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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

two very different cards...


Hey there!!   I have a couple of cards to share and they couldn't be more different!  First up is a card for the current MFT sketch challenge and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (furry friends).  I love this cute MFT Otterly Love You stamp set.  We live pretty close to the water and from our neighborhood you can hear the seals calling to each other out on the water.  One of my friends lives right on the water and she routinely has otters coming up into her yard.  Otters are cute, but I can tell you... they are very messy!  I have been doing some coloring again. This time with color pencils.  I stamped the little otter and colored him with three shades of gray and then added in a touch of brown.  The rocks he is sitting on were colored in two shades of gray as well.  I trimmed both out (I don't have the die yet... but they will soon be in the mail and on their way to me... YAY!) by hand.  I die cut the white panel using a MFT Inside Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle and the heart using an AJVD Stitched Dot heart die.  The two were layered together and then I adhered the otter and the rocks.  The sentiment was stamped in gray and then die cut with a MFT fishtail flag stax die.  Everything was adhered to a light gray panel and then the panel was adhered to a white cardstock base.  I need to continue working on my coloring, but I do really like how this little guy turned out!

My second card is for the November Altenew inspiration challenge, as well as the current Freshly Made Sketches and as you can see it is very different from my first card.  I recently got the Altenew Coral Charm stamp and die set and have been wanting to make a card with it using the Altenew inspiration colors.  The FMS layout was the perfect opportunity.  Because the color palette is limited I knew I did not want to use the solid floral image, but only the outline and the two filler images.  I initially tried out my idea on white cardstock and decided to switch to cream because I knew it would tone better with the warm colors in the palette.  I stamped the outline in brown and then used a warm yellow for the largest filler image and a pumpkin orange for the second filler.  The leaves were stamped in brown using the outline and filler image.  Once everything was die cut I had to figure out my arrangement.  I fiddled around for a bit and then came up with an arrangement that I like that included some additional stamping in the warm yellow.  After that was done I figured out where the sentiment would be, stamped it and then added in the flowers and leaves.   I'm pretty darn pleased with how this one turned out!



Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Card 1:  Cardstock:  MFT, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin Up!; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  MFT, AJVD; Inks: VersaFine Smoky Gray; Prisma color pencils

Card 2:  Cardstock:  PTI; Stamps:  Altenew; Dies:  Altenew and AJVD; Inks:  Stampin Up! So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie, Memento Rich Cocoa

11 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fun otter card, Rosemary, and I love the bold blooms on card two - so elegant!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh that little guy is just too cute!! How fun that you can here them from your home!! Your second card is absolutely stunning, my goodness!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary--totally stunning floral card! Your stamping is just fabulous! The first card is adorable & a wonderful use of the sketch!

TK said...

Oh My Gracious Me! These are terrific, and that second one is just stunning!

Cindy Boney said...

Your cards are amazing...the first one is adorable, but I do love the realistic look of the florals on your FMS card!

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosemary! Your floral card is just beautiful and you're so right to be pleased with how it came out. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous blooms, Rosemary, with such fantastic detail ... and that little otter is adorable, love how he's double hearted!! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Nevill said...

Both of your cards are fantastic. Your first is so adorable and your second so elegant.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week ! x

Lisa Lara said...

I love that little guy with the heart behind him Rosi, I have to try that. And oh what gorgeous coloring on the flower and the leaves go beautifully in brown.

Greta said...

Hurray!! So, so happy to see Altenew recognized how fabulous this card really is! Such a well-deserved win, Rosemary!

Maryam said...

Congratulations, your card is fabulous. Happy for you