Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rose Sympathy

So we had brilliant sunshine all day yesterday, and to make up for it today it's going to rain All. Day. Long.  Yay.  I want to move to Arizona.  At least the sun shines there.

Anyway, I have two cards for you today.

Thought I'd try some kind of free-form watercolor today.  I was inspired by this week's Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge:

I don't have the stamps that Paula used, so I picked a different floral stamp and kept the color combo and simple layout.  And I picked Rose Wonder because of this week's What Will You Stamp? challenge:

I thought the sentiment I chose would work well for a sympathy card, and it's always good to have a couple of those on hand so I made another one.

This time I used the color challenge from Cupcake Inspirations:

I used Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler, and the rose is embossed in gold.  Then I added Tip Top Taupe for the leaves, but since I watercolored both of these at the same time there's a wee bit of cross-contamination--look closely and you'll see a smidge of blue on the pink card and vice versa.

I got the watercolor paper a little too wet on the pink card and the ink overflowed especially around the leaves, but the way that it did it with the pink and brown together I thought was kind of cool so I just went with it.  And now I have two sympathy cards for my stash, which I hope I won't need anytime soon.

That's it for me today, kids.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Rose Wonder
Ink:  Versamark, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor paper
Accessories:  Gold EP


Teneale Williams said...

I just adore the gold embossing of the rose image. Thanks for playing this week at Global Design Project.

CCsMom said...

VERY nice, Kik. I like it! And I like the simplicity of the design.

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossed flowers. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a great week!
-Sandy, DT

Paula Dobson said...

Ah, Christy, these are both gorgeous! I must need stronger glasses though, as I couldn't see any pink on blue or visa versa! Sometimes we are a little hard on ourselves, lol. I do love that "accidental" spillage on the pink card and I am glad you went with it! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

Michelle Last said...

So delicate and pretty, I especially love the pool party one! Thanks for joining us this week x

Tanya said...

These are both beautiful and perfect for sympathy!!

Brian King said...

Beautiful cards, Christy Lynn! I love how you've colored the flowers - so sweet. Thank you for playing along with this week's CASE the Designer Challenge!

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

I adore the gold embossing, and both colour combos are so pleasing to the eye - I can't choose a favourite, they are both so lovely Christy Lynn. Thanks for joining at WWYS this week.

Call me Naki said...

They're both so beautiful!!! The gold embossed roses look so elegant with nice, soft colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Tammy said...

Both cards are beautiful!! Your watercoloring is gorgeous!

Eva Ng said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, DT Sweetie -

Card Bomb said...

Ooooh! So pretty Christy Lynn! I love the gold embossing and have to say that I'm loving the blue rose!! Thanks for joining us this week at What Will You Stamp!

Kylie Bertucci said...

Unfortunately sympathy cards are handy to have. You've done so well!!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx