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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

spring flowers...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card that I made for the current Penny Black Saturday Challenge - spring flowers.  My in real life friend, Greta, is one of the design team members for the PBSC and it has been my goal since she joined the team to play along... finally that day has come, lol!!  I'm also going to post this to Less is More - yellow and green.


I bought this gorgeous Penny Black stamp Botanical Notes ages ago and had never inked it.  No one makes collage stamps quite like Penny Black!  I inked up the stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic markers.  I have to work some more on my coloring skills, but I really like how the flower turned out.  The butterfly was stamped a second time, colored and trimmed out.  I attached it and then added a little coating of Crystal Stickles to the center of the butterfly, as well as the center of the flower.   I mounted it on a grey card base as I think it makes the colors pop a little more than a plain white card base.  Decided not to put a sentiment on it... maybe I will at a later date.

Have a happy day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; SU! grey; Stamp:  Penny Black; Ink:  Memento; Copic Markers; Crystal Stickles

20 comments:

Lin said...

Lovely, Rosemary! One of my favorite PB stamps......

Lisa Lara said...

Gray and yellow just looks elegant together. I love how you did the corners. Gorgeous card Rosi.

Lisa said...

STUNNING card Rosemary!! As always, your collage of elements is perfection. Your coloring is fabulous too!!

Babs Watson said...

Your card really is so gorgeous, and like you I love the stamp you have used I have it too..x

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is just stunning, Rosemary! Your coloring is fabulous--this should be framed! I'm thrilled you were able to join the challenge at PBSC!

Kara Lynne said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! This looks like it's right out of an art book!

Hannelie said...

This looks exquisite Rosemary!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
What a beautiful card, you have complimented the flower palette wonderfully with the butterfly.
Smiles:)
Sue

Chrissie said...

Oh my Rosie, your colouring is simply fabulous!
What a beautiful card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

walchowDesign said...

Simply fabulous, Rosemary! Your colouring is to perfection and love how you framed it!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always!!

Barb said...

Beautiful card!

Barb Ghig said...

I don't think your coloring skills need any work, Rosemary! You've done a really beautiful job coloring this gorgeous stamp, and I love the notched corners! Absolutely stunning card!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks so much for joining us at our Penny Black March Challenge-Spring Blooms!

Well now, I think you must have saved this stamp for just the right time...this is a stunning CAS card with gorgeous spring flowers. You certainly made Greta proud LOL!

♥ Sue Kment

Petra Swart said...

Simply GORGEOUS, Rosemary!!! Your flowers look so real I want to smell them and the butterfly is sooooo beautiful!!!! The grey card base is absolutely perfect!!!! WOW, this is really stunning, Rosemary!!! Love it!!!
Have a great day!!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic image, perfect colouring and a super striking card.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Viv said...

Oh Rosie.....you make such beautiful cards ....sighs ;) hugs Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Elegant and so very beautiful, Rosemary ... the touches of shimmer are just gorgeous! Anita :)

Martha said...

OH MY...this is simply beautiful, Rosemary! Every detail is just perfect! I love it!

Robin K. said...

This caught my eye in the feed Rosemary!!! Really beautiful card! And I love how you punched the corners and used the gray for the card base.