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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

beautiful memories...

hello friends!! here with a card for the current less is more challenge, as well as the current craft's meow sketch challenge.   this week chrissie and mandi have challenge used to use silver on our projects.  metallics are generally one of those paper crafting items that i like when i see someone else using it, but don't care to use it myself because i'm not always happy with the end result.  but as this is for chrissie and mandi i will rise to the occasion and accept the challenge! 



as indicated the layout is based on the current sketch from the craft's meow.  i used two different craft's meow sets:  celebrating you and beautiful spring.  the butterfly from beautiful was stamped using versamark watermark ink, silver embossing powder applied and then heat set.  after that was done i trimmed it out and added silver rhinestones to the body.  i cut a white circle with my spellbinders plain circle die and then cut a mat using grey cardstock.  the little banner was cut using the verve pennant trim die.  i stamped the sentiment from celebrating you in grey ink on the white cardstock strip and then created the fishtail end using my 1" square punch... a little trick i learned from my bloggy friend, michelle.  i included this detail shot so you can actually see the silver embossing.   this is actually the second version of the card.  the first one turned into an utter disaster.  the only thing i saved from it is the butterfly.  the rest of the card ended up in the recycling basket.  i don't often throw an entire card into the recycling basket so that first card was pretty bad!

 
 
thanks for stopping by.....
 
supplies:  cardstock:  pti white; su! basic grey; stamps:  the craft's meow; ink: versamark watermark ink and memento london fog; rhinestones:  want2scrap & su!; embossing powder:  ranger ultrafine silver; dies:  spellbinders and verve

31 comments:

Craftilicious said...

simply stunning!

Loli said...

Hola Rosemary, fantastic butterfly!!! and an stunning card,the sentiment is amazing, beautiful work!
A hug from the supermegasunny island, i need rain and grey skye and cold....please

HappyCrafter said...

This is really beautiful, I LOVE what you did with the butterfly and the embossing.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Meadie said...

Stunning card - I love how you made the butterfly - hugs x x

Sue said...

A beautiful card, Rosemary. The butterfly and sentiment are lovely and its a very creative interpretation of the sketch. Sue x

Gibmiss said...

hi Rosie
this is stunning ....love it ...it certainly is a winner...
hugs sylvie xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh what a stunning butterfly and the rest of the card is not bad too!! :-) x

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Rosie, love the butterfly,the embossed wings look so delicate. Wonderful sentiment:)
Val x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is fabulous rosemary, love it

ali x

Lynne said...

Beautiful, as always Rosemary.
Lynne xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just beautiful!

Susan said...

I think all of us have thrown away a card or two...or in my case a few dozen!! The end result here is AWESOME!!! I love that butterfly...so elegant!

Linby said...

Gorgeous card, love the fishtail idea so effective. You give me hope that even you don't get it right first time.
Linby x

Chris said...

Simply beautiful!
Chris
x

Lucille K said...

such a pretty card, Rosi. Love that silver butterfly :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my silver stars, Rosemary, this second try is pure pinned perfection! Pure. Pinned. Perfection.

Martha said...

WOW, this is GORGEOUS, Rosemary! I love it!

Mandi said...

Beautiful Rosie
I love the penant border
Thank you very much
Mandi LIM

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous! That butterfly is so pretty in silver. Great layout, too. ann

Annette said...

This is so elegant and pretty.

Viv said...

Fabulous card Rosie, so stylish and elegant. I love the white and silver and that lovely flutterby too :) Viv xx

Greta said...

Love that sketch & how you used it, Rosemary! You've even shown that banners can be elegant--never would have thought that! This is stunning!

Fiona said...

Beautiful and superb stamping.

Chrissie said...

What terrific embossing!
Thanks so much Rosemary, it's a fab card!
Chrissie
Less is More

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is super, Rosemary! Great job with the white and silver combo! Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft's Meow this month - we featured your card on the blog today! :)

Jean Martin said...

Wow!wow! Wow! This is stunning!!!! Love the silver!!! Thanks for sharing this with us over at TCM! :)

Ivana Camdzic said...

Rosemary, this card is fabulous!!!! I love the elegant combination of white & silver and the way you've embossed the gorgeous stamping!!! Thank you so much for playing along with the TCM challenge!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Rosemary, this is absolutely stunning!!! The butterfly looks gorgeous in vellum! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow card sketch challenge!

Lin said...

Ethereal is the way I'd describe this beauty, Rosemary! We thank you for joining us this month for the sketch challenge at The Craft's Meow!

Gayatri said...

Oh Wow! Just picked up my jaw from the floor. Fab card Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ The Craft's Meow!