Monday, June 11, 2012

A Rose is a Rose - BBTB2 Challenge



I don't usually scan in my cards, I just feel it makes them look flat, but the more I looked at the post on my desktop the more I hated this card, so decided to try the scan and have to admit the colors are truer, so why didn't I do it in the first place? LOL.  Hugs

The rose is our object of affection today and we challenge you to come over and post yours to BBTB2.  The very talented Glenda is our host(ess) today, she is responsible for this fun fun challenge, please visit all of our talented designers to see what is up with their Cricuts.
I apologize up front for the photo, I have photographed this card in every imaginable light and just cannot get true color, this is the best I could do.  The rose was cut from "Sweethearts" cart, coloring was done with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils with mineral spirits, first laying down color with copics then doing some lining with the pencils and mineral spirits, you always want to do your copics first.  Just when you think there could not possibly be another use for the Martha Stewart "branch" punch another one pops up, lol.  I wanted babys breath for the single rose, so I punched the branch out multiple times in 2 different greens and then sprayed and did some of the polka dots by hand, I hand cut a stem and then layered them onto the stems and tied all together with a piece of ribbon.  The background paper is really OLD, by DaisyD's and it came in 5 1/2"X5 1/2"  packs that I have saved, because they are one of my all time favs, the card is 5 1/2 X 4.25" so I had a delema because I did not want to cut it, so I created a gusset on the short end, adhered the green ribbon which holds the sentiment block to the back and fliped over and then adhered the background paper to my cardstock, now there is a little pleat that will hold the sentiment card in place when it is in the envelope.  The sentiment block is by Barbara Anne Williams over at "Cuddley Buddley".  The little lady bug was done with 3 circles. 

This is the card laying flat so you can see the pleat and the sentiment card tucked inside.

Hope you were able to retrieve a little inspiration to take you into this beautiful summer week.  Hugs

15 comments:

Carole Beath said...

Here you are, my friend, with the wonderful colors on your cards. I love that rose.... I know you said you had problems photographing and getting the true color, but I find the color wonderful and I don't know if could stand seeing it even more vividly. (grin). I love this card.
Carole

Loopylou. said...

oh my sandi, hun I love all the piccies, it looks gorgeous is each one, you are so clever hun because that rose looks so pretty.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I think it's breathtaking-

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card Sandi! Love the beautiful rose and coloring! So many gorgeous details on your card! Fabulous job showcasing the Rose!
Glenda

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Your rose is so beautiful. Love the colors. Great use of that punch. (I hope I remember it) haha

Jayne said...

Sandi,this is just gorgeous.I love the colours and your colouring is amazing!So many wonderful elements.
Jayne x

Marjorie said...

WOW! This card is beautiful!

Julia Moss said...

Well, that is one gorgeous rose my dear!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I love this card no matter what picture it is or color. Your Copic and pencil work is amazing. Love the edge of the card and your beautiful use of the branch punch. Everything is so beautiful together.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Both pictures look great.Beautiful card.So much great details.Love the bow on rose.

Brenda said...

Wow! This card is amazing!! That rose looks so real, I wish I could color something and have it look that awesome! You are so talented! Hugs

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Sandi!

Charlotte said...

Oh, this is just a beautiful card and such a lovely rose.
Charlotte

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Sandi! Love how you elevate Cricut cuts to a whole new level with your artistic creativity. Fabulous idea with the little pocket, too. xxD

Threadbear said...

I love everything about this gorgeous card -- and all the details, especially the pleat you created to hold the sentiment!! You are so very talented and I always enjoy looking at your creations!
Also want to let you know I received my Smash Book prize that you sent for the BBTB2 Frame challenge. Thank you very much. I love that you included some of your pieces in it. I have the card you enclosed on display -- I feel so special having one of your creations!
Linda