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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

warm wishes...

Hey there!!  Here with a card for a couple of challenges:  CASE Study and ColourQ.    I love ColourQ because Arielle sure knows how to pick some fantastic color combos.   But this week's combo sure was a challenge for me.  I think what I finally came up with combines the colors fairly well, but I'm still a bit iffy about it.  Combining it with this week's CASE Study challenge did help me out immensely, though.   I really liked the layout of March muse, Laura's card and so decided to play along.



Today I got happy mail in the form of some Hero Arts stamps!  One of them is the beautiful botanical stamp called Fleurettes.  I wanted that stamp the moment I laid eyes on it and now it is finally mine.  I can't wait to color it up with some Copic markers.  Today I simply inked it up with some pale lavender ink (SU!'s Wisteria Wonder) and stamped it on white cardstock.    The sentiment, also from Hero Arts, was stamped using a dark purplish sort of color (SU!'s Rich Razzleberry), which I was afraid would overwhelm the lavendar, but I think the two work well together given the way I stamped each image.  I finished off the card with a row of scallops in pale aqua and turquoise cardstock and a few turquoise gems.   Another very simple card.   But, you know what... there is nothing wrong with simple!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments....

23 comments:

Christina said...

I'm so glad you combined these two challenges into one gorgeous card! Those flowers are so beautiful, and the touches of blue are perfect. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ and CASE Study!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, I love how you used the colors this week. Your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week for the ColourQ challenge.

Lisa Lara said...

Rosi....absolutely beautiful! Wow. Oh Wow. I love love it. Smitten.

Cards By Jan said...

BEAUTIFUL card..I love the new stamp!! hugs

Sue said...

No there is nothing wrong with 'simple' Rosie, when it is used correctly, and as you know I have issues with the word; especially when it relates to card making.
The word Simple has a variety of meanings; and easy, plain, uncomplicated, and effortless is not conducive to describing one layered cards, as so often they are.
I would never call your cards simple, stunning yes, as this describes your card perfectly; beautiful, impressive,gorgeous and remarkable, now you look at your card again and tell me truthfully which word defines your creation the best.
I think you will agree the latter wins hands down.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles:)

Michelle said...

beautiful, Rosemary! love the double scalloped edge and your choice os ink colors! your simplicity style is extravagant!

joy said...

Beautiful card, Rosie! Love that raspberry color for the sentiment. I just got that stamp, too and haven't made anything with it yet.

Debby said...

As a CAS kind of girl, there is certainly nothing wrong with simple! I love your colours and you combined the two challenges really well. Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week.

Elizabeth Allan said...

It takes a true artist to make a simple card Rosemary.. and you are a master. Your cards are always designed with the perfect balance and combined with just the right accents!

Wida said...

great execution of 2 challenges, really really pretty. Going to have to case that double scallop idea!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very very pretty and so delicate.

Maureen said...

totally gorgeous! Wow!! Love the scalloped border, that lovely fleurette image and the bits of bling :)

Brenda said...

No need to feel iffy, this it SO, SO beautiful my friend! I really love everything about it!

Jenny said...

I reckon you came up with a brilliant card for these colours Rosemary! I love the botanical image in the pale lavender, it lends itself to the sketched style of image.
A beautiful CAS card :0)
Jenny x

Elise said...

COMPLETELY swoonable CREATION, sweetest ROSE! Gosh, your interpretation of those colors - it's JUST magical! WTG, gf!

Greta said...

Wow--love this card, Rosemary! The double scallop rows are just perfect for it!

Mynnette said...

LOVE it--this is a fabulous CASE that I now want to CASE! ;) LOVE the use of the colors!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, Rosemary, I love this card! You've used the colours beautifully!

Sarah C said...

So beautiful! What a pretty take on the CASE! Great work!

LeAnne said...

So very pretty...I agree, this image is lovely; it would be terrific in any color! Thanks so much for playing with the CQC colors this week!

Suzanne Bier said...

Very simple, yet elegant card! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at colourQ this week! :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

So gorgeous, Rosemary - love that scalloped border! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the colourQ!

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful! I love that you layered the scalloped borders on the side! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)