Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky Shamrock

VLV March Week 3 photo VLVMarWk3picA.jpg

Welcome to week three of Verve's VLV March sketches.  Diva Maureen is our hostess this week and she has provided a wonderful inspiration picture and sketch for us to work with.  Green is my favorite colour so I'm enjoying bringing on the green :)

In honor of Diva Maureen's birthday on Sunday (St. Patrick's Day), shamrocks took center stage.  I used the background paper in the picture as my launching point and pulled out some Scenic Route paper that had a similar pattern.  Next, I used use Verve's Lucky You set which ever so conveniently has a "lucky you" sentiment, and of course, had to add a shamrock (which I die cut with the matching Shamrock die set).  Some yummy, dark brown ribbon added a pop of colour against the green and I just had to add the arrow to reinforce the point of "how lucky you are".

Would love you to join us over on the SCS Verve Forum.  As an added bonus, if you get all four of this month's sketches completed and uploaded by midnight CST on Thursday, March 28th, you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Verve store!  Worth playing for in my books (but then of course I am just a "tad" biased LOL)!

Have a fabulous day and wishing all my Irish followers and any St. Patrick's Day babies out there a fun weekend of celebrating :)

-  Flourishes - Go Green
-  Bellie Challenge - Green

What's In It?
Stamps: Lucky You (Verve) 
Paper:  Scenic Route DP, So Saffron, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Old Olive, Black 
Accessories:  Shamrock Die Set and Arrow Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

Love this CAS sketch! Your take on it is beautiful! Love the sweet little arrow!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, it's that time of the year where the shamrock replaces the maple leaf! Love this card, Marisa...the arrow is a delightful accent! Drew my eye right to the sentiment~ :)

Marybeth said...

Love your card Marisa! Arrows are so popular right now.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just darling, Marisa! I love that sweet little arrow and the button on top of your shamrock!

Benzi said...

That's such a fun arrow and cute card, Marisa. I'll pass on your wonderful Irish wishes to my hubby to enjoy his St. Patrick's Day.

Have a great weekend.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely charming Marisa!! Love your sweet little shamrock with the button!!

Audrey Ann said...

Awe Marisa - this is such a perfect St. Pattys day card!! You are so creative my friend :)!!

Ravengirl said...

Well done! I think this is really great!

Betty Wright said...

Love these colors, Marisa! Love how you used the arrow die, too!

Janelle said...

What a crisp design and clean layout! That shamrock looks like you sham-ROCK'ed it in ink?!?!?!?! :D

Have a great weekend Marisa!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute shamrock and fun sentiment. I have to say I adore seeing your name with VERVE above it girlie. So stinkin awesome they finally gotyou on the team. :0)

Pat K said...

Wonderful, clean crisp design....Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome card! Just used that set the other day!
I'm playing catch up this morning. It's been a long week and not much computer time in the morning to comment like normal. Hoping next week is back to normal! LOL!

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome card! Love the arrow and that gorgeous bow!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Super cute! Love that green paper! Thanks for joining us at Flourishes for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge"!