Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Wedding Rose

Today's Color Challenge colors over at SCS are beautiful bold ones ....Real Red, Old Olive, Black and White or Vanilla.

Well, of course, how could you go wrong with a Red Rose??? Especially since we have a wedding this weekend and this will be perfect.


I used the Fifth Avenue Floral Rose watercoloring it. Let me just say that if you're new to watercoloring...red is not the color to start with, at least with SU Reinkers. Red has deep pigment and stain and you have to move it or blend it a lot so that it won't stain the paper and will blend well. It had me going today!

I paired the pretty rose with the Sizzlit leaves, and the Manhattan Flower embossing folder, using the reverse or de-bossed side. I added the Scalloped Bigz shape and the scalloped sentiment. The ribbon is lovely, and I wish you could see it better, it's the textured velvet ribbon from the Valet Ribbon Originals.

I really love the bold contrasts and texture. Thanks for popping by...we're off to swimming lessons in a bit!

Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Old Olive Prints, Whisper White, Watercolor; Accessories: Reinkers, SW Markers, White Gel Pen, Big Shot, Sizzlits, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Scalloped Circles Bigz Die, Valet Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals, Brads, Piercer

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

leenda said...

WOW! Picture Perfect!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! How gorgeous that rose is!! Love this beautiful, bold card!!

Doris said...

Love that rose--it looks so real!

Crystal said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Laurie in MN said...

Love your cards.

Mercy said...

Christine...this is simply breathtaking! Love how all the different elements blend to create one phenomenal card!

snarflemarfle said...

You did an absolutely beautiful job on the watercoloring! This card is wonderful!

Joan Ervin said...

I'll tell ya, Christine, this was the most beautiful card in the CC gallery...what a stunning creation!!! You rose is absolutely gorgeous and what amazing details on this!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is stunning, Christine!! Beautiful coloring, and I love the embossing as well!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

More breathtaking coloring. Beautiful card, Christine!

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Christine, a most beautiful design, gorgeous water coloring!

joyk said...

Oh my!! Your rose is to-die-for gorgeous!! Fabulous coloring and the black scalloped circle behind it really sets it off!! The leaves add great texture.

Beverly A said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love how you have put all the shapes, colors and textures together to make an absolutely beautiful card!

Sharon said...

This card is so beautiful. I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog. You're so very creative. Now that I've found you, I'll have to stop by often.