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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

happy birthday hydrangea...

Hello!! Popping in with a quick post today.  The current Essentials with Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is closing soon and I finally got my card made and ready to go!  Took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do, but I finally settled on using the Mondo Hydrangea and Lovely stamp sets.  This month's pin-sights mood board is full of fall loveliness and I decided to focus on the pumpkins and gourds in the photo.  I colored the hydrangea using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors starting with light brown (which actually looks yellow to me!) and then adding in some olive green.  I was trying to get the look that hydrangeas take on when they are done blooming and the flowers are starting to fade.  The leaf was colored with the olive green and then I added in some red.  Once the leaf was dry I die cut it with the matching die.  The stem was colored with a dark brown.  Once the main panel was dry I trimmed it down and stamped the sentiment. I used my mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment multiple times to get a nice dark impression.  A small slit was made in the stem and the leaf was inserted.  I finished things off with a little twine bow and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.  This is my first time using them and while you can't really see then in the photo I really like how they look.

Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies: Cardstock:  PTI kraft, Ranger watercolor; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi; Nuvo Glitter Drops

8 comments:

Greta said...

Your watercoloring is so beautiful, Rosemary--really love how you did the leaf! So fun being able to use the MISTI to do a sentiment this way--looks great! Hope you've had some sun today like down here!

Betty Keefe said...

this is just so lovely Rosie - have always really liked this stamp set and the fall colors you used are wonderful - love it!

Karren said...

I'm with Greta above - love how you colored that leaf :) Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is gorgeous Rosemary. I love the coloring on your leaf. FABULOUS card!!

Lisa Lara said...

So lovely and beautiful Rosi!

TK said...

Beautiful, Rosemary, such warm, wonderful colors on your beautiful flower!

Viv said...

Great watercolouring and love that pretty flower stamp too Rosie ;) Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous watercolouring, Rosemary ... you captured the faded look on that lovely bloom so beautifully ... love the variegated leaf! Hugs, Anita :)