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

Monday, July 11, 2016

have a jelly good birthday...

Hey friends!!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  Today was 7-11 and that means free small Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores!  The boys and I met a friend and her son at our local 7-Eleven store, the boys got their slurpees and then we head to a near by beach to catch some sun.   When I got home I finished up a card that I had started yesterday.  The Hero Arts monthly kit for July is all about sea life... more specifically jellyfish, turtles and octopi.  A subject matter definitely outside my comfort zone, but I decided to purchase the kit and made my card using a couple of the jellyfish images from the set.  I'm using the color palette from the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (photo inspiration) as it and the photo immediately made me think of the kit so I will be entering it there.  The new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is flora and fauna and since jellyfish fit in the fauna category I will post it there, as well.   I started by stamping the jellyfish in VersaFine Black Onyx and then I watercolored the panel with a blue Zig Clean Color marker.  Once the panel was dry I added some of the smaller images (coral and a few fish) using one of the colors from the Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre ink pad.  The panel was then cut down and wrapped with some yellow baker's twine.  I cut a piece of patterned paper that has a woodgrain background and adhered it on an angle to my light grey card base.  The panel was adhered at the opposite angle and then I added some of the sequins that came in the Hero Arts kit.   The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the woodgrain paper, trimmed down into a banner and then adhered to the card.  Its a bit of a "hot mess", but it is starting to grow on me, lol!!
Thanks for stopping by today... would love to know what you think!


Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Inks:  VersaFine Black Onyx, Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre'; Sequins:  My Monthly Hero kit; Watercolor:  Zig Clean Color maker (blue); Impress yellow baker's twine

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Free Slupees, bet your boys loved that!! Followed by time at the beach sounds perfect. Hope you didn't have any visits from jelly fish!! Fun summer card. Love the twine treatment!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous! Love the shades of blue with this new HA stamp! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Photo Inspiration” Challenge! Super work!

Anita in France said...

Sounds a lovely day, Rosemary! What a fabulous sense of movement in these jelly fish as they drift effortlessly across that delicious watercolour sea ... perfect with the fun driftwood sentiment panel! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

Oh this card is just fabulous! Love those jellyfish and you've showcased them beautifully.

Petra Swart said...

Free Slurpees and the beach - not the kind of thing for the weather we have here at the moment, but I bet you had a great time and lots of fun, hey!!!! And your card is so fun and I love the cute sentiment!!! Love the twine and the woodgrain and the great look you achieved with the watercolouring and stamping!!!! Such a unique and very cute card!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Greta said...

Fun card, Rosemary--beautiful watercoloring!

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card Rosie, love the jellyfish, so unusual!
Val x

Lisa Lara said...

love your pretty blue watercoloring Rosi and how you did your sentiments with the woodgrain paper.

Maura Hibbitts said...

Rosemary, what a beautiful blue background you've created for those gorgeous jelly fish - love it!Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a fabulous take on the colors & inspiration photo.