Friday, December 3, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge 51

Keesh came up with a wonderful sketch this week.  Love the large circle as the sky is the limit as to what you want/can put in it.

I paired this week's sketch with an old Just Add Ink colour combo. Loved this combo because it had wonderful spring colours.  After all the snow we got and then subsequent torrential rainfall, they were the perfect pick me up LOL!

This is the card I made for my daughter's student teacher whose last day in the classroom was this Tuesday (the gift set I made her was in yesterday's post).  She was a total sweetheart and the kids all loved her.  Any child who gets her will leave her classroom being touched by a truly wonderful teacher.  

As per the need for a weather pick-me-up, and staying with the spring colour theme, I decided to make another button bouquet.  The colours were perfect for some pink and blue flowers :)  Love how these two dotted embossing folders work together...happy sigh :)  A pink bow and some green butterflies provided the finishing touch to a splash of spring amidst her winter gift set LOL!

The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.


In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card featured, so come and join us this week.

Off to clean my craft room as you can't see the floor or the guest bed after my all my craft fair preparations!  Have a fabulous day!

What's In It?
Stamps: Flower Filled, Small Script
Paper: Certainly Celery, Kraft, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Seeing Spots and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Scalloped and Circle Nesties, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Half Pearls, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Lee-Anne said...

Such gorgeous colours on your card this week Marisa. I just love it, definitely gets me in the mood for spring, which unfortunately has just ended here in Australia. I love that you've used both of the dotted embossing folders, and the pink ribbon is just gorgeous. Have fun cleaning the craft room :)

H2 :) said...

Oooh, I love this Marisa - it is so fresh & "springy"! You're right - those two embossing folders are just made for each other. Adore your button flowers & that beautiful satin bow. :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful!! I love how you used the colors and the sketch. So soft and pretty and the perfect antidote to December weather. Good luck with picking up in the guest room--I know how *that* is!! :)

Christina said...

Oh, I love the spring feel of your card! Those buttons are delightful, and the polka dots are so cheerful!

Denise Sebold Esteves said...

So cute!


Danni said...

What pretty soft colors! So beautiful!

Nance Leedy said...

So happy and pretty! I love this Marisa--your balanced use of the colors is perfect. Love the two dotted EF together and the button bouquet is beautiful!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is cute! I like the button flowers and the colors are springy.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love all those pretty pretty dots Marisa!

Vickie Z said...

Dots, dots, dots.... love them myself!! Spring colors are wonderful. Sorry I missed the Verve release last night but, I certainly did some shopping this am. BTW...leaves were not a nestie, some bling I picked up at Mike's last year, I think. Glad the snow and rain are gone!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Love your colour choice on this one, Marisa and your use of buttons is just perfect. Hope all goes well (or went well) with your craft fair!

Maureen said...

love the mixture of embossed dots!!! But this card is making me anxious for spring!!! yikes!! sweet little button bouquet, swoon! My sister's cards are done and mailed, now to think of my own cards to send and make 22 Santa pencils for my students :) have a great weekend!!

Jodi Collins said...

This is GORGEOUS Marisa! ROCKIN' sketch and I LOVE the colors and stamps you've used!!!

Sue said...

oh Dots!!! absolutely love this one, the dots, the colours, pure perfection! :)

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

This is so fresh and pretty, Marisa! Love the button flowers. Beautiful card, my friend!

xo B.

Vicki Burdick said...

Gorgeous card Marisa!!! Love the soft colors!

Benzi said...

Love those colors and I'm now ready for Spring. Love your button bouquet...just gorgeous, Marisa!

TrishG said...

What cute colors! This is fantastic! Great card - I love everything about it.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully lovely! Those soft hues are so delicate and pleasing to the eye! Makes me think of Easter colors...a super fine palette of pastels!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just darling. Those button flowers and butterflies are so sweet, and the two different embossing backgrounds look really good together.