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

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mellow Yellow...

Hey there... Hope your weekend has been going well.   Spent part of the day helping my oldest write a report for his Social Studies class on the Crusades.   And I have to say I learned a thing or two along the way!  Anywhoo... have a card that works for several different challenges:  Less is More (color challenge:  yellow); Retro Sketches, Flourishes (use a butterfly) and Catered Crop (use something starting with the letter B - butterfly).   This also works for CAS-ual Fridays... so maybe I will pop it into that challenge, as well.


Back in April I was super lucky and won the entire April Flourishes release... three beautiful stamp sets and a gorgeous background stamp!  For my card I decided to use the background stamp, Antique Lace, along with stamps from two other Flourishes sets:  Clematis & Butterflies & Botanical Bookplates.   I stamped the Antique Lace on white cardstock using SU!'s So Saffron, trimmed it to fit the card front and adhered using foam dimensionals.  I cut another piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in bottom corner and then the butterflies were stamped using So Saffron ink.  A piece of So Saffron grosgrain ribbon was then tied around the piece.  This piece was then adhered using more foam dimensionals.  I stamped the another butterfly using Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with Copic markers and trimmed it out.  A light coating of Diamond Stickles was applied and then the butterfly was adhered to the card as shown.  I seem to be in a white on white with a pop of color mood right now as this is the third one I have made in the last several days.  IThe is just something about a crisp white card that makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by....

Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Flourishes; Inks:  Memento & Stampin Up!; Ribbon:  Stampin Up!; Rhinestones:  Stampin Up!

40 comments:

Barb said...

Really pretty card, Rosie! Love the softness and beautiful butterfly! :)

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
Love your Bg, and your butterfly is just gorgeous sitting up there all alone, no flower or leaf to perch itself on, it has some friends whispering in the distance... amongst all the negative space!
How do you do it?
This card is a delight on the eyes.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

Wowzer! That bg stamp is on my wishlist & now I really want it! Love how you use sketches, Rosemary. This is fabulous!

Skye said...

I saw your card on LIM and came to have a closer look. A very pretty card, lovely cool colours

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous. You had a super win too Rosemary... that background stamp is simply beautiful!
I really think I need to get some SO Saffron ink, it's a wonderful colour.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Erica said...

What a neat sketch and the execution is lovely.

Annchen said...

wonderful card and a great job with the sketch

Marrigje said...

Gorgeous. I love the butterfly on top, and the background is super!

Marrigje

Catherine said...

Fab card and I love the beautiful butterfly...

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE how you stamped the butterfly in yellow Rosemary! Very pretty! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Michelle said...

I just love the way yellow and white look together....so clean and mellow! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

Viv said...

Another fabulous card Rosie, thanks for the lovely comments & prayers too, much appreciated :) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Oh you lucky girl winning Flourishes stamps :) The lace background is gorgeous and works perfectly with the butterfly.
Fabulous card as always.
Lynne xxx

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! The colours are so lovely and the butterfly makes it compleet!
Hug
Christine

Meadie said...

This card is just gorgeous x x

Suze Bain said...

Your white on white with a pop of colour works for me Rosemary. A beautiful card. xx

Loli said...

Hola Rosie, beautiful and elegant card, the background is gorgeous!! i love this tone of yellow, your butterfly is perfect, great card Rosie.
A hug from sunny island, to much sunny for me :D

Marie said...

Stunning use of the Flourishes stamps. Love the CAS look. Thanks for sharing at FTTC.

Jenny said...

mmmm your card is a wonderful reminder of summer, the background stamp is gorgeous. Love how you combined both challenges....that sketch is just fab :0)
Jenny x

Lucille K said...

Such a pretty card, Rosie. It is perfect for the challenges :)

Karen said...

Hi Rosie - what an absolutely fab card! Just love the sketch you've followed and what you've done with it is so striking.

Mandi said...

Such a gorgeous card Rosie, that stamp is FAB
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

Just a beautiful card Rosemary - love it - my eye was drawn to it immediately in the thumbnails - and I wasn't disappointed when I clicked on the pic! Stunning.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Serene and beautiful Rosemary!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Love the gorgeous Flourishes butterfly! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Lisa said...

Rosemary this is just beautiful...love it!!

Jo Street said...

Hi Rosemary, your card is lovely. I really like that background stamp.
Jo x

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary. You've made a yellow card that is soft and pretty, which I think is hard to do with yellow. It's lovely. Ann

Amanda said...

Ah-Mazing!! I love it so much! It's so crisp and soft looking!! And I love how you colored your Flourishes butterfly in :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Lisa Lara said...

Soft and subtle then bam that beautiful bold butterfly. Love it Rosi.

Beate said...

Oh Rosemary, your card is gorgeous!
Thanks for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous butterflies & beautiful card Rosemary :)

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Rosie! Love that sketch!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Rosemary

Oh what a lovely card!

Tina
X

Brenda said...

Oh how beautiful Rosemary! Love that shade of yellow and your pretty background and stunning butterfly!

Linby said...

Sooo elegant, lovely.
Lynn x

GinaA said...

Your background is stunning and I love the butterfly.

Marlena M. said...

What a blessing to win those stamps! Your card is beautiful Rosemary.

Susan said...

i'm always amazed with someone can combine challenges..i can never seem to do that. guess it's my one track mind! LOL! love your card, especially that bright yellow ribbon!

Caggy said...

This is beautiful, love that background stamp and the butterfly. Caggy x