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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

hello...

Hey friends!!  I have been a busy little crafter the last few days!  I have managed to make three cards and two of them involved watercoloring with my Zig Clean Color markers.   One of those card was is for the current MFT Wednesday sketch challenge and I will be posting here.  I will also be posting this to the Camp Create 2 Fabulous Foiling challenge, as well as Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge.   I started my card by stamping one of the poppy images from Delicate Pretty Poppies multiple times on some Ranger watercolor paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.  I then filled in some of the gaps with the little leaves from the same set also stamping in Vintage Sepia.  My mini MISTI helped me get good impressions on the watercolor paper.  I then colored all the images using the following colors:  light carmine red, carmine red, bright yellow, yellow and may green and a number 2 watercolor brush.  After some trial and error I have found a way to watercolor that works well for me and allows me to achieve the look I want.  Once all the images were colored I colored around them using light grey.  I also stamped another poppy and leaves on some scrap watercolor paper and colored them up.  Once they were done they were die cut with the matching dies.  I die cut my panel using the second largest MFT Inside Out Stitched Rectangle die.  The "hello" (also from MFT) was die cut from black cardstock and then using a foiling glue pen (pursuant to a technique that I saw Kimberly demonstrate on the MFT blog) I applied the glue to the lower half of the word, allowed it to dry for a minute and then applied the foil.  The foiling isn't perfect, but I do like how it turned out.  I die cut a few more of the hellos and then stacked them all for some additional dimension.  The sentiment is from the MFT set Amazing and was stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black and my mini MISTI.  I adhered the watercolored panel to a panel of light grey cardstock, added the die cut flower and leaves to finish things off.   I'm adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge:  floral and fauna.


 Thanks for stopping by today...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, light grey, black, watercolor cardstock; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things, A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine; Watercolors: Zig Clean Color markers; Deco gold foil; foil glue pen

11 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Such a pretty card Rosie, beautifully coloured!
Val x

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! Nice job with the zig pens and I love the half foiled sentiment. Really nice touch. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Viv said...

Beautiful card here Rosie, I love my zig cc markers too! can't wait to use my new MISTI now, I see you used one here ;) hugs Viv xx

Lisa Lara said...

This is a WOW card Rosi. Your coloring just pops off the card with those beautiful flowers.

Christine said...

The images and your coloring are both gorgeous, creating a stunning project!!

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The foiling looks fabulous, so great job!

Martha said...

WOW, Rosemary, this is simply gorgeous! You've colored the flowers so beautifully! Fabulous take on the challenges.

Petra Swart said...

Your poppies are so pretty, Rosemary and I love the one peeking out from behind the focal panel!!!! Your foiling looks great and the soft grey bg is just wonderful!!! Beautifully done, my friend!!!!
Hugz

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, love the design and your colouring.

Greta said...

Oh wow--this is one gorgeous creation, Rosemary! Love the design & colors!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous colouring, Rosemary ... love how that sentiment looks gold dipped! Hugs, Anita :)