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

Monday, September 5, 2016

celebrate the wonder...

Hey friends!!  The long weekend here in the US is over and school starts this week... my ten year old is not excited, lol!!   Yesterday I got some more time to do a little crafting and came up with this little Christmas card.  The amazingly talented Jill Foster shared two cards on the Simon Says Stamp blog using a really cool coloring technique (Jill has a video on her blog showing the technique in full) and some beautiful Penny Black brushstroke stamps.  The technique looked like something I could do and so I gave it a try.  The resulting card was my first attempt and I love how it turned out.  Can't wait to try this technique, again!!  Jill used Tombow markers for the technique   I have a small set of Tombows and so I used the pink one from the set to color up the Penny Black "red star" stamp.  I used my MISTI as Jill suggested and it worked like a charm.  I colored up the main portion of the image with the pink marker, stamped it on some watercolor paper and then blended the color out with water.  The center of the flower and the pine boughs were similarly colored, stamped and blended with water.  I had a light yellow Tombow marker that I used for the center of the poinsettia, but it was too light and so I went over it with a Ranger Wild Honey distress marker.  I let the image dry and then this morning added a bit more color by scribbling a Barn Door distress marker on my craft mat, adding in some water and brushing it on.  The background around the image was added using the same method and a Scattered Straw distress marker.  To finish I flicked on some additional Barn Door ink and some clear Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black clear set called "the Wonder".  I simply mounted the trimmed down panel on a light grey cardstock base and added some off white twine.  I'm adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to "stamp it", the Penny Black Saturday challenge of nature and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  Here is a close up that sort of shows the glitter from the Wink of Stella




Hope you have a wonderful day...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercolor medium:  Tombow and Ranger Distress Ink markers; Clear Wink of Stella; white twine

12 comments:

Lisa said...

What a PRETTY card!! Love the color of your big bloom and the subtle speckles!!

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is simply gorgeous!

Greta said...

Oh wow--drop dead gorgeous, Rosemary! So glad to see you in the gallery at PBSC!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Rosemary... Beautiful....
Thanks for joining us at PBSC this month
Hugs Sylvie xx DT

HJ said...

This is a beautiful card, Rosemary. I love your coloring and the simplicity of the gorgeous poinsettia. YFS

TK said...

So pretty...no, beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Rosi. Jill's technique is WOW isn't it.

NGCARDS said...

This is simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at PBSC this month! xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous card. The flower is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

jenn shurkus said...

I'm a bit late in my commenting, and I apologize. This is a beautiful card! Thank you for playing a long with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Rosemary ... yep, gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a real beauty!!!
Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

♥ Sue Kment