Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Perfect Rose

I knew that Nicole Heady would design the most perfect rose stamp set for the latest addition to the Year of Flowers series, but when I actually saw it, it took my breath away! Absolutely perfect in every way! I really wanted to color this rose in with colored pencils, because I seem to get the best shading with that technique, but I was too impatient. I wanted something fast to see its potential. So I chose the simplest, fastest coloring technique I knew of. White embossed and sponged inks. 

How stunning does this look?!! I am over the moon for this card, I absolutely love it. The colors just seemed to come together on their own. I normally choose the DP before I color anything, but this time I knew I wanted a peach/pink rose and I said the heck with it, I'll find the paper later. It took me HOURS to find the right paper. I think I went through every-single-piece-of-patterned-paper I own, lol! I finally found this old piece from K & Co. and when I held the finished rose to it, I knew it was perfect.
The rest is history, came together in a jiffy after that! I love this combo so much I'm thinking of making a framed shadowbox thing-y to hang on my wall. I don't do that very often, surprisingly enough, although I should do something with my favorite projects instead of leaving them hidden away in a box.
Hope you like it too, thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Versamark, Adirondack
Paper: PTI, K & Co., vellum
Accessories: EK Success edge punch, Martha Stewart edge punch, Spellbinders, dyed seam binding ribbon, PTI button, pearls, sponge daubers, Stickles, white EP


  1. Wow, this card is stunning!! The colors are so elegant and the way you sponged that rose is beautiful. That PP is perfect too! Really lovely job. Love it!!

  2. A very STUNNING and GORGEOUS card!!!

  3. these roses are beautiful
    your coloring is fantastic

    greetings karin


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