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

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dots and Stripes...

Hello!!   Enjoying a beautiful sunny day here in Western Washington... still a bit cold, but I will take it just the same!!  Hope all is well in your part of the world!!  Have two cards that I made for the new Less is More challenge, as well as the new Dynamic Duos challenge.   When I first saw the LIM challenge I thought "oh... make something with spots or stripes", but then I re-read the post and saw it was use both spots and stripes and it has to be one layer!!  Yikes!!! That threw a wrinkle into things for me.  Had to do some out of the box thinking for this one, but I came up with two cards that I really like!


The first card came about as I was playing with several PTI sets (Polka Dot Basics 2, Distressed Stripes and Bitty Background Blocks) to see what I could come up with.   Several attempts using Polka Dot Basics and Distressed Stripes came to nothing.  But then I decided to stamp the little background block that has tiny dots in it and add the two stripes... loved it!!   I think this card will also work for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge (color blocking) so I'm going to pop it into that challenge as well.   The sentiment is from another PTI set Signature Greetings.  The Dynamic Duo colors this week are Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.  I don't have Lucky Limeade so I used Pear Pizzazz instead.



The second card happened because I took a look through my PTI mini sets and saw the Bits & Buttons set.  The buttons are... well... dots and some of them have stripes and dots in the buttons!!  For this card I created a border using two different sized dots and the two Dynamic Duo colors.  The sentiment is also from Signature Greetings.   I haven't used this many PTI sets ever!  Of the two card, the first one is my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up!, Memento Tuxedo Black Sequins:  Ellen Hutson

35 comments:

Bonnie said...

Both of these are so clever and creative!

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl, very original cards, i like the fresh colours, the second one it's perfect for me, great idea Rosemanry, good job.
A warm hug from sunny island.
Loli

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards. I love your work!

Linda said...

Love both of your cards. BTW, we are neighbors. I live in Maple Valley, WA.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Way to rock so many challenges with two cards!! I'm okay if the first one is your favorite because of the two, the second one is my favorite. I mean, Rosemary, seriously? How does a "spots and stripes" take get any better than spots with spots and stripes?! Bam-O!

Cards By Jan said...

Awesome CAS cards Rosemary!!...Good to see your work again...
Hugs
Jan

Sheila in Cyprus said...

These are fabulous Rosemary.

You have a very creative mind when it comes to CAS and ONE LAYER cards.

Love them both.

Love Sheila x

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
One layer beauties is all I can say, you and Greta are on a CAS mission at the moment, designing stunning cards.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lindsey said...

Really lovely cards! Simple but v effective x

wienerhoneymooners said...

Awesome cards! Brilliance!

Gillian said...

Great cards, love the colours

Suze Bain said...

Two great cards Rosemary, those sentiments are fab. Xx

Fiona said...

Yikes! That's putting it mildly, this was a tough one. You pulled it off with two brilliant cards Rosemary.

Kristie Goulet said...

Both of your cards are GREAT! I love them!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

You've used these PTI sets to perfections, Rosemary, they are so stunning ... couldn't choose between them as they're both so brilliant! Anita :)

Brenda said...

Love this colour combo and especially your second card Rosemary!

Christine said...

Both are just perfect Rosy! I think it's not so easy, the challenge this week.
Hug
Christine

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are amazing Rosie. Love your colours.
Lynne xxx

Hello From Texas said...

Both cards a fabulous Rosemary. The second one is my favorite, but only by a baby's hair. :)

Carole

Valerie said...

Great inspiration Rosie, love both of them:)
Val x

Chrissie said...

Love 'em both Rosemary, but I think the second is my fave this week!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Greta said...

Totally nailed the challenges! Very creative--love them both!

Jingle said...

These are really nice cards! Very nice color combination! Thanks so much for joining us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!

Jenny said...

Loving the geometric designs Rosemary, the spotty and stripey dots are just fab though :0)
Jenny x

Jenny Engelke said...

Oooh, both cards are funky and fun! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! ♥

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosemary! I particularly love the second card - spotty spots and stripey spots!

Jen W. said...

These are both awesome but I especially love the second one. It would make a great card set made in different colours!

Michelle said...

gorgeous CAS, as usual!

Bobbie said...

These are perfection! If you struggled with the one layer, it doesn't show!! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Erin Schulte said...

Completely awesome one layer and colour blocked cards!

Viv said...

Did I leave a comment here already? fabulous anyway Rosie :) Viv xx

Amy White said...

Fab CAS cards - great mix of elements and sentiments! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Linby said...

Two very stylish cards - great take on the challenge.
Linbyx

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love the clean design! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Gay Peplow said...

Totally magic Rosemary, I love the gorgeous colours and both are great designs, Gayxx