Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You Make Everything Groovy

VLV Jan2014 Week 3 photo VLVJanWk3JPicA.jpg

Welcome to Viva La Verve's January Week 3 sketch and inspiration picture hosted by Diva Christyne.

I must say, I'm definitely hitting the theme of the decade I was born in with this inspiration picture and card LOL!  Those are some funky colours, shag pillows, bold patterns and textures, not to mention the eclectic chandelier!  All that's missing are the beaded curtains.

That being said, I had to hunt far and wide for some purple paper as I don't have a lot of in my stash, not to mention the mix of patterns and colours I had to put together.  My eyes are still going buggy!  But then, it's all about challenging ourselves and getting out of our comfort zones, right?

I focused on the black borders/outlining and the colours.  My grey paper pattern was close to the couch pillow pattern, and the chevrons pick up the pointy edges of the star shaped table.  Bright yellow bubble sofa became embossed dots and the sentiment fit the era perfectly - score!  Two flowers as per the container of petals on the and I was good to go.

Think I'll have to save this card for some sixties themed party a member of our family gets invited to as it is quite the eye full LOL!

Thanks for popping by and if you want to see which cards I chose to highlight for this week's VLV sketch and Inspiration picture, head on over to the Viva La Verve blog and check it out.

Thanks for popping by today!  I'm off to get myself a venti, decaf non-fat latte as my birthday treat to myself :)

What's In It?
Stamps:   Surely Goodness (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Memorabilia (Teresa Collins), Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye), Recollections Brights Paper Pack (Michael's), Summer Sun, Black (Stampin' Up),  
Ink: Black  
Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Crimper (Fiskars), Corner Punch (Stampin' up), Black and White Half Pearls (Michael's), Dimensionals


Lynn said...

This is certainly groovy...I love the mix/match of patterns in the paper you choose. Happy Birthday!

Benzi said...

Ooh, so very cool! You really are groovin'. :-) But, that inspiration photo is wild. Did we actually live that way? Ha

I do really like your card with all those wonderful papers and the sentiment is sooooo rad. Ha

Emily Keaton said...

Groovy, indeed!! Happy birthday to you! I hope you enjoyed your delicious latte :D

Maureen said...

that is one bright and fun card! Have a great birthday! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

happy day to you, Marisa! your card is super cute!

nwilliams6 said...

You totally found the best patterns and colors and that black border pulls it all together so well. This is a total wow card! That sentiment is so fun too. Hugz!

Barbara Murphy said...

I struggled with these colors and sketch, but you make it look easy! I love the combined patterns!

Shelley Germann said...

These multi-layered sketches can be challenging. You rocked it. I love how you embraced the black. Very pretty!

cm said...

Yes, I remember shag carpets, funky painted walls, eye-boggling wall-paper...and lava lamps! Your card here is a delightful combination of patterns, colours and layers, that complement wonderfully your sentiment. Groovy, man, totally groovy!

Betty Wright said...

Happy "Belated" Birthday, Marisa! Blessings for a Wonderful year!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, love your card, too! Great look with the flower accent stamping on the focal image. You totally rocked the inspiration pic!