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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

sharing some color...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a couple of cards for some challenges:  ColourQ, Color Throwdown and CASology - birthday.   Today I got lots of fun new crafty stuff so I will also be entering the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday:  new.    First up is my card for ColourQ.


For this card I used the Stampin Up! SAB (Sale-a-bration) set Lotus Blossom.  The flower was stamped using Cherry Cobbler, Rose Red and Calypso Coral.  The stem  and sentiment were stamped using Memento London Fog and then a few clear sequins were added.  I matted the piece with grey cardstock (I believe it is from Simon Says Stamp, but I don't know the name).  Super simple, but a design that I think will work very well for all kinds of cards.  Think this is the one I will add to the SSS Work It Wednesday.


This card is for CASology and Color Throwdown.  I used the Stampin Up! set Butterfly Basics.  It has a matching die set that I wanted to use for the card, but boo hoo... the dies are on back order!  Hopefully I will get them next week.  Butterfly Basics is a stamp set that makes my inky little heart very happy!  Lots of collage possibilities with this one.   The color combo at Color Throwdown is one that I would never dream up, but I think I made all the colors work nicely.  I used distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves).  After stamping everything I also finished this one with some clear sequins.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, rustic white and kraft; SSS grey; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up!, Memento and Distress Inks; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

23 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful cards Rosie love that lotus flower, so pretty! The botanical collage is lovely too.
Val x

Shelly said...

So pretty!

Wanda Cullen said...

All of your designs are so gorgeous! Simple yet elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful cards - I have the lotus set but haven't been able to line it up as perfectly as you've done here - I'll need to practice! Your botanical birthday card is lovely, too - love the shimmer of the sequins. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Kara Lynne said...

So beautiful, both of them! You really know how to use color!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards! You have really done wonders with your ink colours, lovely!

Lisa said...

Your first card might have been super simple but it's also super striking!! Love your pretty lotus flower and I'm so happy you could join us at the ColourQ! Your second card is a classic Rosemary card ~ a beautiful collage creation!!

Christine said...

Wonderful cards Rosy! I love your lotus flower!
Christine

walchowDesign said...

Aww... beautiful stamping with the lotus blossom stamp, Rosemary. It's on my list!

Jodi Collins said...

These are just STUNNING! Gorgeous CAS designs with beautiful images! LOVE! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

Olga said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Both cards are lovely, Rosi! Love how that lotus comes out. Your second card is stunning....where, oh where, does the lovely maidenhair fern stamp come from? I just love it.

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Rosemary! I love the colors you chose for the Lotus blossom...so perfect with the gray background! I also love how you layered your stamps on the 2nd card!

Greta said...

You just keep amazing me, Rosemary! Fabulous cards--love them both, but especially the stunning flower!

Petra Swart said...

Both of these are stunning, Rosemary!!!! The flower on the first is so beautiful and I love how you've got the sequins on the flower!!!! The grey frame is lovely and I love the one rounded corner!!
The stamping on the second card is beautiful!!! I love it a LOT!!!
Lovely cards, Rosemary!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh how I love that Lotus card Rosi. I love the sequins and the grey. Wow. Love the layering on the second beauty. Hugs.

Anita in France said...

The lotus is so striking, Rosemary ... and lovely ... and what a wonderful botanical collage, it's beautiful! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous beauties!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Rosemary. Especially love the second with the collage look. I've just gotten that stamp set... can't wait to use it. :) Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

Nat said...

you amaze me, these are beautiful!!! :)

Gillian R said...

Such pretty and delicate cards. just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Michelle Quinno said...

Gorgeous cards!

Martha said...

These are OH...SO...beautiful, Rosemary!