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Friday, January 13, 2017

with sympathy...

Hello!!  Stopping in with a card for a few challenges: Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up, CAS(E) this Sketch and Color Throwdown.  The Mix It Up challenge this month is to combine Essentials by Ellen products with Avery Elle.  I have some older AE products, but recently was blessed to receive from my sweet friend Greta the "with sympathy" die set from AE.  I decided to combine that die set with the EE Mondo Peony stamp set.  I stamped the peony on watercolor paper with watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  Some simple watercoloring (my favorite technique right now) was done using ZIG markers in two shades of yellow.  Once it was dry I trimmed the flower out.  I die cut the word sympathy was die cut from a medium blue cardstock twice and adhered together and the with from black cardstock three times and adhered together.  I adhered the flower to the white cardstock panel that was die cut with an AE rectangle die and then added the sentiment as you see.  I finished things off with the two black enamel dots.


Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, black, blue and watercolor paper; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Avery Elle; Watercolor medium:  ZIG markers; VersaMark watermark ink; My Mind's Eye enamel dots

14 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! Love the Mondo bloom in yellow--so pretty!

Betty Keefe said...

really pretty Rosie - blue and yellow are always so lovely together - you could enter it in The Flower Challenge too - blue and yellow are the colors this month - http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-flower-challenge-4-blue-yellow.html

Greta said...

uh oh--missed that the new EH challenge had started! You've inspired me to come up with something, Rosemary--beautiful card & perfect for a sympathy card! Glad you could use the dies!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Lovely sympathy card, Rosemary! The yellow flower looks amazing with the black and blue sentiment dies!

Lisa Elton said...

This is vibrant and lovely Rosemary! What a pretty cheerful bloom. It sure is a pick me up for me with the gray rainy days we've had here!

TK said...

Love your beautiful peony, it's bright yellow is a statement in itself!

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful sympathy card Rosie, love the colour combo and also the way you've displayed your card!
Val x

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Rosi. I love how you nested all your elements together. That is one beautiful flower.

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Anita in France said...

That's such a lovely bloom, Rosemary ... so beautifully coloured ... gorgeous with the soft blue sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous take on the throwdown colors, Rosemary! I love to see yellow on cards and this is so lovely!

Karren said...

This is so pretty and just perfect for a sympathy card.

Petra Swart said...

That yellow peony is simply stunning and some wonderful watercolouring, again, Rosemary!!!! Love all the white space to have your peony and the sentiment really stand out beautifully!!!! Such a lovely card!!!!
Hugz

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Great take on the sketch!