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Friday, 20 February 2009

A Rose by Any Other Name

This piece is for 3 different challenges this week. The first inspiration was Theme Thursday, whose challenge was label. The second challenge was Saturday Workout, who wanted us to use skink plastic, and My Time To Craft gave us the dare to use pink and brown.

I found this lovely label on The Graphics Fairy site and it inspired me to match it up with a new set of stamps from Elusive Images, the harlequin rose plate. The colours were chosen for me by the label and the MTTC theme, so I used my new Derwent pencils and my Lyra watercolours to create the rose topper and the swirly, leafy background paper - also a stamp from that plate. I sprayed it with latte, snow angel and watermelon Gimmer Mists. I printed a smaller rose on to a small piece of transluscent shrink plastic, and coloured it with Sakura Stardust pens. I made a hole in it before shrinking, and added a tiny pink ribbon, tied into a bow. The display paper is a light brown orange peel Bazill basics sheet and the whole piece is 8" square. Thanks for looking.


stamp and scrape said...

I've been admiring that new stamp plate - and you've made a beautiful card with it. great label to use.

RubyMay said...

Beautiful work Frankie..and congrats on a 3 in 1 !
You've used the colours so well and your stamping is wonderful x

Sandy said...

Wow this is absolutely romantic.
So wonderful card. Love them.

Thanks Frankie for work with shrink plastic on SaWo.

Beryl K said...

Oh this is definitely an aaaaaahhhhh card Frankie, it is just beautiful
Beryl x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

AliMayes said...

Beautiful card Frankie -- I'm trying to resist buying yet more stamps but you're making it very difficult when I see what you do with them!
Ali xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Utterly gorgeous Frankie
Ann x

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Frankie wanted to thank you for visiting my blog thought I would repay the favour and I am so glad I did. I love your blog it is very serene the music is very relaxing, which I like, your cards including this one are all so very inspiring and beautifully created so glad I found you. I also love your garden I am also a gardening person but my little haven is not a patch on yours lol.
Lorraine x

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love this themeplate, one of Graphicus best in my opinion. So exquisite but then your cards always are. All the colours work so well together.
Christine xx

Beryl said...

Fantastic. I would love this framed and on my wall.
Beryl xx

Linda Vincent said...

That is just beautiful Frankie - all the elements come together perfectly.
Linda :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Very elegant, beautiful work.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is stunning Frankie - just love it!

Caz said...

This is lovely Frankie. It's amazing how one themeplate can produce such different pieces depending on who is using them and what colours are chosen!! It works for male and female cards. I love the colour scheme you used on this.
Thanks for the comment on our blog.