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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cool Blues....

Two cards today for three challenges.   First up is a card I made for the Etsy Inspired challenge (#113).  I haven't been able to do an Etsy Inspired challenge for ages despite my desire to participate!   Inspiration this week comes from Putu Princess Escapes.  My inspiration was taken from this t-shirt.  When I saw it I immediately thought of my Waltzingmouse Asian Garden set.  Because her shirt designs are very clean and simple, I kept my card clean and simple and just stamped the tree trunk in brown and then the rest of the tree using Stampin Up!'s Baja Breeze ink. 


My second card is for the current Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge (#64), as well as the Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes challenge (FLLCNOV10).   The SSC challenge was to make a card depicting the weather and since last week I was the fortunate recipient of the ENTIRE November Our Daily Bread Designs release (yay!!) I used the Snowflake background stamp and did some emboss/resist stamping.  The tag was die cut using the new tag die from ODBD (part of my winnings!).   I stamped the sentiment (also ODBD) in Stormy Sky Distress ink, die cut it using a Spellbinders oval and them ink distressed the edges a bit.  


Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White & Vintage Cream; Stampin Up! Not Quite Navy; Ink:  Stampin Up! Baja Breeze; Palette Burnt Umber; Ranger Stormy Sky & Broken China Distress inks; VersaMark Watermark ink; Ranger Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder; Stamps:  WMS Asian Garden; ODBD Snowflake background & Holly Tag set; Dies:  Spellbinders Sm. Ovals & ODBD tag die; Ribbon:  PTI Enchanted Evening.

14 comments:

Heather Maria said...

These are two gorgeous cards, Rosemary! Love them both!

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous. Love that tree and love the colors of the second one. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Olga said...

both of these are gorgeous!

Lin said...

These blues are really appealing to me lately, Rosemary - love both of your cards. Congrats on winning the ODBD releases - they are beautiful!

Alice Wertz said...

love the beautiful blues you used, Rosemary! gorgeous cards!

SmilynStef said...

Love those Waltzing Mouse images ... your card is so peaceful and serene ... thanks for joining us at Etsy Inspired.

de said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the EIC one! So perfect for the asian inspired t-shirts! And I love the colors you chose!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Grace said...

Oh wow... love both cards... especially love the snowflakes!!! So happy to see you using your new stamps and you sure made a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Elise said...

I'm DEFINITELY feeling joy to the world! The WONDERFUL world of Rosemary! These are EXCELLENT! I always regard you as the queen of challenges and I'm glad to see you still cranking out the marvelous goods! I adore BOTH of these cards!!! You are SO amazing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, your tag is wonderful with the dark ribbon. Great job.

Emily Branch said...

Love that stamp set from Waltingmouse Stamps! It's the perfect image for this week's challenge. The ink color is perfectly chosen, and the simplistic design is PERFECT for this week's shop! Thanks for playing EIC with us!

Virginia L. said...

Aw...Rosemary!! SO happy that you join on the fun at Etsy Inspired Challenge! I love the pine tree card as it is simply perfect! Thanks for playing Etsy Inspired challenge this week! xo

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, the sweet and fabulous simplicity of your tree card -- love that! I'm just smitten with the ODB snowflake background, too! Congratulations on your win! How wonderful!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Rosemary - these cards are so lovely!! Those snowflakes are gorgeous and a great take on the challenge! Love it! Thanks you for joining is at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team