Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thinking of You

Have you been to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show?  If you haven't, you must do - there are lots of wonderful floral creations!  After you have seen the creations, you might want to enter the WMS Flower Show competition ;)
I love flowers, if I were to count the stamp sets I own, probably flowers would top the list.  At the WMS Flower Show, I was really inspired by Meredith MacRitchie's creation.


She had so many wonderful things going on in this card. I love the colours of the flowers on her card with the rock and roll technique, and the white embossing that she did.  I think her card looked fantastic.

So, here's my take:

I used my favourite WMS floral set "Roses in Bloom" and coloured the roses with Copic Markers (R30, RV21, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, RV69).
Then I stamped the same flower using Versamark inkpad and white embossed the flowers.  To give some definition, I sponged some Versamagic SeaBreeze around the flowers.

On the card, I added a sentiment from "Compact Sentiments" and the frame from "Very Vintage Labels 25".  I used the rock and roll technique on the Vintage label with Memento Teal Zeal and Tuxedo Black.  Seeing this will be a Birthday and Mother's Day card for mum, I added a little sewing machine charm to the ribbon & button corner.  My mum loves roses and she loves sewing, although she doesn't sew that much these days as her eyesight is failing.  I know she is going to enjoy the card.

Here's the finished card:

Thank you Meredith for inspiring me to create this card - Hugs to you!! I had so much fun!

Kary

28 comments:

Joyce said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is so beautiful. I would be so scared to start stamping and embossing right on top like that--but you are brave and it looks divine.

Lynn Hardy said...

This is such a stunning card and your colouring is done to perfection! I'm sure your Mum will love it!

Lindsey said...

As I always seem to say, Kary, your colouring is perfection! Gorgeous card.

Barb Murphy said...

Beautiful coloring...and gorgeous label. Awesome CASE!

Jeanne J said...

OOOH I knew you would color something amazing - you do such beautiful coloring - I would have been scared to death to emboss on top of all that work - stunning Kary!

Sharron said...

OMG, this is amazing--and stunning!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love how you did the sentiment and the ribbon treatment. The charm is such a perfect accent!

Renee said...

Stunning!!
Those blooms look as though you just plucked them from your garden they're so realistic...
in fact...
they look better than my real ones...
that's sad.
Not for you...
for me. :(
Your coloring is amazing Kary...
and this is a stunning CASE...
love this!! :)

Kim Heggins said...

my oh my, this is perfection if I ever saw it! So much beautiful coloring and detail to make one fabulous card.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This. Is. STUNNING!!!!

Your colouring is so incredible, and the bold colours with the softly inked background are so gorgeous together! Your post is SO sweet, you completely made my day, thank YOU!!!

Jill Norwood said...

I was just looking at Meredith's cards tonight as I think I want to case hers next! This is such a beautiful CASE! I am sure your mom will love it! The little sewing machine charm is adorable!!!

Pauline said...

This is amazingly beautiful Kary, I love the wonderful colouring on these blooms, an outstanding beauty of a card!

walchowDesign said...

Your colouring is stunning, Kary! Beuatiful combination of the pale blue and the strong red colours!

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous colouring on those roses and an absolutely beautiful card! Happy Birthday to your mum, too!

Deirdre said...

Stunning - love what you created. Love the card you CAS'ed too!

MaxineD said...

I know you cased a great card, but your card appeals to me the most of the two. It is absolutely perfect - the colouring is magnificent and the over-stamping in white just right, and the sentiment with the wee rose, the bow and charm are the perfect accents.
Blessings
Maxine

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful coloring on those lovely roses Kary!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my goodness!! Absolutely stunning. I love the colouring on the roses and the subtle hint of blue around the outline images. Beautiful work!

maria f. said...

Your coloring jumps right off the computer screen! Gor. GEE. Us. And I love the love that went into making this specially for your mom. What a glorious show of flowers.

Sarah said...

Amazing colouring and I love how the white embossing jumps out but still looks elegant.

Vickie Z said...

I. AM. DROOLING. Your coloring is stunning....love the white embossed over...adds just a little something!! Your mum will be feeling special!!

Crraftymama said...

Wow, can you teach me how to color like this? These are so eye popping beautiful and I love the embossed images too! I'm sure your mom will absolutely treasure this special card!

Kelly S. said...

That is one of the most beautiful backgrounds I have ever SEEN, Kary!! Your coloring is amazing. Just stunning!! Love how you both added the white embossed flowers too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kary your card is just stunning, beautiful colouring and embossing.

Lisa Arana said...

this is one JAW DROPPING, GORGEOUS card! Just stunning.

Kate said...

Stunning card - exquisite colouring, love the layered buttons and the little sewing machine charm

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunnig, congrats on your shout out

Emilia said...

This is a masterpiece! I love it!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is absolutely AMAZING Kary!!!
BIG congrats on your win!
Hugs, Karin