Monday, February 5, 2018

Wild Roses

     This beautiful image from Beccy's Place is the stamp for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge this month.  I'm absolutely crazy about Beccy's art work and my collection of her images continues to grow.  Coloring this particular image was relaxing and fun.

I used colors from the bottom row of 
the Tuesday Tic Tac Toe challenge at Outlawz.

     I had a design  idea in my head when I was coloring the image with ProMarkers and gel inks, but as I began the layout portion, it took off on a path all its own.  The image and the sentiment had been printed onto a scrap of white CS and I used one of my oldest die sets from Spellbinders to cut the image and the sentiment and I layered them together.  I always save the leftover CS when I print/stamp only one image onto an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet and use the scraps for another image later on.  Waste not, want not!

     Lying on my desk was a die cut I had done for another project but didn't use - the lattice work.  That came from my newest die by Spellbinders and I really had no intention of having yellow as a main color on this card but I layered it behind the image and immediately decided to use it for the background. 

     However, a white card front behind the lattice just didn't work for showcasing the roses.  So I dug out a scrap of forest green burlap, distressed it a bit by removing one or two threads on each border and layered the lattice on top of that.  Voila`!  Perfect background and the image is showcased.

     I wrapped some sheer ribbon around the card front before I added the image and then used the large, white bow to complete the design.

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Penny's Paper-Crafty
Pixie's Snippets
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     I hope your weekend was totally restful and energizing, and that you even got in some creative time.  It's a Monday but don't let that discourage you.  The week will move along at a regular pace and it'll be a weekend again.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Beautiful! The lattice die in the background was perfect for this beauty. Great coloring on the flowers too

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, I love the lattice background with makes the roses "pop".
Linda xxx

Beccy said...

You've done a fantastic job on the colouring NC, the flowers looks gorgeous. I really like the addition of the white to brighten up the edges of the petals. The lattice background is a lovely colour and looks great layered over the burlap. I like the texture the two elements give together. Great card.

Jill Tiffany said...

Pretty card! Thank you for playing with us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

Jo Nevill said...

Very pretty card, love your flowers and colouring
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

Di said...

Wonderful card Connie - the addition of the burlap is so clever as well! Love the extra texture.


Di xx

Lin said...

The flowers and trellis combo is very pretty - thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY beautiful, love the background die and the burlap, clever thinking. The colours you chose to do the flowers in are lovely, such a beautiful card.

Beverley said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining in this months 'Two or more layers' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x