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

Friday, November 13, 2015

grateful...

Hey friends!!  Its a really wet and dreary day here in the PNW.  Not complaining, though... rain in the lowlands generally means snow in the mountains and we need that snow!  Have a card to share that I made for a few challenges:  CASology (give), Colour Me, CAS(E) this Sketch (layout) and Virginia's View (texture).   When I saw the cue word and Melissa's reference to gratitude I immediately thought of the word grateful because I'm so very grateful for the ability that I have to give of myself to others.  And this brought to mind the fabulous Concord & 9th stamp set called Grateful.  This set contains to feather images and the word grateful, as well as the sentiment thinking of you.   I wanted to try to do some watercoloring and after several failed attempts I finally came up with a design that I liked.  I stamped the feather using VersaFine Vintage Sepia and then colored the feathers with Stampin Up! Real Red and Old Olive inks.  A little bit of both colors was added along one side, as well.  Once the piece was dry I stamped the word grateful in black ink and then die cut the piece with the largest AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die.  The finished piece was adhered to a light grey cardstock base.   The texture on my card is supplied by the watercolor paper I used, as well as the little sprinkling of clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 



Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp fog, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Inks: Stampin Up! Real Red and Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black;  Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop dies; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins
 

21 comments:

Deepti said...

Wow! Jaw dropping, love the flowing colors :)

Greta said...

I agree with Deepti--jaw dropping gorgeous, Rosemary! So artistic & perfectly stamped!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! Great use of both the colors and the sketch!

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous Rosie, love the colour combo and the way you've run the colour down the side!
Val x

laurie said...

Gorgeous water color! Just a beautiful card!

I Card Everyone said...

Rosemary this is so perfect for CTS, and I just happened to spot you among the cards at Colour Me! What a fun happenstance that is! Gorgeous design, and execution ...
=] Michele

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, this is simply gorgeous.
I love the pretty colors, stamping, & design.
Beautifully done!

Ardyth said...

Love the effect of the watercolouring and the simplicity of this! So great to see you at CASology this week, Rosemary!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Rosemary ... the mingling of the watercolours is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Dawn Stegall said...

I loved what you said about being grateful for the ability that you have to give of yourself to others. Lovely card and use of watercoloring.

Lee-Anne said...

This is fantastic...love how you worked magic with the watercolors!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the flowing paint!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Colour Me.

Deanne :)

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, this is a stunning CAS card! I love those Concord & 9th stamps, and you watercolored the images so perfectly. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Petra Swart said...

CAS at it's best, Rosemary!!! Love the colours you've worked with!!!!

OttawaMom said...

A beautiful CAS card indeed! Love the watercolour look. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Colour Me...!

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful, Rosemary! What a wonderful use of watercoloring! The added texture of the watercolor paper is perfect!
So great to see you over at CASology! :)

Melissa L. said...

Lovely.

Chrissy Larson said...

I love what you came up with!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Virginia Lu said...

How beautiful!! Love the watercolors! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Textures”! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!