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

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Crazy Idea

My card today was a crazy idea I got when I saw the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge on Saturday morning.  I wasn't able to get around to putting my idea into card form until this morning... THREE HOURS before the close of this week's challenge!!  Yikes... nothing like cutting it close. 



Anyway... when I saw the sketch I thought it would be neat to try a ribbon treatment for the main element in the sketch.  It was a bit tricky tying the ribbon around the piece of cardstock using just thread and buttons.  After I was done I thought I should have stuck the ribbon down on the back, but then I would not have been able to make adjustments to the final placement of the ribbon. I'm not entirely sure I like how large the ribbon covered piece turned out.  It seems to large for my liking... but there it is!  This card will also be going into this week's ColourQ challenge as I used the colors of:  burgundy, navy, ruby red, grey & white.  Once again I reached for my favorite WM set, Dainty Doily to jazz the card up a bit.   The sentiment is from the WM set Fancy Phrases.   And boy oh boy... there are going to be new WM sets released today!!  I'm so excited to see what Claire (the brilliant girl!!) has designed for us.  There is at least one set I already know I want for sure!

Well... thanks for taking a peek...

18 comments:

Velta said...

Hi Rosemary! I love what you did with these ribbons...for the sketch!!! The medalions are beautifully arranged behind and I would have never thought of using ribbons like you did...but I will in the future. Have a safe and Happy Holiday weekeend my friend!

Nancy said...

I love your card, Rosemary! May be under the wire, but your outcome is just lovely! Love the ribbon!

Barb said...

Rosie, I LOVE the way this turned out! What a wonderfully creative idea! Beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun way to use the sketch! love the ribbons!

sheila said...

crazy but oh so cool!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Rosemary! Love the WM doilies and the fancy ribbon treatment! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rosemary! That is a wonderful doily stamp, love the image! Happy 4th to you and thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week.

Heather Maria said...

Rosemary, gorgeous card and what a wonderful and creative take on the sketch!

Loli said...

Hola Rosemary, thank you for your comment, i'm happy to to see you another week in my blog.
FANTASTIC CARD ROSIGIRL!!!,
Great idea with your ribbons, and i love your rosete stamp, beautiful design.
a hug from Palma.
I'm wating your LIM card for thid week :D

Elise said...

Shhhhh! I'm having a childhood, plaid skirt wearing, FLASHBACK! Hee hee THIS is SUCH a fun card, Rosebud! How I love IT, so! So flirty and creative - LOVE your TALES from the crafty journey! Yee Haw!

Heather Jacob said...

WOW I ADORE THIS!!!so creative .. hugz x

Suzanne Bier said...

Lovely card! I like the way you added dimension and used the ribbons! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Brenda said...

What a neat card Rosemary! Very cleverly designed!

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch and our colours this week! The ribbons are so fabulous. :)
Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ.

Debgem said...

This is just terrific!! I really like the way you've made the ribbons the feature element on your card - looks fab!

Michelle said...

Wow! This card is sooo cool! You are so genius...love the ribbons and buttons!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love, love, love this!

gg nurse said...

Clever & wonderful! You always come up with something neat!