Sunday, 22 August 2010

Roses

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

11 comments:

  1. 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!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Fiona x

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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

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Fliss xx