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

Sunday, November 6, 2016

magical holiday...

Hello!!  Wow...we had a ton of rain this weekend!! I have not seen that much rain in a very long time, but I'm glad that we got it because despite Washington state being known as the evergreen state things haven't been so green around here lately!!  All that rain meant an opportunity to stay inside and make a few cards.  Sharing one today that I made for Freshly Made Sketches, as well as the Hero Arts holiday card challenge.  This past Tuesday I was tickled pink to see that my card for the previous FMS layout was picked as the "Queen of Clean"!! That really made my day!!  For my card today I used the same stamp set from the October My Monthly Hero kit and did a little more simple watercoloring.  I started by stamping the tree line coloring my stamp with a Bundled Sage distress marker and then stamping.  Forest Moss was colored on next and then stamped.  I lightly blended the colors out with clean water.  I did second generation stamping for the rest of the trees using the same colors and then blending out.  I added a few of the single trees in the foreground using Forest Moss and Gathered Twig markers and then blending out lightly.  The bench was stamped using the same method and a Barn Door distress marker and blending out.  I stamped the lamp post in VersaFine Onyx Black because I wanted it to have a more distinct look.  The little snowman was lightly colored around the edges with Pumice Stone and Ground Espresso markers and then blended out to give him a little less distinct look.  The snowy sky was stamped using Pumice Stone and Broken China markers and then blended out.  To give a bit of a snowy look I overstamped portions of all the images with Simon Says Stamp white pigment ink.  The panel was die cut and then stamped with the sentiment using Onyx Black ink.  Finished up with the mat and strip of patterned paper.   I really love how this little scene turned out!




Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock: white and red, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  October My Monthly Hero stamp set; Inks:  Ranger distress markers and VersaFine Onyx Black; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Patterned paper:  Pink Paislee Yuletide


11 comments:

Greta said...

Looks like a painting, Rosemary--I'm in awe! If this isn't a winner, there's no point in making cards!

Karren said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, Rosemary! I bought that kit and the add-on set and have yet to use it fully. This has definitely inspired me. So happy to see you at FMS.

Lisa said...

This is a masterpiece Rosemary and definitely frame worthy!! Beautifully done. Congrats on your FMS win, it was well deserved!!

TK said...

Wowzer! This looks so beautiful and inviting! Congrats on the the other "pick" too!

Cindy Hall said...

This card is so beautifully vintage. It's amazing how you used technique to create this fabulous look. It is perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Rosemary ... this should be framed ... it's beautiful ... puts me in mind of 'It's A Wonderful Life' ... one of my favourite films! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim S said...

Your pick as queen was well-deserved and this one has the same style and look to it. It's stunning. Such a soft scene with such dimension. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous scene,Rosemary - such a work of art!!

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Rosi this card is so beautiful and crazy amazing!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a simply lovely card!
Beautifully designed.

~amy~ said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
Thanks so much for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!