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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pink Roses

Hello and good morning!

Today's card was inspired by the challenge going on over at Crafty Cardmaker's this week, #50, Blooming Images.  The challenge is to use a flower image to be the main focus of the card.  Not people, not landscapes, but FLOWERS.  (Or a single flower.)  It's been a long time since I did a floral image as the main focus, and I was intrigued, so here is my card.

I've used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as the jumping off point, and from there I was off to the races.


I colored the image with Copics and inked all edges of all papers with Tea Dye Distress Ink.   The music layer is from an exercise book from my youth a zillion years ago.  I sponged a bit more Distress Ink around the edges to enhance the already yellowish tone of the paper.

My favorite part, as usual, is the ribbon embellishment.  I used crochet ribbon for the gathered rosette, a couple of pieces of two tone ribbon behind that, a vintage button and some baker's twine, and I finished the "bouquet" off with one of my custom stick pins, a small one.  

You can barely see the scalloped, lacy MS border punch underneath.  Call it an underpinning of sorts.  A little stitching and some pearls, plus popping the main image up on dimensionals, finish everything off.

And that, dear readers, is my card for today.  I haven't stamped any particular greeting or sentiment as this card could be used for any number of occasions, so I'll wait until I need it to stamp the inside.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to join me, and I wish you a lovely day of crafting.  It's good to finally get back into the craft room as I've been going through "new mother syndrome" with the puppy and am finally getting into a routine.  Exhaustion is a big factor, but things are starting to fall into place.  Now if only she'd learn to "ask" to go outside, but that battle is still being fought.  *sigh*

Happy crafting!


Stamp: A Year in Flowers 2 (Flourishes)
Ink: Versafine Smoky Gray, TH Distress Ink Tea Dye
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card; Subtles Stack and Whisper White scrap (SU); Sweet Fairy (Prima); personal music;
Extras: Dies: Designer Label STAX 1 (Dienamics); ribbon and crochet ribbon (3 Girl JAM); baker's twine, MS punch, vintage button, pearls, Copics, dimensionals.

Challenges entered:

IBS February Blog Hop - Bows
IBSIC #46 - Lt. Pink, Lt. Green, Brown
MOJO Monday Sketch
Alota Rubber Stamps #101 - Multiples of Three (Die cuts, pearls)
Incy Wincy Designs - Pop It Up
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - Blooming Images
RRR #66 - Spring Colors + Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Frilly (Scallops & Lace)
Inky Impressions #97 - Ribbon or twine
Crafty Ribbons #39 - Buttons
3 Girl JAM - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Pile It On #7 - Clips and/or Pins



Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing how you created it, I may borrow the idea for the frames - I think that is very clever and so different.

Viv's Visuals said...

Looks fab Shea! (And i'm happy to see you again at CCM!)

Debs said...

Fabulous card Shea - love the LO and the roses are stunning.
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Debs xx

Julie Reed said...

Fab card, I love the ribbon embellishment and your lovely stick pin
Thanks for joining us at CCM this week
Jules :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card Shea! I love the ribbon embellishment and the gorgeous stick pin.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shea :-) the whole design is so stylish and fabulous :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s I have a candy on my blog if you're interested x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Shea. I love the image and your colouring is so beautiful. You have made such great use of that sketch and your ribbon/pin detail is so pretty.
hugs Sue

Donna Ellis said...

such a sweet card, Shea! I especially like the shapes in your interpretation of the sketch. The musical panel looks really pretty, too!

Shani Thomas said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at IBSIC this week.

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Another gorgeous card Shea!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! Stunning, love all the layers, beautiful coloring!

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Beautiful card, really pretty flowers and fantastic embellishments. Thanks for joining us at crafty card makers this week. Rebecca x

Leah said...

Beautiful! Love the layers and your coloring is lovely. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh my. Jaw dropping! I love everything about this! Thanks for playing along with IBSIC!

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. It's amazing. Love the soft colours and elegant design. Thank you so much for joining my blooming challenge over at the Craft Card Makers this time.
Love n hugs

Mynnette said...

Simply stunning! LOVE the use of the music book--very clever! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

Donna K - Owner @ Created by Donna K said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the stitching, your coloring and your stick pin is gorgeous!

Julie Odil said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the roses. Thanks for linking up with the 3 Girl Jam "Anything Goes with Ribbon" challenge.
- Julie O DT member

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute fun bow! Thanks for joining in with IBS bow challenge!

Cindy Lawrence said...

That is GORGEOUS, Shea! You should do flowers more often, my friend!

Heather said...

Beautiful card Shea!! I love the roses!! Roses are my Fav!! Beautiful colors and soft shabby feel!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

Gretha said...

Beautiful card Shea, your layout is very stylish used lovely colors
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenges
xxx Gretha

Bettina L. said...

Oh this card is beautiful. Love the design with the flowers, sewing, buttonand lace flower. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

jessica said...

another gorgeous creation Shea!! LOVE the ribbon embellishment also and your great take on the sketch!!
Thanks for sharing and playing along with 3GJ's Anything Goes w/Ribbon challenge!!

mommyof5kidz said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!!