfectly. Really great! TFS.

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this may be my absolutely favorite card you have ever made. WOW! I love the colors and those flowers are AMAZING. This has such crisp details and the layout is wonderful. I love it! Hugz!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, WOW, WOW, WOW! This card is amazing! Those organge roses against the neutral background are stunning! Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL take on the inspiration piece...why, this card just leaves me stuttering! :)
Fantastic work, Marisa!

Lynn said...

I love when you do round cards...I really need to make them on occasion. The roses are so beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhh this is gorgeous! I love the brightly coloured rolled roses! Fabulous!!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Chris D. said...

What a gorgeous photo and and even more beautiful card Marisa! Love the colors you picked! TFS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah!! :)

Romantyczka said...

pięknie, po prostu pięknie...

Darlene Gabriel said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marisa. Loving all the pearls here;)

Maureen said...

what a lovely interpretation of the cake! That would be so yummy at my nephew's upcoming wedding in the fall! I just want to eat your card! LOL

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful orange roses, Marisa! I love the touch of pearls in the centers and the sprays of pearls around the arrangement!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Marisa! What a beautiful take on that sketch and colour challenge! Your rolled roses never cease to amaze me! I really need to practice this!
Have a wonderful, creative day!
Hugs!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I do like your round cards myself. ;0) Very pretty roses and great CAS design. Now for that cake... Oh my.... I would hate to cut it, fabulous photo. Might have to play in the challenge today.

Katina said...

Stunning!! You know how much I love your round cards Marisa and this one is going straight into my inspiration folder. Got to CASE it!
xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Marisa,
How very pretty and elegant! Your flowers are gorgeous and what a perfect take on the lovely wedding cake!

Betty Wright said...

You can totally rock the rolled roses, Marisa! Beautiful shape card and great detailing!

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE those rolled flowers--and all those pearls! EEK! If you have time, I'd love for you to play along with our challenges at Inkspirational and Technique Time Tuesday! :) HUGS!

Dan said...

What a wonderful card! I love the bold, clear design and the purity of both the colours and the shapes. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Lisa Kind said...

This was a fantastic inspiration photo! I adore these colors! Your card is so pretty! I love those orange roses too...I had them in the bouquets and flower arrangements for my wedding

Benzi said...

Totally awesome card, Marisa. I LOVE those orange roses. I used to grow hybrid Tropicana tea roses and they were a coral color...loved them. This reminds me of their beauty.

Ravengirl said...

Mmmm, yum Marisa! I am loving those orange roses! I just colored a rose orange the other day and loved the result!

Vickie Z said...

Ohhh... that is one scrumptious cake!! Fabulous colors!! Love how you made a round card and all those roses are gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

I gasped when I first saw your GORGEOUS card, Marisa--and then I saw the awesome cake that inspired it!! LOVE those great rolled flowers!

Lee-Anne said...

Love, Love, Love this Marisa! Your orange roses are stunning! The spray of pearls and pearl centers are just perfect! A beauty!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, wow, wow...this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! That cake is magnificent and you totally rocked the interpretation!

Audrey Ann said...

Oh... My... Goodness... I saw this on SCS but it's so much more beautiful here. Amazing and GORGEOUS!! Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, those roses are divine! Just like the cake's roses. :)

Linda Callahan said...

That is one fabulous cake and one fabulous card!

Elise said...

You're SO adorable, Marisa! I just LOVED this inspiration photo - for soooooo many reasons! I love the colors - and how it didn't HAVE to be fall! Everyone's cards were amazing - but YOURS, clearly illustrates the magic of your STUNNING choice. Thanks for the FANTASTIC inspiration!

Luz Berenguer said...

This card is amazing, beautiful Love it!!!!