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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

thinking of you...

Hello!!!  Hope your week is going well.  Have a card to share for the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge.  I'm also going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I used the beautiful EE Mondo Hydrangea stamp set.  Absolutely love that set!!  Trying to find an aqua that was close to the aqua in the inspiration board was a bit of a challenge, but finally hit on a pretty similar color in my set of Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The flower was stamped with VersaFine Smoky Gray and then colored with the aqua.  Yellow was added to the center of the flowers and the stem was colored with a dark brown.  I trimmed down the panel once it was try and adhered it to a kraft cardstock card base.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I trimmed down the vellum and then adhered the strip by rolling up glue dots and placing them behind the lettering to hide them.  A bit of dark brown twine was tied in a bow and adhered to finish things off.   I love the way the vellum allows the flowers to peek through.  Embossing on vellum is tricky, but I have found that using a nice thick vellum like PTI's vellum makes it a lot easier! 
Wishing you a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  kraft, Ranger watercolor, PTI vellum; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Inks:  VersaFine and VersaMark; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi; brown twine



12 comments:

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! The addition of the twine is perfect!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Rosie - love that stamp and so pretty in aqua!

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous, love the color!

Anita in France said...

Just beautiful, Rosemary ... the vellum sentiment strip is perfect with that soft aqua watercolouring! The new fresh spring look on your blog is gorgeous too! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

This is beautiful! I just love that big hydrangea stamp!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great take on the AQUA challenge, Rosemary! Just love your hydrangea with the vellum sentiment!!

Lisa Elton said...

Sigh...I just love everything about this card!!

LeAnne said...

So pretty, Rosemary! I just love these colors!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, how beautiful, Rosemary!!!! You got the perfect aqua to colour your lovely flower!!!!! Love the cute twine bow and the sentiment on the vellum!!!
Hugz

Martha said...

WOW, Rosemary, what a beauty this is.
I love the pretty blue.

Diana K said...

So beautiful! P.S. And the plate! I'm now assuming that you collect them?!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful!
Val x