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

Saturday, June 2, 2012

celebrate!

Hello, friends!!   No post today for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge... which is kinda weird for me.  So, thought I would have gotten my card for this week's LIM challenge done and posted by now, but that didn't happen!   And my card is such a simple one, too!   Anywho... finally getting it posted now.



The LIM challenge this week is a color challenge and since England is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chrissie and Mandi thought it very appropriate that the colors be red, white and blue (the colors of the British flag or Union Jack).   After I saw what the LIM challenge was I roamed around blogland a bit and saw that the new sketch for Retro Sketches had been posted.  It was perfect for the LIM challenge.   Very clean and super simple.   I used a strip of patterned paper from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit, as well as one of the canvas resist flowers.  I inked it up with Barn Door Distress Ink, but felt it wasn't red enough so I added some SU!'s Riding Hood Red to deepen the color.  I spritzed the flower with Perfect Pearls Mist to dampen it and make the flower easy to shape a bit.   Some red bakers twine was added to the button and then adhered to the center of the flower once it was dry.   The sentiment "celebrate" is from the TE set Vintage Dreamer.

Thanks for stopping by....  think I will try to catch some of the Jubilee celebrations if I can.  My paternal grandfather was born in England.  King's Lynn, Norfolk to be exact.  When he came to the US Queen Victoria was on the throne!   When Elizabeth was crowned queen he was in his late 60s, but I'm sure he probably watched her coronation with great interest.   I'm sure he would be surprised to know that 60 years later she is still queen!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; PP:  Pebbles; Canvas resist flower; Button:  PTI; Twinery Baker's Twine - Red; Stamps:  TE Vintage Dreamer

34 comments:

Greta said...

Love the pp strip & flower--great way to use that sketch!

Scrapmate said...

A brilliant CAS card.

Marijke said...

beautiful card

Chrissie said...

60 years a quite an achievement huh Rosemary!
This is a wonderful card in tribute!
I love the sketch, maybe when my grandson has gone home I'll have a chance to make one for it too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Catherine said...

Cute card, love the flower.....

Gibmiss said...

Hi rosi
Fabulous card ... Simple but stunning....
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Loli said...

Hola Rosemary, beautiful and elegant job :D, fantastic flower:D
A hug from the very, very hot island

Deanna said...

Rosemary, This is so cute. I love the layout and the paper for the flower is fab!

Michelle said...

Rosemary, you always create something beautiful for LIM!!! I love this cas card!

Marrigje said...

Beautiful card!

Marrigje

Mandi said...

Your card is superb Rosie, as ever!
Queen Victoria was the only other monarch to reign for 60 years
We are so lucky to witness it this time
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is more"

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful! Your red flower is gorgeous and that strip of blue patterned paper is perfect. I never think of using flowers with a red and blue color combo, but I love it!

Viv said...

I love this Rosie, but then I always love your cards anyway. Well done again this one is fab :) Viv xx

Christine said...

Lovely card Rosy and less is more... isn't it?
Hug
Christine

Brenda said...

Love the history you shared about your family! I think your card is a stunner, that flower is super gorgeous Rosemary!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely CAS card Rosemary.

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful!

Donna Toouli said...

This is a gorgeous card Rosemary! The flower is stunning. x

Victoria said...

A brilliant combination of colour scheme and sketch! Fantastic card!

Suze Bain said...

A perfect CAS card Rosemary and thanks for sharing some of your family history. xx

Robin K. said...

I lOVE how you used the sketch Rosemary! And thanks for sharing the interesting tidbit about your grandfather :)

Lisa Lara said...

I love how you used the LIM colors Rosi. Just love that red dp flower.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Perfect CAS card!

Linby said...

Fab card as always!
Linbyx

Nona said...

Oh wow, superb CAS card, Rosemary! Absolutely adore the flower you created!

Valerie said...

Perfect card for the LIM challenge Rosie, love it!
Val x

Jenny said...

Interesting to hear about your family history! It really makes you appreciate how long 60 years is when you look at it like that :0)
Gorgeous card, the patterned papers look great :0)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Wonderful card Rosie and a fab take on the the challenge.
Lynne xxx

Karen said...

Great card Rosie.

Aileen said...

Love the clean look to your card. fab! x

Faith A said...

Love your simply beautiful card.

I remember watching the coronation on a B&W 7inch screen with my grandparents, those were the days.

My maternal Great Grandparents were from Norfolk too, but only moved the otherside of this country LOL. Although G Grandad did visit the States in the late 1800's

Susan said...

Rosemary, I love the simplicity of your card...it's perfect!

Anja said...

Such a nice card! You are right; the sketch is perfect for a LIM-challenge.

Laurie said...

Love this CAS card! So pretty! Thanks for playing along at RetroSketches!