Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cherry Blossom Thanks

VLVSketch photo VLVFebWk2picA.jpg

This week's Verve sketch is inspiration week too and Diva Maureen has selected this fun picture to work from.

I just love cherry tree blossoms (except when you park under one and you have cherry blossom petals spewing out of your vents for a few days LOL).  We have many of them in our area, and at times it snows pink and often leaves a beautiful carpet of pink :)

I took quite a bit of artistic license with the sketch...sorry Moe!  The bow element immediately reminded me of a butterfly so I die cut a few to try them out but it just wasn't working for me, so I decided to create my own "cherry blossom".  Pulled out two old Stampin' Up flower punches and went to work. I curled the edges of the large blossom and added dimensionals to give the flower some "fluff" -- after all, cherry blossoms are fluffy ;)  My brick embossing folder mimicked the white wall (if you look closely there is a brick pattern to the wall), and the green flourish is in lieu of the two vertical triangles.

We had a wonderful long weekend, and enjoyed our new provincial Family Day holiday!  A mean game of Risk was had and then a wonderful sushi dinner :)   Love hanging out with my family and treasure the times I have with my kids as they are growing upu waaaay too quickly!!

Thanks for dropping by today!


What's In It?
Stamps: Celebration of Thanks (Verve)
Paper: The Sweetest Thing (Recollections), Early Espresso, Rose Romance, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Flower Punches (Stampin' Up), Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Flourish Die (My Favorite Things), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

My boys love Risk! I admit to not having the patience to sit still that long! Your card is beautiful Marisa. I love the brick embossed background...it's very cool!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful! Love that brick embossing folder. Must find that with my stamp money...lol

Benzi said...

Marisa, your 'cherry blossom' against the brick wall looks so pretty. Great idea!
I'll be glad when the cherry trees are blooming. That means it will be much warmer.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty with the pop of pink~

Emily Keaton said...

Your punched out cherry blossom looks beautiful on this card, Marisa! I think the take you took on the sketch is just perfect. Hooray for Family Day! Glad you had a great time hanging out together. :)

Michelle Woerner said...

Love this! Super cute flower and that green flourish is perfection! Hugs!

Ravengirl said...

Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo Marisa!

Danni said...

Love that embossing folder you used! Awesome card!!
Family time is the best!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the brick embossing folder and your cherry blossom!! Those flourishes are perfect for this sketch!!

Shelley said...

Hmmm...this brick EF is a new one to me. Great attention to detail and one of my favorite color combos!