Thursday, May 1, 2014

SPS - Rose

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you my DT challenge card for the May monthly Challenge - Flowers.  For this card I have used the beautiful digi Rose by Rachel Anderson.

To begin with I designed my doily and digi mount in Illustrator then cut with my Black Cat
Next I had a ball creating my card base.  First I airbrushed the card with Promarkers, then stamped the rose and embossed with both clear and pink embossing dye.
 To add a bit of texture I attacked an embossing folder with a rolling pin hahahahaha.  I love this as I can control where I want the embossing and by applying different amounts of pressure can also achieve and fading effect.
 Here we have the card showing the embossed area.
Next back to airbrushing with Promarkers and then I heat embossed with Silver Pearl.
You can see here the lovely shimmer and texture to the doily - yummy
 Now playtime is over and down to work - colour the digi.  This is my Mum's Birthday card and I remember as a child (me not Mum) how much she always loved the Peace Rose so I have tried to colour the rose in so it looks like her special rose.  Shame I can't capture the smell as well :) :) :)  Colouring was done with Promarkers and I finished of with some Glossy Accents for the water droplets and Liquid Pearls around the edge of the digi mount.
 Promarkers I used.
 Next I coloured three white roses I had to also look like Peace Roses
 Twiddle fingers, thinking time.  I was sitting there wondering what to do next. I had my leaves ready which I had trimmed the wire stems off and had placed the leaves and flowers on the card roughly where I wanted them.  Something else was needed, a bit of height (length).  While pondering what I had in my stash I saw the pieces of wire I had cut off the leaves - I wonder.  Taking my prodding tool I wound the wire around the end to make spiral bits.  Perfect, this is just want I wanted for the bouquet.
Final bit to make, a butterfly.  This was die cut using  Spellbinder - Les Papillions Two.  I then coloured with Promarkers and heat embossed with Silver Pearl.
 and here we have the finished card with added lace, a ladybird and a wee bow :)

Thank you for stopping by :)
  • Digi 'Rose' by Rachel Anderson available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Butterfly die - Spellbinder - Les Papillions Two (doily and digi mount by me)
  • Promarkers
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Embossing Powder - Pink and Silver Pearl
  • Glossy Accents
  • Flowers, lace, leaves, ladybird, bow from my stash
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  1. WOW thanks for all the tips Mimi and such a beautiful creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Hi,

    Beautiful card. I love the flowers you ad.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative colors challenge and good luck.


  3. This is incredibly beautiful. You have put so much work and details into this and it shows. Everything about it is wonderful, especially the beautiful Sweet Pea main image - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty - Michelle x

  4. Stunning card for mum, lovely pictures.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  5. WOW, Mimi, this is one amazing card! Love everything about it! Thanks s much for taking the time to play along in our Creative Colors Challenge! Hugs, Sabrina (CCC DT)

  6. Impressive details! The image and colors are beautiful and I love all the pictures explaining how you created the card. I'll have to try your rolling pin technique. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  7. Wow, love all the techniques you used on your card. I love all the details too. Thanks you so much for participating in the Creative Color Challange this week. TFS. Tereese (Friday) DTMember

  8. Oh your card is stunning. I have never seen embossing done this way before and I love it. I will be trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Creative Colors Challenge this week and hope to see you again on the next challenge.
    Linda K. DT

  9. So many beautiful, special touches. Thanks for playing the digi makeover challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  10. Really nice! Thanks for the tutorial too! Thanks for joining us at the Dazzling Divas Design Challenge! Hugs, Cathy :)

  11. Hi Meems. I love all the layers and different techniques to this! Gorgeous colors too. Soooo feminine! I have a fun little game for you on my blog today. Head over...hope you like it. Best Samara xox

  12. so pretty, and your colouring is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  13. Great techniques and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  14. Fabulous card hun and thanks for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday x

  15. Such a Pretty Design just perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Thank you for joining us,it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  16. So much work all those different techniques thank you for all the details I especially like the embossing folder and rolling pin! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  17. A beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with SCH. That is a great tip to use a rolling pin for embossing folders.

  18. Pretty in Pink! Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our "Make it Girly" challenge.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin' Diva DT Co-Host

  19. Mimi this is utterly, utterly stunning, I love all the work you have put into this masterpiece, fabulous step by step also, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  20. So pretty and glad you showed all the steps for all to see. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Lace & Pearls Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka DT

  21. It's nice to see your process-I don't think I'd have the patience to take pictures with each step(or good enough lighting) beautiful and I love the little ladybug! thanks for playing along with Eureka.

  22. Wow... what detail! Great use of colors/ink and I really like the embossing folder trick. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  23. Such a beautiful card so much work and detail in it.I love the doily you have designed and cut, Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and hope to see you back again soon

  24. Thank you for joining the ATSC with this beautiful shimmering card :-) Hugs Rita

  25. Beautiful work! I love roses and yours are lovely. I also like your rolling pin/embossing folder tip!! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  26. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Craft-Room challenge, I love the colours.
    xxx Hazel.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi