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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Tulip....

Hey there!!  Hope your week is going well.  Our crazy weather continues here in W. Washington.  Today we had high winds and rain!  The dog and I had quite the time bucking that wind on our morning walk!  




Anywhoo... all that yucky weather makes for a perfect day to stay inside and do some crafting and so that's what I did.  I finally got my card for TESC154 done.   I combined it with the current color combo from CR84FN to make a really bright and cheerful card (you might want to put on sunglasses!).   As I was rummaging through my stuff I came across this pack of designer paper I had purchased from Stampin Up!  And as I paged through the sheets I was pleasantly surprised to see that all the CR84FN colors were contained in that one pack!!   That made my job easier for sure!!  I just recently got some new TE stamps, one being the Spring Tulips set and I definitely wanted to ink it up.   I stamped the single tulip from the set on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, colored the stem with Copic marker YG03 and then trimmed out.  The tulip head was stamped on some of the patterned paper, trimmed out and adhered to the main tulip image.  The circle was die cut using a plain Spellbinders circle die and a Spellbinders Lacey circle die.   After putting all the paper elements of the card together I finished the card off with the little flower buttons.  A very faithful rendition of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; PP:  Stampin Up! Flirtatious DP; Stamps:  Taylored Expressions; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Dies:  Spellbinders & My Favorite Things; Buttons:  Stampin Up!

21 comments:

Sue said...

The high arousal orange, glowing and vivid, you are certainly grabbing my attention with that Bg.
Your card is playful and gregarious Rosie, a delight on the eyes.
Smiles:)

Greta said...

Adorable card, Rosemary! Love the papers you used & even pp the tulip--wonderful!

Barb said...

Those brilliant, bold colors are fabulous, Rosie! Beautiful card!

Catherine said...

I love how colourful this is and the fab flower, love it....

Heather Maria said...

What a gorgeous and sunny card, Rosemary! I love the way you've incorporated both challenges! Beautiful mix of pps and I love the pretty popped up tulip!

Olga said...

gorgeous, love the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Rosemary! That lone Tulip is so sweet and love those cute buttons! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Michelle said...

These colors make me so happy! Beautiful tulip!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A colorful delight Rosemary! I know I say this often, but you rock sketches!

Sue Lelli said...

Rosemary, LOVE how you stamped and cut out that FAB tulip! Such pretty papers, too! GREAT card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Christine said...

Nice card Rosy! Here the weather is fine, spring is in the air here in Belgium! The sun is shining all day long!
Hug
Christine

Tracy said...

It definitely feels like spring with this beauty. I love these colors and how you worked the sketch. Great job! Thank you for playing along with TESC!
Hugs,
Tracy

Lisa said...

What a pretty card Rosemary! Your tulip is delightful and I love the addition of the buttons.

joy said...

Such a bright and happy card, Rosemary! You are so good with sketches; love to see how you interpret them!!

Tiffany said...

This is very striking with a single stem flower like that, what a lovely touch!

Susan said...

I don't think you're ever stumped by a challenge!!! This is simply fabulous!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary, I just love these colors together and also how you used patterned paper with your spellbinders, it really is beautiful! We also had treacherous weather on Tuesday and no power for 5 hours!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this makes me so happy! Love it Rosi!

Jenny said...

This is not a go to colour combo for me but I love how you've used it on your card!
The paper pieced tulip is just sweet and the splash of green for the leaves is a great balance for the bright colours :0)
Jenny x

Elise said...

THIS CARD: just makes me WANT to sing SOMETHIN'! It's SUCH a happy dance, waiting to happen! HOW I love, love, love it's cheerfulness! Bravoooooo!

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely papers and such a pretty tulip! The layout is super and I think the button accents are such fun! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!