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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CCC #71... thinking of you

Hello friends!!  Tuesday has arrived once again and that means time for a brand new CASology challenge!  As we have come to expect there were lots of fabulous projects for last week's challenge!  With Christmas right around the corner (yikes!!) we have a bit of a more Christmas themed cue word this week: bell!   I just know this week's gallery will be crammed full of fabulous entries!  Joining us this week in the guest designing spot is the seriously talented, Anita! .  All the details can be found here.




Instead of going with a card that featured bells of the Christmas variety I did a little out of the box thinking and decided to go with my PTI Year of Flowers:  Lily of the Valley set.  I die cut the image (so glad PTI made dies to match the YOF sets!) and then colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment from the sent was stamped on a fishtail banner that I die cut using my MFT Fishtail Flag Stax dies.   To provide a bit more interest I pulled out my trusty piece of burlap and embossed the card base.   You might be tempted to think that large images don't work well for clean and simple cards, but I think this card shows that they can work amazingly well.

Thanks for stopping by... I cannot wait to see where this week's "bell" cue word take you!  In the meantime make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Judy, Meghan, Ardyth, Gillian, Maureen, Kimberly, Jen , Tracey and guest designer, Anita.

15 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Clever, clever! That's the flower for my birthday month and it's so pretty!

Meghan said...

Perfect colouring on your seriously creative take on this week's cue card! Love it!

Greta said...

What a great option for the cue word, Rosemary! I love your card & am glad to see an example of how to use a large stamp for a CAS card--always stumps me.

Martha said...

Rosemary, OH MY, OH MY, what a BEAUTY this is! WOW, you sure made that pretty flower stamp SHINE! (I agree, I also love it when dies are made for stamps.) Fabulous background texture!

Because I love using "kraft", your beautiful creations with "kraft" are always my favorites. However, I always love anything you create!

Olga said...

Gorgeous, love the flower image and sentiment!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Genius, Rosemary! How clever to think of flower bells!! And I love how you have showcased them against that burlap embossing!! Hugs, Darnell

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, Rosemary ... fabulous texture on the background kraft and I love the delicate shading on each of those gorgeous bell shaped flower heads! Thanks so much for your lovely shout out! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Rosemary! I love how you thought 'outside the box' with this week's cue word...Gorgeous coloring, and I love your textured card base! So elegant!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Clever, and so lovely! I planted a bunch of these, and somehow I transplanted them to another area of my yard too,...weird and kinda funny. They are lovely - just like your card!
Hugz!

walchowDesign said...

Love your interpretion of your bell, Rosemary! Beautiful colouring!

Melissa said...

This is such a clever interpretation of the cue word, Rosemary! I smile thinking of the pretty fragrance of this particular flower! DH & I had an abundance of them growing around our first home! :)
Beautiful and I just love the embossed kraft BG!!!

Gillian R said...

So beautiful and elegant and such a clever take on the cue word

Michelle said...

So clever, Rosemary! Love these pretty lilies!

Judy1223 said...

I agree, Rosemary...a large image can be CAS and this card exemplifies that! Gorgeous in so many ways!

Jen W. said...

Awesome take on the cue, Rosemary! Love the embossed background - it really makes those bells pop! :D