Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Rose

     Last week I did a post about a rose given by a first love and how special that was, and today I'm using another image with a rose for a Valentine card done in black and white with just a tiny pop of red.  This image is by Ching-chou Kuik and I absolutely adore it!


I started with the sketch I found at Great Impressions,
although I added a strip across the middle
to better show off the lace.


     What little coloring there is was done with a tiny paint brush and water based ink, using it for water coloring.   Both the image and its dark mat are cut with dies from STAMPlorations (CUTplorations.)  I used papers from the Midnight Chic stack by DCWV, mixing four different ones on this one card.  I thought about adding a red heart but decided against it since I really wanted the rose to become the focus and a red heart diluted the impact.  I think most people can figure out this is a Valentine card even without a heart on it.  :-D

     The lace was in my stash and I'm getting low on it.  I'm going to be very sad when that spool runs out.  It's one of my favorite sparkly laces.  My finishing touch was the black bow with the pearl.

     Challenges:
Art Impressions
Ching-chou Kuik
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Creative Inspirations
Creative Moments
Cupcake Inspirations
House that Stamps Built (top row)
Julia Spiri
Paper Shelter
Sisterhood of Crafters

     OK, I think that's it for today.  I have a shopping date with a crafter friend so you know we can get ourselves into real trouble at a vendor's show but we have promised ourselves no more than 2 hours, regardless.  We'll see if we can stick to it.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

   

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Great to focus on the rose too! So glad you entered at Julia Spiri, Jackie DT member xxx

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  2. Beautiful Connie! That red rose really pops against your gorgeous black & white design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  3. Gorgeous card and just love how you have kept it monochrome with the pop of red on the rose.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. This is so pretty. Just love that wee bit of red! So glad you were inspired by this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  5. This came out stunning and I for one think it is perfect just the way it is. It didn't need anything else at all. I'll be interested in seeing how long you and your friend actually stay at the vendor's show. I know I could not do it in just 2 hours. lol Enjoy

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  6. What a fabulous card! So glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

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  7. Just the right amount of coloring on this beauty! Gorgeous card Connie!
    Sorry I haven't been around this week. Crazy week and this coming week will even be worse. I'll be back when I can.
    Have a good shopping day today!
    Lynn

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  8. Wow...what a beautiful card. I am absolutely loving your play on our color challenge this week!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.

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  9. How stunning! I am a big fan of black & white cards with that pop of color! I can't wait to hear what you bought & see some of your new goodies. I hope you had a GREAT day! XOXO Christi

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  10. Stunning design. That pop of red is striking. hugs, Teresa

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  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  12. Stunning card, love the shout of red with the rose and the papers are gorgeous.
    Faith
    x

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  13. Lovely project, thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri and good luck. Wendy DT xx

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  14. Oh WOW - what a pop of red can do for a black/white card. Great layout. Thank you for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

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  15. Gorgeous! Love what you created with this fabulous image, that lone pop of red is stunning.
    hugs
    Glenda

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  16. Romance is in the air with this lovely image and her highlight coloured rose! Thank you for sharing your carmine-red-black creation in the Cupcake Inspirations gallery!
    ~carol

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  17. Such an elegant card with the lace and just a touch of red, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna

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  18. Gorgeous!! The pop of red from the rose is really stunning! And such a beautiful image, too. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  19. Totally beautiful card, so elegant and pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT

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  20. Love all the patterned paper background and that pop of red really stands out on the B&W! Great card! Thanks so much for joining the Cupcakes Challenge this week! Wendy DT.

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  21. Gorgeous, Great papers and I love the touch of red. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  22. Wooow awesomeee.. love your design and paper choice.. and those red flower are very stand out.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge #29 at Julia Spiri Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good luck at the draw.. <3 xx ~RoRa

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  23. What a lovely monochrome card with a tiny touch of red you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Love is all around”. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps.

    Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

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  24. Awesome collage background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CUTplorations this month!

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love the black and white with the "red rose" drawing your eyes to the beautiful girl!
    Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Sketch Challenge this month.
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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