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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

just for you...

Hello, friends!   I have a bright and cheerful card to share with you.  The card is for the current Less is More challenge and uses this month's sketch from The Craft's Meow.   The Less is More challenge this week is paper piecing.  One of my favorite crafting techniques is paper piecing.  I had lots of ideas as to what I would do, but since my shoulder is bothering me today I decided to go with a pretty simple paper piecing idea.



The color palette for the card is based on patterned paper from Echo Park 6x6 pad called "Hello, Summer".  The papers came along with my June Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the open style flower from The Crafts Meow set "Simply Delightful" on some solid pink and orange papers from the pad using dark pink ink.  The pink image was trimmed out entirely and then the center from the orange one was trimmed out.  The two were adhered using a foam dimensional and the little blue button (also from the KI kit) was added to the center.  The tag was diecut from the reverse side of the solid pink paper using my ODBD tag die.  The zig-zag piece was die cut using a My Favorite Things die.  I cut a 2" square of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment using green ink and then inked to the edges with the same ink to give the piece a bit more definition on the tag.  The flower and the zig-zag were then adhered to the tag.  It was a bit of a trick to tie the ribbon around the card.  Once that was done I adhered the tag using more foam dimensionals and then the entire card piece was attached to the card base.  I think there is enough white space to make Chrissie and Mandi happy while following the layout of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Hello, Summer; Stamps:  The Crafts Meow; Ink:  Stampin Up! & Memento; Ribbon and Button:  Taylored Expressions June KI kit; Dies:  My Favorite Things & Our Daily Bread Designs

26 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
It tastes luscious,(not that I intend for your card to be eaten!) But it does have a festive mood; it makes the eye dance with it's juxtaposition of all the other the active colours you have on your card. The strength of your vibrant Yellow suggest power in a friendly way.
A most beautiful card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch, Rosemary! Totally delightful creation!

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Rosemary, very bright and summery card, i like the colours, but all your piecing card is gorgeous, good job Rosemary.
A hug from the very hto island

GinaA said...

That blue button makes the perfect finishing touch to the card. FAB contrast.

Vicky Hayes said...

A beautiful, summery, lively card that manages to be CAS as well! I love it Rosemary!

~amy~ said...

Love your take on the sketch...the colors are absolutely FABulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!

Marrigje said...

Lovely card.

Marrigje

Mandi said...

Hi Rosie
It has made me very happy! lol
superb card, love the design and colours
I wish your shoulder better soon
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Viv said...

Another super card again Rosie, I love the colours you used esp. :) Viv xx

Christine said...

Lovely card Rosy and succes with the shoulder!
Hug
Christine

Lynne said...

Gorgeous Rosie. Love the colours you`ve used.
Lynne xxx

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card - I love your design and all the beautiful colours together, hugs x x

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Card Rosie, Love the colors and the design hope your shoulder feels better soon :)

Martha said...

Hi, Rosemary!
OH, so sorry to hear about your shoulder. I've been there, and it's NO fun! Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Your card is simply beautiful! What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch. Love the colors.
Take care of yourself!

Michelle said...

this is lovely, Rosemary! Very cheerful and I love our paper pieced flower! Hope your shoulder feels better!

Chrissie said...

Just fab Rosemary!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary this card gives off so much happy... the design, colors and layers!! Whoever gets this beauty is one lucky person!

M said...

This is one of those rareties... a card that stays clean and simple, but also has loads of colours, patterns, textures, layers etc! I love it! M x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Rosemarie, Fabulous card! Many colours and a lovely strong design, I love it, Gay xxx

Lucille K said...

This is such a cheerful and pretty card, Rosie :)

Nona said...

This is so pretty, Rosemary! Love the colors and layering and the cute paper-pieced flower. Lovely take on both challenges. Hope your shoulder is feeling better. Take care! xo

Jenny said...

Looks CAS and pretty to me!! gorgeous zingy colours and lovely ribbo too :0)
Jenny x

Kerry said...

Really pretty card.

Hello From Texas said...

Such a great card Rosemary. I spotted your card from the thumbnails immediately. I just love your style and this card.

TFA
Carole

Brenda said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder Rosemary, I hope it feels better soon! I really love these summery colors on your beautiful card.

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty! I love your fresh, summery color palette. ann