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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

a wish for peace...

Hello!!  After a crazy weekend of wet and windy weather here in the Pacific Northwest we are back to beautiful sunny days.  It is a bit chilly, but I will take gorgeous blue skies and chilly over wet, windy and chilly any day!!  I recently purchased another one of Penny Black's beautiful brushstroke stamps called la fleur rouge and I have wanted to try out a technique I used on this card with my new stamp.  It took me several tries and a review of Jill Foster's video on the technique before I ended up with my finished card.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  To color the poinsettias I used distress markers in Fired Brick and Barn Door.  I colored directly onto the stamp and then using my mini MISTI repeatedly stamped and blended the colors with clean water.  The same thing was done with the leaves and the stems.  I then scribbled some Wild Honey distress ink on to my craft sheet, added water and painted it around the image.  Once the panel was finished and dry I over stamped it using the Penny Black background stamp called Christmas Story using Old Paper Distress ink for portions of the panel and Tea Dye for another portion.  I trimmed down the panel, distressed the edges with more Old Paper and then added the strip of red mirror cardstock.  The sentiment from another Penny Black stamp set was stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black.  The panel was mounted on a light grey cardstock base and then I added the red burlap twine.  Since my card has a vintage feel to it and it is a Christmas card I'm going to add it to the Merry Monday Christmas challenge, as well as the newly launched Flower challenge with a theme of anything goes.  I found out about this challenge through the super talented Viv as she is on the team (if you check out her blog you will see why!) and since I love flowers I thought this is a challenge I must play along with!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  light grey, red mirror and watercolor paper; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ink:  VersaMark Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper and Tea Dye; Markers:  Ranger Distress Markers; red burlap twine

15 comments:

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card. I have been curious about this technique. You did a great job, love the new Penny Black stamps.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Simply gorgeous poinsettia card, Rosemary - just love the background you created!!


PS - loved your cards in Card Maker magazine this month too - congrats!!

Lisa said...

Sigh...this is dreamy Rosemary!! I LOVE the way it turned out too!!

Bonnie said...

This is a work of art, Rosemary! The poinsettias are gorgeous and I love the addition of the twine and red strip! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Anita in France said...

So stylish and elegant, Rosemary ... and gorgeous! Like you, I love how it turned out! Been catching up ... sorry to have been MIA for a couple of weeks. Just enjoyed meandering through all your recent makes ... such loveliness ... and so inspiring, thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, this is simply beautiful!
You rocked the technique.
It's definitely a Winner!

Greta said...

An absolutely gorgeous card, Rosemary! This is a winner if I ever saw one!

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card here Rosie and pretty flowers! loving that technique too...must give it a try. Hmm think I might need that stamp now...oh my!
You also have me blushing now too, so lovely of you to give me a mention.Thank you so much for joining us in The Flower Challenege and we hope you will be back again soon ;) hugs Viv xx

Lori said...

Gorgeous poinsettia card, Rosemary! I love this technique...thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Karren said...

Your efforts were well worth it! This is gorgeous and I'm going to check out that video you linked because I want to learn how to do that too!

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is AHmazing Rosi!

Ruth said...

It works so beautifully well with that technique - soft, floral and arty. I really love it. Thank you so much for joining in on our First Flower Challenge! xx

Susan Powell said...

This is beautiful!! Gorgeous stamp and technique!

Susi K. said...

Your card is so gorgeous, and the colours so true-to-life - vivid & intense! I'll definitely be watching Jill's video in order to give this technique a try. TFS

Shona Chambers said...

What a beautiful card!! Your use of the Distress Markers and brushwork have really added an artistic feel to your image and I love the colouring around the flowers too. You definitely need to try this technique again and link it with us at The Flower Challenge!!!