Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pink Roses and Purple Accents

Welcome
I had intended to be back here before now, but the gardens have been calling! I have a fabulous display of roses this summer, and they inspired this card.


I started with a (retired) Layers of Color set, and stamped the doilies in Pearlescent Orchid ink.


The rose is a retired FireCracker Design, stamped in Cocoa ink and coloured with chalks. The die cut I layered it onto with foam tape is a Spellbinders Marvellous Square cut out of vellum. The corner accents are from the same die set.


The main panel was mounted to make an easel card.


The base of the easel was decorated with a border from the same set as the doilies, the sentiment is from a Crafts Meow set, embossed in gold and cut out using a tag die and sponged with a wee tad of violet ink.
The strip above that is a ribbon covered layer of card with lace and pink pearls added to it.


Another view of the finished card.

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23 comments:

  1. I love Roses at any time Maxine - and this one is gorgeous! Love the colours and the Easel Card - perfect!! I am sure this will be loved by the recipient! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Maxine, Your roses must be very beautiful. This is inspirational and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Come back real soon.
    Blessings, Carole (DT WAW)
    Picture of your gardens??

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  3. Beautiful Maxine! I used to be a rose tester for Jackson & Perkins roses many years ago. I too love roses. Had to give it up because of my full time job. None of the roses survived until today. Sad!

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  4. Maxine: Glad you’re joining us at Simply Create Too for our Mother’s Day/Female Challenge. Your purple/pink card is so pretty--love your rose.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Maxine, this is total beauty!!! I love all the different elements and of course that showcase of a rose. So beautiful!
    Lynn

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  6. This is gorgeous Max, love the colors.

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  7. Pretty card love the purple!! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  8. Amazing coloring on that lovely rose! So very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  9. Just gorgeous Maxine. You could enter this into our challenge at <a herf="http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/february-challenge-girls-night-out.html> Die Cut Divas</a> as it is girly and pink!

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  10. This is so pretty - the colours and colouring are gorgeous xx Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, Em xx

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  11. What a very pretty card! Love the rose and pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  12. Maxine, I wish the gardens were calling over here. (smile) We've just had two major snowstorms and unusually cold weather... not normal for Virginia. Your card is so pretty. I love the way you colored and shaded the rose. It reminds me of the roses my Dad grows at his house. Have a blessed week.

    Gemiel

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  13. Maxine, this is lovely and that rose is stunning. Love the colors and the elements you've added to this card. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. We hope you will visit us again real soon. Your work is always a pleasure to see.

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  14. Lovely flower. What a great color combo, nice detail. So glad Dawn asked you to enter the Die Cut Divas' challenge.

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  15. I do adore floral cards- my all time favorites! This is just gorgeous! Love your fab coloring and love the corner die cuts, the lace and all of the fab pearls!

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  16. Wow, Maxine - a positively magnificent card filled with color and wonder! You captured the essence of your garden and crested a masterpiece! I love the fold you used :) Blessings and sending hugs your way, I pray that things are slower this week. x0x0

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  17. Maxine, this is a beautiful birthday card!

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  18. A wonderful Card! Pretty rose! Thank you so much for sharing at ABC Challenge! Please join us again! Hugs Julie DT x

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  19. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing with the Die Cut Diva's.

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  20. very pretty! Love the lace and pearl addition! :)

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  21. Pretty rose and love the purples!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week.

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  22. This is so pretty, i love the delicate colours.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x

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  23. Lovely card thank you for joining us at cards galore challenge 2
    Gemma xx

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