Sunday, May 8, 2016

I Often Think of You, PP294 & FMS235

Hi friends, and to all the Moms out there, a Happy Mothers Day! I am blessed to be the Mom to three amazing adult children, and look forward to spending the day with two of them. One of them lives out of state, but I'm super excited that I am going to visit him at the end of the month.

Jaydee is our hostess with the mostess today at The Paper Players, and she has a wonderful pastel color combo for us. It will come as no surprise to you that I immediately thought to do something floral!

This is the first time I'm inking up my new Organic Blooms stamp set from Mama Elephant, and I am in love! This is such a beautiful bouquet and I can't wait to use it with other mediums. Today I inked it up with Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder, then watercolored the image using ink refills in the challenge colors. I embossed the sentiment and banner onto vellum, and I have a little trick to share. Though not on my supply list, I used Elmers Spray Adhesive to attach the vellum to the card base. It works great and since it's a super fine mist you can't see it through the vellum.
I've had the frame of my card laying around for ages, and when I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I knew it was the perfect time to put it to use. This stamp set comes with lots of great sentiments, but I used one from a different set to stay closer to the sketch. Believe it or not, I didn't have an appropriate sentiment big enough to extend accross the entire card. I'll have to do something about that! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Organic Blooms, Charmed (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Watercolor Card Stock (Tim Holtz), White Vellum (Stampin Up)
Ink Pads: Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin Up)
Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: White and Black Embossing Powders , Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Thank for stopping by, and please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players! We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too!

Inky hugs!


paperkicks said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love your watercolor! It makes the flowers look so realistic! Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous! You are the QUEEN of floral images! So soft and pretty! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your peeps!♥

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I love this card, and the sentiment is great. Was the spray adhesive hard to do? Like too much or not enough?
Hope you had a great Mothers Day.

laurie said...

After seeing how gorgeous this is, I need to try this technique!I like how you framed it too. Awesome Sandy!

Jen Mitchell said...

What an amazing floral background! I love how you used the stitched border to frame it. And thanks for the tip about the Elmers Spray Adhesive and the vellum. I've got "special" tape for use with vellum but it's really not all that special so I'dd love to try something better.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW!!! This absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors go amazingly with those beautiful flowers!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! With such beautiful watercolors, it's a piece of art. Gorgeous blend of the challenge colors, use of the sketch and what a clever tip for vellum! Fanstastic idea!

Darnell said...

This is superb, Sandy, just superb!!! Hugs, Darnell

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Those flowers are amazing - so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh MY-----this is amazing! I love those gorgeous blooms and your watercoloring is beautiful! You rocked this challenge, My Friend! Have a wonderful week! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Beautiful, Sandy! Great watercoloring and I love the vellum banner at the bottom.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your watercoloured florals are so pretty Sandy - I love the addition of the sprinkles too!