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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

two cards... two sketches...

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Hey friends... dropping in with my second post today.  Have a couple of cards to share that I made for two different sketch challenges:  Reverse Confetti November Sketch for You to Try and Viva La Verve November sketch week 3.  I'm also going to post the Reverse Confetti card to the current Addicted to CAS challenge of dimension and the current AAA Cards challenge of anything goes. For the Reverse Confetti card I watercolored a background using some Stampin Up! Baja Breeze ink.  Once it was dry I die cut the panel and then started adding my elements.  The sentiment is from the RC set Seasonal Sentiments and the snowflake was cut using the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set.  The little banner was cut using the Tag Me Confetti Cuts set and the other little pieces come from the Class Act Confetti Cuts set.  The snowflake and banner were cut from Heidi Swapp glitter cardstock and the other pieces from Lawn Fawn's Let's Bokeh in the Snow 6x6 pad.  I added some embossing to the sentiment panel before adhering all the pieces.  A little light blue button was tied up with the silver metallic thread and adhered to the snowflake.  I pretty please with how this one turned out.

 
The second card is for the Viva La Verve sketch challenge.  I pulled out my Teresa Collins Hello My Name is 6x6 pad and pulled some paper from it using a red, kraft and grey color combo.  The little latte cup is from the Verve set Holiday Treats.  I stamped it randomly on the paper using red, grey and kraft inks the die cut it using with a rectangle die.  The red/kraft polka dot paper and the kraft cardstock were also die cut and then layered together.  A strip of grey chevron paper was added and then some red and kraft bakers twine were tied around the piece.  I cut a small piece of kraft cardstock, stamped it with the sentiment and then adhered it to the card.  I thought about die cutting a couple of little latte cups to add to the card, but decided to keep things simple and I must say that I 'm glad that I did because, again, I'm pretty darn pleased with how it turned out.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you to those who take the time to leave me a comment... I really appreciate it!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp sea glass; SU! smoky slate; PTI kraft; Ranger Water color; Heidi Swapp glitter cardstock; Stamps:  Verve, Reverse Confetti; Dies;  Reverse Confetti, A Jillian Vance Design; Inks: Stampin Up! red, grey, kraft and blue; Memento Tuxedo Black; Baker's Twine; DMC silver metallic thread; PTI button; Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins, Lawn Fawn


 

21 comments:

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! I love, love, love the first one - such a cool take on the sketch.

Coralynn Murray said...

I love the subtle colours of your first card and i love the coffee theme for your second one. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Greta said...

Pure winter delight & fun coffee thank you card! Terrific work, Rosemary!

Lisa Lara said...

Such cute cards. I love the watercolor and love the cute go cups. So cute Rosi.

Lisa said...

FABulous cards Rosemary!! The first one is wintery dreaminess and your polka dot coffee card won me over!! I do like red and kraft together!!

Barb Ghig said...

Two beautiful cards, Rosemary! I love your snowflake and water colored banner, and how you added dimension with the banners on your first card! Love your take on the sketch with both cards, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Indy said...

Beautiful cards!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Rosemary...long time no see....I love your card...the softness of the colours against a perfect layout!!

maria f. said...

Love your watercolor wash. And that sentiment!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super elegant and striking with beautiful subtle colour choice.
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards and ATCAS.
Sarah x

Martha said...

Rosemary, your cards are simply lovely!
Fabulous take on the sketches.

Deepti said...

Oh my these are soooo beautiful ! Love the water color and patterned paper mix on ur first card and the cozy warmth of the second one :)

Melissa L. said...

Ooooh, so lovely, Rosemary. Beautiful water coloring. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

~amy~ said...

BOTH of your cards are awesome, you know I adore coffee inspired cards.
Love your take on the SFYTT...pretty soft colors! Thanks for joining us at SFYTT!

Anita in France said...

These are both fabulous, Rosemary ... the bold red with the kraft makes a great statement ... and the soft, watercoloured, sparkly snowflake card is just delicious ... so dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is gorgeous. I love the soft tones of your watercoloring and PP. Love the fonts on the sentiment and the snowflake is the perfect finish. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Jill Vickers said...

I love all the soft layers - that watercolouring is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards and congrats on your well deserved top four in our last challenge! Jill

Ceal said...

Super cute! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards and ATCAS!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, so fabulous! Love that watercolor background on the first card. And polka dots, chevron and coffee all tied up with string are just a few of my favorite things. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Your take on our Dimension challenge is so elegant! Love your watercolored background. Thank you for celebrating our 3rd Birthday and sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS. -Ksenija, DT

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable card! I just LOVE it!