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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

time to relax...

Hello friends!  Hope all is well in your part of the world.  Our sunny weather has departed and the rain has returned.  Oh well... that is western Washington in the spring time!   Have a little card I made this morning for the new Less is More challenge.  Chrissie and Jen want us to use either  a dog or a cat on our card this week and I will just say upfront that I almost gave up on this one.  I do not have a lot of dogs or cats in my stamp collection and I tried to make something with several of them, but could come up with anything.  Basically it came down to this: all the images needed to be colored and I just wasn't in the mood to spend the morning coloring an image.  So finally I decided to use my PTI On My Couch and On My Couch Additions because there is a little cat in the On My Couch Additions.  


On Tuesday the hubster and I decided to go furniture shopping and ended up purchasing a sectional, coffee table and tv stand for our family room.  The sectional is going to be a beautiful pale shade of green and will come with two accent pillows that have green, teal, yellow and orange in them.  You are probably wondering why I'm telling you all this (or maybe you aren't, lol).  The reason I am is because my card is based on our new sectional and the accent pillows.  I first stamped the rug using SU!'s Taken with Teal.  I then stamped the couch outline image from On My Couch using black ink and then stamped the solid couch image using SU!'s Pear Pizzazz.  The little cat was stamped using Memento's Rich Cocoa.  The pillow was stamped in Memento Tangelo, trimmed it out and adhered it to the couch.  Since cats spend a lot of time relaxing I thought the sentiment was most appropriate.  The entire piece was then mounted on a yellow card base and I was done.  I do realize that the cat isn't exactly the focus of the card, but I hope it passes muster with Chrissie and Jen.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Lemon Tart & white; Stamps:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento

24 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

What a great card xx Jan

Greta said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love that you used your new furniture for inspiration--so fun! Your room is going to look great!

Deepti said...

Oh my God this is such a cute card, awesome idea :) love it

mypapercraftworld said...

Such precision stamping, Rosemary ... and what a brilliant idea! Love the concept of going shopping and getting inspired as a result ... must try that more often!! Anita :)

Valerie said...

Fab card Rosie, the cat looks very comfy! Your furniture sounds great, my new sofas are green too:)
Val x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie
I love Green it has such a calming influence, and this card with it's huge area of negative space is calling out for me to sit on the sofa and relax!!! No trinkets or such to distract, just a fabulous design.
Smiles:)
Sue

The Crafty Laydee said...

Gorgeous card :) Wonderful stamping and colouring-and i love your layout,best wishes,Nessa xx

Olga said...

I need another word to describe all these beauties, but gorgeous just fits!!!!

Chrissie said...

I immediately saw where you were going with the description of your new furniture Rosi... great take on it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gillian R said...

Really lovely

Fiona said...

Lovely CAS card Rosie. I wasn't inspired by this one I'm afraid, no cats or dogs stamps to hand.

Linby said...

I forgot all about the cat in this set when I made my choice, love how you used it.
Linby x

Robin K. said...

Sure reminds me of how our cat spends most of her days:)! Love how you took inspiration from your new furniture- these colors are wonderful together!

Anita said...

Fabulous card! Who know better how to relax than cats, LOL :)
Anita

Martha said...

Hi, Rosemary! Your card is just SO SWEET! Love all the FUN details & the perfect sentiment!

How FUN that you did some furniture shopping, & that you used it as your inspiration! Beautifully done!

Jenny said...

Ahhh inspiration comes from many things including furniture shopping :0) I love your card and sentiment, it's purrrfect!!!
Your shopping trip sounds fun, love new furniture :0)
Jenny x

Lisa Lara said...

I absolutely love it Rosi. Don't mind the rain just wish it wasn't so cold. Congrats on your new furniture...how fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

CAS perfection!

Joyce said...

Such a cute take on the challenge. I forgot about that cat, and doesn't he look all cozy on your new sofa.

Vicky Hayes said...

A sofa never looks quite complete without a cat lounging about on it somewhere! Love your beautiful CAS card Rosemary!

Viv said...

Another great LIM card Rosie and the furniture sounds lovely too :) Viv xx

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you used your new sofa and pillows for inspiration on this card! Love the colors and the rug is so charming...really sweet card!

Nat said...

your new living room sounds awesome perfect card to match!

Michelle said...

so comfy and cozy! I just love the cat!