Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Aqua Seas

It took a long time to get these next few cards completed.

First up is a colorful scene built on yellows and aquas, touches of purples and pinks, lots of pearls (hand colored each one as they used to be ivory), tiny rhinestones and Crystal Laquer for stars. I colored the tropical bird, covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed 3 coats of UTEE on it. Yes, you could probably use it as a pendant on a necklace, but I wanted to bring something special to the scene. It's flying over the beach.

Stamp Sets: "Aloha" and "Tropical Nature," both by Theresa Momber at Gink K. Designs
Inks by Memento; used sponge daubers to create the scene, and a negative from a label die cut to keep the scenery in.

I found an embossing folder that has the same shape as the die cut shape for the scene and it had embossing around the edges. I sanded the color off so you can see scroll work on the embossed layer.

I made the simple pin with pearls that is set into the triple bow. I cut and bent the end of the pin so that it won't poke anyone. Questions? Feel free to send them to me :)

This is a 5x7 card. The envelope took me all day to make. s-l-o-w.

3 coats of UTEE on the tropical bird, Crystal Lacquer on the boat, palm branches, coconuts. 
Wink of Stella all over the ocean. Mini rhinestones as stars, and some more Crystal Laquer, too.

Thank you, dear friends, for coming over and taking a look!!


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! I don't know where to begin! Love this beautiful, colourful scene--just stunning! (And I rarely use that word.) Your parrot is absolutely awesome :) However much time you spent on this was worth it!!

  2. I keep going back and looking at it some more...so much detail! Whoever gets this card will be keeping it forever, that's for sure!

  3. and just when i think you have outdone yourself... you outdo yourself more! Rosy this is the most stunning creation! the colors are perfect!!! the parrot is perfect... everything about this card is PERFECT!

  4. Another lovely one! Great fun colors and love all of your embellishments!

  5. Rosy! I just saw this and I think it's absolutely beautiful! I'm a follower but don't get notices when you post.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!