Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roses on the Wall

First of all, sorry for the late post.  My DH had a day off and I have a hard time creating when he's here so I spent the day cleaning up my craft office and organizing my paper..lots of paper!  I had to make room for some new papers so will putting some 6 x 6 coordinating packs on the For Sale page soon. 
Now for my card.  This is for Sketch Challenge267 on SCS.  I picked up a little sheet of rose images several years ago at Big Lots.  Yes, she said, shamefully, several YEARS ago!!  I think this looks like pictures hanging on the wall or at least that's what I was going for. LOL!

I loved them but just hadn't had the inspiration to use them...until last night (after you know who went to sleep).  I cut them apart, covered them with embossing liquid and let them dry overnight.  The button and stitches were printed on the paper.  I added some interest and texture by using a real button sewn with twine then antiqued with some PTI Chai ink.  I sewed the stitches on the bottom panel with embroidery floss.  The light panel is SU Confetti Cream antiqued with the same PTI ink.  I "hung" my painting on grosgrain ribbon.  What do you think?

Paper - Bazzill Texture, SU Black, Confetti Cream
Ink - PTI Chai, SU black marker
Accessories - Plaid antique glass embossing liquid, grosgrain ribbon, die cuts, foam tape, button, twine, embroidery floss

Now for the ribbon winner!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-02-11 11:38:35 UTC
Wow, how wonderful Charlene! Well done and congratulations on joining their team! They are lucky to have you and your incredible talent!

P.s you cas/case my coffee card and any other for that matter! ;)

Congratulations, Deena!!  Just email me with your snail addy and I will send your ribbon right out.

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Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene, wow, this is one stunning card!!! I love the way you have added these three tiles down the middle with the roses/petals.... totally awesome!!! I hear ya about the DH thing. When mine is home I don't ever get to go into my space...he comes in and contantly asks "what are you doing or so, this is where my money is going kind of comments, so I stay out of my stamp space until he is at work and I can work in peace ;D;D;D. Sorry, I have been missing over here, me baby had a stomach thing and now has a cold again....I tell ya it never ends when her sister is bringing all o this stuff home from school. Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

Deb Neerman said...

I love it! And what a wonderful Valentine!

Anonymous said...

What a nice surprise today!! Thanks so much Charlene!! Your card is so beautiful!! Love the rose paper and the dimension you gave it! Well done with this great sketch.

Betty Wright said...

Charlene, this is beautiful! I love how you used the script and rose images. I think I own these, too! Beautiful design! Love the touch of button detailing! Lovely card!

Liz said...

wonderful crafty project lovely work

liz xx

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Charlene. I literally gasped when I saw this!! Holy smokes it's FABULOUS!!

Mary Beth said...

This is so elegant and pretty - with the best color combination ever. Love to gaze upon it!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Absolutely gorgeous and lovely in every way, Charlene! I love how you fit these pretty flowers into such a terrific sketch design!

scrappychica said...

what a stunning card, really this deserves a place on the wall not in an envelope.

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