Monday, May 12, 2014

Roses

Double Delight Tree Rose
I love the beautiful Impression Obsession Five Roses stamp so it was my choice to use for the IO Welcome to my Garden challenge. I'm also entering the Spring Flowers challenge at SSS Wednesday.  I actually had hubby take out all but my tree roses in back so we can let Fritz run off a tether without getting stuck by the thorns.  60 roses is way too many for me to manage at this point anyway & I still have the ones in front.  
On to my card done with Gelatos on watercolor paper. I spritzed the flower panel, the background & the lace with Tattered Angels Wheatfields. 

The background piece was done by applying the Gelatos directly to the C-A-C Spatter & the swirl in the Follow Your Heart set which also contains the quote I embossed using Memento Olive Grove. The spatter
is stamped on the kraft card using Distress Ink frayed burlap.
Fritz was ready to play when I got home from work yesterday.  Hard to get him to stay still long enough for a picture!  Hope you have a great week & thank you for checking my blog.


24 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful card!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card! Fritz is a very lucky dog to have such caring and thoughtful parents, Jo x

alexandra s.m. said...

You are just rocking the Gelatos my Friend!
Love your card!!

walchowDesign said...

Such a lovely card with the gelatos, Greta! Both of you looks great!

Lisa Elton said...

BEAUTIFUL card Greta, love the soft colors and your PRETTY bow!! Such a sweet picture of you and Fritz!

Barb said...

Beautiful watercolor effect, Greta! Such a pretty card!

Jenny said...

Greta this is absolutely fabulous and that bow is perfection!

Hugs,

Jenny

Mrs A. said...

I am so envious of your bow tying abilities. Hugs Mrs A.

judkajudi said...

Gorgeous card, Greta! And I love seeing the photo of Fritz! I am sure he has energized the household!! Oh, and taking out the rose bushes ... 60 does seem like a lot!! Hugs!!!

Rosemary said...

wowie!!! what a beautiful card, greta!! love the colors that you used!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the watercolour effect - and the lace & ribbon are just the perfect touch!

Cat Craig said...

gorgeous!

cheiron said...

Such a gorgeous card and fabulous bow. Thank you so much for playing along with the Spring Flowers Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Katie said...

Really beautiful card Greta! I love how you embossed and colored the background. And those clear sequins (?) are very cool! I have never tried gelatos on my stamps... Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Holy cow... your card is gorgeous! Such a soft and pretty look. Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession challenge!

Karen M said...

Beautiful card Greta - I adore your pretty flowers xx

~Tammy~ said...

He is so cute! Sorry had to comment on that first!! :-))))

Your card is stunning! The embossing in the background is beautiful! Adds such wonderful texture and depth to the image that is already gorgeous.

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful card! Love the sequins and soft colors. Congrats on the IO challenge win!

cm said...

Truly beautiful card and woo hooooo *fist pump* on it being declared a winner! Yayyy...and well-deserved! Ever so pretty!! What a thoughtful mom and dad Fritz has, making his yard more 'doggie-friendly'! And what a cutie-patootie he is! Nothing like unbridled rambunctiousness to bring a smile to your day!! Hugs~c

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Greta! Don't know how i missed this beauty! What a stunning card! Love your beautiful rose garden!

Trinh said...

Wow, 60 rose bushes is a lot to care for! The one in your pic is gorgeous; I'm a sucker for the two-toned ones. And your card is beautiful! I have gelatos now but haven't done much with them. Fritz is such a cutie! Looks like he's grown a lot.

Darnell said...

I think I might have swallowed my tongue with that gasp, Great! This card is extraordinary! Really extraordinary!

Goodness, sixty roses is a ton of roses! Mine (only three!) are gone now, too; just kept getting diseases. One of them was the double delight. That's such a singularly fragrant and gorgeous rose.

Awesome photo of you and the Fritz! Lovely to see him growing up and seeing you so happy with him! I'm sorry I've been a bad bloggie friend with my lack of visiting. Between the class and gardening and this and that, the days are over too quickly! Hopefully, things will slow down a bit soon and I can get back into my routine of visiting! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Comment from Shirley, http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ Gorgeous card, Greta!! Have saved this to case. Love all of the details and that lace across the bottom too!

Martha said...

Greta, what a gorgeous card this is! I love the pretty vintage look!

AND...how wonderful that you get to enjoy SO many beautiful roses!

Love the photo of you & Fritz! Hope all is well!