Monday, March 27, 2017

Corner Full of Roses

     I'm going to start by telling you that I LOVE THIS CARD!!  You know how every once in a while you create something and the more you look at it, the more it grows on you?  Well, this is one of those.  It wasn't what I had in mind when I started coloring the image, but it evolved into something I consider nearly perfect.  :-D

     We're starting a new challenge today at Ike's World and, as always, our theme is Anything Goes but we offer an optional twist if you want to use it: 'In the Garden.'  I chose Ike's gorgeous "Rose Corner" image and my favorite color, purple.  If you look at the image in the store, you'll see that Ike designed it to go in the top corner but it works just as well in a bottom corner.

     I colored it with ProMarkers, using chalk markers on the leaves, and cut it with a large square die from Spellbinders.  I wrapped the top half of the square with wide, lace ribbon and added two layers of both sheer and very narrow, polka dot ribbon, tying a triple bow with the narrow ribbon.

     I bordered the square on two sides with mulberry paper and layered that entire piece onto a background made from white CS and a triangle of scrap dp.  I hand-stamped the sentiment.  At first, I wasn't sure it was 'finished' but I set it aside to look at it again the next day and, at that point, it definitely looked finished.  I looked at it again a few days later and realized that I liked it even more than I had the day I made it.  Taking it out again today to write up this post, I find that it pleases me as much as any card I've made in the last 7 years and that's saying something!

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     I hope you're going to come and play with us in this challenge.  It's open until April 2 so you have plenty of time.  You can use any image from any company but we'd love it if you chose to use one of Ike's Art images.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. That is super fantastic - I love the delicate look to it and such a gorgeous colour :-D Thank you very much for making this for me at IWC.

    IKE xxx

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  2. A beautiful feminine card, I can see why you think it perfect, it's so lovely with the lace, flowers the gorgeous ribbon.

  3. I can see really quick why you'd love this Connie. It's GORGEOUS! Love all the purple and your design and coloring are over the top in beauty. A sensational card!!

  4. Oh my I can see why you love this card Connie! Our favourite colour and gorgeous roses. Loving the lace effect at the top! Stunning!
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card I love everything about it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. wow this is extremely pretty. I love your design and the colours are stunning. Your image is coloured so nicely too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  7. Back again, and again just gorgeous. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. I can see why you love this image- it is gorgeous- and your coloring makes it even better! I really love your layout with that pretty lacy pattern : )

  9. Love how you fell in love with this card - I can see why. It is so stunning in the purple. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Wow. This is stunning. I love that lace with the roses. Gorgeous card, NanaConnie. No wonder you fell in love with it.

  11. Connie, this is beautiful! Such deep, rich colors! I love the mulberry paper. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!

  12. Another gorgeous creation. Love that rose corner and the coloring - its great!! Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  13. I can see why you love this card Connie! It is so gorgeous! Love the colors and the lace looks amazing and so elegant with the flowers here!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

  14. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, love your colors! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for


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