Friday, November 12, 2010

Ring Around the Rosie


She grabbed the hands across from her and gripped them tight. They both gave full trust in each other and closed their eyes as they started to move around and around. Slowly at first, then quicker...then fast, faster! "Ring around the rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!"

Hmm, I remember one time someone telling me the meaning behind this nursery rhyme, perhaps I subconsciously made it a get welI card! I combined two challenges for the basis of my card. The soft color palette comes from the beautiful inspiration picture at Off the Wall Craftiness and the CAS layout from Artful Delight's Challenge (ASC 2). I love the versatile round designs from Schlosser Design's new stamp set, Circle-A-Thon.





Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI, (White) Georgia Pacific
Stamps: (Circle-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs, (sentiment from Teeny Trees) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Pretty in Pink Pigment) Stampin' Up!, (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress) Ranger, (Watermark) Versamark
Embellishments: (Rustic Twine) PTI, (Rhinestones) Michaels
Other: (Honey Dew and Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels, (Clear Embossing Powder) Stampin' Up
Tools: (Circle Punch) Creative Memories

45 comments:

  1. What a great take on those colors- soft & subtle.... Lovin' the mist!

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  2. this is sooooooo pretty, Karen. i love it!

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  3. How very delightful! Love the pops of pink color and how you use the stamps!

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  4. Very smoothly in this card!
    A layout that I can not find easy.

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  5. so soft and pretty, karen! lovely way to mix the many challenges:)

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  6. so pretty. love the extra circle pop.

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  7. WOW! I love your take on that sketch. In my opinion I think it is hard to take a LO sketch and turn in to a card BUT you did an amazing job. WOW! That is all I can say. :-) Thank you so much for playing along with Artfuldelight's November Sketch challenge.

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  8. So very pretty!!! Love the layout! I too heard the same meaning behind that nursery rhyme but apparantley that's a myth...still, I like the story :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  9. Oooh, so soft and pretty! Love the repetition of the circles!

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  10. Really love the soft colors on this shabby chic card....Love the stamp! :)

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  11. Beautiful! I love the "weathered" look you've been giving at lot of your work lately. It hits on the vintage look that's so hot these days yet stays true to the ever-appealing CAS style.
    Speaking of CAS, is CAS-tastic ever going to resurface? If it doesn't maybe you could start hosting a CAS based challenge? {Like you need one more thing on your over-flowing plate.} I could help you with behind the scenes business so it wouldn't have to be overwhelming. Once or twice a month? What do you think? You know we could easily find sponsors---you're a big name, lady. :)

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  12. i just love how you subtly use the shades and colours creating contour and different and texture. So lovely!!

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  13. Lovely! The shadow of green is just so sweet - the card is very unique - I really love it!

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  14. Gorgeous card, Karen! Great use of the colors and the sketch!

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  15. Absolutely stunning! I love the soft colors you've used and how muted everything is. There's just something about circles...Thanks for joining us at OTWC!

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  16. Lovely Karen! You used those colors very well!

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  17. Beautiful piece!! Love the colors too!

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  18. Brilliant Karen - love how you used that layout sketch to make the card. So pretty!

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  19. Karen, I love the soft and beautiful colours! They'd definitely be soothing to the recipient. I continue to be amazed with your use of Glimmer Mist!

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  20. Karen, this is sooo pretty, and I love how you worked both challenges so beautifully! Thanks for joining us girls at OTWC and Good Luck!

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  21. I love how a nursary rhyme inspired you to make this beautiful get well soon card, I love the pretty rosey flowers, definitely cheer up someone who is sick:-)

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  22. I absolutely love this card. it looks vintagey and watercolory and absolutely fabulous!

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  23. Oooh I love the ink colors u hv chosen.. so vintage looking.. this is beautiful!

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  24. Such a sweet card! Love the soft colors.

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  25. ...Did I mention that I love this card!!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

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  26. Lovely soft take on the color challenge.. has a dreamy vintage quality.

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  27. Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the vintage feel of it, and I think it's a great take on both the color challenge and sketch! I chose Circle-A-Thon as one of the 3 stamp sets I won from the Schlosser Blog Hop! I can't wait 'til it comes in the mail!

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  28. Gorgeous card, Karen!! Love the vintage feel to it!

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  29. What a soft an soothing card...perfect to send to someone not feeling well!

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  30. Love your interpretation Karen.
    What a beautiful card and fun inspiration indeed!

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  31. Great take on the sketch - so soft and warm - a nice way to say get well!

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  32. Just wow, great use of the colors and the sketch. Amazing girl!

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  33. I am so loving the rustic charm of this card. Lovely twines and beautiful colours.

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  34. This is adorable, love the soft green with the pink.

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  35. I wanted to pop over and say thanks for stopping by my blog! And I must say, this card is so, so gorgeous - you've got amazing style! I'm off to check out your other entries!

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  36. What a gorgeous vintage card! I love how you've used the OTWC colors for this! I am in love with that font from WMS! Thanks for sharing your talent with OTWC this week!

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  37. oh so many details on this one - the embossing, the inking, the jewels - love it all!

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  38. Utterly fabulous, my friend! :)

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  39. Beautiful!! I absolutely love it! Thank you SO much for playing along with Artful Delight! I am SO glad that you did! :)

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  40. What a beautiful card. The colours work so perfectly with that aged look.

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