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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Banners & Daisies....

Hello friends!!  Friday has arrived and I have a couple of cards to share with you.   Flourishes (one of my favorite stamp companies!!) is turning five and they are celebrating with some fun challenges over on their blog.  And since you have until the end of the month to complete each challenge I thought I would play along (and the fact that they are giving away some fabby prizes doesn't hurt!!).



First up is a card for their banner challenge.  I had to think  for a bit about what Flourishes set I could use for the challenge and then remembered that the Peaches and Cherries set has these sweet little images of peaches and cherries.  After figuring out which images would fit best on the little My Favorite Things banner die I chose to use I decided to just go with the small cherry image.  I die cut banners, stamped two with the cherries and one with the sentiment.  After I got the images colored I punched small holes in the corners and then used some bakers twine to string them on.   The the little string of banners was adhered to the card.   I kept everything very simple for this card as I wanted to let the little banners take center stage.



The second card is for the sprinkles challenge.  I actually started this card days ago, but ran into some problems when I got to the adding sprinkles part.  Had to throw my entire image (that I spent along time coloring with my Copics) in the trash.  Wasn't very happy with that outcome.  So  I set the card aside until last night and put my second idea to work.  It turned out much better.  The layout for this card is based on another lovely sketch provided by Chupa.  Her Sketchbook Saturday sketches are always the best!! I colored the gerber daisies image with Copics (R29, R39, R89, YG93, YG95 & YG97) and then die cut it using my ODBD tag die.  After I die cut the image I added Buttercup Stickles glitter glue to the center of each flower.  The little banner was created by cutting a strip of cardstock and then using a small square punch to cut the fishtail ends.  I learned that little trick from my bloggy friend, Michelle, on this post.  The fence was die cut using a Memory Box die. 

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI and Bazzill; PP:  PTI and Cosmo Cricket; Dies:  My Favorite Things, Our Daily Bread Designs and Memory Box; Twine:  May Arts; Ranger Buttercup Stickles; Copic Markers; Bakers Twine:  The Twinery, Marvy small square punch


12 comments:

Christine said...

Gorgeous cards Rosy! The cherries are just great and the flowers are coloured just beautiful!
Hug
Christine

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
Two delightful cards, the first is CAS... I know this because I want to place an element or something in the (R)hand corner! Ha. I am incorrigible, but thank goodness we have people like you in the card-making world to do this genre so well.
The second is just gorgeous what more can one say, the sketch is a great one; just enough layers to make it interesting but not too complicated. I love your centre image, Gerberas are one of my favourite flowers. The die-cut fence looks amazing in the Bg.
Smiles:)
Sue

Berni Cuttino said...

Rosie, these cards are so beautiful, loving the flowers on the tags. Fabulous, fantastic, Thank you for the visit and the sweet luv. Hugs

Greta said...

Wowzer! Both cards caught my eye, Rosemary. I love that you just have 3 banners (not the usual bigger row) & the daisies were certainly worth the second effort--gorgeous card!

Karen Nutkins said...

Fab cards, love the banner on your first one.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Eek! Both are fantastic, but the glittery centers on the sketch card are making my heart flutter :)

Patrice said...

Gorgeous cards - I love that banner card!

Dottie said...

Great cards but I love the flowers with the glittery centers.

Robin K. said...

Your banner card is super sweet Rosemary!! And I loooove the gorgeous flowers on your second one!! The fence die is just perfect in your design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The banner with the cherries is super cute and cleverly done. Your daisies are STUNNING! Oh my word.... Fantastic coloring and it packs a punch girlie! Gorgeous. Thanks for playing in Flourishes 2,4,6,8 Celebration!

Michelle said...

both cards are devine! love your banners!

Silke Ledlow said...

Rosi, both cards are super beautiful! Thank you so much for celebrating the Flourishes birthday with us...hugs ~S~