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

Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Sharin...

Hey there!! A very dreary day today in the Pacific Northwest!  The rains have come and fall is here!   Thought I would share some cards that I have made over the last month for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge.  At the end of August I got an email from the super talented Betty Wright asking me if I wanted to be a guest designer for the weekly color challenge and I immediately said "yes"!   It has been a lot of fun and I'm a bit sad that my time as a guest designer has come to an end. 



The first color combo I had to work with was rust, dark sage green and yellow.  For my card I decided to use a new Sizzix/BasicGrey die and embossing folder set that I picked up at Joann's one day.  The cardstock is from Close to My Heart.  I'm not a fan of CTMH's smooth cardstock, but I do like their textured cardstock as it is perfect to distress because it has a white core and the opposite side of the cardstock is a paler shade of the main color. 



The second combo was a peach, aqua and red one and a bit tricky for me.  I decided to keep the red to a minimum and focus more on the peach and aqua colros.  I used my Spellbinders Rose Creation dies to make a flower.    The leafy branches were made using a die from Taylored Expressions. 




The third combo was a orange, turquoise and olive green combo.   The card I made using this combo is my favorite of the bunch.  I decided to do some coloring with my Copic markers.   I used one of my most favorite Flourishes set:  Gerbera Daisies.... oh wait... all my Flourishes sets are favorites!! 



Last but not least is this week's color combo of aqua, cherry red and dark brown.  For this card I decided to use on of my favorite embossing techniques:  stamping on cardstock using VersaMark ink, applying clear embossing powder and heat setting.  This brings out the color of the cardstock beautifully.  I used a new background stamp from Stampin Up! called Hello, Doily.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.   I finished the card off with some little flowers I made using a Stampin Up! punch called Boho Blossoms. 

14 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! Amazing cards, Rosie! My fave has to be the one with those Flourishes Gerbera Daisies! I love that stamp and you colored the flowers in such a beautiful shade of orange! :)

Olga said...

all of your cards are beautiful as always!!!!

Elise said...

It's the ROSE parade! LOOK at YOU, sweet and MOST craftilicious babe! Excellent job! My goodness, WHAT a wonderful showcase of your magnificent flare for color and design, and some of the MOST smokin' hot products on the market! Yeowza, girl! YOU are.... ON FIYAAAAAAAA! Wahoooo!

Jenny said...

What a bevy of beauties Rosemary, so neat and colourful :)
Love that embossing folder on the first, it just goes so well on that card but can't put my finger on why???
Jenny x

Sue said...

Hey there rosiegirl!!!!
Well where does one start really, all your cards have a joyful tone to them even though they are all wonderfully different.You appear to have covered the seasons from Autumn through to Winter, and you probably did not realise, well never fear I am here to point it out to you, you can depend on me to notice everything!
You may be sad that your time with SCS has ended, but I am sure they feel the same way Rosie, they will no doubt ask you again at some stage.
I am still in the no create zone- --Visitors do not leave until next week, this is a little catch up so I am pleased I did not miss this display.
Smiles:)

Saints Rule! said...

So lovely Rosemary! I am hard pressed to pick a favorite as they are all so beautiful! I do love that flower flourish though... sigh...

Angelica said...

Rosemary, what can I say. These are simple stunning.

joy said...

The rose and the doily cards are my favorites; but they are all simply gorgeous, Rosie! You are one talented cardmaker - they were so fortunate to have chosen you to be a guest designer. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary it is easy to see why SCS asked you to be a guest designer!! These cards are beautiful and picking a favorite is just not possible. Each one is so creatively designed!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow....four beautiful cards Rosemary. I love them all!

susanne said...

These cards are all so beautiful! Wonderful creations Rosemary!

Michelle said...

rosemary, i'm blown away by these amazing cards! the daisies are gorgeous!!!!

gg nurse said...

Wonderful work, my friend! I especially like the pear card. I can see why SCS chose you!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous cards but I especially love the daisies! Fabulous coloring!