Friday, 10 August 2012

coming up roses

Morning crafters, not blogged in a few days, I've been crafting flowers not cards , show you at a later date. Also enjoying the nicer weather and my craftroom is too hot in the afternoon and my tummy has been bad for days. Still enjoying the Olympics,team GB excellent and the Jamaican runners wow, Bolt is a legend.
On to my card, don't make many floral cards,and then 2 on the run!
If you click on the card you will get a better veiw of the details, my camera is not the best, or maybe it's me!
My card features a new stamp ,bought at Hobby Craft, it's a Kanban clear stamp, rose set. Under £6 and stamps beautifully.
I've coloured with promarkers, soften the edges with distress inks and blender tool, colours worn lipstick and mustard seed, then spattered with water for that early morning look. I've added blobs of glossy acccents to look like dew drops.
The papers are from wildrose studio, butterfly garden 6x6 pad. The lovely beaded pin was part of a prize the very talented Brenda from Floral Fantasies sent me, I was thrilled to receive a set of handmade pins and lovely paper roses as a runner up prize in her poppy card competition. That poppy card was a real lucky one for me, it also won a penny black Christmas stamp and the allsorts ribbon prize.I punched 2 holes in my card and tied a ribbon knot bow , pocking the pin through it.
The sentiment is a lili of the valley ,stamped and coloured , the shapes are woodware punches. All the edges are inked with brown chalk ink to give a vintage feel.

challenges entered :

Divas by design : for a female
I love promarkers : vintage
simon says stamp : bingo, I choose , ribbon /gems/punches
fab n funky : pearls or rhinestones

getting warm here already, looks like a nice day in the offering. My son Sam and his girlfriend are spending a few nights in the lovely Welsh seaside town of Llandudno,home of the Great Urm and a beautiful Victorian Pier.They are going to the big theatre there on Saturday to see Grease. Bet they have a super time. Sam has been doing lots of gardening work for various folks to earn some spend. He has a job interview on Monday so fingers crossed.
Hope you all have a great weekend. janex


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jane...fabulous backing... love the

Beryl said...

Really beautiful Jane. Love your colouring of this gorgeous stamp.
Hope your tummy feels better soon and you enjoy this lovely sunny day.
Beryl xx

pinky said...

Stunning card Jane, you have coloured it so beautifully. Sorry to hear you are having tummy bother again. Same over here:( I am on new tablets now and have to stay on them while awaiting my opp. They seem to be working already. Hope you get some relieve soon, and enjoy the nice weather.

brenda said...

Good morning Jane,

Well this is one very beautiful card, the image really is lovely, perfectly coloured and the backing paper complements it so well.

I'm pleased you are finding the pins useful, I tend to make up batches of them when my eyes and fingers aren't up to cardmaking and it's so nice to be able to share them with friends.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, the weather looks promising, perhaps it's timed itself well as there will be no Olympics to watch in a couple of days. But haven't they been fabulous, our athletes have really done us proud and there is so much talent from overseas as well.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful roses and card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jane. The flowers look fabulous and love the pretty colours.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
Lorraine x

SAHLERS said...

Beautiful card thanks for playing at Divas by Design

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card, such a lovely image and you have coloured it so beautifully.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge


cotnob said...

This is beautiful Jane, gorgeous stamp and your papers complement it perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane, love the cards you've made while I've been away - today's card is gorgeous!! For someone who has such a gardening talent it's 'strange' that you don't make more floral cards! The photos of your garden are stunning!!

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is beautiful Jane, a gorgeous image and wonderfully coloured and I love the distressing too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jane this is so beautiful that image the background is stunning.
Lorraine x

Shannon White said...

Wowie Jane! This is Soo Beautiful! Love the Gorgeous focal image and your BG is Fantastic! 8-) Love your Wonderful coloring on the roses too! Good for you! Getting out and doing some gardening, mine has been long neglected, the busier I get in my crafting room, lol
Keeping fingers & toes crossed for Sam's interview! 8-)


downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous and fabulous image
Hugs Kate xx

MagsB said...

Oh so pretty! What lovely flowers, so beautifully coloured! Gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Shirley said...

Beautiful card Jane! You coloured it wonderfully! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Jane, so elegant and pretty, I love the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Carissa said...

Such a gorgeous floral image and you have coloured it beautifully.
Hugs, Carissa