Sunday, January 12, 2014

Romantic Roses for Mom, PP178 & TSTR200

Greetings, friends! LeAnne is hostess this week at The Paper Players and she has a great color challenge for us to play along with. I was initially daunted by the combination, but the more I looked at it, the more it made me think of a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Once I had that image in my head, I couldn't get the Romantic Rose Stamp out! I really love this long-retired stamp, and purchased it because I knew Mom would love cards made with it. She was a florist and adored flowers of all kind but especially roses. Though she is no longer with us, I'm dedicating this card to her. Miss you, Mom!

I couldn't resist playing along with the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, too. The theme is "So Romantic" and they ask that you use roses in your project. Though I don't have quite as much white space as the inspiration photo, I thought my Romantic Rose stamp was perfect for the challenge.

I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon Ink and colored it in with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. The Crushed Curry Ink was watered down quite a bit and was used only as a shadow. The sentiment from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set was a bit too large to fit inside the oval punch, but the Oval Framelits were just perfect.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Romantic Rose, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink Pads: Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Black Stazon
Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Ovals Framelits
Accessories: Watercolor Paper, Pearls, Tea Lace Doilies

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Please pay a visit to the rest of The Paper Players, and we'd love it if you played along, too!

Inky hugs!


Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous and what a lovely tribute to your Mom. I am in awe of your coloring--shaded so perfectly and I love the doily accents. Also really like how you covered the entire card front in DSP--gives a great look! You really rocked these colors! ((hugs))

Vicki Burdick said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I am sure your Mom would have loved this!!! You totally rocked these color!!

Donna said...

Very beautiful card and work!!

Karren said...

This is beautiful and colored so well!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandy! Your coloring is perfect!