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

Friday, April 28, 2017

bursting with joy...

Hello!!  The weekend is upon us and I have a card to share for a couple of challenges:  Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights, Freshly Made Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. The pin-sights mood board is full of lovely images in soft, muted colors and I tried to capture several of those colors.  I used three different Essentials by Ellen stamp sets:  Mondo Peony, Up the Happy and Lovely.  I stamped the smallest peony from Mondo Peony with watermark ink on watercolor paper and then embossed with white embossing powder.  The flower was then colored with a ZIG clean color marker call Pink Flamingo.  Once it was mostly dry I trimmed it out by hand.  A background was watercolored using ZIGs in light green and yellow green.  There isn't any silver in the images, but I decided to sparkle things up a bit by using silver glitter cardstock for the strip portion of the FMS sketch.  The butterflies were stamp with watermark ink on watercolor paper and then colored with ZIGs in two shades of blue (blue and Persian blue).  Once dry they were die cut.  I trimmed down the main panel and then layered all of the images.  For some reason I was a bit heavy handed with the ink when I stamped the sentiment, but I wasn't going to start over!! I finished off the card by adding some drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Ranger watercolor, silver glitter cardstock; Stamps and dies:  Essentials by Ellen; Ink:  VersaMark watermark ink and VersaFine Smoky Gray; Watercolor medium:  ZIGs; Nuvo Jewel Drops


10 comments:

Greta said...

Beautiful way to use that sketch, Rosemary--love the silver glitter paper & wonderful focal point!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bright summery colors! Very pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Very pretty card! I love those butterflies and the beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lin said...

A pretty take on the sketch, Rosemary! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

TK said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! Love the soft, yet strong colors -- and your choices of colors are to die for! Perfect pop of silver!

Olga Jewell said...

Love this gorgeous card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your blue butterflies on that blossom, Rosemary!!

Lori said...

Love those pretty blue butterflies and that pretty flower! Wonderful, beautiful card!

Anita in France said...

Soft and gorgeous, Rosemary ... just like that lovely inspiration ... such a fabulous take! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

I love how you nested all your elements Rosi.