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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

super lucky...

Hey friends!!  Stopping in with a card that I put together yesterday evening for a few challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch, Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes) and Time Out (home sweet home).  I haven't played along with a Time Out challenge in quite sometime, but when I took another look at the inspiration photo I realized that my card would fit with their challenge (the red throw and blue end tables).   The EE Pin-Sights challenge is full of lot of fun images in red and blue.  I took my inspiration from the blue honeycomb decorations, as well as the color red and created a little cluster of red balloons.  For the background of my panel I scribbled on some blue using a ZIG Prussian Blue clean color marker on watercolor cardstock and then moved the color around with a wet paint brush.  Once that was dry I added the clouds from the EE set Up the Happy in a darker blue.  The balloon (also from Up the Happy) was stamped three times using VersaFine Vintage Sepia on watercolor paper and then colored with a ZIG Carmine Red clean color marker and clean water.  Once the balloons were dry I die cut them and added some Diamond Stickles for a bit a glitter (inspired by the roll of red glitter tape).  Some thin white hemp twine was secured to the back of the balloons and once they were arranged and adhered I tied the strings together.  The sentiment (from Up the Happy) was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. 



Thanks for stopping by today... would love to hear your thoughts!


Supplies:  Cardstock:  Ranger watercolor, SSS fog; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy; Inks:  VersaFine; Watercolors:  ZIG clean color markers; Ranger Diamond Stickles

14 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

Super cute!!!

Karren said...

Oh this is gorgeous! The sparkle on the balloons is the perfect touch!

Nancy said...

So creative, Rosemary! Your watercolor background is just beautiful. I thought it was a stamp. The glitter on the balloons is perfect!

Greta said...

Another great card, Rosemary! Love the look of your balloons! I'm still trying to put my EH card together--hopefully it will work in time.

Lisa said...

What a fun card, I like your red balloons!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, Miss Lady!!

Petra Swart said...

This is awesome, Rosemary - wonderfully combining all the challenges!!!! Love the pretty balloons with the glitter and your fun strings - so cute!!! The little clouds and the special sentiment are just great!!!! Such a lovely card, my friend!!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!
Hugz

Joyce said...

What an adorable card. Love how you combined all those elements, and especially love those shimmery balloons. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Rosemary! Super fun take on the inspiration photos and on the sketch!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a darling card. I love how the fun balloons pop against the pretty blue/black/white combination. You've used the sketch so beautifully.

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card :) i just love this! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

What a fun card Rosi. Love those balloons and your sentiment!

Anita in France said...

I'm running to catch up, Rosemary ... there's lots to see in the time I've not been around and I chose to start right here! Yep, definitely perfect for our inspiration challenge ... so celebratory, bright and fun ... the shimmer on the balloons is brilliant! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Sorry for the late commenting, I have to do some serious catching up to do... This card is perfect for the TIME OUT challenge! Love the black sentiment on the blue and red! Such a celibrating fun card! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and join us!