Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Thank You Sew Much

 Hey everyone. How's it going? Today I have a Thank You card for a dear friend. I watercolor-stenciled the front and back base mats.
Supplies Used:
SU and Springhill Digital card stocks
Water color paper
A Colorful Life Lace stencil (front)
Dylusions Shattered stencil (back)
Distress Oxide reinkers, diluted 50/50 with water
Funky Fossil stamped sentiment
Versafine Clair ink
Trimcraft Santoro Mirabelle EF Folder, embossed on DCWV card
Altenew Embroidered Blooms Stamps and Dies
Gecko Galz digital images from Sew What's New and Stitch in Time collage sheets
I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing to A9.
The way I did the watercoloring was, I put a drop of Cracked Pistashio, Tea Rose and Scattered Straw DOX reinkers in palette wells and diluted each one with a drop of water. I did the back mat first, using a wet brush. I got some seep-thru so I changed to a sponge finger dauber for the front mat, squeezing out the liquid onto a paper towel before stenciling. I ink-distressed the dry-embossed card with Scattered Straw DOX.
The back  along with a stamped, water colored and circle-punched siggie.
And final view. 

Now some food for Rain's Art & Dinner Date.
We made brunch last Sunday. Scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, toast and hash brown patties with ketchup. Sometimes I don't mind the ketchup touching any of my other food, but sometimes I do mind. So I make a little dam to segregate the ketchup, lol. Salsa is another matter. Had I thought of it, I'd have pulled our big jug of Pace Picante Sauce out of the fridge and poured it on everything. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹πŸ˜  I am well aware it's tomato-based like the ketchup but I love those spices and chopped up bits of veggies. At any rate, this is a meal we always enjoy.

Thanks for visiting me today  -  have a good one!

I've used Gecko Galz digital collage sheet images
I stamped and die cut the Altenew florals and Funky Fossil sentiment


Darlene said...

OMG what a beautiful creation my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Can You Handle the Pressure

PS ... WOW thanks for also sharing this gorgeous vintage creation with us on our Double D and Stencil Fun challenges too. Good Luck! Awesome inspiration!

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful details on this pretty card and loving the watercolored back too! So fun and creative! And the brunch looks delicious! Now I'm hungry!!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Vicki said...

So pretty! The pop of cool blue looks great with the warm fall colors. Cute vintage sewing machine image. Thanks for sharing at the Double D, "Thankful, Grateful, Blessed" Challenge.

Michelle N. said...

Very pretty-love the antique sewing machine! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

craftytrog said...

This is such a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous.
Your friend will love it Aimeslee.

Pat said...

Your card is so pretty Aimeslee and I love the coloured backgrounds front and back and the sweet sewing machine and flowers and the embossed layer with some beautiful flowers too...a gorgeous card. Sorry I haven't visited recently but hope all is well with you...that brunch looks really yummy. Hubby and I do this on a Sunday sometimes. x

Debbie Mageed said...

What a fun card! I just love the stencilled background. Thank you for playing with us at the HLS Die Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Becca Sadler said...

Aimeslee: Hello!! Thanks for sharing your bright and cheerful appreciation card at Ally's Angels! --Becca/DT

Diane said...

Beautifully created and love the colors!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Stencil Fun, Double D, and Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane SF~DD~CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Pamela said...

A really pretty card - I like the sewing machine image.
CD Sunday Plus DT

Christine said...

Lovely art and the food looks good!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

OMG your creations are beautiful and obviously much thought goes into them. I would eat breakfast at your house. I love what you served and I also would love the Picante salsa with it. Hmmm ... you are making me hungry even though I just ate my breakfast (boring oatmeal with fruit). I love your play on words too ... it is "sew" clever :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Fiona said...

I like your combination of papers and the watercoloured background - thanks for sharing with us at HLS Water Colour challenge

Alyson Mayo said...

Watercolour stencilling - that’s such a neat idea! I love that background :)

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. Great watercoloring and card design. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Galz, HLS watercolor.

JulieP said...

What a pretty way to incorporate the ephemera. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Die challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

As always A fabulous card Aimes, I love the colours, I've yet to try daubers, must get them out! Lovely take on the sketch and the embossing is so pretty. Love the sewing machine image too. As for the plate of food, it looks yummy, might have similar (English Breakfast) tomorrow, now you've wetted my appetite. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog and I hope that Arfur is leaving you alone?
Faith x

Carol said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee - but what makes your posting even better is the plate with the crispy bacon. I think crispy bacon has to be my most favourite food.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Seafield Jo said...

A beautiful card, I love your layout.
Your card brought back some very happy memories! One of my grandmas had a sewing machine just like your image. It was built into a table and there was a huge rocking plate on the base of the table that made the sewing machine work. She used to let me sit with her while she sewed and press the plate - I found it such fun!
Thanks for joining us again.
Jo xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

ahlers5 said...

Thank you so much f`or this card! It's beautiful. It also reminds me that I need to get back to making a quilt for my grandson.

Bethie said...

Yummy card. Loving ❤ the watercolor, These colors are so gorgeous. Your breakfast looks yummy too.

Rain said...

Your card is beautiful Aimeslee! I love the sewing maching! Ooooh breakfast brunch!!! Love it, I'm SUCH a fan of hash browns! I need to make some!!! ♥♥

DVArtist said...

Aimeslee that is a gorgeous card. I can tell a lot of love went into it. We often have that meal for dinner. Have a lovely day.

My name is Erika. said...

I like this sewing themed card. The colors you chose are great and I like how you added the flowers around the sewing machine. And your breakfast looks yummy. I am a big fan of breakfast, any time of day. Hope you had a great weekend. hugs-Erika

Judy McKay said...

LOvely designed card. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see back here again soon. Judy DT

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful my friend!!! I love your stenciling. Looks fabulous in front of the digital images. Have a blessed week.

Cazro said...

A stunning card, wonderful water ccolouring. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. We do appreciate you taking the time to share with us. Caz. DT.

Arlene said...

What a wonderful card. I love how you decorate both sides of your card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our November "Anything Goes" challenge.

Deanna Mulder said...

Great card. I love the colors you used for your water coloring. So pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

Billie A said...

Glad I got to see your card again. So creative and love the colors. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner.

foleysfriend said...

What a clever way to add color while using a stencil. I need to try it! Thanks for sharing. I love how you "decorate" not only the front of the card, but the back also. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

sue n.

The Dream Pages said...

Thank you so much joining us at HLS water colour challenge..