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1/19/2015

Thinking of You Yellow Roses

Good Morning, and thanks for joining me.

Please help me welcome a new follower, Darlene of Dar's Crafty Creations. We met over at the Snippets Playground and do give yourself a treat by checking out her wonderful cards. Additionally, if you've joined recently as a follower, and I didn't give you a welcome here on a blog post, please do contact me via a comment. I would like to add all of my new followers to the data base that I will soon be using to gift some blog candy. If I don't know you are following, then I can't include you in the count, and we surely wouldn't want that!!! 

Today's card has been received by the recipient, so thought I'd share it with my sweet blogging buddies. Here goes:


This is an old wooden stamp and one that I used a lot when I was learning to shade with copics. I still have a difficult time leaving 'white space' on an image, and apparently my eye doesn't like to see strong contrast. (which is what makes an image appear much more dimensional..I tend to color in a more subtle fashion. Then have to look at what I've done, try to go back and do some darker shading. Sometimes it works, sometimes not!). This is one of my favorite rose images though.

- S/B beaded oval to cut the image, a light Distress Ink green for the outer shading.

- Elizabeth Craft die sentiment - cut several layers for dimension, with the top layer being cut from a snippet of glitter gold.

SU embossing border on each side, and some pretty lace for the top trim.

Hope you like this one. Have a super nice day. Warm hugs & thanks for popping in.

48 comments:

Brenda said...

I am loving this beautiful card Momma Mary! The rose is very beautiful and you have it colored so pretty. I love the way you color, your coloring always seems to have the shadows and contrast to me. I guess it doesn't matter as long as it is please to the eye of the beholder! That rose is a great stamp to practice with though. I love the embossing on each side and that pretty lace at the top. The SB die is a pretty one too, I love these beaded ovals! Hugs, Brenda

Kath said...

A lovely card and your colouring is perfect on this beautiful rose.
Kath x

Faith A said...

So very pretty Mary, love your colouring and the embossing and the die cut, OK, I really like it ALL.

Hope you have a good week.
x

Donna Ellis said...

Is this a psx stamp? I love the colors, and the gorgeous elegance you've put into it! I caught a bad cold on Jan 10. Then the coughing triggered my diseases, and what I had in my knees and hips is now in my left upper shoulder and thoracic region, so I cannot sit at the puter very much :-(

Hopefully, this too shall pass with a little TLC and time.
love,
de

Patricia said...

Hello Mary, I just LOVE your beautiful rose.
Your colouring is fantastic, the card is wonderful.
Happy Crafting

Patricia x

Pippa said...

Lovely rose Mary. I have that stamp and count it as an old favourite. I usually colour it with pencils, must try with pens soon!

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous rose Mary and your have coloured it beautifully. Love the embossed background.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so beautiful Mary, the recipient was probably thrilled . . . i would be! Hazel x

Veerle said...

Beautiful card and a gorgeous rose. You have coloured it very good Mary. Well done. Hugs Veerle Xxx

Veerle said...

Beautiful card and a gorgeous rose. You have coloured it very good Mary. Well done. Hugs Veerle Xxx

Charlene said...

What a nice spot of sunshine on a Monday morning!!!!!

Margaret said...

Lovely card and nothing wrong with your colouring Mary.
Hugs
Margaret M

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Mary and the white space looks fabulous especially that pretty lace. Hope you are well xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card with delicate details! I love it Mary! Thank You~

Viv's Visuals said...

Just a lovely stamp Mary, beautifully coloured!Great job.

Sue said...

What a pretty card.

Hope you have had a good start to the week. Sue

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mary, love the rose image. I'm a bit like you with my colouring and often add the white back in with a pen when I've finished! Carol x

jimlynn said...

Mary, it's beautiful! I love the bit on lace on here too - and the coloring dimension is great too. VERY pretty!
Lynn

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Mary such a wonderful image, colours and design
hugs
lorraine x

Lisa said...

This is just gorgeous, Mary!! That rose is beautiful!! You colored it perfectly!! The embossing, the lace, everything flows together wonderfully!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

How pretty Mary, love the embossing and the pretty lace
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

This is such a pretty card Mary. The stamp is indeed beautiful and your colouring is great. I like the lovely embossed borders too.
Jean x
PS. I love your christmas card in the previous post as well, I'm sorry I am a bit behind with commenting.
Jean x

Redanne said...

The rose is so pretty and you have coloured it beautifully Mary, the lace is very pretty too. Love your card! Hugs, Anne xx

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and that perfectly coloured rose is very pretty sat on the beaded oval with that lovely embossing in the background, and using several layers of the sentiment makes it stand out so well. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love the rose which is coloured so beautifully
Kevin xx

Liz said...

A beautiful rose, coloured so perfectly, it looks real. Such a pretty card! xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful rose! I love the way you color with Copics! One day I hope to be as good!

Carol L said...

This is just so beautiful! Yellow roses were always my mom's favorite flower, and the gold touches add such elegance! Beautiful embossed background too!

Gail said...

Seriously! I think you only need one more follower!
Good for you~
Love the rose & the card!

brenda said...

I do indeed like today's card Mary,a beautiful rose coloured to perfection.

Some of the older wood mounted stamps remain my favourites. An acrylic block just does not give the same satisfaction to holding that piece of wood.

Have a good Tuesday.

B x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a lovely rose stamp, Mary!!! ...and you have coloured it beautifully ...love the subtle shading around the edges of the oval and the centres of the smaller ovals also coloured. The lace at the top goes so nicely with the EF!! The sentiment looks lovely in gold!!!
Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design. Beautiful colours. Love the journey and sorry if I have missed commenting last day or so.xxx.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Donna Hanley said...

Mary, beautiful card. You must have practiced a lot with your coloring because this flower is colored perfectly. I always liked that SB die because you can add the colors on the edges. Your lace is a very attractive addition. Have a good day.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary, gorgeous coloured image and die.
Your shading of the rosed is wonderful, hugs Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary, gorgeous coloured image and die.
Your shading of the rosed is wonderful, hugs Kate x

Lori said...

I am not sure I can find it as most of my stamps are still piled in boxes, but I am almost sure that this is a PSX stamp. I have the full line of PSX flowers. Your card is beautiful Mary.

Hugs Lori, your SC neighbor
pepperirish@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card Mary and love the embossed background, lovely image, great colouring.

Kath x

pam said...

Hi Mary, love your beautiful coloured rose, lovely embossing and die cut..
Pam

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Isn't that an old PSX stamp? I remember it from way back. What a nice card. I'm with you and the white space in a image. It looks like you missed a space! But really it helps with dimension.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Evening Mary, just popped by to say how much I like your card. Such a beautiful yellow rose. Love how you have coloured it. Hope you are well.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Sheila H said...

That embossing folder is totally beautiful, Mary, as is the die cut for the flower. I love all the dimension of your sentiment. Your coloring is awesome as always.

Maxine D said...

Mary this is gorgeous - love the depth of colour in the rose and the embossed white background makes for a most elegant card.
Blessings
Maxine

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Such an elegant CAS card. The stamped image is stunning. Love the coloring.

I am so happy to be your 300th follower.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this Mary! The coloring is fantastic, as are the embossed background and the die cut. Very elegant card - made more so with the touch of gold and lace.

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Mary. Love yellow roses! Great texture with the embossed background. Loll xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a gorgeous card, Mary. I think your coloring and especially the shading is perfect. I also love the S/B oval die. I don't think I've seen that one before.

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your sweet bouquet of yellow roses, so stunning.