Friday, June 14, 2013

Just Because

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This week's Verve sketch and inspiration picture is brought to us by  Teresa.   Just love this picture!! So many wonderful things you can use to get your mojo going. 

I wanted to do black and white stripes, but could I find any such striped paper in my stash - nope!!  Couldn't believe it!  So, I decided to go with something close to the rug pattern as I had some Fancy Pants Park Bench paper that did the trick.

Looooove green and black together so I crimped some green banners and then added a pop of turquoise with the butterfly (as per the pillows).  Next, came some yellow buttons (the pillow again) and I scored the white background panel to pick up the wood paneling -- dang it all I couldn't get it to show in the photo, but they are there and add the perfect touch to the card!  The sentiment is a combination of phrases from  Take Note - love how you can mix and match the fonts and sentiments in this set.


Best part:  one lucky participant to complete all of this month's sketches will win a $100 gift certificate to the Verve Store!!  Here is the link to the Verve forum over at Splitcoast Stampers for all the challenge details.


Heading off to my last Sports Day...hard to believe I have gone to ten of these over the years -- and some of them were rather wet and cold!  If all goes well, the weather will hold and we even get some sunshine in the afternoon so we can enjoy a warm, dry, Sports Day!  Fingers crossed!!

Back tomorrow with my Just Us Girls - there are some yummy colours for you to work with :)



What's In It?
Stamps: Take Note (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Park Bench (Fancy Pants), Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Ink: Black 
Accessories:   Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), ScorPal, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

13 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm with you...love this color combo Marisa. Great take on the sketch and inspiration photo.

Mary Ann said...

Very Pretty!Love the black and white,and the green flags!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the bfly -- small and chunky :), plus in my fav color Have a good week end!

Ravengirl said...

This looks wonderful! I can totally see your inspiration. I'll cross my fingers for you hat the weather improves and holds out for your Sports Day!

Maureen said...

wow, you really thought about this one...love the process and your attention to detail :)

Bonnie said...

That's some pretty DP especially with the green and turquoise! Love this card! I keep hoping I will be able to do these challenges. One of these days....

nwilliams6 said...

Great colors - in fact, they are fabulous colors. You so captured that inspiration picture on this card. Wonderful!!!! I am going to do black and white this weekend and add fun colors too. Hugz to you sweet girl.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! You totally nailed the inspiration pick with your card. Love!

Christina said...

Love the pattern on the black and white paper! Looks gorgeous with green and aqua.

Janelle Stollfus said...

Love, love live this clean crisp look! Fabulous...

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is the cutest card, Marisa! I love everything about it!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fab, fab take on the inspiration picture! Love how your paper looks like the rug. Great job matching that up!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh great colors... sweet card, and I like the crimped paper.