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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

many thanks...

Hello!!! Stopping in with a card that I made for several challenges:  MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge, Color Throwdown and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I recently got some happy mail in the form of some new items from MFT and because I spent at least $60 I got this month's free die and it is absolutely gorgeous!!   I used it on my card today.  When I saw the new combo over at Color Throwdown I didn't think I would be able to play along because I was pretty certain I had nothing copper in my stash.   I soon discovered that I was wrong when I found some beautiful copper cardstock that had come with my September My Monthly Hero kit.  YAY!!  I die cut the rose, bud and stem from the copper cardstock and then three times from white cardstock.  I layered all the die cuts.  Because the die cuts are so delicate I used spray adhesive and it worked like a charm.  Once that was done I moved onto the rest of the card.  My happy mail also contained the beautiful Geometric Greenery stamp set.  I stamped two of the leaves from the set on watercolor cardstock with VersaMark, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  Once that was done I used MFT's Tropical Teal, SU!'s Pumpkin Pie and PTI's Terra Cotta Tile to watercolor all the leaves.  I die cut a panel of woodgrain cardstock using the MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax and then a panel of a neutral cardstock using an AJVD rectangle die. The sentiment (also from Geometric Greenery) was stamped on a banner that was die cut using an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die that I also used to fishtail the other side of the die.  When the watercolor piece had dried I trimmed it down and the layered up all the elements pursuant to the sketch.  Initially I was concerned that this might look like a "hot mess", but I think it turned out rather nice.  Looking at my photo it does appear that my orange is yellow, but it is orange!
Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, SU! River Rock, Ranger woodgrain and watercolor cardstocks; Stamps: MFT; Dies:  MFT and AJVD; Inks:  VersaMark, SU! Pumpkin Pie, PTI Terra Cotta Tile, MFT Tropical Teal, VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Filigree white


8 comments:

Lisa said...

This is incredible Rosemary!! Love your leaf panel and the delicate flower die cut!!

Greta said...

Perfect use of the sketch--gorgeous work, Rosemary!

Tracy Freeman said...

It is a really beautiful card, I love the panel and how you have used the rose die.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch and I love how you used the CTD colors!

Lori said...

This is lovely! The watercolored panel is so pretty. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

TK said...

Beautiful watercolored panel with those stamps, but the copper die florals are just stunning!

Anita in France said...

Those watercoloured geometric leaves are gorgeous, Rosemary ... and that delicious delicate die cut rose ... what a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

This is so striking, Rosemary!
You always use sketches and color challenges so beautifully.