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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

thankful for you...


{for my PRS blog hop card, please scroll down or click here}

Hello!!  Our lovely late summer/early fall sunny weather has departed and our normal Pacific Northwest/Puget Sound weather has arrived... rain!  I'm not too upset... we could actually use the rain as it hasn't rained a whole lot around here for ages, but if it sticks around for any length of time that means soggy wet leaves!   And soggy wet leaves aren't much fun to walk through as crisp crunchy ones, lol!  Anyway... I have a card to share for several challenges:  CASology:  flutter, AAA Cards: fussy cutting, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  anything goes.

In keeping with the changing of the season and my talk of soggy leaves my card features leaves! Leaves flutter to the ground, right??  The color combo is based on the current color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers of two of the new Stampin' Up in colors Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss and vanilla.  I used two Close to My Heart colors that are almost exact matches to Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss.  Inked up the leaf from the PRS set Fall Colors using Sunflower and then rolled the edges in Pansy Purple and then stamped the leaf on my cream cardstock.  The second leaf was inked up the same way, stamped and trimmed out.  I crinkled up that leaf and then swiped on a bit more Pansy Purple.  Added some splatters using watered down Sunflower and Pansy Purple.  The deeper colored spots were made with a stamp from Fall Colors.  Before adhering the second leaf I inked up the edges with Old Paper distress ink. 

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI vintage cream; CTMH Pansy Purple; Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop Fall Colors; Inks:  CTMH Sunflower, Pansy Purple; Ranger Old Paper; VersaFine Vintage Sepia

20 comments:

Greta said...

I could sit & stare at this card all day, Rosemary! At least for today it's at the top of my favorites list! I don't know how you make all fabulous cards, but you do!

Dyane said...

Fabulous!!!! Another masterpiece by Rosemary! love it!:)

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Nat said...

Im with Greta too, I could totally stare at your card for hours!!!! Simply elegant, a fall beauty :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! I like the warmth of the colors and your design. It's simple yet elegant too!!

Linda Beeson said...

I love that you added that great purple to your color combo. So glad you could play along at AAA Cards

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
The leaf looks amazing, what a delight to use a light fresh palette for Autumn as opposed to the rich hues we normally see on cards,
Smiles:)
Sue

Jane said...

Loving the ink splatters and grungy feel to your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Faith A said...

Stunning

Olga said...

Absolutley gorgeous fall card...

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Rosie and love your choice of colours, very refreshing :-)
Val x

Jenelle said...

Such a beautiful card! The leaves are perfect.

Deepti said...

Oh my I love those leaves and the splatters makes ur card sooooooooo stunning :) Gorgeous design

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a lovely FALL card!
Love the leaves & splatters.

Viv said...

Another jaw dropper Rosie....wow ! we had colder weather but it's warm again now, never know what to wear when I step outide for a walk now lol;)Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Rosemary ... the combination of colours on those wonderful leaves is gorgeous! Anita :)

Nora N. said...

Simply breathtaking!! I love the misting in the background and the rolled corners. The leaves are superb. Such a lovely card!!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, you know I adore this stamp set and ALL the cards you have ever made...but this is absolutely over the top awesome! The purples? SO brilliant! A gorgeous card. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love how you stamped one leaf and popped up the other and those curled corners are perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Caryn said...

Love the background effect and layout - fab card.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn

cheiron said...

Fabulous fall card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)