Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Thinking Roses

Work actually went great yesterday!  Guess I've done it so long that even a 4 month break didn't make me forget everything--haha!  My dad & I shared a love of roses & I'm always drawn to cardmaking products with them. Recently I used a gift certificate to get Stamplorations Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments.  As you can guess, my first card uses the rose.  
My layout comes from the January Stamplorations sketch.  The rose is silver embossed & colored with Zigs using a "messy" watercolor technique--hopefully giving an "artistic" look--haha!  The sentiments in the set seemed a bit too large, so I used one from C&9th Flourish stamp set.  The black ink is Brilliance Graphite Black which I also used for the splatters. I struggle getting small splatters--can never figure out the right brush to use--but this time it worked!  I'm also entering Stamplorations January CAS challenge, Stamplorations Never- Ending Anything Goes challengeDarnell's NBUS Challenge #9 & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

22 comments:

  1. A beautiful CAS card Greta. Glad you stepped back into work so easily after your break. Barbxx

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  2. I enlarged the photo to get a closer look at your rose; it took my breath away.... I love how the rose became the focal point on your white background (love the splatters too!) CAS also means chic and stunning:)

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  3. Oh, the embossed rose is so lovely! It makes me anxious to see my roses bloom! Happy to hear that your work went well!

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  4. Good to hear that work was fine - gotta love a bit of pocket money for stamps! Love this full blown rose - I'm a fan of them too and the splatters are perfect.

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  5. That's a pretty rose and your dad would love it too Greta! The splatters look like the perfect size to me. This is a wonderful CAS card. Glad work went well, more stamp money!!

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  6. Love how your 'messy water colour' turned out. Looks fabulous behind that lovely rose. Those tiny splatters are a perfect finish. Thanks for joining in our CAS January Challenge over at STAMPlorations.

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  7. Beautiful card Greta, I love roses too, the smell, the look of them so soft. Love how you have watercoloured the stamped image, a very pretty card.

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  8. So pretty Greta. Been and visited your blog for the posts I've missed for the last 10 days... all beautiful!

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  9. So glad your day went well ... Your card is lovely and I like the artsy look. Funny but Pat struggles with splatters too ... gets me to do them .. You could also try using a toothbrush...

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  10. This is really pretty! Love the simplicity. The silver embossing looks great and your watercoloring is just right. Splatters are a random thing for me, hard to control. I've learned that you get bigger splatters if you tap the brush on your finger, smaller if you tap it on another brush. I never know how much ink I should use, though. I worry that a big blob will land right in the middle of my painting. Glad your work day went well!

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  11. Beautiful, Greta, and so artistic! You've inspired me to get out my silver EP and Zigs and create something artsy. : )

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  12. That messy watercolors with the stained glass look of that stamp sure make a really nifty card.

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  13. Your card with the "messy" watercoloring does indeed look artsy but still wonderfully CAS! I really like it!

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  14. This is spectacular, Greta!! You have managed to make your rose embossed watercolor look like a stained glass window to me! And awesome splatters!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9!! I'm glad work was no big deal afer so much time away! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Fantastic design and result Greta!
    I always think of you when I see roses!
    Hugs

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  16. OH, Greta, this is a perfectly gorgeous CAS card! EVERYTHING about it caught my eye. I had to click on your photo to admire EVERY detail.
    -ALL the lovely white space makes the beautifully water-colored rose stand out.
    -The beautifully boxed, embossed, & water-colored rose sure looks like a stained-glass window.
    -The lovely black splatters are a fun touch.
    -The sweet "HELLO" is striking in black.
    -The black framing is the perfect finishing touch.
    -All the touches of black, sure make the pretty colors POP.
    BEAUTIFULLY designed!
    ♥♥

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  17. Greta, I love this messy watercolored rose. So pretty with the silver embossing and I think you picked out the perfect sentiment in size and style.

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  18. CAS elegance! Love this rose, Greta!

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  19. Your "messy" watercolor is amazing--I love the effect! Glad you played along with us at Stamplorations CAS!

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  20. Loved your water coloring with zig- yes I have this thing for roses too! Gorgeous card-Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

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