Saturday, October 15, 2016

PS. Celebrate!

Aloha dear friends!!!

I'm sorry for not commenting on your cards much this week or even being on FaceBook or any place. S-t-r-e-s-s  O-v-e-r-l-o-a-d. I have had to stop adulting for a few days. Coloring and painting are in order for a while.

This card is going into the Paper Smooches Color Inspiration Challenge aka Fall Color Study for October. These are not my go-to colors so it's definitely a challenge. Here is a picture of the colors:

Using watercolors, I painted a blend of these colors, then die cut out shapes. For the flower and sentiment (for anniversary card) upper right, I used Copic Markers. What you cannot see is the VersaMark Dazzle flower images stamped all over the white card base (you have to tilt the card to see it). You also cannot see that I covered the hearts and the centers of the flowers with Glossy Accents. I also let the watercolors dry, then sprayed a layer of Perfect Pearls "Pearl" all over it and let it dry again. The inside has another flower image colored and fussy cut with a mini plum-colored heart ♥ I outlined all the fussy cutting and die cuts with either black, pink or purple markers, you know, the teensy details :D

Stamp Sets: "Best Buds" (the flowers and sentiment), and "Botanicals #1" (watermarking the front)
Cardstock: GKD 120# white, Neenah 80# white, AC dark mauve
Strathmore Watercolor 300 Series
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Copic Markers; Memento black, purple and pink markers for edging die cuts
VersaMark Dazzle (for watermarking the card background)
SU Pennant Dies
SU Triple Heart Punch (the hearts are punched from the watercolor portion); corner rounder
Glossy Accents; Perfect Pearls spray (in Pearl); Foam Squares in white and in clear

Mahalo so much for stopping by!
Please be patient with me to start adulting again ♥


  1. Beautiful card, you used the color inspiration so well. I hope you have a less stressful week ahead!

  2. Coloring is good for the soul! :) Love your sweet little card, I am totally stumped with these colors, but of course yours is perfectly crafted! Be well.....deep breaths! xo~

  3. I don't care for the colors either but you turned it into a beautiful card


  4. Oh, this is just beautiful, Rosy. I LOVE what you have done with those colors, and yes, they are a challenge!!! Beautiful design, this is getting pinned. Hope you have found some peace and can chill with your coloring. Stress is never good......get rid of it!!!!! Thinking about you!

  5. Great happy colors, hope it helped:-) Relax and color some more.

  6. Beautiful card and a great take on the color challenge. Don't worry about not commenting as I know you have had a lot on your plate of late. I hope things go better from now on for you.

  7. Love your watercolouring, Rosy! And what a cute banner/sentiment! I can see the glossy accent hearts, but have to imagine the Versamark Dazzle. These are some of my favourite colours, too!

  8. It's very nice Rosy , I like the colors you used ! Hope you have a good week!

  9. What a beautiful card- I LOVE the watercolored banner and hearts! I agree- these colors were hard to use;) Hopefully the next challenge will be easier! LOL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the October PS challenge! <3 Hope you join in the fun again soon!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!