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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

merry...

Hey friends!!!   Did any of you venture out on "black Friday" to pick up some good deals???  Not me!!  But hubby did go and a picked us up a swell new computer.  However, I'm still using the old one because said swell new computer doesn't have all the things on it I need to blog and such.  So until that happens I'm happy to use the old one.  Anyway... I have a card to share for a few challenges.  I started it yesterday (in between taking the boys to my in-laws and setting up my new Christmas tree!) and finished it this morning.  I'm posting it to Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown, the new Time Out challengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes and AAA Card challenges:  anything goes.  The Time Out challenge is based on the phrase Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies and for a short time I thought I would actually put some butterflies on the card, but in the end decided not to add them.  A bit tricky figuring out how to use the brown, blue and orange color combo from Color Throwdown, but I really think I was able to make it work.  Watercolored the background with some SU! Pumpkin Pie ink and then let it dry.  The snowflake was die cut from polka dot vellum and silver mirror cardstock using a Penny Black snowflake die.  After adhering them all together I added a brown sequin to the center.  The banner was die cut  from brown cardstock using a Reverse Confetti die and the merry (die cut from blue cardstock) comes from the Simon Says Stamp Merry & Bright die set.   The panel was die cut and then everything adhered in place.  A few sequins in brown, blue and orange were added and I was done. 



Thanks for stopping by today....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, Ranger watercolor paper, PTI spring rain, Bazzill brown; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp, Penny Black, Reverse Confetti and A Jillian Vance Design; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh and Verve; Ink:  Stampin Up!

23 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

thepaperbaker said...

Fabulous Card! LOVE the die-cuts & color combo :)

Lin said...

These colors are very pretty together, Rosemary, and I love the butterfly/snowflake theme, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jen Mitchell said...

Cool! I love these colors for a snowflake card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Greta said...

You're amazing, Rosemary! I never would have come up with this for the color combo--love it! Now I'm putting that Merry die on my wishlist--such a neat font! The only Black Friday shopping I did was a couple small crafty purchases for me on-line--the only way to go--haha!

Jane said...

This is one gorgeous card and I so love these colours on a Christmas card. Brilliant! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

VanessaB said...

Awesome card. Great take on the sketch :)

walchowDesign said...

Love how you used the color challenge on this card especially the watercoloured bg. I wanted to buy the sentiment but it was out of stock!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh...LOVE this sketch! Gorgeous way to highlight the throwdown colors! Good luck with your new computer (I always hate the learning curve involved - lol!).

Vickie Z said...

Great use of all thE challenges!! Love th colored background.it grounds your snowflake and sentiment! So glad you joined us at CTD!

TaraG said...

This is such a beautiful card, Rosemary! I love the colour combo for a winter card...SO pretty!!! Love the snowflake too!
Hugs,t

Lisa said...

Oh wow, you nailed the color combo, this is pretty Rosemary!! NO shopping of us either! We ventured out for Mass on Saturday evening and have snuggled in at home all weekend!

Ashwini Rao said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you've combined all the colors - it feels so seamless! Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Rosemary. Love how colorful it is... the snowflake is awesome.

Deepti said...

Oh so gorgeous! A perfeclty grouped and balanced mix of elements :)

Joan Ervin said...

You have combined the challenges beautifully...love your awesome design!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is really lovely! I adore everything about this card! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

maria f. said...

What a pretty color combo for a snow card.

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a beautiful Christmas card this is.
I always enjoy seeing how you use sketches & color combinations.
Beautifully done!

No, I did NOT venture out to shop.
Enjoy your new computer.
Have a wonderful week.

Coralynn Murray said...

This is stunning and you nailed the colour challenge and the snowflake is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love the background glow Rosi.

Jenny Colacicco said...

This is a gorgeous card - so crisp and well laid out - great attention to detail!!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Rosemary ... tricky figuring out how to use these colours? You aced it ... such a beautiful combination and perfect balance between them ... and what delicate texture! Fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)