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Friday, May 30, 2008

Roses..........

I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with roses.

They can be a thorny mess and in my part of the world we really struggle with blackspot disease. Midsummer they are covered with Japanese beetles and all the flowers are eaten to shreds.

I have to say though - when they bloom they are glorious.

I patterned the rose in this card off one of the ones in my yard.

The card is made with the Rose Bouquet cling set from Paper Inspirations. These are amazingly detailed stamps that ink and stamp beautifully. The sentiment is part of the set and there is an inside sentiment as well.

For this image, I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copic markers. No smearing or feathering at all! The image looks hard to color, but its really not because all the shading is built right in to the stamp image.

I inked the edges of all the layers using Distress Vintage Photo and a Duster Brush. I was trying for an antiqued look.

Anyway - here are some pictures of the rose in my garden. I wish I had "smell-a-vision" because this rose smells divine!








10 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

oh my woo....I wanna come sit in your garden!! We just had a hard freeze Tuesday night....I covered my roses to protect my blooms! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos....I *heart* flowers! I'm hoping to get some flower photos tomorrow!!!

Heather Grow said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous rose.

My order came today. Thanks so much. I'm going to play with my new toys tomorrow.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, your colouring on your roses is beautiful. I see you love roses.

LadyDoc said...

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LadyDoc said...

The card is WAY beautiful- and the real rose is GORGEOUS!!!

Wish I had your green thumb!

Tania said...

Gorgeous card! Really great coloring.

emi(rubita) said...

Such the beautiful card which a sigh is given to. A delicate flower.

Thanh said...

The roses are beautiful... and so is your colouring!

Dianne said...

Your garden is SO beautiful...and so is your card!

AnnMarie said...

Wow Cathrine! What an amazing card! The card looks so real! Beautiful job! : )