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

Monday, May 1, 2017

have a beautiful day.. plus a winner!

Happy Monday everyone!!  I'm stopping in to let you know the winner of my giveaway from last week, as well as to share a card that I made for a couple of challenges. First up is the winner of my giveaway and that person is...McStamper!!!  Congrats!!  Please contact me with your information (just click on the "see my complete profile" link and then on email) and I will get it to Dyane who will send you the set.   I will be doing another giveaway on May 22nd, so please stop by then.   Now on to my card I created this with the current CTS layout in mind.  Over the weekend the Hero Arts creative team had been sharing "under the sea themed" projects that showcase the May My Monthly Hero kit and it made me think of a My Monthly Hero kit that I purchased last year that had a similar theme.  So I pulled out the stamp set from the kit along with the matching octopus die and got to work.  I used the Hero Arts Mermaid ombre ink pad and thanks to tips from Yana I was able to ink up my octopus perfectly!  I did the same with the coral that is behind the octopus (sorry you can't really see it) and then watercolored the area using Ranger distress ink in Salty Ocean (of course) and let it dry.  Once the panel was dry I trimmed it down and then adhered the octopus with pop dots.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I trimmed it down and then adhered it over the octopus with clear dots.  I finished off the card by adding clear dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.  I love how they look like little bubbles floating in the water!  Since the theme at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes I will be adding my card to that gallery.


Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT tropical teal, Ranger watercolor paper, PTI vellum; Stamps and dies:  Hero Arts; Ink:  Hero Arts, Ranger and VersaMark; Nuvo Crystal Drops

8 comments:

Greta said...

The drops DO look like bubbles--sweet card, Rosemary! That ombre pad has enough difference between colors to really show--love it! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!

Tracy Freeman said...

It looks fantastic, I love the ombre ink pads, they are so much fun to work with.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your octopus Rosie and the bubbles look amazing!
Val x

Olga Jewell said...

you are so talented!!! This is gorgeous!

Lisa Elton said...

Perfect take on the sketch! This is a terrific CAS card!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous ombré octopus, Rosemary ... perfect against the soft watercolour and those nuvo bubbles! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

Cool stamping on the octopus Rosi and love the vellum sentiment.