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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

merry...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card for several challenges.  Recently Ellen Hutson started a new challenge and I'm playing along with the first one:  Mix it Up (combine Essentials by Ellen with Hero Arts).  I used the ColourQ combo, as well as the layout from Retro Sketches so I will be posting my card to those challenges, as well.


I own one Essentials by Ellen stamp set, Merry & Bright, as well as one Essentials by Ellen die, Prize Stag.  I combined the Merry & Bright set with the Hero Arts background stamp, Lattice and created this some what unconventional holiday card.   After stamping the background in grey on my cardstock panel, I cut the panel in two and then added the little starburst using chartreuse green ink.  The large starburst was stamped in kraft ink, a tangle of black twine and the deer (die cut from chartreuse green cardstock) were added.  After attaching the piece to my card front I thought it would be fun to add a tag to the antler.  I found a small tag, cut it down a bit more, stamped it with the sentiment and attached it to the antler.  A few enamel dots and some clear rhinestones were added.

Have a happy day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft;  Recollections white; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen and Spellbinders; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Enamel dots:  My Mind's Eye; Clear Rhinestones; black twine

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Terrific card Rosemary! Great use of the colors and sketch. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Faith A said...

LOVE what you have done with the colours, I love the reindeer with the tag attached and the background is lovely.

I know I am bad not to comment very often, but do admire your style VERY much and love to see your cards.

Laurel Beard said...

This is so beautiful. I love the stag with the black thread behind. And the Lattice Background is one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps!

Greta said...

You are an artist with stamps, Rosemary! I'm in awe of this card!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your card, Rosemary!!! Lovely bg that looks great on the kraft base!!! The antler is so beautiful and how clever to add the little tag with the sentiment!!! The twine, the enamel dots and rhinestones all add to make a beautiful card!!!
Have a lovely day!!!

Hannelie said...

I just love how you've put this together Rosemary! So beautiful!

Viv said...

Awesome card again Rosie, and fab stamping too ;) Viv xx

Kara Lynne said...

I love your combinations of stamps and dies, and way to go with that sketch and those colors! I think my favorite is that tag hanging off the antler. Here is WI the tag would be bright orange, but that is a totally different scenario!

walchowDesign said...

You rock with this card, Rosemary! Awesome card - love how the deer and the twine on the lattice bg.

Lisa Lara said...

Fun, beautiful and cool all at the same time, Rosi.

Sylvia said...

Lovely design and lovely use of the colors, Rosemary! So glad you joined in the fun at the colourQ, thanks for playing with us!

Martha said...

Rosemary, love your take on the sketch, & your use of the pretty colors. Beautifully done!

Anita in France said...

You've used these colours so beautifully, Rosemary ... such lovely balance ... and what a sweet little tag hanging off the reindeer's ear! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Yay Rosemary, total loveliness!!!

aufspapiergebracht said...

What a great card, lots of little details and great colour combi ;)) Elisabeth

Deepti said...

This is stunning :) the BG is superb!

Joanne Wragg said...

Hi Rosemary, this is a lovely card, it could be used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing, best wishes, Joanne x

Amy White said...

What a fab card! Love the twine and the enamel dots as embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ!