Friday, January 27, 2012

The Rose

Happy Friday and thanks for visiting the charmed life blog. Well today I was up and about and actually felt good after 2 days of being down with some sort of virus.
 I went out to run a few errands and after being laid out on my sofa for 2 days it was good to get fresh air. Funny the little things that can make you happy.

Tomorrow at church we are having a women's soup & salad lunch. I was responsible for making one of the soups. I had a young woman from church come over to give me a hand. We mentor her & her husband. So it was good to catch up on everything with her. She is in her final year of nursing school and today just passed a big exam. I was so excited for her.

Well onto my card for today. this one I made for the sketch challenge #369 on Splitcoaststampers. I liked working with this sketch and my card actually came together pretty quickly.

My rose image is from a set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut it out and placed it on the center card panel. I embossed the panel with the "kassie's brocade" cuttlebug folder. I sponged blushing bride ink over the embossing.

My card base is blushing bride and I used Basic Grey's cappella collection paper and the diagonal layer is the same paper using the opposite side. To complete my card I used some Stampin-Up blushing bride pleated ribbon layered over May Arts burlap.

Well it's time to close this post to watch our Friday night shows- CSI and Blue Bloods. So until next time ........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1My Mum's Craft Shop has a flowers challenge.
2Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.
3The Outlawz has a color challenge of peach-green and cream and a twist of adding roses.
4Bloggers challenge this week is to texturize your card.

11 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Fab coloring of the rose - it looks wonderful on your embossed background. Great use of the SCS Sketch! Thanks for playing along wiht the Bloggers Challenge!

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  2. Beautiful card- I love the rose and the colors- and the textured background is so pretty! I love your impression on the SCS sketch.

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  3. What a beautiful, delicate card! Very pretty.

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  4. Such a soft and elegant card! The embossed panel really draws attention to the gorgeous rose you colored and those little pearls are the perfect accents!

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful rose and your coloring is awesome!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  6. I love your card, Mary...so beautifully created. It looks 3D! Excellent. I have joined your followers list and look forward to more of your lovely artwork. Please join me as well, I look forward to that. Hugs, Gayle.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

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  7. This rose is beautifully colored and I love that strip to the side. Thanks for joining us this week at Blogger's challenge.

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  8. absolutely beautiful thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  9. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS
    Tracy x

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  10. Beautiful, Mary! Your coloring is always superb!

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