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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CR84FN + a Birthday Sundae

Hello everybody!!  A card today for two challenges, CR84FN and Birthday Sundaes.   Last week was the first week for the Birthday Sundaes challenge and I played along.  To my delight the sweet gals of the design team picked my card as one of their "Super Sundaes"!   Thanks ladies!! 



Okay... on to my card.  I used the gorgeous color combo provided by the super talented Mona, creator of CR84FN, of garnet, chartruse and cream.   Isn't the inspiration photo just yummy???   But it was also a bit difficult for me and I spent the last few days trying to figure out what direction I would take with this combo.  Several stamps came to mind, but in the end I chose a stamp from Hero Arts called Long Stem Flowers.  I colored the image with Copic markers, R59, R89, YG03 & YG93.  I did run into another bit of trouble trying to figure out a layout for the card since the image is well... long!  But I think I found something that worked in the end.  I know it is hard to tell from the photo, but the cardstock really is cream colored!  The theme this week at Birthday Sundaes is spring.  My card is on the dramatic side, but I think it says spring...

Thanks for taking a peek... I hope you will take the time to check out both CR84FN and Birthday Sundaes!

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream & True Black; PP:  PTI Bitty Dot Basics Simply Chartruse & Scarlet Jewel; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Punch:  Martha Stewart butterfly; Ribbon:  PTI Scarlet Jewel grosgrain

13 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Rosemary, I just LOVE the design of this card! It is very Bold and Dramatic and Stunning! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Olga said...

Oh WOW, I so love this, it's rich and your layout is awesome. Gorgeous image and fantastic coloring!

Isha said...

Lovely card Rosemary. Your take on the colors is great.

Debgem said...

This is fabulous - lovely poppies and super dotty papers and butterflies! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Robin K. said...

I LOVE how dramatic this is Rosemary! To me Spring is all about the drama of new life and new beginnings :) This card has a lot of elements I love too - dots and butterflies and flowers!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a lovely card Rosemary! The polka dot butterflies look wonderful and I love how they coordinate with the trim! Congrats on your latest win! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Elise said...

Your careful consideration of these stunning colors and challenges was SO worth it! The results: mouth-watering gorgeousness! In any other context, these colors scream Christmas, but with that outrageously beautiful photo inspiration, THESE colors are just rich, girly FUN! Your work just WOW's me, friend! xoxo!

Barb said...

Love this, Rosie! You've used those colors soooo beautifully! Gorgeous design with the distressed edges and I love the polka dots!

Karen said...

There isn't a single thing here that I don't love! From the bitty polkas to the beautifully colored flowers to your flitting butterflies, the recipient is sure to smile! :>

Also wanted to take a minute to say thanks for your sweet words...they most definitely made me smile! :>:>

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! Love the polka dots, butterflies and distressing! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

WoW,WoW, WoW!!! Rosemary this is completely fabulous!!! Love the butterflies, the flowers and the distressing!!! GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope to see you again next week!

Kristie said...

Another great card, so happy to see you playing along with week. I love the butterflies and the distressing on your card. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

Michelle said...

Rosemary, this is beautiful! Superb coloring and love those butterflies! Love the papers too! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!