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Yellow rose

Who does not love roses?  We have a few knock out rose bushes in our front yard and they seem to bloom forever here in Florida.  Did you know that the color of roses each have their own meaning?  You may have guessed that red roses symbolize love, and white roses are for weddings – reflecting young love and pink represents gratitude.  Yellow roses signify friendship and I thought I would make a card with a yellow rose.

yellow rose

The image is from Creative Vision called single stem rose shown here.  It was colored with copic markers and sponged with grey ink.  The patterned paper is from DCWV which has a yellow, green and grey pallet with bits of glitter throughout.

roses are red

…and pink, orange, yellow and white.   Roses come in a rainbow of colors and shades and all are beautiful.  It’s the one flower that I get to enjoy in spring, summer and fall.  Our front yard rose bushes are full of buds and I can’t wait to see them burst with color.  Many of our neighbors have similar rose bushes and it seems we all have different ways to contain them.

Like many of our neighbors our bushes are on the side of our mailbox and we keep them trimmed.  Other neighbors have them in containers, and still others let the vines grow unencumbered where they take over the entire mailbox.   In all cases they look great and add so much color to the front yards.

I did this card to practice my coloring with pencils.  I recently took a class on this subject and found it to be very helpful.  I’ve taken classes before ranging from just “ok” to downright bad and I was reluctant to spend the time and money only to be disappointed once again.  However the class by Dina Kowal was just the right blend of information and technique – not to mention her fantastic coloring skills.  So, if you want to improve your coloring I would recommend her class.

The image ( a digital image from Digi Desigb House) was colored with  prisma pencils:


I used these colors:  Blush pink, Mulberry……Chartreuse, Limepeel and Kelp….Powder Blue and Blue late…Cool grey 20%, 30% and 50%

prisma rose colors001


bleach it out

It’s been awhile since I did a bleach technique on a card,  so while the laundry is going today this was the perfect time to “bleach it out”!  Here is the card:

I stamped the rose with versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I applied bleach with a small brush within the embossed lines.   Once dry, the bleach had removed most of the color of the cardstock – leaving a white base on which to apply color.   I used water based markers in green and peach to add the color.

On the base of the card is designer paper from Basic Grey’s Ambrosia line.  I also stamped a leaf image with versamark ink in the background.  

The cardstock is from Mark’s Finest Papers and is called Florida Peach and works well with the bleach technique.  Some cardstocks do not so you will want to test a small sample first if you want to try this.

The images are from Mark’s Finest Papers as well – from the Love Remains set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Mark’s Finest Papers New Release – Day 1 and blog candy!

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s January Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Love Remains Featured January 17
Cowgirls Rule Featured January 18
Sending Happy Thoughts Featured January 19
You Are Cherished Featured January 20
Today’s card features the beautiful set called Love Remains.  It is perfect for valentine, wedding, anniversary or any occasion where you want to send thoughts of love!
For my card I colored the rose image with copics – this is such an easy flower to color and would look beautiful in watercolor.  The designer paper is from Memory box and is mounted on rose colored cardstock.   A sheer white ribbon and blue rhinestones were added for the finishing touches
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!)We will announce all four winners on January 21, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!) The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Friday January 20, 2012.

Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Karen K.
Nancy – you are here!
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A new year!

Happy New Year Everyone!! After several weeks away from my stamping table I am soooooo glad to be back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and are ready to face the year. I was not totally a couch potato during the holiday season…. I was able to start and just about finish knitting a scarf – just have about 4 more inches to go and then it is done!

And I got into a cleaning and organizing mode as well. I first went through my bedroom dresser – found out I had 13 pairs of black socks…what’s up with that? I live in Florida!! One pair will suffice! After the dresser I tackled our master bedroom closet. Oy! It’s a decent sized walk in closet that tended to be stuffed with everything. After some major cleaning I ended up with 5 large bags and one large box going to Goodwill and 3 large bags in the trash. We know have tons of space.

The best news of the new year is that I am now a member of the Senior Design Team for Mark’s Finest Papers!!!! Woo Hoo!!! What a wonderful group of ladies – and some beautiful stamps to boot!

So – here is a sneak peek for the January release -the stamps will be available next week. I made this card for todays color challenge at SCS which calls for using the colors of blush, red and baja blue.



The rose postal image and sentiment are from a new set called Sending Happy Thoughts.  I just LOVE postal images – they never seem to go out of style!  I colored the image in copics – using colors in the R and RV for the bud and YG for the leaves.   A little blue memento ink was sponged around the edges. 

A cuttlebug folder was used for the embossing and a pretty pink ribbon to tie it all together!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.