Saturday, November 19, 2011

Everything's coming up rosettes!!

I've been fascinated by rosettes lately, but I've yet to try my hand at them. Lucky for me, this week over at the Friday Mashup, they challenged us to make a card using these clever little flowers. Honestly, there are some things out there that really fascinate me. Knitting, for instance - can you imagine the kind of brain someone must have to look at a piece of string and two sticks and say "ya, I can totally make that into a wearable garment".


Rosettes is on my list of "who came up with this stuff?!". Glad someone did though, because they are delightful. Along with the rosette challenge, FM also challenged us to use the sketch over there at the right. Lovely, no?!


And, as if I wasn't challenged enough, I threw in a colour challenge from the ColourQ :) Crumb Cake (yum), Pear Pizzaz, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry (double yum), and white. So, please read on to see my entry into both those challenges!


With all that inspiration at hand, I got to creating - an enjoyable (as always) 30 minutes in my little craft corner!

 Thank You
(FM33)
(CQC111)
For this card, I wanted to create something fun with a lot of colour!
1. Push the boundaries!: When I saw the colour challenge at ColourQ, I thought to myself "how am I ever going to fit Pumpkin Pie into this combination?". Turns out it was easy. Just a few splashes here and there really turned this into something special and unexpected. Participating in challenges like this is a great way to do something you wouldn't normally do, and use colour combination you wouldn't even think of!

2. Look for inspiration everywhere!: The "Have a Seat" set is one of my absolute favourites. It reminds me of my grandparents house with all their old, mismatched chairs. When I started reminiscing about their house, memories of all the things I loved started coming to the surface - one of those was their garden. Both my grandparents took care of the gardens, and they were always so beautiful. That plays a part in choosing both the patterned paper (Pocketful of Posies) and the burst of floral from around the bench.


The supplies I used for this card were:
Cardstock: Pear Pizzaz, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pocketful of Posies DSP
Stamps: Have a Seat, Short & Sweet, Tiny Tags
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Tools: Dotted Scallop Border punch

Hope you enjoyed visiting today! I certainly enjoyed creating.

Until next time - Happy stamping! :)

-Tara

11 comments:

  1. Tara- I love your card! The rosette is perfect and the bench with the floral sprays are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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  2. Your rosette is gorgeous and so is your whole card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!

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  3. what a great card, love the way you've used our sketch and mashed it up with the rosette and worked in that colour combo.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  4. Fun card, Tara! Love the rosette. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  5. Beautiful, Tara! Thanks for joining us at the Mashup.

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  6. Yeah, I am with you on the knitting thing...it is a good thing that I didn't have to invent anything or we'd all be still washing our fig leaves down at the river! Anyhoo, this is a sweet card and I am glad you were able to make the rosette, which is very nicely done, I might add, AND use our colors! Thanks for playing with us at CQC this week!

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  7. Tara, this is lovely! I love the flowers around the bench and your rosette is very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week.

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  8. And you did push some boundries and came up with a gorgeous creation!!!! I love this card! I am also drawn to those stamps, but you worked some pretty magic with this one and those colors. Well done on both challenges!

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  9. What wonderful inspiration for your card, bringing in memories of your grandparents! I love the bench with the flowers around it and the rosette is beautiful.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  10. This came out great.. I'm so glad you gave the Rosettes a try! I love the story of the chair, my grandma had a porch swing and every time I see one I can go back to all the times we played on it. I really like how you used the colors from the Color Q with the Sketch. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  11. What a fabulous cozy card! Maybe I have to buy that stamp set now! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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