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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

dear heart....

Hey there!!  Hope your week is going well!   I have a card I made for the brand new challenge blog, A Blog Named Hero!  For their first challenge they are asking us to "play favorites" or to use our favorite HA stamps.  For my card I used a new favorite HA stamp, Fleurettes, and an old favorite HA stamp, Classic Fabric Design background stamp. After I finished my card last night I started thinking that I had been channeling my super sweet (and super talented) bloggy friend, Sue, as I made it.  The card has a very soft and kind of romantic feel to it that is reminiscent of many of her cards.   I hope she likes this when she sees it!!   The design for my card is based on the current Sketchbook Saturday sketch.



I colored the fleurettes image with very pale colors using my Copic markers and then soften the image a bit more with some Tattered Rose distress ink.  The Classic Fabric Design was stamped using kraft ink and then the edges distress with Tattered Rose as well.  All the edges of the papers were distressed with my distressing tool.  To add to the romantic feel I used patterned papers from The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time 6x6 pad.  Love, love, love the papers from The Scrap Cake!   I created the fleur dis lis pieces using my Spellbinders Fleur Dis Lis Motifs.   The sentiment is from another Hero Arts set, Sweet Hearts and was stamped in kraft ink on a tag made using the PTI Tiny Tags die set.

I will also be putting this into another new challenge blog out there, Frilly & Funkie, as I think this fits into  their challenge of your favorite vintage style... for me it is to go just a bit shabby.  Thanks go out to Sue, for pointing me in their direction!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; PP:  The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink: Stampin Up!, Memento & Ranger; Dies:  Spellbinders & PTI ; Lace:  unknown; Pearls: Stampin Up!, Copic Markers 

17 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

thank you for playing along, Rosemary! your card is beautiful

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, I'm sure your friend will treasure. You vintage style is stunning ! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Greta said...

Just what I like--feminine, pink, elegant--love it!

Terry said...

I have no doubt that your friend will so enjoy this card you made for her! Wonderful vintage style and I love the subtle pinks! Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie and hope to see you often!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
This is a wonderful distressed soft card in the Shabby style, and it goes without saying that is warms my heart. Great Layering Rosie and I like the unique way you added the image on top of a circle die-cut as opposed to the obvious oval shape to match the flow of your fleurette.
Smiles:)

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!

Anita Houston said...

The lace, pearls, layers, and curled paper ends are lovely. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, this is just lovely! I'm sure Sue will treasure it!

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Rosie! Love the shabby chic look.

lainey said...

this is lovely!! beautiful soft colours :) lainey x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Soft and dreamy Rosemary!

Chari Moss said...

This is beautiful! So elegant :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card has such a lovely shabby feel to it. The colors are marvelous - I personally am addicted to Tattered Rose lately. Beautiful patterns and a gorgeous image. Love the way you used the die cuts and the lace and pearls are icing on the cake.

We are thrilled that you joined in the fun with us for the first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Thanks so much for playing along. I hope you will be a regular!

Hugs,
Linda

Michelle said...

rosemary, this is a real vintage beauty and treasure! love that crochet lace!

Brenda said...

This looks really vintage, I love it! I can see why you are calling that image one of your favourites, it is exquisite! I adore the very subtle distressing you did! Super card Rosemary!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Totally gorgeous, love the soft, vintage papers and the beautiful colouring that matches to a "T"! :)

Kristina said...

so romantic and sweet...beautifully done.

xo, Kristina
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