Sunday, 22 August 2010


Hello everyone, hope you're having a good weekend despite the damp weather. It's very warm and humid down here on the South coast as well as wet which is playing havoc with getting my washing dry!
I have a card to show you that will be my mother in law's birthday card in a couple of weeks as she loves roses and when I saw this gorgeous vase of roses as part of Teri's Delicious Doodles Birthday giveaway, I knew it would be just perfect for her.
I printed out the beautiful sketch style digital image twice and coloured just the vase and leaves on one and the roses on the other using watercolour pencils. I cut the roses out and layered them on top of the vase for a 3D effect. I cut the vase out with an oval cutter and trimmed the edges with mini scallop scissors.
I made a background for the panel with strips of My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus papers and made a border to cover the joins with embossed daisies cut from the 2 spot design papers and an X Cut Botanical Embossing Punch.
I assembled the card as shown, adding some glitz to the edges of the leaves and petals with a pink and green American Crafts Ultimate Glitter Gel Pen. I added a greeting by Hobby Art (GR1105C With Love), some pearls and a butterfly cut from my bargain butterfly illustration book.

I'm entering my card in Teri's Challenge at Delicious Doodles and also the following:
Papercutz Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Flower Power
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes


Teri said...

WOWsers hun! Loving the colours on those roses, and you've layered them too - fab!! Thank you so much for taking part in my little competition, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Lauretta See said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is your coloring ??? i had to look twice.. as i thought it was pre-colored images.. WOW!!!!!! your are such an amazing artist!! LOVE IT :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge this week. Good luck!

Sally H said...

Oh wow! That is so beautiful! Such stunning colouring! Reminds me of a rose my Dad had in his garden.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun, your colouring is out of this world
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
hugs shell xx

Claudine Poch said...

I agree, that coloring is amazing!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion.

Tracy said...

Beautiful colouring Fliss, love your creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fiona said...

They've all said it for me! Exceptional colouring Fliss. Good luck with that washing.

Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just incredible gosh,you really have,gone to town on this hun it really is a stunner,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lisa said...

Wow!Amazing colouring on the roses and you've cut the oval out so neatly.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

Chris said...

Beautiful card. On another note I am just getting addicted to zentangles and it occurred to me that your blog background it that. Did you do this???? it is fab.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful and colourful card. Perfect for our challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x