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Thursday, May 21, 2015

thinking of you friend...

Hello friends!!   Have a little card to share that I made for several challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches (layout), Colour Me...! (colors) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (use a stencil).  A few weeks ago I finally got a jar of embossing (or molding) paste.   When I saw the SSS Wednesday challenge I finally had an opportunity to put that embossing paste to good use!  I started by coloring a small amount of the paste with some teal ink and then used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Spaced Hearts stencil to create the background.  The flowers (from the SSS stamp set Artful Flowers) were stamped on water color paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink and then water colored using yellow and green inks.  My water coloring skills need some work, but I'm pretty happy with how the flower turned out.   As you can see I used the green flower as leaves for the yellow flower.  I added some Crystal Stickles to the center of the flower for some sparkle. The label was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp die.  Layered everything up and I was done.  I also posted this to the current Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge to create your own background.

 
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; SSS fog; Ranger water color paper; Inks:  Stampin Up! So Saffron, Taken with Teal and Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp; embossing paste; Crystal Stickles

18 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
A different media for you on this gorgeous creation, did you enjoy working with the paste?
Watercolour is forgiving and always creates a soft effect unlike Acrylics that can look rough. So dimension and a delicate design make for a beautiful card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, I love that teal colored stenciled paste background, Rosemary! BEAUTIFUL creation (as always)! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stencil It” Challenge!

Lisa said...

Cute use of the sketch Rosemary, this is such a sweet card!

Jenny Engelke said...

I love the cool stenciled background and it looks like you've got pretty great watercoloring skills to me! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing you talent with us at Colour Me!

Barb said...

The aqua/teal hearts look so beautiful with that flower, Rosie! Gorgeous card! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is so beautiful!! Great background! Love the pretty flower and vellum!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

Viv said...

Loving the cute little hearts and the pretty flowers Rosie, another super card ;) Viv xx

Linda Callahan said...

This is delightful! I love the little blue hearts! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Greta said...

Beautiful use of the sketch, Rosemary--love the little teal hearts & so clever using the flower for leaves! Enjoy the weekend, my friend!

Petra Swart said...

Surely nothing wrong with your lovely watercolouring of this stunning flower, Rosemary!!!!! ...and how clever to use another flower for your leaves!!! ...very creative thinking!!!
Your tiny little hearts are so pretty and make a perfect bg for you card!!!! And I really do like how you often use different colours than white for your card base - always look great!!
Enjoy playing with that embossing paste!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Jen Brum said...

Very pretty card! I love those little blue hearts! So sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anita in France said...

Those tiny teal hearts are so sweet behind your beautifully watercoloured bloom, Rosemary ... what a brilliant idea for making the 'leaves' ... looks fabulous! Anita :)

Julia Wilson said...

Beautiful card! I love that pop of colour from the flower. Thanks so much for playing along at Colour Me this week! :)

Lisa Lara said...

LOVE that flower Rosi.

Martha said...

What an adorably sweet card this is, Rosemary! Love the background and sweet flower.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love the hearts! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Deepti said...

So pretty! Love those tiny little hearts :)

Barb Ghig said...

I can't believe how late I am visiting your blog...I apologize! This is such a beautiful card, Rosemary! I love your embossed hearts...such a pretty shade of blue and the texture is fabulous! Your sentiment tag is also amazing and your flower is sheer perfection...Love it!