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

Monday, May 2, 2016

don't forget...

Hey friends!!  Wow... gorgeous weather, again, here in the Pacific Northwest!!  Today is supposed to be in the 80s!!  Popping in with a quick post.  I always try to make something for the Essentials by Ellen challenges and the door will soon be closing on the current pin-sights challenge so had I to get something made.  I have been playing around with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and I think I'm finally getting the hang of them... YAY!  After stamping the balloon image from Up the Happy in watermark ink three separate times I applied white embossing powder and heat set them.  Each balloon was watercolored using colors from the palette provided in the challenge and then die cut once dry.  I watercolored a panel using another color from the palette and then added some gold.  Let it dry and die cut it with an MFT inside and out stitched rectangle die.  I recently got a mini MISTI and I must say it is a pretty nifty tool.  I was able to get a nice stamping of the sentiment using the MISTI.  The strings were stamped and then I added the balloons.  A little bow from the Merry & Bright set was added to complete the scene.  Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I'm also going to add this to the new Creative with Stamps challenge of CAS... I think this is pretty clean and simple.







Thanks for stopping by today...


Supplies:  Cardstock: white, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy and Merry & Bright; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen:  Up the Happy, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles;  Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Onyx Black; Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors

16 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Hi Rosie, what a fun card, love those balloons. Beautifully coloured with those paints. I've seen them demo'ed on TV and they look fab. Thanks for your lovely comments on my post
Val xx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful work of watercolour especially the background, Rosemary! Enjoy the weather!

Greta said...

I'll say you've got the hang of it! Gorgeous watercolored balloons, Rosemary! Yep--using the Mini Misti for sentiments is so wonderful--didn't realize how much better they are most of the time when re-stamped!

maria f. said...

Delightful! Love your watercoloring on those balloons.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Rosemary. Those balloons are so fun :-)
Thanks for joining Creative With Stamps~CAS Challenge this month!

Lisa said...

I'm smitten with your pretty watercolored balloons!! This is a delightful card Rosemary!!

Lisa Lara said...

So so beautiful and delightful Rosi. I just love your background and gorgeous balloons.

Karren said...

Beautiful and such fabulous watercoloring!

Petra Swart said...

Such pretty balloons and such a great bg panel, Rosemary!!! Love your beautiful card!!!!
Enjoy the lovely weather and have a great day!!!
Hugz!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Rosemary, a lovely card with super colours.......a beautiful balloons, beautiful colouring and a super sentiment with a gorgeous sentiment!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a darling & fun card this is. Fabulous watercoloring & design.

I also just recently purchased the Mini MISTI, and I love being able to re-stamp sentiments and images. However, I'm still trying to get comfortable using it.

Have a lovely day!

Eunice Beckmann said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment makes me smile :)
Thanks for joining our challenge at "Creative With Stamps",
Eunice (DT)

Anita in France said...

So fun, Rosemary ... your watercolouring is awesome ... both on those fabulous balloons and on the cool background! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty & fun!

Lilian YF said...

Fun card! Love the balloons!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Ashwini Rao said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your watercoloring - a beautiful background for those fun balloons! :)