Friday, February 22, 2013

Just Us Girls #177 - Inspiration Picture (and a Verev Love Fest)

JUGS #177 - Verve photo JUGS177picA.jpg




Today's inspiration challenge is brought to us by Tangii and she has provided this wonderful picture for us to work from. 

I loooove aqua/turquoise and brown together!  Added bonus:  they are Verve's signature colours -- and you all know how partial I am to Verve wink, wink.  That being said,  I'm also playing along with Verve's Love Fest challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge is to create a card using Verve's signature colours of brown and aqua plus either pink or yellow.  I chose to add yellow (and I snuck a little kraft in there too because it's a neutral in my books wink, wink).  You can find all the challenge details here (psssst, there is a prize too!).  If you don't have time to make a card, here is another fun way to be entered for an opportunity to win a gift certificates to Verve Stamps.

Now that Valentine's Day is over, it's back to flowers and butterflies.  I actually hand stitched the sides of the ribbon together so it would stay folded because I have had some ribbons totally unfold on me after being on a card for a day or so.  Not this time!  It's stitched and glued down but good LOL!  Marisa 1 - Ribbon 0 {grin}.

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so 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 Chic of the Week.  

Have a fabulous weekend, and I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card!   

 





 










What's In It?
Stamps: Bloom and Grow (Verve), French Script (Stampin' Up) 

Paper:  Kraft, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up)  
Ink: So Saffron, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flutterby, Scalloped Flowers and Elegant Leaves Dies (A Cut Above from Verve), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, 1" Striped Ribbon (Michael's Ribbon Bin), Buttons, Twine, Brown Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Totally rocked these hues, Marisa! Love how you did the ribbon treatment, too!

Lesley said...

Pretty card and that ribbon is awesome!

Lynn said...

Love the color combo and the pleated ribbon is fabulous!

Chris D. said...

Beautiful card Marisa!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous my friend! This is beautiful! Love the ribbon treatment!!! I hope to play along in the SCS Verve challenge too! LOVE those colours!

Benzi said...

Yellow was a good choice to go with your other colors. Very pretty card. Like the ribbon (it's going nowhere this time, right? :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

It is so nice to have your posts back! :) Fun card and did you stripe the ribbon or is that just the most perfect match evah! :)

Ravengirl said...

Great card! Way to rule that ribbon!

Maureen said...

what bold and beautiful colours! Clever idea to hold that ribbon in place!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that is really cool ribbon to do in folds like that! What a great accent on your card Marisa!

latoya said...

Love the ribbon and color combo. Great job.

Katina said...

Beautiful colour scheme and I love your card - the ribbon is an amazing match!
xx

maria f. said...

Beautiful ribbon and way to let it shine on your card.

Linda Callahan said...

Ummmmm about that ribbon - gorgeous! Beautiful interpretation of the sketch and inspiration photo!

Vickie Z said...

Love these colors!! Fabulous card!! I'm working on the lovefest with week 4 sketch!! Rest up my friend!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful, Marisa!! Love that layout! And that ribbon is lovelY!

Olga said...

The folded ribbon is so cute!

Linda Suarez said...

Love those colors Marisa! That ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Love all of the gorgeous details on your card...especially your ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

This is a "Wow!" card for sure! I love the colors, layers and textures. Beautifully created! Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bonnie said...

The ribbon is gorgeous and so worth making sure it stays put! I've had some fall apart after a couple of days too. So disappointing!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful ribbon treatment Marisa. Fun colors (I love that inspiration table - wish mine looked like that!) and elements. Cute card. Hugz!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, that pleated ribbon you did is AWESOME!!! I especially like these colors.