"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pale Leaves.....

So... it was really hard to take a picture of this photo.  I got one I like, but the card is just soo washed out.  Wishing I had one of those lightbox thingies.... sigh!   Enough about bad picture taking, the card is really neat IRL, though and I made it for Color Throwdown and Pals Papers Arts (PPA58) challenges.   The PPA challenge this week is to use pearls and I initially thought I would go with something using the colors in their inspiration photo (black & white), but then I saw Color Throwdown's colors and went off in a completely different direction. 


I have had these fantastic pearl flourishes from Zva Creative and have wanted to use them for the longest time and the PPA challenge gave me the perfect opportunity.  I like the idea of combining something elegant (the pearl flourish) with something a little more rustic (the leaves).  I recently purchased one of Hero Arts new Little Clings - Maple Leaf and wanted to ink it up.  What caused me to have difficulties photographing the card is the fact that I used So Saffron ink to stamp the leaf... it doesn't show up real well.   Sigh..., again! The sentiment is from the HA set Thoughtful Messages.   I cut a strip of So Saffron cs and a strip of Choc. Chip cs, punched on edge with my favorite punch, Upper Crust, crumpled both a bit and layered them.  The pearl flourish was layered over top of the strips and then the leafs attached with a pop dot.  A bit of dark brown satin ribbon was added, as well.

Thanks for taking a peek... have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, SU! So Saffron & Choc. Chip; Ink:  SU! So Saffron, Choc. Chip & More Mustard; Stamps:  Hero Arts Little Cling  Maple Leaf; Thought Messages; Fiskars Upper Crust punch; Zva Creative pearl flourish; PTI Dark Choc. satin ribbon.

13 comments:

Barb said...

Rosie, it looks so beautiful, even if it's "washed out" like you say! Gorgeous design! Love the leaves with the pearl flourish!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful flourish behind the leaves! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Tiffany said...

So beautiful and charming, love all the neutral colors on this! Can't wait for your day....is it coming yet? Sigh!

Ann Schach said...

Stunning! I love the flourish of pearls! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeousness!!!!

Heather Maria said...

I love this card so much, Rosemary! Fantastic design and I love the way you used the colours! I'm really looking forward to your day on the blog too - hope it's soon!

Karen said...

You sure did Handle it!! I would recommend to anyone visiting to click on the pic and enlarge it....you can see all your fantastic bits really well. Your card is so cool....I just love the mix of rustic & elegance!! :> Happy Labor Day Weekend!! :> (Yay....no 5:40am alarm!!)

Laura Pryor said...

Ooooo wonderful design and fab use of this weeks Throwdown colors! Love what you did with this!

Firenze said...

Oh good gracious that is an incredible card! WOW!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Elise said...

This is SO gorgeous and tactile! {I can HEAR the leaves crunch! - Sooooo satisfying!} What a perfect place to "throwdown" your fantastic pearls! This card is HEAVENLY, Rose! I love this angle of photography! Wonderful!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love this card Rosemary!!! The pearl treatment is the BOMB and your take on the CTD is just perfect!!! Hugs ~S~

Stampin' Diva said...

Love how the flourish and pearls just make this such a elegant card. Great job. Thanks for joining us @ PPA!!

Alice Wertz said...

such a beautiful card, Rosemary! love the simple design!