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

Friday, May 15, 2015

happy birthday...

Hey friends!!  Popping in to share a card that I made a few days ago for a couple of challenges:  Color Throwdown and Sweet Sunday Sketch.   The stamps used are from Reverse Confetti, Color Me Happy and Beautiful Banners.  When I got Color Me Happy I thought one of the brush stroke images looked like a candle so I used that along with a splatter image to create the candles.  I did some partial embossing of the cardstock I used and then added some clear Wink of Stella to the "flames", but you can't see it in the photo... should have used Stickles. Since there wasn't a good spot to stamp a sentiment I added that to the middle candle.  I think my idea to use the brushstroke as a candle turned out pretty good, but I must admit that I'm not really happy with the card.  There is just something off about it, but I can't quite put my finger on what the problem is.   Anyway, I made it (good or bad) so I'm posting it! 




Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Hero Art blue; BasicGrey orange and red woodgrain patterned papers; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Inks:  Memento Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Danube Blue and Lady Bug; Star embossing folder

14 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great birthday card Rosemary. Love the different color brush strokes. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Lisa said...

What fun candles Rosemary, nifty idea!!

Olga said...

Love this, the colors are fantastic!!!

walchowDesign said...

Such a brilliant idea to use the brush stroke as a candle and love the stamped sentiment on the candle too, Rosemary! I am glad that you shared this with us as I am going to use your idea!

Nancy said...

Such a creative idea, Rosemary! Cute, cute!

judkajudi said...

I'm liking this, Rosemary! Love the sentiment placement, too.

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant idea, Rosemary ... those brush stroke candles and flames are so fun and bold ... and what a great spot for the sentiment! Anita :)

Nat said...

these candles are so creative, love how you made them. Fabby and fun :) !!!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Inspired use of that stamp to create the candles Rosie and a very striking colour combo!
Val x

Vickie Z said...

Clever use of the brushstroke,set!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Greta said...

Love how you made the candles, Rosemary, & I really like the sentiment stamped on the candle!

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a clever idea to use the brush stroke image for a candle! Love finding ways to think outside the box! Thanks so much for playing along with us again this week!

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is such a FUN & cheerful birthday card! Great take on the color challenge.

Petra Swart said...

How clever to use the brush strokes as candles, Rosemary - it looks great!!!! The bright orange and blue are very striking and I love the sentiment on the candle!!! Great masculine card!!!