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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sharing Some Christmas Cheer....

Hey there!!  Have a couple of projects to share and both are for Flourishes release week challenges.  Up first is a tag I made for their "Tag Your It" challenge.   To be honest, I cannot remember the last time I made a tag.  Now, my sweet friend, Sue, she is the Queen of Tags.  She has been taking part in this tag challenge over at the Funkie Junkie and let me tell you she has been making some absolutely amazing tags!  My tag is quite modest in comparison to her masterpieces, but I'm very happy with it all the same.  To make my tag I fired up my very neglected Cricut and cut two sizes of tags from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.  One tag was cut from SU! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the other from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.  A bit of the bottom was trimmed off the Cherry Cobbler and the two were layered together.  Using my Spellbinders Layered Poinsetta dies I created a small poinsettia.  The pieces were adhered using foam dimensionals to give the flower more dimension.  I stamped one of the wreath images from the Flourishes set Wreaths of All Seasons on the tag and then layered some lace ribbon, a pearl flourish and the flower on top.  A small tag was die cut, stamped with the sentiment "For You", some twine was added and the piece adhered to the tag.  





My card is for the second Flourishes release week challenge "Christmas Sweets", to use red, white and light green.   Back at the end of September there was a big contest on the SRM Stickers blog.  The grand prize was $400.00 of merchandise from Marvy/Uchida.   Well... I was the winner of that grand prize!! And what did I pick??  Why the entire line of Marvy's new permament markers (Marvy's version of the Copic marker).  Yesterday my prize arrived on my doorstep!  A box full of 144 markers!!  So... I used a few to color up another one of the wreaths from "Wreaths of All Seasons".   (I can tell you from my limited use of the markers they work in much the same way as Copics.   I'm excited to do more coloring with them.)   The layout for the card comes from this week's sketch over at Splitcoaststampers.  I kept everything very clean and simple.   

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green; PP:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas & Stampin Up! Frostwood Lodge; Spellbinders dies, Cricut; May Arts Lace Ribbon; Pearl Flourish; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers

13 comments:

gg nurse said...

Oh that tag is to die for, Rosemary! It will be a gift in itself for the lucky recipient! Your card is so cheery--love it, too!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie.
Sweet! I wouldn't call myself sweet, but I will grab it with both hands and milk it for all it's worth for as long as I can. Ha
I remember not so long ago, I labelled you as the Queen of CAS, and nothing you have done of late has altered this opinion, you execute this genre with consummate ease, and this card is unequivocally expressed here as CAS, the use of traditional Christmas palette and the strong colour work gives the card such life, your designs are always so clean Rosie.
Now the Tag, I was startled as I did not expect a Tag from you, but once again you have propitiously created a beautiful piece of work.
Thank you for you kind words, I appreciate them very much.
Smiles:)

Barb said...

What a fab prize to receive, Rosie! Won't it be fun trying out all those colors! Love your gorgeous tag! The deep burgundy is beautiful! Your card with the more traditional Christmas colors is so pretty too! :)

Catherine said...

Great projects but I adore that tag!!!

Brenda said...

These are both beautiful projects Rosemary! Love your tag with all the bling! Looks like you are a pro! And your card layout is a beauty! 144 Markers! Heaven! Play nicely all weekend now!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary you effortlessly float from one style to another with creative ideas, beautiful colors and fabulous embellishments!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW, that tag is just so elegant! Gorgeous!

And I love the clean simplicity of the card, it really shows off the wreath!

Lovely Rosemary!

Elise said...

Just reading through these comments and smiling at the kind words and SO true observations of my friend's might talent! THAT tag, makes my tounge WAG! That's what I have to say about it, my friend! THEN there's a card? Equally gorgeous and SUCH an inspiring combo - WHAT fun! Love your show, m'dear. Your WONDERFUL crafty SHOW! xo!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!

Christine said...

I'm fan of your tag Rosy!
Christine

Olga said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!!! I love the tag.....

Lisa Lara said...

Wow. Love that elegant tag. The bling flourish is WOW. Oh I love this fun wreath Rosi. I love how you colored it. Love that.

Nat said...

Another beauty Rosemary! Congrats on the grand prize win too!! How exciting :) I love how the new markers look on the wreath combined with the houndstooth background. Have a great evening!