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

Friday, August 16, 2019

just saying hello...

Hey there!  My boys and I are on the road to Montana right now, but before I left I got a chance to practice my no line watercoloring using the colors from the August Altenew Inspiration challenge and the layout from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I did use Stormy Sky distress ink for the background so I will also post this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   Because I'm still trying to figure out no line watercoloring I decided to use an image that I thought would be good practice for me... Altenew's Leaf Canopy.  I stamped the large outline image once and then did a little masking to stamp the smaller outline image once, as well, on Canson watercolor paper.  Both were stamped using Antique Linen distress ink.  I then colored the leaves with the following distress inks:  Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.  The stems were colored with Forest Moss distress ink.  Once I had all the coloring done I carefully added the color wash around the images with the Stormy Sky.  I let the panel dry, again, and then cut it into two pieces per the FMS layout.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Japanese Mum and was stamped with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne.   I then adhered the top half of the panel to a kraft cardstock base with foam tape and the bottom half flush to the card base.  I finished with some rustic twine tied in a bow on the spine of the card.    I'm really happy with how things turned out! (Supplies listed below with compensated affiliate links where possible and compensated links used within the body of my post).



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Canson watercolor paper:  Dick Blick Art Supplies
                 Stamps:  Altenew Japanese Mum Build A Flower

15 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning watercolored branch, Rosemary! So delicate and perfectly shaded!! Just love your take on the sketch too - brill idea to pop up the top half!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is stunning Rosemary, a winner for sure!! Safe travels!!

Kelly said...

Sooo gorgeous!!!

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Rosie! loving the pink of course too, enjoy your weekend ;) hugs Viv xx

Contagiously Crafty said...

Beautiful! So glad to have found you through the SSS challenge.

TK said...

Such a gorgeous beauty -- and I CAN'T BELIEVE you cut it in half! Your card is splendid but if I colored something so perfectly, I sure wouldn't have the guts to cut into it! Wonderful job tho!

Anita in France said...

Gosh, Rosemary, this is beautiful! Doesn't look as though you're still figuring out no-line watercolouring ... seems you've well and truly nailed it here! Have fun on your trip! Hugs, Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

This is so gorgeous, Rosemary! Your no line coloring is fantastic! There's so much depth in your shadows! Have a wonderful trip with your boys!

Amy O said...

Gorgeous coloring! This no-line watercoloring thing always amazes me. You've done it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Greta said...

Looks to me like you have natural talent for no line watercoloring! Can't believe you haven't been doing this for years! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

Jen Timko said...

Just stunning! What pretty coloring and a lovely take on the sketch. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Greta said...

Hurrah for the HM at FMS!

Patti H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors u used.

Cindy C. said...

So gorgeous!!

Greta said...

Big congrats on the win, Rosemary!