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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

aloha...

Hey friends... popping in with a quick post of a card that I made this evening for a few challenges:  Less is More (polka dots), CASology (washi tape) and CAS(E) this Sketch.   Hadn't planned on making anything this evening, but when I saw the CASology challenge ideas starting percolating.  I started checking around for some additional inspiration and saw that the challenge at Less is More is polka dots.  I have tons of washi tape with polka dots on it... more ideas percolating!  I started off with an idea to use some polka dot vellum combined with some polka dot washi tape, but after doing a trial run I didn't like it.  So... back to the drawing board!  Thought of my very neglected Concord & 9th stamps and dies more specifically the fun Pop Art Pineapples set.   Fiddled around a bit more and came up with an idea that I liked.  I went with a black, white and gold color combo and I love it!  Laid down a strip of large polka dot washi on a panel die cut from white cardstock.   Die cut the pineapple top and bottom and stamped them with gold and black inks, respectively.  Die cut the little banner image from the Pop Art Pineapples set, stamped the outline in gold and then the sentiment in black.  Layered everything up and then for a bit more fun added a little length of the fun gold sequin trim that you can get from Concord & 9th.  Quite pleased with this little pineapple!!!
 



Thanks for stopping by today...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, PTI black; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Dies:  Concord & 9th and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Hero Arts black, Delicata Golden Glitz; Gold sequin trim:  Concord & 9th

21 comments:

Greta said...

Elegant, cute & perfect for the challenges, Rosemary! Love that strip of sequins--may break down & get some!

Susan said...

Perfect card for the challenges. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sid said...

Loving your design elements, makes for a superb card !

Stir Your Creativity said...

Very classic CAS. Loved the minimum elements and such an effective design

Esther said...

This is such a chic layout! I love the elements you've used and the gorgeous black, white and gold colour scheme. Fantastic!

Kathyk said...

I LOVE this card

Kathyk

I Card Everyone said...

Rosemary!! Just SO fabulous! If I knew that Washi came in big dots?? I'd have a bunch, too!!! You've aced our Sketch in a very chic way!
=]

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Brilliantly striking, fun and elegant.
Dotty classic and a great take on our challenge.
Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Michelle said...

What a cool card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I LOVE your colors and design Rosemary!! This is incredible!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your elegant pineapple! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Chrissie said...

This is fab Rosemary, I don't think any home should be without a pineapple.. a wonderful sign of welcome!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Beate Rauer said...

soooo lovely your card with the fantastique details!

Martha said...

OH MY, Rosemary, I love this card.
A black & white combination and DOTS always catch my eye.
And, the gold adds the perfect elegant touch.
Beautifully done!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you put this together, Rosemary! Thanks so much for joining us at the CASology challenge this week!

Anita in France said...

Striking and so fabulous, Rosemary ... such a gorgeous colour combo! Hugs, Anita :)

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Rosemary, this is so elegant. SO many dots, yet so wonderfully complementary! agree with Michele, that fat dot washi is sublime! Absolutely love how your mind worked to create this beauty, complete with a little sequin string! Stunning! So glad you could join us this week at CASology!

Neets B said...

Fabulous, Rosemary. Love the black/white/gold combo and the lovely CASness of it!
Apologies for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Jen W. said...

I love your elegant little cluster of elements! Great take on all the challenges, Rosemary, and thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Barb Ghig said...

You are really on a creative roll, Rosemary! I love this color combo so much, and how you layered all the elements on this card...WOW! Love the gold sequin trim, too...putting it on my wishlist :) Gorgeous card!!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, boy, what a great CAS card, Rosemary!!!! Love that pineapple in B&W and gold and all the polka dots are so much fun!!! And the sequins - what a great idea!!! The bold black frame works perfectly and all the white space is just wonderful!!! A beautiful card!!!
Hugz