Monday, July 11, 2011

An Adoring Rose.


I was certainly feeling rosy when I paper pieced this Waltzingmouse stamp.  Waltzingmouse's Roses in Bloom is such a lovely set.  I find that the main focal image rose lends itself so well to being pieced.  I'm not entirely convinced that I did it justice, but it was a wonderful time had attempting the process.  This card was made for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge using the colors from The Play Date Cafe (Mint, Buttercream and Taupe).    It's been a while since I've thrown a card into the ring for either of these fab challenges so it was nice to be able to do so today.  Even though I made this card this morning, it isn't a bonny a day as I would have liked for picture taking, so I have given you a natural light shot as well as a flashy one.  You've got to do what you've got to do, right?  Anyways, I am sure you get the picture.  *wink*

Please find below the natural light image of my card, the inspiration photo for this week's The Play Date Cafe Challenge, and the natty sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge for this week.




Lovely of you to stop by.  Have a fantastic day!    x


Supplies:



  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Roses In Bloom and Off-Beat Backgrounds, Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Spring Moss , Stampers Select White, and Fine Linen C/S, Basic Grey, Websters, and Pink Paislee DP
  • Accessories:  Antique White and Pale Gold Acrylic Paint, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tim Holtz Alterations Label and Tags, Papertrey Ink Impression Plates in Woodgrain, and Tin Types and Bakers Twine in Green, Uniball White Gel Pen, and Jute

20 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Oh I love the rose, all soft and wispy that way. I just attempted a yellow rose after that Copic class, but it needs a do-over before going on a card! I think I need to get some softer yellows just like this. The layering on this is fab, Jen! Such an awesome girly girl kind of card!

massofhair said...

A StUnNiNg card using this weeks colours over at the Play Date Cafe. Large images seem to be very much on trend. Very elegant:-)

Lee said...

Very pretty. You did a great job with the paper piecing!

Gisèle said...

very cool, i love it. adore the gold edging. Great job and good luck !!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is really beautiful. Love the soft colors and all the gorgeous dimension you have achieved with this rose. Awesome job.

Kara said...

just gorgeous!!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is wonderful, the colors blend so well together. Your flower comes to life from the base! I struggle with natural vs flash...I never thought to show both-good idea. ;)

Ted said...

Wow, Jen! I love the soft, classy, vintage look of this card. :) Well done!

Leigh said...

I love this card! Great take on the challenges and your layering is beautiful!

Lynn said...

This is beautiful Jen! I love what you've done with this pretty rose and all of the layers on your card! This is perfect for both of these challenges!

Kelly said...

Beautiful!!!

cbuswell said...

love the texture and layers to this. The touches of gold are fab too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Love the 3D WM bloom! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Heather Jensen said...

This is just beautiful Jen. Love the big bloom. :)
Hugs~

Gisèle said...

oh wow, what a gorgeous card ...love, love ,love that gold edging...i am addicted to my gold rub and buff since i bought it a few months ago...have a good one..xoxoox

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fab use of our colors! THat lush yellow flower is just beautiful. THanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your rose is beautiful and a great focal point to your wonderful card. http://designsbyjax.blogspot.com/2011/07/paper-crafts-gallery-idol-round-1.html

Jaclyn Miller said...

Sorry, pasted the wrong thing into my previous comment. I meant to say thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Julia Aston said...

Your layered rose is just beautiful! love the colors on this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love how you used the rose and the lovely leaves with this sketch, just gorgeous!