Sunday, June 12, 2011

rose for a friend

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a great day here in Pittsburgh. The weather was beautiful and the humidity is on the move out for a few days.

We went over to my nieces for a family get together. A fun day with lots of good conversation and delicious food. There is another graduation party next week and then a picnic in July. Love family time.
Tomorrow we celebrate my mother-in-laws 82nd birthday. It will be another good time and she will so love all of us being together.

Before I went out today, I made a card for some challenges.
The Saturday inspiration challenge took us to a really great site. We visited the fabulous galleries of Dali's Decals. This site has some amazing decals for your walls. I may go shopping for some.

I loved looking through the site and found a couple of pieces that helped me make my card. The first is the Victorian flourishes. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder- kassies brocade- that looks just like these flourishes.

The 2nd piece I chose is the roses & vines decal. I wanted to use my Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  rose image and do some water coloring. The rose image & sentiment are from the rose blossom set. It was just released this month.

My card layout is from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #112. I added a button and some embroidery floss to complete my card.  

Some other challenges:
1.  The Totally Gorjuss blog has a flower power challenge.
2.  Wee memories has an anything goes challenge #59.
3.  Inspire Me fridays blog always has an anything goes challenge #10.

Time to close this post. So until next time, God bless......................


card recipe:
stamps: rose blossom (sweet 'n sassy stamps)

paper: su lovely lilac, ww, watercolor paper, lasting impressions dp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: cb ef kassies brocade, su button, watercolor crayons
techniques: watercoloring

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, Mary!! Sounds like you are having lots of fun family time. Good for you!!

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  2. How beautiful in the purple, Mary! TFS!

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  3. Just beautiful Mary! Thanks for playing with us at the Sweet Stop.

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  4. What a beautiful detailed rose! Gorgeous card~

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  5. This is so pretty, Mary! I love the coloring and the layout!

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  6. wonderful card Thank you for joining us this week at TG
    hugs sarah x
    p.s. we hope you play along next week too!

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  7. Very elegant. Love the pretty purples you used.

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