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

Friday, September 2, 2011

Goin' Rustic...

Hey there!! Wooohooo!! Its Friday and school started!!   I don't think my big kid is quite as happy about school starting as I am, but there you are!!

Have a rustic little card for two Moxie Fab challenges:  The current Tuesday Trigger challenge Nice & Neutral and the Vertical Sketch challenge.   When I saw the trigger I wasn't really sure I would give it a try, but then I saw the "Ways to Use It" challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and my idea started forming.  This week's Ways to Use It challenge asked us to use paint and I happened to have a bottle of DecoArt Creamy White paint that I had bought for another project that I never made.  I took most of my inspiration from the headboard of the bed and the blue-grey color of some of the pillows. 



I embossed kraft cardstock with a ProvoCraft embossing folder called Forest Branches and then light brushed the piece with the paint.  My husband had recently trimmed back our lavender plants and left some pieces behind after cleaning up.  I grabbed a few and made my little bundle with a bit of cream twine.  The little twig is from one of our hydrangeas.  In keeping with the banner in the inspiration photo that says "love" I used the sentiment "Amour" from the Hero Arts set Paris. 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Soft Stone & Kraft; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink: PTI True Black; Paint:  DecoArt Creamy White; ProvoCraft Embossing folder; SU! punch

16 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Rosemary! Super creative with this card, all that gorgeous texture! Love it!

Viv said...

Love it Rosemary, so clever to use the lavender too :O) Viv xx

Elise said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, OHHHHHH! My "all things rustic" heart just SKIPPED a beat and now I'm swoonin' away in a lavendar induced dream of crafty fabulousness and MY ever so creative friend, Rosie and ALL of her talent! GOODNESS, gracious! THIS is super dooper! xoxoxo!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love that you added the lavender! so pretty!

VanessaB said...

gorgeous!

sheila said...

ok wow! no I mean WOW! great card! in every way;-D

Christine said...

It's a different style but oh so beautiful! I love that little piece of wood!
Christine

Jenny said...

Oh this is just so pretty, I love the rustic feel teamed up with the lavender head :)
Great effect on the embossed design too :)
Jenny x

Jill Grace said...

oh, very cool card! great job!

gg nurse said...

You've done it again! So creative & just gorgeous, Rosemary!

Michelle said...

Oh, Rosemary, I just love the texture on your card!

onecraftymama said...

I love that you've used pieces from your garden - that goes so perfectly with the rustic feel of the Trigger!

Rochelle said...

Lovely!

Cath said...

Hey Rosemary! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Way to make rustic cool Rosemary!

Michelle said...

holy smokes!!! you are on fire! This is so creative, Rosemary!