Monday, May 28, 2012

Red Roses

Our Creative Corner
I'm enjoying a 3 day w/e thanks to still being on orientation.  Holiday pay is time & 1/2, so they didn't want a slow-poke like me to work--hurrah!  I did manage to force myself to get some chores done like doggie baths & clearing the stack of mail on the counter (drives hubby crazy--LOL!)  Now I've earned some play time, so finished up the card I started last night.  Memorial Day is to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom in America, but I also remember my wonderful parents.  When I was a kid my dad joked that the only flower was a red rose.  He really loved all roses (& a lot of other flowers), but I still associate him with the red ones.  Mine have just begun blooming, so I cut a few to put on the mantle.  They inspired my card made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday HERE & Our Creative Corner HERE.  The TT challenge is to use a flower image & I chose the rose wreath from the Wreaths of all Seasons set.  OCC must be a Shabby Chic card, so I'm hoping this will qualify-- not my area of expertise, for sure!  The card base is Spellbinders Labels 10 sprayed with Tattered Angels Wheatfields & Penny Black Music BG stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle.  The red die (part cut off) is Spellbinders Parisian Motifs.  The wreath is colored with COPICS R59, R29, G07, G09, Y21.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Life Lines.  The image is cut with the Flourishes Classic Keyhole die and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Wheatfields & Candy Apple Red.  The edges of all the pieces are sponged with Delicata Golden Glitz & they're mounted with foam tape.  Sorry for the flat picture--couldn't figure out how to make it stand up straight.  I'm not sure if the red velvet ribbon was the right embellishment, but I didn't like anything else I tried.  Raindots & pearls finish it off.  Thanks so much for your continued support & encouraging comments.  Wishing you all a terrific week.

14 comments:

  1. What s beauty! love the spray misting! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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  2. beautiful card, greta! love all the die cuts you used...

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  3. Greta, your flower card is beautiful! Sweet design and I like the dies you used! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC this week...hugs ~S~

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  4. This is one special card and you have designed it so beautifully Greta. The shape, die-cuts, spritzing and the image all come together so well.
    Smiles:0
    Sue

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  5. Wow...this is beautiful! Thanks for playing at FTTC!

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  6. This is just lovely ...love your layered dies and the colouring on the wreath beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

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  7. Special card, Greta! Love all the different layers of dies and the wreath is beautifully coloured!

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  8. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love the misting and how you cut the motif die. And such a lovely photo of your parents and your beautiful red roses! :)

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  9. Fabulous Greta. I'm using the same die for my card and had to trim the base to get it to stand. Your spraying on the card is lovely. Looks shabby chic to me.

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  10. Greta I LOVE all the different shapes layered in this design!

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  11. Beautiful card! I love the layering of die cuts too.

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  12. The layering of the die cuts is to die for Greta!! And the coloring of the wreath and the spritzing is just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing such a lovely tribute to your parents :)

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  13. what a fabulous paper craft! I, too love roses! and you did a great job coloring with copic markers. THey look so real, I just want to smell them {smile}. I hope you enjoyed the process of creating this work of art, because we are loving it!
    thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. Hope that we see more of your work.

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  14. Beautiful Greta! Love how you showcased that pretty wreath!

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