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

Saturday, March 26, 2011

hello...

A card today for the current Less is More challenge and ColourQ.   What a color combo this week from ColourQ... Concord Grape, Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay, Bashful Blue plus white.   I was a bit stumped as to how I was going to put all those colors together and make the card look nice, but once I took a look at the current Less is More challenge an idea started to form.  Chrissie & Mandi provided a lovely sketch for us to use and the idea to make it a DL card.   I don't know what "DL" stands for, but when I saw the sketch I realized it obviously has something to do with making a long card!   



As a rule I don't make long cards because I don't like how mine look when I try to take a photo of them (think leaning tower of Piza!).   So, I decided to make a little bit longer card.   My card is 6 x 3 3/4 instead of a standard A2 size.   I colored a white paper flower from Irene's Garden with a Copic marker (V09) to get the purple color I wanted.  The lower half of the card was stamped with Hero Art's Classic Fabric Design using Kiwi Kiss ink.  I don't have Bermuda Bay except for one sheet of cardstock, so I subbed in PaperTrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores double stitched ribbon... a pretty close match.  Silly me... I had attached the main panel to the cardbase when I realized I didn't have a sentiment on the card.  Thankfully I was able to stamp the "hello" and not have it come out looking strange!

Thanks for taking a peek....  and thank you to all the lovely ladies who participate in the Less is More challenges for the wonderful comments!  You are all the best!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Bazzill light blue; PTI white; Ink:  SU! Kiwi Kiss; Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps:  Hero Arts:  Classic Fabric Design & Thoughtful Messages; Ribbon:  PTI Hawaiian Shores; Flower:  Irene's Garden

39 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is a very opulent looking card Rosemary!
Love that flower and the stamped lower portion is super!
Thanks for joining us again!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Ha! I didn't know what size card a DL was either! I love what you've done...coloring the flower with the Copics was genius! Gotta remember that!

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and a lovely flower

Kathyk

Brenda said...

Stunning card Rosemary! You see, those colours were not difficult (for you that is)! Yum, that flower, that ribbon! Beautiful!

Elise said...

Super sonic and MOST excellent use of this delicious color combo, my dear ROSEBUD! {THAT flower as focal point - all I can say is YUMMMMMY!} You NAILED these colors, sweet girl: positively FLAWLESS card, sweet one!

Michelle said...

Wow stunning card, love the paper and the beautiful flower.

Hugs
Michelle

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Beautiful result.
Hugs, Sandra

Lauren Hatwell said...

The effect is opulent. Love it. Lx

Stamps and Paper said...

Rosemary what a stunning card and love your gorgeous colours.

Anne

Laura said...

I love this! Those colours are beautiful together and that flower is gorgeous!

(Sorry if you get this comment twice, Blogger gave me an error message for the first attempt!)

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I agree with what's been said - that flower is so opulent!

Barb said...

Just beautiful, Rosie! I love that you colored the flower with a Copic marker. . .gorgeous color!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so love this card dearie!!!!!

Vineyardstamper said...

Very Stunning card Rosemary!!!!
FionaP

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Just gorgeous, I love it!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

STUNNING and very elegant. I love the purple flower. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card and like the way you have made it stand up. Well done.
Maureen.......x

Lisa Jane said...

wow - fab flower and gorgeous DP
Lisa x

kelly said...

Your card is beautiful!, I love the ribbon and the flower, great work!!

Kelly xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous. Love that colour combo. You`ve made it work so well. I ran in the other direction lol.
Lynne xxx

mandi said...

Hi Rosemary
Your car looks perfectly proportioned!
i love the design its so classy
DL is approximately 4" x 8 1.2"
Great to see you
mandi

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rosemary! That flower is beautiful! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ again this week.

Caroline Hallett said...

Wow what a beautiful card - very classy and elegant - love it

Debgem said...

Wow! This is so lush - the colours are fabulous, and your flower is amazing!

Olga said...

WOW! I absolutely love this, that flower is gorgeous!

Jan said...

Gorgous card xx jan

Faith A said...

Stunning card, just love the colours and that flower.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you colored that flower with a Copic! Thanks for playing the CQC this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

a-ma-zing!!!! Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.

Jo said...

Your card is lovely, very dramatic. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

This is one sumptious card. Gorgeous x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi, beautiful card, fabulous flower and the ribbon compliments brilliantly:0) xxx

Debbie said...

Wow, gorgeous flower!

pickle said...

gorgeous...love the flower and the colour combo xx

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love the color combo...

choupynette said...

the combination of colours is just great! the flower is gorgeous!

massofhair said...

Can't stop looking at your amazingly gorgeous sumptuous flower and how your ribbon is on a superb jaunty angle. A superb entry for this weeks challenge and one of my favourites:-)

Sharon said...

Those colours are fab together. I love your card - gorgeous bow!

JeNjOy said...

beautiful cards, love the colours.
jenjoy x