While I am still sorting out my photo-editing software conundrum, I thought I'd share with you another oldie but goodie. Thanks by the way for your ever so helpful suggestions left in your sweet comments in my last post. I am hopeful I'll be back, cooking with gas, soon.
This was a fun little felt rolled rose number that I made when I first got my wee Rolled Rose die from My Favorite Things early last year. These cuties are so easy to make and a real textural treat if you ask me. You've got to get stuck in, if you haven't already. The stamps used were largely Tim Holtz's for Stampers Anonymous save the tiny tag (from a stamp set of the same name) by Papertrey Ink. The tags are so lovely looking, but a tad tricky for my old eyes to get lined up perfectly and threaded, that's for sure, hence the "interesting" alignment choices.
I must say I love Tim Holtz's stamps but even though I do like a bit of the grunge aesthetic, I find that most of his more orthodox inspirations are a bit dark and wait for it...grungy for my taste. I do though feel the vintage golden lace ribbon threaded with the chirpy red and white gingham used and the bright red blooms lighten the mood, which is good and more my cup of tea. I also love the challenge of bucking the trend (somewhat) with his stamps. It gives me a bit of a crafting workout which is very cool.
Well, that's me done for today. I'm off to make a few more goodies that I shall look forward to posting very soon. Thanks for taking a peek. I hope your day is a beautiful one.