Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pink Roses

     These fantastic roses were drawn by Sandi Huggett (Sandi's Samples) and the image was a freebie for the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz.  With a simple sentiment, I thought they would work beautifully for a Valentine card or for any feminine greeting card, for that matter.

I used an inspiration photo from Sunday Stamps 
to choose my colors but had to add green for the leaves.

       I used ProMarkers to color the roses and Copics for the leaves.  I used a die from Spellbinders to cut the image and dies from QuicKutz to cut the card and the mat behind the roses.  The pastel pink lace was in my stash, as was the grosgrain ribbon behind it.  I added silver rose embellies to the sentiment and the bow is hand-sewn.

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    Yesterday, it rained most of the morning!  That may not be a big deal to many of you, especially those who are trying to handle flooding and mudslides, but for those of us living in California, it's huge!  It won't cure all the ills of our 4 1/2 year drought but an inch and a quarter over the morning hours was wonderful.  Measure that against the 4 inches we got for the whole of 2015 and it's HUGE!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, I do love roses and the die cut frame showcases them beautifully.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Gorgeous floral image and your coloring is perfect with your shapely design my friend!! HUGS P.S. Thanks for stopping by and catching up! Always love hearing from you!! :)

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card! I love the shape. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia.

Ellibelle said...

wonderful creation, the rose image is definitely perfect for a Valentines card.
Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color linky party!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this is so VERY pretty, love the addition of the lace. Isn't the image so pretty. Love the shape of the card too.

Glad your drought is over with a little rain. Hope it keeps raining for you to end your drought and fill your rivers and reservoirs.

In Wales we have had record rainfall this Winter, since 1766, it seems that it rained 28 out of 31 days for December! With lots of flooding. So even though you could do with rain we could do with some Sun! We are never satisfied are we? LOL.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Your pink roses look amazing, especially in your shaped card, Connie! Those rose stickers adhered to your sentiment look beautiful, too! Wonderful card!

now for my other hat: Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Chana Malkah said...

Nicely done, NanaConnie! I love Sandi's image and you have give it a wonderful presentation! Always delighted to find your work submitted here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owenr

jimlynn said...

Four inches of rain for the entire year is just awful Connie!!! So glad y'all got some recently though and hope it keeps on coming.
Love your beautiful card and yes, it could be used for Valentines Day or many different occasions. Very elegant looking.
Sorry I haven't been around but things have just not been great. Will get back when I can.

Vicki said...

Lovely Valentine card! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Nancy Hill said...

Love the coloring. The frame with very well with the picture. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #33 - Anything Goes and can't wait to see what you created again with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team Member

Lori Kobular said...

Love the shape of your card! Those roses are gorgeous and you colored them perfeclty! Thanks for playing along with Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Brilliant creation and thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle challenge blog this week, Wishing you lots of luck, Hugs Tracey C - Dt member

phillymam37 said...

Beautiful card, love the pink roses!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog!! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card, NanaConnie. Hugs, TEresa

Michelle said...

Very elegant this card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Annette said...

Beautifully elegant. I love that nestie die.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Dawn said...

Love the shape of this card & I love the image! Gorgeous lace too!
If you need more rain, feel free to call on some of ours to visit! It's wet wet wet here!
Dawn xx

Annette Elliott said...

Oh what a beautiful rose card you have created! And such a unique shaped card! Sure to be loved by the reciever of this! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week!

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a pretty card!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


Katie Ann Brooks said...

very pretty! AND, I love your kitty banner at the top! :) Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the shape and the roses are lovely! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!! XX

Tamie said...

simply gorgeous shape, colors and honestly that die cut is perfect. The roses are stunning. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Lovely, lovely card!! The shape is so interesting and your coloring is divine!!
Thank you for including Sunday Stamps in your crafty time this week!

Rebecca Wong said...

Love this beautiful card, love the color for your card and your coloring is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing with us at Our Crafty Corner, hope to see you again.
Rebecca, DT said...

Connie such a beautiful card, love the delicate rose. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner. Good luck. Alison DT