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

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Your Heart...

Yesterday I made a card for the 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr group and for the current Less is More challenge:  Spring.   I used the emboss/resist technique for the card and because I was making it for the Less is More challenge I kept things really simple, only adding some ribbon.  I loved how it turned out (and so did alot of other people, too!), but I wanted to see how it would turn out if I added just a wee bit more to the card.    Well... let's just say that I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, quite pleased indeed!



I used the new CR84FN color story of light pink, medium violet & grey.  The image was again stamped on the cardstock using VersaMark, clear embossing powder applied and heat set.  I then inked up the image with Ranger's Milled Lavender distress ink.  It was pretty, but the purple was just too light.  So, I got out the Dusty Concorde distress ink and applied some to the edges and some of the flowers in the interior of the image and that did the trick!   I used that cute little PTI Signature Series Dress Form stamp set & matching die, as well.   Some PTI Sweet Blush ribbon (tied in a perfect bow... sigh!), one of those lovely flowers from Irene's Garden, some gems & pearls and I was done. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Hero Arts Large Blossom, PTI Signature Series Dress Form; Ink:  Ancient Page Stone Grey, Ranger Milled Lavender & Dusty Concorde distress inks; Hero Arts pearls; KaiserCraft rhinestones; PTI Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon; PTI Dress Form die

16 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! Love the lovely flower background and sweet little fress form. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Rosemary! Your card is gorgeous! I clicked and enlarged it to see that fabulous embossed BG! Love the pretty dress form too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Barb said...

Beautiful, Rosie! Love the colors!

Debgem said...

I really like how you've embossed the background and sponged in the flowers! Such a pretty and feminine card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Olga said...

Rosemary this is so beautiful! So soft and elegant!

Elise said...

THIS card is SO gorgeous, Rosebud - it should be in the inspirational photo! THIS IS EXCELLENT! Your subtle but RICH use of color and composition have me soaring with crafty delight! Excellent, my dear!

Anja said...

your card is so lovely.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I love this HA stamp...I don't have it yet. So soft...love the added dress form!

Stella said...

This is so beautiful; I love that amazing embossed background and that dressform is such an elegant and gorgeous touch!
Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!
It's good to have you here!

Brenda said...

You should be very please Rosemary! I would never have thought of adding other elements! This looks truly gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

Oh Rosie! This is STUNNING! That background is to die for! GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE this girl! WOW! Awesome use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Viv said...

Oh my it looks amazing !that flower just sets it off too, I would also be very pleased with it :O) Viv xx

Meredith said...

I love this!! I love the way you coloured your resist, this is so pretty! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! Love the wonderful embossing! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

StampDancer said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Heather Maria said...

You do wonders with this stamp, Rosemary! Again wonderful colours and inking! I love your embellishing too!