Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Good Morning!

I'm so glad it's Thursday... I had to have a colonoscopy yesterday and anyone who has gone through that or any of you nursing staff out there will know that there is a 2 day prep for this ... The first day I could only eat certain foods, the 2nd day no solid food at all and I had to drink 2 litres of cleansing fluid plus 2 more litres of clear fluid. My procedure was not until yesterday afternoon and I was so hungry but thankfully all was well...Yay! 
I was so glad to be able to have my first cup of tea later that afternoon...

Not being able to go anywhere on Tuesday I stayed in my room and got out my watercolours and some stamps and made a few Winter Wonderland cards... Here's one


I used Gansai Tambi paints and stamped the trees whilst the card was damp using PTI Ripe Advocado ink


You can see I used Versamark and white E/P over the tress but only in certain areas. The stamp I used was a freebie from a magazine last year and it's a solid stamp so I didn't ink all of the stamp to emboss so I could still get some of the Ripe Advocado bleeding through


Once again I used ordinary CS ... This is my personal preferred method and it's more forgiving than watercolour paper... you can go back and add as long as you don't wet it too much. The colours are brighter too.

This is a second entry at Try It On Tuesday


I'll share some more of my watercolour Winter Wonderland cards with you in the next few days ... I hope you don't get bored of them

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by my blog

~ Ros ~

17 comments:

chrissie said...

So pleased all went well for you Ros

Such a beautiful tree card. Thank you for joining us again at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Mac Mable said...

So artsy and loving the colours you've used. Fabulous background and great idea to use the white embossing powder, looks beautiful. Never ever get tired of your beautiful creations....keep them coming X

Carole said...

Hi Ros.....I do sympathise with you about the colonoscopy...not pleasant...and the prep is tedious to say the least...anyway glad you are out the other end (no pun intended..lol) and everything was hunky dory for you. :)
As for your card, well you know I love your work and this is no exception...loving those trees against your wonderful background. have a good weekend...nearly here! xx

Greta said...

Glad everything went well, Ros--no fun, but so worth it! This was my year & sure enough, had a pre-cancerous polyp this time, so moved up to every 5 years. I will NEVER get tired of your Winter Wonderland card--so, so beautiful! Looks like a scene from our mountains where the snow has begun to fall--yah! Warm hugs, Greta

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! Your partially embossed trees make the snowiness look all the more realistic. I'm still amazed that you can do this on regular cardstock and get your paints to blend without warping the paper. I love the whiteness of the paper. I know there is an ultra-white watercolor paper available, but I haven't tried it. Pssst... I've had a colonoscopy and can testify that the prep is worse than the procedure.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, beautiful snow scene!

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card for Christmas, the embossing on the trees looks super. Thank you for joining us again at TioT's.
Yvonne

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Maria said...

Glad everything went well with your colonoscopy! I had one several years ago. The prep is not fun at all! I have a sensitive digestive tract, so it affected me that way, too! But, I do so admire your card, Ros!! Such pretty water coloring and embossing on the trees! You achieved a fabulous effect...love!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on getting the good results, Ros, and for even having the test in the first place. Early diagnosis is critical with colon cancer so everyone needs to do it, no matter how uncomfortable the prep is! Because of my Crohn's Disease, I've had to have dozens of colonoscopies and every time I grumble that scientists can't come up with some more humane prep method, lol! And I can tell you that I don't pass the prep time creating absolutely breathtaking watercolor art like you do!!! I am beyond impressed! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara said...

Oooooh, I LOVE this card. Makes want to go to that forest now... and not return for weeks!

Tracy said...

You sure got some great effects with your process. the embossing mutes the color perfectly to match your watercolor background. :-)

Marina said...

Poor you. My best friend had the same procedure this week and was very pleased when she was able to eat again. This card is gorgeous.

Diane said...

Gorgeous!! I love the pretty pines and the way you have layered them. You are tempting me to get my new pine tree stamps I have out, if only I had time...sigh!! Happy for you your test went well, I need to get one of this this year...ugh!!

Stella said...

Just read this post; I hope you are feeling better again and that the results will bring you good news. Your card - as always - is a gem!
XXX

pearshapedcrafting said...

I am super impressed that you did anything at all as I do know what you mean about the preparation for a colonoscopy! So pleased the results were good! This really is a beautiful card and I love how you created it! I look forward to seeing more of your cards! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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