Monday, July 15, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Grand Opening

** This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down for my Mojo Monday Card **
 


Today is the big day!!  The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is up and running with its first challenge entitled Feeling Nautical.  Loved the inspiration collage Stacey has put together for this challenge!



In addition, Verve Stamps is sponsoring our very first challenge!!  That means the participant who is awarded "The Lead" for our Feeling Nautical challenge will win Verve's Strong Anchor and matching Nautical Die set!  You all know how much I love my Verve so this is a double scoop of happiness day for me :)  


For my card, I honed in on the blue and yellow colour combo (love navy and yellow together!) and the anchor and wheel images.  Nautical often makes me think of the Navy so I went with a crisp, clean, feel as well.

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Since Verve is sponsoring this challenge, I just had to use one of the VLV sketches from their Forum on SCS.  I created the backgrounds on the kraft and saffron panels by VersaMarking the images, and crimped the navy panel for some texture.   Matching die cuts from the anchor and wheel images were added around the focal sentiment and I tied a red, twine bow around my anchor for a pop of colour and bit of interest.   This card was so fun to make, I may just have to make another!

You can check out all the challenge details over on the Curtain Call Inspirations Challenge and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Curtain Call Crew samples!  Should you wish more details on the Curtain Call Crew's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


Sorry for the long post!!  Just lots of exciting things to share today!!  You have until  July 25th to complete a new card/project using the inspiration picture.  Can't wait to see what you create!!



What's In It?
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Kraft (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand, VersaMark 
Accessories: Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

31 comments:

Benzi said...

Awesome combo of colors and love the stamp set you used. Super creation!

Tenia Nelson said...

Such a beautiful card, Miss Lady!! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Totally gorgeous, Marisa! You have captured the nautical them in a beautiful way with all of that fantastic stamping and layering!

Maureen said...

Love the bit of bakers twine tied to the anchor :) So sweet :)

Amber said...

This is great, Marisa! Love the blue knot!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the fab design & details!

Kim S said...

I love your use of the layout - all of those fabulous layers right up to the black anchor and the hint of red!!

Jessica Kephart said...

Marisa I LOVE the layers of this card! AMAZING Girl!


xoxoxo

Jessica

Viv said...

LOVE that anchor Marisa! It can do no wrong! lol Sorry for being absent, the bathroom is taking over my life!!! xxx

Shelly said...

Such a cool card! Love the layers! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome creation! Nice to see your fellow teammates commenting on each other's cards too! I can't get over this Team - A Players for sure!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa I love all the background stamping you did, all the lovely layers and the fantastic knot! Fabulous design.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Marisa. Love the layers and the background stamping. The nautical knot is awesome.

Laurie said...

LOVE! Awesome layers! And yes! A great knot! :)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! Love this nautical card...and of course I love the Verve!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is a fun sea worthy card, great theme for your first challenge.

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card, Marissa! Great layering which I admire but just cannot do!

Ravengirl said...

Love the repeated ship's anchor and captain wheel on the different layers!

nwilliams6 said...

This is great Marisa - so many nautical details everywhere. You have the best nautical stuff. Wonderful colors and sketch too. All around awesome! Hugz!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous girl!!! Love those colours! Blue and yellow....two of my faves!! Wonderful creation! Hope to play along with you all this week!!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!Love the design,Great stamp and die!!!

Marybeth said...

This is perfectly adorable! Love all the Verve dies and stamps that you used!

Susan (rainy) said...

This looks like a fun challenge! And your card is absolutely stunning! Love it.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card, Marisa! So perfect for this challenge!

Jen said...

Beautiful! Love all those yummy layers and the sailors knot is perfect!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! Love the colors and the corrugated background texture. Fabulous nautical inspired card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I absolutely looooooooove this card-- LOVE the colors and the knot at the bottom! LOVE the background stamping! I'm always amazed when people can create their own background! Inspired!!!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

This is such a fabulous design, Marisa! Awesome background stamping and layering, and that knot is the perfect accent. I'm thrilled to be working with you again!

Nance Leedy said...

HI Marisa!! OMG, you rocked the sketch and this stamp set. I love, love, love your colors choices. All the twine accents are just FAB. So happy that the Curtain Call is back and big CONGRATS to your DT spot...well deserved! ((hugs))

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love the navy and yellow...
I love navy with anything...
especially nautical! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just beautiful. Strong dynamic bold colors to catch the eye.
Bear Hugs,
Carol