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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

birthday flowers...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with a card I made for several challenges:  Viva La Verve Week 4, ColourQ and Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.   Don't you like it when you can make one card and have it fit several challenges?  I know I do, lol!!  I love the clean and simple style of the Verve sketch... this is one I may have to use again in the future.  Originally I was going to title this post "birthday bluebells" but then I realized my "bluebells" weren't blue, but pink and pale plum!

All the stamps and dies are from Verve.  I used the Verve sets Framed Florals and Joyful Blooms and the Verve dies Flag It, Bluebells and Pennant Trim.   After die cutting and stamping everything I decided to add in some patterned paper with a neutral background and found this sweet little black and white polka dot paper in the Teresa Collins Hello My Name Is 6x6 pad.  I think it provides a nice break to all the whiteness of the cardstock.  I did a little distressing to the edges of the patterned paper, as well as the main panel.  I popped up the pennant trim as well as one of the bluebells for some additional dimension. 

 
 

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; SU! Pool Party; Stamps and Dies:  Verve; Inks:  Stampin Up! Old Olive and Pink Pirouette, VersaMagic Spring Pansy; VersaFine Onyx Black; Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins

 

18 comments:

Jen Mitchell said...

Pretty! I think you are right that the polka dotted paper breaks up the white space nicely! And it really draws the eye in to your beautifully colored flowers. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Anita in France said...

Such lovely use of those CQ colours, Rosemary ... those delicate blooms are just gorgeous! Anita :)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
Yes I think the spotted Bg gives an added interest to this card; it finishes it off beautifully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Robin K. said...

I love how you used the pennant banner to border the top of the panel!! The flowers are so sweet and pretty- and I agree that the dotted paper was a good way to break up all the white!

Nancy said...

Love the way that you used the CQ colors! Beautiful design!

Kara Lynne said...

So pretty, Rosemary! I love the banner and those sweet flowers. The colors worked beautifully together!

Greta said...

Perfect use of the sketch & colors--fabulous card, Rosemary!

Lisa said...

Soft and lovely Rosemary, love those bluebells!! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful coloring of the bluebells, and I love how they pop on your panel! Love the tiny polka dot background, too!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love those beautiful bluebells, so sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you see you next week.

Olga said...

another Master Piece, absolutely beautiful!!!

Greta said...

Another gorgeous card highlighted at Verve! I think they should just add you to the DT, Rosemary--you make me keep adding to my wishlist!

Colleen said...

I love that wonderful cluster of bluebells! And those banners really draw your eye in...thank you for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

Lisa Lara said...

oh my, I just love those sweet little blue bells Rosi. How clever to use that banner die at the top of your panel. I love that.

Deepti said...

Oh my! this is soooooooooooo lovely :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Rosemary, your blue bells are so pretty, love the design! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Glenda J said...

Really lovely - great colours. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.