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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

happy birthday...

Hello!!  Popping in with a card for a few challenges.  Last year my sweet friend Lisa and I had a little challenge going where we would both play along with the CASology challenge to see how each would interpret the challenge.  But as the holidays approached we had to focus on other things.  The other day Lisa contacted me and asked if I wanted to play along with this week's CASology challenge to which I said "yes"!  I'm also going to add this to the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as my design is based on the current sketch and to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of winter birthday.  When I saw the CASology cue word I immediately thought of my AJVD birch tree die.  I cut the die four times and adhered them together using spray adhesive.   The bird is included in the die set and was cut from red mirror cardstock.  A panel of watercolor cardstock was scribbled with a light blue ZIG marker and the color blended out with clean water.  Once that was dry I stamped the sentiment (from the AJVD stamp set Happy Birthday) in VersaFine Onyx Black and then adhered the birch trees and bird.  The panel was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI rustic white, SSS fog, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps and Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaFine; Water color medium:  ZIG clean color marker; Red mirror cardstock

17 comments:

Anita in France said...

Lovely, Rosemary ... that little red cardinal pops so beautifully against the white birch trees and that fabulous watercolour wash background! Hugs, Anita :)

Greta said...

I'm speechless--except to say this is definitely a WINNER! Absolutely fabulous card, Rosemary!

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely cstd Rosie that bird really pops! Once again loving the plate, may have to case that idea!!!
Val x

Jacquie Southas said...

So pretty & fresh, Rosemary! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Perfect for a winter birthday, Rosemary! Just love the birches with the blue inking behind and the sentiment running up them!

Lisa Lara said...

I love that cool inlaid die Rosi. Love the bit of blue and pop of red with the bird. Fabulous card and so smart to combine it with the sketch too! Thanks for playing in the CASology challenge with me friend!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

donna mikasa said...

I love how the sweet red bird just pops off the trees!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the pop of red against the soft blue. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Melissa said...

SO pretty, Rosemary! I love birch tree dies and this is gorgeous! That little pop of red on the bird just pops!!!
Thank you so much for joining us this week over at CASology! It's so good to see you in the gallery again! :)

TK said...

Beautiful and serene, this is a perfect winter card!

Petra Swart said...

The trees are beautiful against the soft blue bg and the little bird is simply gorgeous, Rosemary!!!! Wonderful CAS look!!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

Amy O said...

Clean and gorgeous! I love that pop of gorgeous blue in the background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Simply beautiful. Your die cut trees are so pretty against the background! So glad to see you this week at FMS!

Lisa Elton said...

This is fantastic!! Love your design Rosemary, beautifully done!!

Gayatri said...

Stunning! LOVE the watercolour background and all the white space. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Winter Birthday Challenge. Gayatri xx

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at CASology, Rosemary!