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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

lucky in love...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card that I made for the brand new challenge Sparkle and Shine.  This new challenge is all about sequins and sparkle... I have lots of sequins so it will be fun to play along with a challenge devoted to them!  I'm also posting this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge... a hint of clover.

 

For the first Sparkle and Shine challenge we were given a charming little photo of a four leaf clover.  I decided to go with a heart since the leaves of a clover are heart shaped.  I dug through my extensive collection of wood veneers and found this rectangle with the heart in it.  I pressed the piece into green ink (SU!'s Pear Pizzaz) to give it a nice green tint.  Then came the hard part... filling up that heart with sequins!  Seriously... took me three times before I got the look I was happy with!  It is hard to tell, but I used light green sequins for my first layer and then added 4mm clear sequins on top.   I'm still not happy with how it turned out... but after three tries I was done, lol!   The sentiment and the little clover is from Taylored Expressions.  This also works for the current Curtain Call challenge... may pop it in there.

Have a happy day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Fresh Snow Linen CS & kraft; Stamps:  Taylored Expressions; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark watermark ink; Filigree black embossing powder; Amy Tangerine wood veneer; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear, Ellen Hutson light green
 

18 comments:

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Viv said...

What a beautiful card Rosie,how clever to use wood ! I must look at that site as I am mad about sequins myself now lol ;) Viv xx

Kara Lynne said...

Your card is so pretty, and the sequins came out perfect in my book!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
I love this card, the Green pops out in such a warm friendly way. Love the design as well, you continue to inspire and when I see your makes I think I could do this, but it never ever happens, one would think after knowing your work for so long I would have picked up something! Guess what,
I haven't! I am still uncomfortable with negative spaces... do you think there is something wrong with me?
Ha, Have a great day, this is a beautiful card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I love it!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Rosemary ... all the texture from the wood and sequins is fabulous ... yummy shimmer and shine! Anita :)

Audrey said...

Such a great clean and simple card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkle & Shine! :)

Lisa said...

So cute Rosemary!!

Petra Swart said...

Your sequins look great, Rosemary - love the shimmer!!! That is such a lovely wood veneer piece with the heart and the green colour is beautiful - it has such a lot of lovely texture, too!!!! Beautiful CAS look!!! The kraft base is perfect!!! Love it, Rosemary!!!
Have a lovely day!!!!

Greta said...

What a great way to use that darling wood veneer piece, Rosemary!

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Rosie, love the wood and what sparkle!!
Val x

Angel Johns said...

Love your CAS card!! Shaker cards are my favorite!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle & Shine!

Lisa Lara said...

Very clever how you have used that wooden panel Rosi.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the simplicity of this design Rosemary! Also, great that it's a shaker too! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel x

Emma Williams said...

Lovely card and I love the touch of shimmer and sparkle that the sequins give! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Deepti said...

Sweet perfection! Way to rock the challenge :)

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Love this shaker card, Rosemary! Your wood panel adds so much texture, and I love your take on the clover! I also love your clever idea on tinting the wood veneer, too...Great job on the challenge!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a DARLING card this is! Love the sweet heart!