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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

floral cards...

Hello!!   I have a couple of cards to share today for a few challenges.  First up is a sunny little number that I made for the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.  I'm also going to add it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to add texture.  My texture is the embossed sentiments.   The flower and leaves are from the SSS Handwritten Floral Greetings and they were stamped in VersaFine CLAIR in Morning Mist and then watercolored.  I trimmed them out when they were dry.  Cut a strip of aqua cardstock and embossed the word "MOM" from the SSS Mom Flowers stamp set in white.  The sentiment was stamp on vellum and embossed in white as well.  Everything was layered on a white cardstock base and I was done.


The second card is for the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge and the Time Out challenge of spring time.  My peonies are growing quickly and will be in bloom in no time.  Nothing says spring to me more than peonies in bloom!  At least three of my peony plants have blooms in the color of the peonies on my card.  I stamped the peonies and leaves from Mondo Peony in watermark ink on Arches hot press watercolor paper and then embossed the images in black.  I then watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  For the peonies I used a combination of carmine red and dark pink.  The leaves were a combo of may green and mid green.  Once they were dry I trimmed the out.   I then colored some Canson watercolor paper with a dark blue and splattered it with black.  Once it was dry I die cut it with an A Jillian Vance Design rectangle die.  I placed the flowers on my panel to determine where to stamp the sentiment (from the EE Lovely stamp set) and then stamped it in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  The panel was adhered to a cardstock base and then I added the flowers. 


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Card 1:  Cardstock:  MFT smooth white, SSS Sea Glass, PTI vellum, Canson watercolor paper; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Ink:  VersaFine CLAIR and VersaMark watermark; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts; Watercolor medium:  ZIGs

Card 2:  Cardstock:  MFT smooth white, Arches hot press watercolor paper, Canson watercolor paper; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  VersaFine CLAIR, VersaMark; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi; Embossing powder:  Filigree black

9 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

These are both as pretty as they can be Rosemary! I love the colors on the first and that fabulous vellum sentiment strip!

Greta said...

So beautiful, Rosemary! Wonderfully designed cards & love the coloring!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two floral beauties, Rosemary! Just love the vellum strip through the jumbo MOM on card 1 and the yummy blue wash on card two!!

Anita in France said...

These are both so lovely, Rosemary ... one fresh, crisp and sunny ... the other rich, bold and with such beautiful impact! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Lynn Put said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love how fresh and pretty they are. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love your watercoloring on the second - especially that awesome blue background. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is totally gorgeous! That flower is so pretty and is really set of with the white and aqua cardstock. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Tracy Freeman said...

Both are so beautiful, i love the softness on the first one though.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

TK said...

Really sensational! Love yor flowers, and both cards are just fabulous!