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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getting Out of My Comfort Zone...

This past Tuesday (12/28) I was "crowned" Colour Queen by the totally sweet and very talented Arielle over at ColourQ!  I can't tell you how thrilled I was to find that out!  I love ColourQ because Arielle has a fantastic eye for color,picks the most incredible color combos and this week is no exception.  When I first saw the inspiration picture and the colors my thought was "wow! cool colors!"  Then I thought:  "wow!  how will I combine those colors??"   Because while I think the colors are super cool, combining them was really outside my comfort zone. 

I started out by first stamping my image (Hero Arts Bird Collage) in PTI's True Black on kraft cardstock.  I then set it aside for TWO DAYS and began looking through my stash for patterned paper that I could use for the card.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I had this really cool pack of designer papers from Stampin Up! called Day & Night!  To be honest, I don't even remember purchasing them, but obviously and thankfully I did!  After that, with a little help from the current Card Patterns sketch everything fell into place and I really like what resulted.    I'm also going to enter this card in the current City Crafters challenge to "stamp it out".




Thanks for taking a peek.... hope you take a step outside your comfort zone!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Kraft; SU! Crumb Cake & Old Olive; PP:  SU! Night & Day; Ribbon:  SU! Basic Grey taffeta & Old Olive twill; Stamp:  Hero Arts Bird Collage; Spellbinders Large & Small Plain Circle dies; Flower:  Irene's Garden

16 comments:

Barb said...

It sure doesn't look like this card was uncomfortable for you to make! It turned out beautifully, Rosie! Love this sketch too!

Sylvia said...

Another beautiful card, Rosemary. I love everything you did! thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week. Happy New Year!

Debgem said...

Rosemary - this is beautifully elegant!! I really like the softness of the image and the texture you've added with teh ribbons and flower. It's lovely!!

And I'd like to thank you for stopping by at my blog - I do love that medallion stamp!

Olga said...

Loving every thing about this card, the colors, the layout, your image and the ribbon treatment! It's a winner in my book!

Heather Maria said...

Congratulations Colour Queen Rosemary! This card is a stunner! I love everything about it! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so gorgeous!!!!

antheam said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
Anthea.

Ros said...

Stunning!!! I reckon you rocked all the challenges ... thanks for joining us at CCCB ... Happy New Year!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous work there, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Tracey Brossart said...

Beautiful! That stamp is gorgeous!

Tracey xx :D

Elise said...

Soooo, WHICH is it? I love it when your CAS.... I love it whenEVER you reach for a new challenge... and GIRL, I L-O-V-E you, out of your box! This card is JAW-DROPPING, gorgeous! Excellent, excellent job and HUGE congrats, Color Queen! YOU AREEEEEE! xoxo!

Christina said...

Congrats on your win last week! This card is just gorgeous and is a perfect use of the colors. Beautifully done, Rosemary! Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ again this week!

Michelle said...

beautiful Rosemary!! love that hero arts stamp!!
thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous image!

Linda R. said...

What a great card, I love your image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so beautiful! LOVE it! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!