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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

discover your wings...

Hey friends!!  It is a gorgeous day here in the south sound region of the PNW!!  Took the boys for a little drive up to Black Diamond and made a stop at the Black Diamond bakery for some yummy treats.  After that little road trip I was ready to make a couple of cards.  My mojo has been missing for several days and so I'm happy that it seems to have made an appearance, again!!  I love the bright sunny colors in the current Color Throwdown challenge and I really wanted to make something using them.  I pulled out the super fun Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy stamp and die set and got to work.  I tried to keep things fairly CAS so that I can enter this into the new Paper Players challenge (butterflies).  I die cut some green polka dot paper from Echo Park using an AJVD rectangle backdrop die.  Some white cardstock was die cut using an AJVD Polka Dot rectangle backdrop die that fit inside the larger one and then the panel was stamped with the clouds from the Up the Happy set using Memento Bahama Blue ink.  The butterfly was die cut from yellow and green polka dot paper (from Echo Park), the yellow one was stamped with the corresponding image using black ink and then the two butterflies were adhered together.  A strip of the yellow polka paper was cut and stamped with a sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings stamp set so I will be adding this to the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up challenge.  And since I used polka dot paper I will also add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (let's polka).



Thanks for stopping by today...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI snow white linen; Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Dots & Stripes; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy, Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy, AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle and Rectangle Backdrop dies; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Bahama Black

13 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Rosemary, this is such a fun design and a perfect way to highlight the throwdown colors! Always thrilled to see your creations in the gallery!

Lisa said...

I like your playful design with the fun mix of patterns! Sweet little butterfly too. A delightful card Rosemary!

Greta said...

Love this, Rosemary! Great use of the color combo!

Vickie Z said...

Fun card. The cloud background looks great with that sweet butterfly!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Jean said...

This is gorgeous! Great combination. I fondly remember trips to that bakery back in our Little League days!

LeAnne said...

I love how you combined the colors on this, Rosemary...makes for a very happy card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

I'm loving the polka dots...such a fresh and fun card!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, ...loving all the fun polka dots and the lovely clouds, Rosemary!!!! Such happy colours and a cute as can be little butterfly with such a wonderful sentiment!!!! So beautiful!!! Love your take on all the challenges!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugz

Gayatri said...

Loving the polka dot layer on your fun card. Thanks for joining in the Let's Polka challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Gayatri xx

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the challenge, Rosemary! I love how you added the butterfly to the sweet polka dotted papers...so fun!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bright butterfly among the clouds! Glad you joined us at the Paper Players!

Anita in France said...

Delicate and dreamy, Rosemary ... and so pretty with that lovely butterfly and sweet polka dots! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is so bright & cheerful. Great use of the pretty colors. AND, I love the dots.