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

Sunday, May 3, 2015

it's stampin up! time...

Hello friends!!  Popping in on an absolutely gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest!! The sun is shining and the skies are blue, blue, blue!!  Have a couple of cards to share that I made using Stampin Up! stamps and inks.  Thanks to Kimberly I discovered a new challenge blog called TGIF Challenges.   Their first challenge is a color one and since I love color challenges I just had to play along!  The other challenge I'm playing along with is one of my favorites:  ColourQ.   I pulled out some of my very favorite Stampin Up! sets and got to work creating the two cards using my favorite stamping technique:  collage stamping.


First up is my card for TGIF.  For this card I used Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge and Yippee Skippee.   I don't have Crushed Curry so I used Hero Art's Butter Bar for my yellow.  After stamping everything I added a few bits of washi tape to finish things off and the sentiment from Yippee Skippee in black ink.   I used a Sahara Sand card base instead of my usual white... trying to mix things up a bit, lol!   The second card uses older Stampin Up! sets called Bliss and Artistic Etchings, as well as Gorgeous Grunge.  The sentiment is from Kinda Eclectic. 

 
The ColourQ combo is Pear Pizzazz, Barely Banana, Primrose Petal and Early Espresso.  I only used Early Espresso for the sentiment and no it didn't stamp really well, but I'm okay with it!  Again, I used Sahara Sand cardstock for my base instead of white.   ETA:  Posting to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  Anything Goes.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; SU! Sahara Sand; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Hero Arts

 

21 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
'Yippee Skippee' maybe a colour but it is perfect to describe your card.
It is stunning.
And so is your other one.
Wonderful work as always.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

I am so not good at collage stamping, you ROCKED it though! Thanks for playing at TGIFC this week!!! Hope you keep stamping with us.

Kaitlyn Zumbach said...

Both of these cards are great! Thanks for joining us at TGIF!

Lisa said...

Gosh I always love seeing your pretty collage cards Rosemary!! Thanks os much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Nat said...

very beautiful designs, you really know how to layer stamps. love both cards :) glad to hear the weather is nice too :)

Mercedes said...

Lovely cards! I always struggle with collage stamping & YOU Totally nailed it!

Lyn said...

Both are beautiful cards <3

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Rosi, I love how you used the oclors on the first and love the elegance of the second.

Teneale Williams said...

Great cards. I struggle with simple and still having images layers but you have done great.

VanessaB said...

those are so awesome!

Krista Frattin said...

what an awesome card!!! I love it!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous stamping, Rosemary! Both of these are wonderful!

Jingle said...

These are fantastic! I love the layered images and colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so fabulous!

Allison Okamitsu said...

Love that you chose a non traditional colour for your leaves! Thanks for playing with us at TGIF!

James Weber said...

This is a great design to choose for the colour challenge! Very fun card :-)

Anita in France said...

Your collage stamping is always awesome, Rosemary ... these are just fabulous (especially that Tour d'Eiffel!) Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

You are so good at collage stamping, Rosemary!!! Both these cards are so lovely - the Sahara sand cs as a base really works so well for both cards!!! Great use of the colours!!! Love them both!!!

Deepti said...

I am a bog fan of your collage stamping :) Love these designs

Martha said...

Love both cards, Rosemary! Your collage-stamping always catches my eye! I learned of that new TGIF challenge through some of the DT members. (What a wonderful DT!) I "wanted" to play along with the 1st challenge, because I loved the colors...but...it didn't happen. Wish I could come over & create with you! :)

YAY! I'm really loving ALL the much-needed rain we've been having!

HUGS! ♥