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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

many thanks...

Hello!!!  Happy new year everyone!!  I haven't done a lot of crafting lately and I feel so rusty!!  I got some new crafty supplies from MFT yesterday and it was just what I need to get me back in the swing of things... sort of, lol!!  I'm also in the midst of purging a lot of stuff that I don't use so we will see how it goes!  Anyway, I used the current MFT Wednesday challenge sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown as my starting point.  I decided to purchase the MFT Fancy Floral card kit and a few other items so I used the one of the floral images for my card.  I stamped it in VersaFine black onyx on watercolor paper, along with the stem and leaves, and then watercolored everything with my ZIG markers (dark and light pink for the flower, green for the stem and leaves).  Once they were dry I die cut them with the corresponding dies.  The rectangle was die cut using one of the smaller MFT mini scalloped rectangle die from black cardstock so that the flower would pop a bit more.  The sentiment is from the MFT/LJD Geometric Greenery stamp set.  I die cut a MFT Fishtail Flag Stax from white cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and then trimmed it down.  Terribly simple, but that is about all I have right now, lol!!  Also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of something new since I used new stamps and dies.


Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, light gray and black; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things and AJVD; Inks:  VersaFine; Watercolor medium:  ZIG clean color markers



14 comments:

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful card Rosemary! Your pretty pink bloom looks perfect atop the black scalloped panel!!

Greta said...

Yah--got my laptop back so I can catch up on blogs! Your card is just stunning, Rosemary--gorgeous use of the Zigs!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this sweet flower image! Gorgeous take on the throwdown colors! So glad you joined us in the challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

What a beauty. Your gorgeous flower just pops against the black Rosi.

Karren said...

This may look simple, but it is so effective and really pops off the page!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great take on the sketch, Rosemary! I love the rich black with the vibrant pink flower!!

Petra Swart said...

This pretty card surely doesn't look like it has been made by someone who is feeling 'rusty', Rosemary - it's beautiful!!!!! The lovely pink flower is so striking against the black scalloped panel!!!! Love your stunning card, my friend!!!!!
Some new MFT goodies - WOW!!!- enjoy and have fun!!!!!
Enjoy your weekend!!!
Hugz

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors!! Love that sweet flower! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Teresa Kline said...

hello rosemary! gorgeous flower, so vibrant against the black! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Amy Rohl said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you playing along with us at CTD this week!

Diana K said...

So gorgeous, Rosemary! Like everything you do. Love your colouring!

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Rosemary ... such beautiful impact! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv said...

Such a pretty card and flower too Rosie ;) Viv xx