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

Friday, June 5, 2015

hello... gorgeous...

Hey friends!!  Wow... is it a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest and what am I doing on a day like today??  Spending it inside making a card for several challenges.  This good weather is supposed to last through next week so taking one day to stay inside and craft isn't too bad... plus my boys were at school and hubby went to work early so I had a nice quiet house in which to craft (and that doesn't happen often, lol!).  So... I'm playing along with Paulina's Watercolor Blog Hop, Color Throwdown (color combo), CAS(E) this Sketch (layout) and Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up challenge (use Essentials by Ellen and Altenew products.   The watercoloring I did for this card is pretty darn simple because my watercoloring skill aren't that great right now.   I simply stamped the poppy outline images from the Altenew set Painted Poppies using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  Painted Poppies includes "filler" images and I used the largest one for the flowers.  I inked it up with red ink, spritzed on water and then stamped on the outline images.  I brushed on some clear water to soften everything and pull some of the color out from the images.  The sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen set Hello Gorgeous was stamped in Onyx Black ink, as well.  The frame was die cut using my A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop dies.  In order to keep the main panel nice and flat I used a piece of fun foam cut slightly smaller than the panel.  This gives the panel lift and keeps everything flat.  The frame was adhered using foam tape and then a bit a Crystal Stickles was brushed on the flower centers.  Mounted the panel on a black card base.


 
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI black, Stampin Up! Garden Green; Ranger Distress watercolor paper; Stamps:  Altenew and Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black; Crystal Stickles

22 comments:

Greta said...

Can't really believe this weather the first week of June, huh?! Well, you sure made good use of your quiet me time, Rosemary--love your card! That frame is on my wishlist!

Michele Henderson said...

Love these pretty blooms!

Lisa said...

YAY for your quiet house crafty time!! You made the most of it too, this is lovely Rosemary!!

Nancy said...

Just lovely, Rosemary! Enjoy your quiet time:)

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! How lovely to have a quiet house! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Janet said...

Your quiet time was well spent! Lovely card!

Fifi said...

I love this, the bleed around the poppies is wonderful

Diana K said...

Love the peaceful simplicity of this beautiful card. Maybe a quiet house had something to do with that?!

D.Ann said...

So very lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful water coloring on your poppies, Rosemary! I love how you flipped the sketch and played with the colors from Color Throwdown...you did an amazing job once again, combining challenges! Stunning card!

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely pretty card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love that green frame around the simple roses...gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week! Always love your creations!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful poppies! Love this card ♥

Michelle said...

Beautiful poppies, Rosemary!!! Love the touch of glitter!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous poppies. Love that set from Altnew.

Petra Swart said...

Your watercoloured poppies are beautiful, Rosemary!!!!!! Love all the white space to really have those poppies pop!!!!! The glittered centres look lovely and I love the green frame!!!! Beautiful!!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful! I love how you rotated the sketch!

Taunya Butler said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! Beauty just shines from this card!! Awesome!!

Vickie Z said...

Love those flowers and the big bold sentiment!, the frame is a perfect touch!, so glad you joined us at CTD!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous poppies, Rosemary ... the 'unstructured' soft watercolouring is just lovely ... as is the shimmer! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous!

Martha said...

OH, "Hello Gorgeous"...card!
Rosemary, I love it!