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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

flowers and a wreath...

Hey there!  Hope you have been having a great week!  Our nice weather has returned and I'm hoping that it holds out through the weekend as I have plans to meet up with a bloggy friend on Sunday!   In the meantime I have a couple of cards to share.  The first one is for Color Throwdown and Less is MoreLess is More has a wonderful sketch challenge going on right now and I love a good sketch so I had to play along.  I used the colors from Color Throwdown and watercolored the flowers and leaves from the Concord & 9th Wonderful Florals stamp set with ZIG markers.  Once they were mostly dry I die cut them with the matching dies.  I arranged everything on some woodgrain cardstock that I die cut with an A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot rectangle die.  The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Posie Fill In stamp set and was stamped on kraft cardstock with VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.  The flowers and leaves were stamped with VersaFine CLAIR ink in Tulip Red and Green Oasis.  I absolutely LOVE the CLAIR inks.  They stamp beautifully and are so versatile!  Finished up with some enamel dots in coral and green.


The second card is a bonus card of sorts.  April was customer appreciation month at Concord & 9th and on IG they are having a giveaway.  Simply make a card using something from the April release and post it on IG for a chance to win.  At first I thought I wouldn't be able to enter and then I remembered that I had purchased the Wreath Turnabout stamp set and that was released in April!  I have long wanted to purchase a turnabout stamp set, but haven't been able to because I don't have the original MISTI.   I purchased the Wreath Turnabout because I thought it might work with the mini MISTI and while it sort of works you don't get the best results.  So I decided to try making a wreath without the MISTI and it worked!  It took some trial and error, but I managed to get a pretty nice wreath.  At this point I'm not going to explain what I did as I want to try this technique with the other wreath in the set and see how goes.  But I will say that it wasn't as hard as you might think it would be!  To keep things from getting to complicated as I worked out how to create the wreath I used only two colors.  I die cut the finished piece with the largest AJVD Stitched Dot rectangle and then added some sequins before adhering it to a olive green card base.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  kraft, watercolor, woodgrain, olive; Stamps:  Concord & 9th; Dies: Concord & 9th, A Jillian Vance Design; Sequins:  Ellen Hutson; Inks:  VersaFine CLAIR, Stampin Up!; Watercolor Medium:  ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers

12 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful peach blossoms and I just love your wreath!! Two beauties, Rosemary!!

Lisa Elton said...

That little cluster of blooms is delightful Rosemary, what a pretty card! I think your wreath looks fantastic, another pretty card!

Betty Keefe said...

two lovely cards, Rosie - I admire your creativity in stamping the wreath without the MISTI - just bought that set also - have yet to give it a go!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--so, so gorgeous! Love both of these, but the wreath is amazing! I'd have no idea you didn't use the MISTI! Eventually I'm going to end up with that wreath stamp! I'm with you in hoping the good weather holds!

Viv said...

Beautiful card for LIM Rosie, I love that pretty flower bouquet.Your card is a perfect copy of the sketch for the challenge too.Love your leaves card too, the design is just delightful. Our weather has improved too at last lol. ;) hugs Viv xx

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous posy of lovely blooms, Rosemary, so yummy against the woodgrain ... and I LOVE your turnabout wreath, all that delicious green hued foliage is wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Wanda Cullen said...

You rocked the throwdown colors in your gorgeous CAS design! I also love the C9 wreath design! Always love seeing your creations in the CTD gallery!

Vickie Z said...

Nice cards! Love your CTD use of the colors- lovely flowers! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Nonni said...

Such beautiful cards... You've been busy! The embossing folder you used in your card for us at LIM is perfect for a CAS background -not at all too busy. The flowers really pop from it. Love your coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Neets B said...

Love those peachy tones of your flowers, such a lovely combination with the neutral slim border.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Hello From Texas said...

Hi Rosemary!

Thank you for the lovely compliments on my blog.

I love both of these cards. The LIM card is so fresh and crisp, I especially like the wood grain card stock on the base.

The turnabout card is wonderful. Love the mix of greens and the sentiment right in the middle.

TFS,
Carole