Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring Roses

This is my first time doing one of the Color Challenges at Splitcoaststampers (CC322).  The challenge was on Tuesday, but just got around to looking at it this afternoon.  Blushing Certainly Saffron was the challenge.  I don't have Blushing Bride, so I substituted Pink Pirouette.  And the "dessert" as they call part of the challenge is flowers (you can use them or not).  I thought with such a soft and feminine palette of colors, roses would work beautifully!  Hope you like.

"Spring Roses"

Stamps:  Four Frames, Short & Sweet (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, So Saffron; Stampin' Write markers: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix Polka-dot embossing folder, Scallop circle punch, Scallop-edged scissors, MS vine trim punch, Decorative Label punch, Tombow glue, mini glue dots, sticky strips

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On the 6" square piece of Whisper White cardstock, I randomly sponged Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and small amounts of Certainly Celery.  I punched out three circles using the Scallop Circle punch and cut out three smaller circles (approx. 1") using Scalloped-edged scissors.  I scrunch the circles to break down the fibers of the paper and then cut spirals into each circle and created my rolled roses, gluing them together with Tombow glue.

I inked my Four Frames Rose stamp with the Stampin' Write markers and stamped onto Whisper White.  I stamped the sentiment with Certainly Celery in the middle of the frame.  I punched out the frame with the Decorative Label punch and also punched one out of Certainly Celery to frame my main image.  I punched out vine trim and cut into smaller pieces.

I ran the smaller piece of Pink Pirouette through my Big Shot with the Polka-dot embossing folder, framed it with Whisper White and mounted it on the card base.  I attached the main image to the middle of the card and used glue dots to attach the pieces of vine trim and the rolled roses.

I have added a link on my website to another hobby of mine - baking.  I have made a few things in the past month and have included pictures and recipes on the website.  Click on the link in the left-hand column above to take a look :)

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