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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

dream...explore...discover...

Hello, hello!!   Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!  We have had lots of rain, but that means lots of time to make cards, ha!   The last few days I have been showing you cards made with the new stamps and dies from Clearly Whimsy Stamps (there is still time to comment to win one of three prizes!).  Today I have a card for a couple of challenges (Unscripted Sketches and ColourQ) that uses one of the new CWS stamp sets (Travel 2).  ETA:  popping this into this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: clean and simple.

This card is super clean and super simple, although it did take me awhile to make it, lol!  I started by stamping each of the signs in the road sign image using yellow, green and purple inks.  The entire image was stamped on kraft cardstock, everything was trimmed out and layered up using various heights of foam dimensionals.  I cut a strip of white cardstock and then did some second generation stamping using the same yellow, green and purple inks and the earth image from the set.  I adhered the strip and the sign to a kraft card base and then added the black baker's twine.  I wasn't sure I was going to like the second generation stamping, but I think it turned out pretty well.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & kraft; Stamps:  Clearly Whimsy Stamps; Inks:  Memento and Stampin Up!; black baker's twine

25 comments:

Lin said...

Just love the colors you used here, Rosemary - so Easter-y!

Lisa said...

What a fun card,love the street sign! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Malika said...

Lovely card

Malika

Adriana Benitez said...

Cute, cute, cute! Reminds me of the directional signs seen in Vancouver and Alaska. (Might have to borrow your idea for a scrapbook page!)
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches!

Jen W. said...

Love this! Awesome take on the sketch!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love the colours Rosie, and the background stamp!
Val x

Christine said...

Hello Rosy,
Beautiful card with a minimal of materials! Great job!
Hug
Christine

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Rosie,
Back to your favourite Kraft, and you always make the most of this muted card; bringing it to life with a fabulous colour palette and design.
It looks great.
Smiles:)
Sue

Anita in France said...

Fab use of the colours, Rosemary ... love that directional sign ... perfect paired with the globe-stamped panel! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Love the way you use the stamps to perfection, great color mix :) love love love ur cards !!

dstandard said...

I adore your take on the sketch! Fabulous! Thanks for playing at US!

Alek Lara said...

Oh I just love how you used these stamps Rosi. I can see many uses for this stamp set.

Greta said...

Neat card, Rosemary! Genius way to use the colors!

Viv said...

Another great card Rosie, love the little signs :) Viv xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Gorgeous card. The colors really pop on the kraft cardstock. The bow is the perfect finishing touch. :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is simply fabulous!
Love the colors & design!

Barb Ghig said...

Another really awesome card, Rosemary! I think your idea to do second generation stamping on the earth image was brilliant...it looks so pretty as a background to the signs and fab with your Kraft card base!

Claire Boyd said...

These street signs really caught my eye in the blog hop & I love what you've done with them here. Very inspirational design

LeAnne said...

FUN way to use these colors...tres untraditional and I love it! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Okay, you really really really captured this hard sketch, and I admit it was very difficult to me! You, rockstar naiked it!


Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Nailed... lol

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

I love a CAS style and your twist on the sketch captures my heart. I want to runaway on a trip rightway. The color palette pops against the kraft cardbase and the signs are the perfect focal piece. LOVE THIS! Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Rosemary, love the layout of your card! So happy to see you at the colourQ this week, thanks for playing!

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Robin K. said...

Cool design Rosemary!!