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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

holly jolly...

Hello friends!!  Happy Saturday!!  Today is a pretty exciting day for me because I'm the guest designer for Sketchbook Saturday... YAY!  Sketchbook Saturday is probably my absolute favorite challenge to play along with and so to be asked to a guest designer... well I just couldn't say no!  As you all know the creator of Sketchbook Saturday is the wildly talented Chupa.  Not only does she have mad paper crafting skills she also knows how to put together the most creative sketches!  Okay... enough gushing, lol!!


When I got the sketch I would be working with I immediately thought of another one of my new Penny Black Christmas stamps, merry & bright.  I paired that stamp with some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas papers.  I stamped the wreath on cream cardstock using olive green ink, trimmed it out and then added the red rhinestones (I colored clear rhinestones with a dark red Copic marker).  A touch of Old Paper distress ink was added to the edges.   I cut the kraft cardstock piece, roughed up the edges a bit, stamped the sentiment (from the Penny Black set Christmas Wishes) and then adhered the fishtail flags.  After adhering the wreath I realized that the center looked a bit plain so I stamped one of the ornaments from the "merry & bright" set, adhered it and added the twine bow.  As a finishing touch I curved up the ends of the fishtail flags.

Thanks for stopping by... make sure you check out Sketchbook Saturday.  You won't be sorry!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & cream; Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ink:  SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Old Paper; Rhinestones:  Recollections; Twine:  May Arts

20 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Rosie! You're terrific :D
I adore the bent ends of your banners, wish I thought of that when I was making my cards! :)
Thanks for joining me today, such a pleasure!

Teresa Kline said...

stunning, luv the warm feel to this!

enjoy *~*

Maureen Merritt said...

I am so CASEing this :) Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and a big congrats on your guest designer gig! Love the touch of shabby chic to your design!

Greta said...

You've convinced me to start playing in this challenge, Rosemary. Your card is beyond gorgeous! Congrats on your well-deserved guest designer spot!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!!! Congrats on the Happy Crafty News!! :)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful take on the sketch! I love your wreath and how you added the fishtail flags! Such a pretty card, Rosemary!

KayM said...

Oh your card is stunning! That's such a pretty stamp and I love the papers you've chosen! Congratulations on your Guest spot!

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous, I love the natural tones and the pretty wreath :0) great way to use the sketch.
Jenny x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
I had a little chuckle to myself when I read 'I thought the centre of the wreath looked a bit plain,' you the exquisite and illustrious CAS designer actually thought these words!
Well I for one think you have constructed your elements to the sketch beautifully, it has an earthy feel because of the Kraft, and it certainly works for me.
Smiles:)
Sue

Barb said...

Love how you layered the banners and wreath, Rosie! Gorgeous card - wonderful colors! :)

Kristi Schurr said...

Simply stunning! Love the wreath and rustic but refined feel!

Brenda said...

Congratulations Rosemary! Love what you came up with, that wreath is so beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

Yay!! Gorgeous card, Rosie, love the teeny tiny berries, and the sweet upturned banners :) I feel very inspired to try the Sketchbook Challenge!

Unknown said...

Love this card and I have some DP paper I bought after the holidays last year that would be perfect with it.

Did you use a die cut for the wreath or fussy cut it? It looks absolutely perfect!

Kathy

Kim S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love those neutral and burgundy banners behind that beautiful wreath - and the little ornament is a perfect touch!

Deepti said...

OMG this is such a beauty and I just love the distressed edges you do!!

Gillian R said...

oh wow, this is so beautiful!

Martha said...

Congratulations, on the Guest Design spot! You are one talented paper-crafter, my friend! I love this Christmas card! Beautifully done!

Michelle said...

Wow! That wreath has me drooling! Beautiful card, Rosemary!