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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You're So Special...

Hey there!!!  Happy New Year!!  Been awhile, again, since I last posted.  Still trying to get into the swing of things and get some mojo back.  Got some super exciting news this morning.... I'm going to be guest designing for Penny Black Stamps!!!  I could not believe it when I got the congratulatory emails from a couple of bloggy friends (they saw the news before I did!!).   Penny Black stamps are some of my favorites and guest designing for them is a dream come true!!   And my good news doesn't end... on Saturday I will have some more exciting to share.  Now... on to my card.  It is for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge and I used another one of Chupa's fabulous Sketchbook Saturday sketches for the layout.



The requirements this week at the Tea Room are to take our inpsiration from the photo provided and to make sure our project has something with wings on it.  For my card used a softer version of some of the colors from the photo and added a butterfly from the Hero Arts/Sizzix die set Antique Flowers and Butterflies.  I have to tell you that if you have not tried out these sets from Hero Arts & Sizzix you really should.  The dies are absolutely fantastic to use.  The papers I used are from the My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Blush 6x6 pad.  I did a bit of distressing on the edges to give a little more shabby look.   The butterfly was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics (BG000, BG01 & BG11) and then diecut.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set from Hero Arts called Year Round Sentiments and was designed specifically for Operation Write Home.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; PP:  My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Blush; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & PTI Sweet Blush; Dies:  Spellbinders & Sizzix; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Copic Markers; Lace:  Unknown

20 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
I am so happy for you, I will look forward to your creations on the PB blog. Love the design on your card and the shabby effect, I will have to check out this sketch too.
Smiles:)

Barb said...

Huge congrats to you, Rosie, on your DT spot for Penny Black! They are going to love having you on the team, I just know it! Gorgeous card, today! Amazing layering! :)

Cindy Holshouser said...

Congratulatios Rosemary! What great news. Gorgeous card. I love everything about it!

sandee said...

Congrats on being a guest designer for PB, that is exciting! Love your card too!

Judy1223 said...

Congrats on being a guest designer... that IS good news! Can't wait to see what you share with us. You are so talented! Can't wait to hear your next bit of news, too!

Jen Adcock said...

Isn't this beautiful?! Love the DP and the edges distressed just so. This is my first time here at your exceedingly wonderful crafting corner of the blogosphere. I am sure to be back time and time again. What an inspiration!

Olga said...

Big Congrats!!! They are the lucky ones to get you, love the card,

Christine said...

Happy New Year Rosy! I'm glad you're back and how? With a beautiful card again!
Christine

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Very pretty card! Love all those great papers!

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

Hugs...
Melissa

Michelle said...

Wow! A huge congrats to you,Rosemary! PB is lucky to have you! Love this card for TSTR and the sketch you followed! Beautiful!

Heather Maria said...

Big congratulations, Rosemary, that's brilliant news! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colouring on the butterfly and I love all the pretty, distressed layers! Looking forward to hearing your next piece of good news:)

Katina said...

Congratulations, what fabulous news!!! A beautiful card today too.
xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary I can't wait for your appearance at Penny Black! Your card today is such a stunning combination of texture. The distressed paper edges and the lace compliment each other fantastically. Another beauty from a beauty!

Saints Rule! said...

Loving all this happy news and the return of your mojo! Not sure it ever really left... you always make awesome projects! Big hugs!!!

Jenny said...

If you hadn't have said papers I would say those layers are material!!! Love the patchwork look to your design and beautiful colours too :)
Congrats on your guest DT spot...they chose well :)
Jenny x

Tiffany said...

Congrats to you and this is so lovely with all the layering and beautiful colors! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

WOW Rosie.... gorgeous, just dreamy!! LOVE this card :)

Lisa Lara said...

Just beautiful Rosi. Shabby Chic gorgeousness.

Brenda said...

OMG! This is going to be one of my favourites! I love all the distressed edges and the gorgeous papers you used paired with my favourite butterfly! And congrats on your PB designer spot! That card was out of this world!

Elise said...

Oh, BABY! THIS is SPECTACULAR! Goodness, GRACIOUS, gf - I love, love, love THIS precious creation - it just speaks to me! Bravo! I so love how you move from inspiration to your fantastic creations! Wahooo!