Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A ROSE by any other name....

A Rose by any other name........must be a Flourishes Rose!!!!! It is Flourishes Release Wednesday. The three Flourishes, LLC sets released today are Thinking of You, Lace and Trim, and I Love Roses. The set I have that I was able to play with is the Rose. It is a great set with many great size roses, a rosebud, and stems wtih leaves to color. I love all the wonderful sentiments in this set, too. As many times as I have looked at the Flourishes Elements set, there is one stamp in that set that always reminded me of a vine so I mixed these two sets together to make a climbing rose.
Blog hop to all the designers to see what each have created with these new sets.
I love running roses and how the leaves always seem so huge and the rosebuds are just hanging full, then all of a sudden......they start to bloom. It truly is beautiful. For my card, I stamped the vine in versamark on watercolor paper then embossed in gold. I stamped several rosebuds and leaves as well in versamark onto watercolor paper, then embossed them all. So, while this card may not show all the shiny gold, it is very shiny. I was trying to capture the card colors and all that gold was too shiny for a picture so I had to angle my card just so to get a little more dull I colored the rosebuds and stems with blender pens. I cut every rose and leaf out and place along the vine. I played around with the arrangement for what seemed like forever because I love order, but nature is varied. I added some soft sky with an aquapainter around the vine edges to create some shadow. I did not really want to do anything else to distract from the roses so I left the card background plain. What do you think of my running roses?
Flourishes I Love Roses and Flourished Elements
Real red, gold shimmer, mellow moss, strathmore watercolor paper
versamark, real red, pretty in pink, mellow moss, always artichoke, soft sky
red organdy ribbon, gold cording, gold domes, oval punch, sponges, aquapainter, blender pens, reinkers, gold ep


  1. WOW! Betty this is stunning! Love the vine of roses!

  2. Betty, Betty, Betty! This is breathtaking! I gasped! That vine of roses is just too much! And, your coloring is off the charts!

  3. Betty this is Gorgeous! I love your ribbon bow too, just gorgeous!

  4. Betty...what a gorgeous vine! I totally know what you're saying about photographing the gold embossing too...and your coloring is just beautiful!

    I remember when you asked Marcella to design a Rose set....she did not disappoint! And you've given it life!

  5. Beautiful coloring!!
    I love that bow!!

    Such a LOVELY card!

  6. Betty!!!!
    this is beautiful!! I love how you used the stamp from flourished Elements, so very creative!

  7. Simply gorgeous - Betty!!! The embossing looks wonderful!!!

  8. Beautiful Betty!! Love the gold embossing on you roses!!!

  9. OMG, what a hoot. I absolutly love what you have done with the rose bud. It makes a fantastic vine.

  10. Betty is beyond stunning!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!

  11. Beautiful card Betty! love the colors, that ribbon and the image is just beautiful!!!!

  12. Hi Betty,

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to yours.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward

    Nancy Ward

  13. So gorgeous! Love the gold embossing and your color work is amazing!

  14. Beautiful... I love all the vertical elements, and these beautiful colors!
    hugs, Jami

  15. Love the embossing on this!! So gorgeous!! ;)


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