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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

a couple of cards to share...

Hello!!  After our vacation I'm still trying to get back into the mood to make cards.  I finally decided that today was the day I was going to get a few made and hopefully get my mojo back.  Kept both cards super simple to make it easier on myself!   First up is a card for the current Color Throwdown challenge, as well as the current Sketch for You to Try challenge.   Initially I was going to use a different Reverse Confetti set for my card, but then decided that I wanted to use the fun RC Globe Confetti Cut and so I used the RC set My World which is a companion to the die.  Took forever to find the right combination of papers.  At first I was going to use cardstock, but did really like how things were looking so switched over to patterned paper.  Once I got that all worked out it was just a matter of putting everything together and figuring out where to put the sentiment.  I didn't like most of my options for the sentiment and then I realized that it would fit nicely inside the actual globe and so that is what I went with.  I like how it turned out!  
 


The next card is for the current CAS(E) this Sketch, as well as the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge.  The pin-sights mood board is gorgeous and so I pulled out a few of the colors and the floral images as my starting point.  I started by watercoloring three of the single hydrangea flowers from the Mondo Hydrangea set using a dark pink ZIG clean color marker and clear water. I wanted to have the concentration of color in the center of the flower. I added some yellow to the centers, s well as some Diamond Stickles.  After I got all three done I let them dry and then die cut them with the matching die.   I die cut a piece of what color cardstock and then cut it on the diagonal per the sketch.  Water was brushed on the piece and then two colors of green ZIG clean color markers were brushed on and then blended out with some more clean water.  Once I finished I let that dry I stamped the sentiment from the Up the Happy stamp set using my mini MISTI so I could get a really nice crisp impression.   The panel was adhered to a pink cardstock base, the flowers adhered and then a few sequins in the same color palette was adhered.  Again, super simple, but I really love how it turned out. 


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


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, kraft, pink, watercolor cardstock; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti and Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, Essentials by Ellen, A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye and Reverse Confetti; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh; Watercolor Medium:  ZIG clean color markers

11 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Your mojo was definitely there with these cards...both lovely CAS designs! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Karren said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the hydrangea card - the watercolored panel is fabulous!

Lisa Lara said...

oh I'm lovin how you used the sketch Rosi. I just love your watercolor with the flowers and the globe card is so eye catching, makes me happy.

Anita in France said...

That heart filled world is just a delight, Rosemary ... such lovely used of the colours! Those hydrangea are gorgeous ... fabulous shading and such a delicious background! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa said...

It's always so hard to get those creative juices flowing after vacation but you've done a FABULOUS job!! I like the sentiment inside of the globe. Your watercolored panel is so pretty with those sweet flowers on your second card. Wonderful cards Rosemary!!

Greta said...

I really want the Mono Hydrangea which you've used to perfection, Rosemary! Totally gorgeous card! Love how you put the sentiment in the globe!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Rosemary! Great takes on the sketches!

Martha said...

Rosemary, both cards are simply beautiful.

Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love those pink flowers and the soft green water coloring.

Viv said...

Just gorgeous Rosie,loving the pink and green combo on the second one esp. ;) Viv xx

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, Rosie! I love those hydrangea against the watercolored background--so pretty!