Mar 23 2014
Good Morning Sweet Friends, I’m so happy you’ve dropped in! Today I want to share a card I’ve made with new papers I just got in from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The store has a large variety of Prima papers that I just adore and I couldn’t help myself, I totally splurged!
I would be tickled pink if you would pour yourself a cup of your favorite coffee, sit back, relax and spend a few minutes visiting with me this morning.
Peach is one of my favorite colors and I just love the Prima papers with their soft pastel colors (tip – I will be using them a lot in future designs). Fairies are my favorites, I adore them, I’ve had a fascination with them since childhood, and I couldn’t wait to use my fairy in this design. She’s just amazing! I purchased her several years ago online, but I can’t remember where. To be more specific, I adore almost all fairies, I’m not a fan of gothic fairies.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks work like magic when they interact with each other on paper; I love using them because they always surprise me in a wonderful way! I love the undertone hues of tattered rose with the peachy tints on top. I started with white paper, brayered on tattered rose, then used daubers to add touches of rusty hinge, marigold, honey and a touch of victorian velvet. I spritzed the paper with water, pinched the petals and formed the roses.
I made the roses with Spellbinder’s Rose Creations Dies in varying sizes and incorporated them beautifully in this design. The roses vary in size from three quarters of an inch to two inches. A Memory Box butterfly was added for a little whimsy. I attached stamens to the butterfly for antenna and colored them with a Copic marker.
I think this may be my favorite picture. I’ve included this close up to give you a close view of the smaller roses that are tucked under the right lower edge of the top panel with a few leaves included.
Susan’s Garden Leaves and Marianne’s whimsical leaves were perfect for this design. The leaves were cut from white paper and colored with Tim Holtz peeled paint, mustard seed and worn lipstick. I used a brayer for the peeled paint and daubers for the mustard seed and worn lipstick. Melissa Frances pearls were added throughout the design. I used Copic markers to color the pearls to match the roses.
As you can see, I’ve tucked small pearls throughout the design within the brown scrolls. A Memory Box die was used for the scrolls. The smaller roses shown here are about three quarters of an inch in size, I think that smallest rose on top is about half an inch, very intense in color, yet so delicate.
I tore the paper and curled back the edges, giving them a distressed edge. I adhered pearls within the torn crease using various sizes of the Melissa Frances pearls. Some of the pearls have a more rosy hue, while others are more peachy. The color variations are very subtle.
This was a long post today, but I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit. It’s my desire that I’ve inspired you to get crafty and create your own works of art! I think I’ll frame this one and display it in a guest room.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I feel so blessed when you take time from your busy day to visit with me — sending warm wishes your way for a beautiful, sunny day! I’ll be back later in the week . . . hope to see you then.
Supplies I used in this design include:
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, Marigold, Honey (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Paper: Prima Fairy Rhymes, (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), brown card stock, apricot card stock
Dies: Memory Box (butterfly, brown swirls), Rose Creations (Spellbinders)(can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Susan’s Garden Leaves (A Touch of Grace-Paper Boutique), Marianne Dies (vines/leaves)
Accessories: Melissa Frances Pearls ( Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Zip Dry Adhesive, Crafter’s Pick Adhesive, Brass Fairy Finding, Scor It, Grand Caliber, Sponge Daubers (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Mini Misters (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Genesis Paper Trimmer, SU Distressing Tool, Tweezers (placement of the pearls), Stamens
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