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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

yellow and grey...

Hey friends!!   Popping in with a couple of cards that I made last night both cards use the same color scheme of yellow, grey, black and white.  This color combo is featured in the Simon Says Stamp March card kit.   One card is for the Viva La Verve sketch challenge - week 2 and the other card is for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, as well as the current Paper Players challenge - CAS floral.


Last night when I made this card (for FMS and PP) I wasn't really happy with how it turned out.  But this morning when I walked into the kitchen and took another look at it I really liked what I saw.   Do you ever do that?  Not like something when you make it and then when you see it a few hours later really like it?  I cut the grey panel and then partially embossed it.  A piece of patterned paper from the SSS March kit was cut as a mat for the grey panel and then adhered to the grey panel.   The kit included a fun little die called Medium Dot Line and I used that to cut the little strip behind the flower.  The flower (from the SSS February kit) was die cut, stamped with SU!'s So Saffron ink, I added some silver metallic thread behind the flower and then adhered it to the strip.   The entire piece was adhered, sentiment added (from the SSS set Sparkle & Shine) and the panel adhered to the card base.


Now, when I finished this card I really liked how it turned out and I still do, lol!!  The only thing I would change is the yellow ink that I used.  I bought Stampin Up!'s Hello Honey ink and to be honest, I don't really like it.  It is rather harsh looking and not very pretty.  But I think by using more grey I was able to tone it down.  The stamps and dies are from Verve.  I used the Verve sets So Fluttery and Unto Us.  I die cut the label using the Verve Classy Label die and then stamped it with the corresponding image using Hello Honey ink.  The butterflies and sentiment are from So Fluttery.  Die cut them, stamped the outline with Hello Honey and the solid in grey.  Everything else is pretty self-explanatory!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; PTI Fresh Snow linen; SSS grey; PP:  Authentique; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp and Verve; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp, Verve and My Favorite Things; Inks:  VersaFine Black Onyx, Stampin Up! Hello Honey & So Saffron; paper doily; twine; embossing folder; silver metallic thread.

24 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
Yes it happens to me all the time, that is why I never say a card is finished until I have left it for a few days, now you know the reason I take so long on my creations!
I was drawn by your first make as it is so you, but when I scrolled down to the second I was in heaven...beautiful just beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

I sure have had that experience--thought it was going in the trash & the next day thought it looked good! Maybe it's the light or maybe things look better when you're not up way past bedtime--LOL! Anyway, both of these are keepers! I want to get that hole die & think these Verve stamps are going on my wishlist if they're still available. That card deserves a shout-out--LOVE it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just exquisite! Love the colors and fabulous details.

Lori said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Love the color combo!!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh yes, sometimes I let them sit for a day or two and then they're look pretty good!! Both of your cards are fabulous (as always!), one simple one perfectly layered!!

Jacquie Southas said...

I've walked away from more than one card not happy to come back and think "I like it" :)

Love your FMS card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! I love the soft colors and the clean design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! those colors are so pretty and ur designs are so amazing!

Faith A said...

Both such elegant and beautiful cards.

Wendy said...

Simply beautiful and classy color combo.

Viv said...

Wow Rosie, two amazing cards again...you are so talented my luverly friend!!!...yes I know what you mean about not liking a card and then it growing on you...I do that a lot too lol ;) Viv xx

walchowDesign said...

Both are so lovely and I am glad you kept them till the next day, Rosemary! Sometimes, I do have that feeling too.

Joanne James said...

Two beautiful cards Rosemary - so glad you decided to sleep on the first one! So many great little details - I love the partial embossing. Thanks for joining us for our CAS floral challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Christine said...

Beautiful cards Rosy! I love the colourcombination.
Christine

Valerie Nolan said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Rosie, one so simple in design and the other has so many pretty details! Love the colour combo:)
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Rosemary! I love the color combo and how you paired the papers from this kit...so pretty!

Petra Swart said...

Jip, happens sometimes to not like a card and then loving it at a later stage!!! But I don't know why you didn't like your fabulous FMS card right from the start!!!! It is beautiful, Rosemary!!! The soft greys and yellow are so beautiful and I love that flower!!! Really beautiful!!
Your VLV card is as lovely, Rosemary!!! Again the soft greys and yellow are beautiful and I love your bg paper and the doily!!
I really like these two cards a LOT!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Olga said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!!!!

Susangail Powell said...

Oh WOW! This is beautiful!!! Love it!!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Rosi gf. I just love your color combination and patterns!

Brenda said...

These are beautiful Rosemary! I was just flipping through those lovely papers in the March SSS Card Kit, just beautiful!

Anita in France said...

These are both lovely, Rosemary ... such a fabulous colour combo, so stylish! Anita :)

Cindy Hall said...

These are all such beautiful cards. Fabulous designs and pairing of elements and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Martha said...

WOW, these are both SO pretty, Rosemary! I love the color combination.