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

Sunday, August 11, 2019

bloom where you are planted...

Hello everyone!  Popping in with a card for a couple of challenges:  Color Throwdown and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  I absolutely love the colors in this week's CTD challenge!  They are so bright and fun!  I have wanted to color up the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Wildflower stamp set for ages now and this was the perfect opportunity.  I recently tried my hand at no line watercoloring with pretty good results (I will be sharing that card soon!) so decided to give it a go with the Mondo Wildflower, but unfortunately I need more practice.   Since no line was a no go I went with my tried and true coloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers on smooth bristol cardstock and got much better results.   After I finished coloring I die cut the image with the matching die.  I die cut some Simon Says Stamp fog cardstock with a Jillian Vance Design stitched dot rectangle, stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black (I used the same ink for the image) and then adhered the die cut image with foam dimensionals.   The panel was then adhered to a fog cardstock base.  I really like the way the fog cardstock makes the bright colors pop!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies: (Affiliate links used where possible) Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp fog; Smooth Bristol; Stamps:  Ellen Hutson; Ink:  VersaFine; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers 

9 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful bouquet, Rosemary! Just love how it pops against the fog panel and your coloring looks amazing!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, this is PRETTY!!

Nancy said...

Just a lovely card Rosemary. I have tried no line coloring, but it sured doesn't come easy for me!

Greta said...

Beautiful coloring of that wonderful image, Rosemary! Somehow I missed the wildflowers & think I'll add it to my wishlist. No line can be beautiful, but I really like the black outlines in this case.

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS card, love the colours and your stamp on this coloured card.
Faith x

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely beautiful Rosemary! Love how you were inspired to 'go bright' and that stamp is gorgeous!

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW, wow, wow...this is absolutely stunning! I love how your colors really pop against this fog background! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD!

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely bouquet of wildflowers, Rosemary ... you brought it to life with your gorgeous zig colouring! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Gorgeous colors for your beautiful bouquet -- line or no line, it's perfect on that fog!