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

Friday, February 21, 2014

birthday bouquet...

Hello friends!! Seems like ages since I last posted.  Used to be that I posted almost every day.  Not sure how I did that since now days it seems like I can barely get anything done!   I have actually made things over the last few days but can't post them until later.  However, I did get this little card made today.  I used the current ColourQ combo and the new AEIHeartU challenge - birthdays.   I do not have the graphic for the challenge because I cannot save it to my computer for some reason.

When I saw this week's ColourQ combo I wasn't sure that I was going to play along.  The colors are ones that I would normally use if given the choice.  But I thought I could make them work using the Avery Elle set Thanks a Bunch and I was right.  Especially since I decided to use the Summer Starfruit color as my card base.  The color is a rather garish and awkward color, but as a base I think it works rather well.  The white panel was cut using my PTI Tipped Top die... love being able to cut the angled panel and not have to guess at the right proportions!   And I love the Thanks a Bunch set!  So fun to build your own beautiful bouquet!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Summer Starfruit; Stamps:  Avery Elle; Inks:  Stampin Up! Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black; Sequins:  Verve Spring Mix

23 comments:

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Rosie! Your bouquet is so pretty and I love the smattering of sequins!

Martha said...

WOW, what a BEAUTY this is, Rosemary! You certainly made those colors SHINE! Beautifully done!

(After seeing so many lovely cards using the Tipped Top die, I finally ordered it.)

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you provide!

joy said...

You worked with these colors so nicely, Rosemary! I like the summer starfruit as the base and that angled die really makes a perfect layer for the bouquet of flowers. Have a good weekend.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this, Rosemary! Great design. Love the bouquet and all the sequins. ♥

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Rosemary ... a burst of spring on a rather grey day ... lovely! Anita :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful spring card Rosemary, love the sparkle from the sequins! Thanks os much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Valerie Nolan said...

What a fabulous bouquet to send someone Rosie, I love it!
Val x

Claire said...

That wonky die is fantastic...must put it on my wish list now! Totally agree about Summer Starfruit...difficult one to use but perfect as a background colour. Love how all the sequins frame your design too. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

jintyoo7 said...

YOU definitely DID make the colours work - beautiful :)

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Rosie,
This is a lovely card, a great palette for the bouquet.
Smiles:)
Sue

Barb Ghig said...

I love this color combo for your flowers and your tilted panel is perfect! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely Rosemary!!! Love the design!

Faith A said...

A beautiful card and LOVE the shaped layout.

Olga said...

A beautiful card!!!!

Karin said...

A beautiful card with very nice collers,


greatings,

Greta said...

You sure figured out a great way to use those colors, Rosemary! Beautiful bouquet & I'm coveting the tip top die--LOL!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rosemary, I love the scattered sequins! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous take on this color combo, Rosemary! Love that pretty bouquet of flowers and the sweet little tag!! And your clusters of sequins are super fun too!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary - when this came up in my feed reader, it took my breath away. So gorgeous and stunning, awesome layout, and brilliant design! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle Challenge!!

Jingle said...

I like this! Very pretty card. Love the sequins!

Deepti said...

Winner winner!!! Love this

donna mikasa said...

This is so pretty, Rosie! Especially at an angle--love those PTI dies, too! So happy you joined our first AE challenge and hope to see you again!

Katie Gehring said...

This is beautiful. The colors are stunning and the sequins are the perfect finishing touch! Thank you so much for joining us for the very first AEIHeartU challenge!