Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Roses Always!

I just adore roses.  Real roses, crafted roses, stamped roses, inked roses...any and all roses call to me.  I might just have more rose stamps (including the everlasting kind) than I could shake a stick at, followed closely by patterned papers.   The depth of my affection is truly more than skin deep as I always relish the opportunity to incorporate a rose or more into my papercraft, but seeing I am so rose mad,  I often try and show restraint and use them only every now and again.  I guess, you could say I am a bit of a rose tragic.  So, when I saw this week's The Shabby Tea Room Flower Palette Challenge, I knew it was "all over red rover" and time to break out with a rose or too.  After all, what's a girl to do?



The challenge was to create a project inspired from the above fabulous photograph's colors using flowers. C'est tout!   And as you now know, the word "flowers" can often be synonymous with "roses" to me...so, roses it had to be.  I didn't use all of the colors in the photo as I knew in my crafting hands that would end up as one hot mess, so I just gently plucked the colors that called to me most and seemed to faithfully capture the mood of this gorgeous image. As always, I had a wonderful time.




 Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Roses In Bloom and Fancy Phrases, Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner
  • Paper:  Basic Grey Hello Luscious PP, K&Company "Julianne", Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream C/S, Misc. Pastel Lemon/Lime C/S
  • Ink:  Memento London Fog, Versafine Olympia Gree, Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, and Old Paper, White Acrylic Paint
  • Other:  Copics, Uniball White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Ornamental Alterations Die, Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls, Spellbinders Fancy Nestability Tags, Provocraft/Cuttlebug Roses Embossing Folder, and WRMK Corner Chomper Scallop 

17 comments:

Charlene said...

I love the labels and the pretty flower!!!Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!!!!

Cathy Weber said...

Jen, this card is so dreamy and elegant. The big beautiful yellow rose and leaves are gorgeous. I love how you used the large label behind the rose and the pearls were the perfect finishing touch. I am always amazed how you think of all the little touches that say so much on a finished card.

Gayatri said...

Thats one beautiful card, Jen! Love love that flower and the spellbinder tag is awesome.Great touch using pearls. Love your take on the challenge :)

Stephanie said...

Jen.........Your card is just stunning! I'm always amazed at how you incorporate your colors and layers. This is just one gorgeous card!

Karen C. said...

Gorgeous rose Jen. The details are so pretty - the label and little pearls are great accents.

Julie said...

A beautiful card

Michelle said...

Love that big yellow flower and the dimension you were able to infuse in it….and the yellow ribbon…oh this is so fun and bright…just makes me happy happy happy….:)

Anne B said...

Stunning card, Jen. I love the yellows and that rose is just dreamy. Oh dear, is that another set I need to purchase from WMS?

Kristin said...

This card is just scruptious. I love the big flower and leaves. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Hugs,
Kristin

Mad for Paper said...

Wowza, this is stunning. the leaves look real.
TFS
Ang

suzARTe said...

I love roses too,love this beautiful card

Lorraine said...

Wow, one beautiful card, Jen! Love your card design, colors, challenge interpretation and the gorgeous yellow "rose"!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Jen this card is GORGEOUS! I can't believe what you did with that flower...It looks so real. The white paint is such a perfect accent for your cards. I'm so glad you joined us at The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Diane Jaquay said...

Holy cow, this is STUNNING!!! I adore that flower (it's yellow, I can't help but love it!) Fabulous card, Jen!

Emily said...

So pretty! I love the dimension of your rose and the color on it is just so cheerful, it makes me happy. :)

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is just stunning!! I love that you used a yellow rose - it makes is more 'real life' if that makes any sense.