Sunday, January 11, 2009

Celebrating Judy and Home!!!!!

This card is for SCS Feature Stamper Challenge (FS101). Congratulations, Judy (Jaydekay)!!!!!
What a gallery!!!!! WOW!!!! I was blown away with so many beautiful creations it was hard to pick just one. The card I chose is HERE.
Judy created a mosaic background and used Flourishes,llc I Love Roses set. I also did a mosaic, but I incorporated the Flourishes Harlequin stamp set to create my mosaic. The card I created is also for the Flourishes "Celebrating Home" challenge (FLLCJAN) going on to celebrate the new stamp releases this week. For more information about this challenge, check out the Flourishes Newsletter. I kept the same colors, but added some tempting turquoise to coordinate with my vase. I used a mosaic look...instead of creating it, I stamped mine, then sponged on the tempting turquoise. I used a photo corner punch with a cuttlebug swiss dot texture instead of any cording. I used a layered oval sentiment instead of the circle one.
I stamped my background using the harlequin image in black staz on. I used the diamond shaped accessory piece to stampe my diamonds in brillant blue. I sponged tempting turquoise on the edges and some softer sponging in the center. I colored in between the lines with a blue marker. I added some ballet blue to a sponge and created some shadoww in some of the large diamond areas. I stamped my rose and leaves onto Strathmore watercolor paper. I outlined the rose in real read and old olive for the leaves. I used my aqua painter to blend the colors. I kept adding more red to the rose as I wanted a very vibrant looking red rose. I cut out all the pieces and edged the sides with black permanent marker to create a finished cutting edge. I added dimensionals to each leaf and several to the rose. I arranged my pieces on the card. I kept my card simple and only added a swiss dot cuttlebugged photo corner and the oval sentiment. What do you think?
Flourishes,llc I Love Roses, Harlequin & Accessories set, and Siberian Iris(for sentiment)
gp white, black, old olive, Strathmore watercolor paper
black staz on, tempting turquoise, brilliant blue, ballet blue, real red, old olive
oval punches, sponges, aqua painter, cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. Stunning! What a brilliant card!
    hugs, Jami

  2. What a gorgeous vibrant rose Betty!! WOW!!

  3. this turned out gorgeous! The bright blue is such a fantastic contrast to the red rose!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, Betty...the red rose on the blue background is sooo taks my breath away!!!

  5. Betty, this is just gorgeous!! The rose and the BG is so stunning and colorful!! WOWZER!!

  6. OMG!!! That is awesomely fabulous and wonderful vase and card! The blues just pop and I love it with the gorgeous red rose against it!!

  7. this is stunning love the rich dark colors so gorgeous

  8. The blue is so vibrant but works very well with the rose.


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