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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Give Thanks....

Hey there!!  It is that time of year... Thanksgiving time.  The time we give thanks (hopefully) for all the things we have been blessed with.    And that is the theme for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge to use the colors of yellow, blue, brown and neutrals with a theme of "thank you" or "giving thanks".  So... last night I made this little number.  A very non-traditional "thanksgiving" card, for sure, but I really love it!   I took a few pictures of it last night, but since it was dark by the time I got done, the pictures didn't turn out so great.  Took a few more this morning that came out better.  I'm also putting this into this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge which is a sketch challenge.


For my card I used the super yummy My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Sunshine collection (papers, brads & pearl flourish).   The floral image is from the ODBD set "Don't Worry".   I stamped the image on white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with the following Copics:  BG000, BG01, YG93 & Y11.  The image was then trimmed out.   The papers and cardstock were diecuting using my Spellbinders plain and scalloped square and rectangle dies.  I leaned heavier on the yellow and blue for my card, but did bring in a bit of light brown with the addition of the rose from Prima.    The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions set "Celebrate Life"

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & Spring Rain; PP:  Lost & Found 2 Sunshine; Ink:  Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Stamps:  ODBD & Taylored Expressions; Brads & Pearl Flourish:  Lost & Found 2 Sunshine; Ribbon:  PTI Spring Rain

23 comments:

sheila said...

Beautiful composition today Rosemary. I love the mustard gingham with the pale cornflower blue!

Cindy Haffner said...

Rosemary your work is GORGEOUS!!~

Brenda said...

That is one beautiful card Rosemary! I love the flourish bling you added, and superb layers!

Christine said...

Another great card Rosemary!
Christine

Katina said...

Oh my word!!! This is absolutely gorgeous Rosemary! xx

Sue said...

Before I even begin to write my epistle, you just know I am going to just love this card Rosie. Why? because for the simple reason that it highlights good form, design, colour and dimension. You have created the perfect card here, it has a fluidity and warmth that your eyes feast upon, one has a feeling of calm, due to the euphonious effect of your blue palette. Your pearl flourish ties it so well together without being too fussy.
This is a winner!
Smiles:)

Michelle said...

I completely agree with Sue...and may I add STUNNING!!! I love it!

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Rosie, I love the colour palette and that gorgeous pearl flourish. Great design layout:)
Val x

Debbie said...

So, so pretty, Rosemary ... love that gingham paper! Thanks for sharing with us again this week in the Tea Room :)

Barb said...

Rosie, this is gorgeous! Wow, I just love these pretty colors and your fantastic layers!

Angelica said...

Rosemary, this is so beautiful. Love all the gorgeous details on it.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and the design!

Olga said...

Rosemary, this is beyond gorgeous, I love the colors, the swirls, and the sketch!!!! It's a winner in my book!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary I adore the soft tan paired with the blue. Beautiful design!

Charlene said...

So beautiful Rosemary!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the added pearl bling. :)
Hugs~

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Your card is simply gorgeous!! Love the pearl swirls!! Stunning!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Rosemary!! I just love the gorgeous flowers you colored and your take on the sketch!! Beautiful choice of papers and colors!!
Thanks for joining ODBD this week!
blessings,
Chris

Elise said...

Oohhhhhhh, THE exquisiteness! YOU are fabulous, friend. This card just MAKES me swoon! xoxo!

Lisa Lara said...

oh boy I have catching up to do on your blog .... goodness....you've been busy creating. I just love the color of your pearls here. Wow.

purple_pea_fran said...

This is just so pretty Rosemary! Love all those pearl swirls and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom!

Maria said...

Wow!!! Such a gorgeous card with beautiful gingham paper, flowers, gems all in lovely soft color! Great job!!:-))

gg nurse said...

I missed this one--work is getting in the way, but it pays for stamping goodies!--LOL
I love flourishes, but have only managed to get one to work on a card once. I'll be back to look at this one next time I try. Everything you did for this card works just right--Love it!