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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hey... buttercup!

Hey there!  I'm popping in to share a card that I made for a couple of challenges:  the Paper Players (colors) and Time Out (nature).   Back in May I purchased the Chin Up Buttercup stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I just loved the sweet little flowers in the set and when they had a sale I decided to make it mine.  I have been wanting to use it ever since I arrived in my mailbox and the Paper Players challenge was the perfect opportunity, as is the challenge at Time Out.  I stamped all the images from the set on Arches hot press watercolor paper with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder from Hero Arts.  I then colored everything with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and clean water.  When everything was dry I die cut them with the matching dies.  Then the hunt was on to find a purple ink that was similar to the Highland Heather color called for in the Paper Players color combo.   I don't generally buy purple inks and so my choices were limited, but I think PTI's Winter Wisteria filled in nicely.  I used that to stamp the words hey and buttercup.   Both words have matching dies to I used the one for the word buttercup and then stamped the word hey on my white cardstock panel.  Then I arranged all the die cut pieces and adhered the panel to a white cardstock base.  Love how this one turned out!



Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Arches hot press watercolor paper; Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps; Dies:  Honey Bee Stamps and A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink, PTI Winter Wisteria; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts

9 comments:

sandie said...

These flowers were a good buy! I love how you have coloured them-a lovely fresh look and the purple really works with these. Great design too. Thanks for joining Time Out

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colours and card, love those stamps.
Faith

craftieodmae said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Ann Schach said...

So clean and beautiful, Rosemary! This stamp set and matching dies are awesome. I love how you embossed the flowers in white, then colored them perfectly. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nothing like a good sale to help you find a new favorite, right? Those flowers are beautiful and I especially love the sweet sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

TK said...

Stunning card, Rosemary, and just adore that perfect sentiment! Might have to find a sale of my own (teehee)

Greta said...

Beautiful flowers & perfect use of the color combo, Rosemary!

Anita in France said...

So, so pretty, Rosemary ... those fresh buttercups are just gorgeous with the wisteria sentiment! Lovely use of this fabulous colour palette! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Jill V said...

Absolutely gorgeous - that colour combo works so beautifully in your design - I especially love the fun sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill