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

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What's Black and White....

and read all over???  The new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, that's what!  This week the challenge is to make a card that is black, white and red and based on a favorite book in honor of National Literacy Day (Sept. 8th).    I had a hard time deciding if I was going to do the challenge because my favorite genre of book is science fiction/fantasy and well most of the books I thought of just wouldn't have translated well into a card.    But then I started thinking about what kinds of stamps I had and then it hit me... the palm trees in the Hero Arts Lauderdale set look an awful lot like the truffula trees from the Dr. Seuss book The Lorax.  The Lorax is one of my favorite books to read to a child.  The story is basically about how natural resources (truffula trees) can be misused and ultimately destroyed, but there is a ray of hope at the end (see below).  Like most Dr. Seuss stories the way the story is written makes it an absolute joy to read out loud.




For the card I stamped the trees using dark red ink and then trimmed them out.  I cut a small rectangle of white cardstock and stamped the Hero Arts Friends Definition background on the piece with black ink.  This piece was matted with black cardstock.  I hunted around for the right sentiment and finally settled on the sentiment "its the little things" because at the end of the story the other main character in the story, the "Once-ler" gives a young boy the last seed (a little thing) from the last truffula tree in hopes that he will plant the seed and the truffula trees will regrow.  

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Gina K black; Ink:  PTI True Black, Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Hero Arts

16 comments:

sheila said...

very classy, very refined layout Rosemary. I love this card!

Sue said...

Stunning Rosie, a wonderful CAS card.
Smiles:)

Olga said...

another gorgoeus piece of art!!

Lin said...

Thanks, Rosemary, I had forgotten about this story (kids are loooooong gone :)) Wonderful interpretation of it!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

The Lorax has inspired a fantastic card! I love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary your card is beautiful and I enjoyed hearing how the book influenced all the details!

Saints Rule! said...

I just love the card and the story behind it...

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Rosemary, I love your gorgeous card --your sentiment is perfect. Great design.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So cute and clever! I don't think I've ever read the Lorax - has to be the only Dr. Seuss book I never read! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Virginia L. said...

Lovely card, Rosemary!! I really like how this is a Dr. Seuss inspired card! Thanks SO much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Elise said...

Love, love, love, LOVE me the Lorax, too! You're SO funny, Rosebud! I would have thought the exact same thing, for SURE!!! This card is stunning - a FABULOUS answer to this delightful challenge! YOU daWOman! xoxo!

Brenda said...

Well, from not really being sure you wanted to partake in the challenge to this beautiful card! Well done, it's stunning!

Faith A said...

GORGEOUS

Michelle said...

awesome card, love the palm trees!