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

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buttons, Bows & Big Flowers

Hi there!  A card today for three challenges:  JUGs, Cardabilities & Shabby Tea Room.  

The JUGs challenge this week is to use the following colors:  Melon, Aqua & Kraft.  The Shabby Tea Room challenge is to use buttons and bows.   And Cardabilities is a new to me sketch challenge.  I really liked the sketch they have up right now and wanted to play along so I combined the three challenges.   I wanted to do the Shabby Tea Room this week as the sweet gals over at the Tea Room gave me an honorable mention for the card I entered last week... thanks!!!  Finally... I HAD to play along with JUGs this week as my dear bloggy friend, Elise, is now a member of the JUGs design team!!  Yay, Elise!




After rolling a couple of ideas around in my head I decided to color one of those paper flowers from Irene's Garden using a Copic marker (BG000) to use as the centerpiece of my card.  I die cut kraft cardstock using my Top Note die and stamped the sentiment in SU! Groovy Guava (the closest color I have to Melon Berry) in the upper left corner.  I die cut the little leafy branches from Melon Berry Bitty Dot Basic patterned paper to layer with the flower.  After layering everything on the top note diecut, I attached the bow.   A few little Aqua Mist buttons were attached to the branches and I was done.  I did lightly stamp the card base with the Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design cling using my almost completely dried up PTI Aqua Mist cube and inked the edges. 

The card is a bit outside my comfort zone, but I do like how it turned out.   Thanks for taking a peek....

17 comments:

Brenda said...

I truly don't know how you manage to combine all these challenges, it's totally beyond me! I totally love that blue flower and the leaves die around it! Stunning colour combo and great take on the sketch!

Barb said...

Oh, Rosemary. . .looking at this card, I would never guess that this is out of your comfort zone. It is gorgeous! I adore these colors together and your flower turned out beautifully!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

That card turned out lovely! Great job combining those challenges.

Kathryn B said...

Rosemary this is just stunning! I love every little scruptious detail on this beauty! Fantastic job on the color challenge this week! You've rocked it girl!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

OMWord Miss Lady!!! This card is all types of gorgeousness!!!! Super wowness!!!!!

Olga said...

WOWSZERS! Look at you, this is a traffic stopper for sure! Love did I say LOVE the flower!!!!! All the details and the way you put it together is just fantastic!!

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful ... love the embellies you chose for your design, the top note die -- just gorgeous!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Elise said...

Puuuuuurrrrrr*Puuuurrrrrrrrr*MEOW! & YOWZAAAAAA!

YOU - outside of the comfort zone! HELLO, Mama! THIS has GOT to be one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE ROSIE CARDS - ever! It's POSITIVELY delicious and delightful! Oh, GOODNESS! Layers and layers of colorful goodness - THIS IS FABULOUS! Every SINGLE little touch and embellishment is DYNAMITE! GIRLLLLLL! You're AWESOME!

Now for the official word: THIS IS FANTASTIC! Thank you, SO very much, for sharing your dynamite talent with JUST US GIRLS! Yipeeeee!

cbuswell said...

I just love this! gorgeous! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Robin K. said...

This is such a showstopper!! Would never guess this style is outside your comfort zone!!

Elise said...

Heeeeeyyyyyyyyyy!

{YEEE HAW!}

So DELIGHTED to see your name in lights at JUST US GIRLS! THIS CARD - hubba hubba! Excellent! I'm SO happy for you, Rosebud! xoxoxo!

Michelle said...

Sorry I missed this card! Yay Rosemary!!! Congrats on Chic of the Week!!!! It's gorgeous!

Heather Maria said...

What a wonderful card, Rosemary!Congratulations!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this! So cute

Amy said...

Wow this is beautiful! I particularly love those leaves! (who makes that die?) Thanks!

Dana Gustafson said...

Rosemary! This card is so over the top stunning! I love every little bit about it! Very deserving of the Chic of the week!