Friday, June 10, 2011

Vase of Roses


Oh-Oh-Oh, I just realized that this is my 500th posting. I can't believe that I made it to 500. Seems like only yesterday that I was feeling my way around blogspot for the first time.                                              And now on to this weeks BC. This week's Bloggers Challenge is a sketch challenge. The sketch that Lisa provided is at the left. I did take a couple of artistic liberties with the sketch. The main change is that I used an oval instead of the circle and the oval is somewhat larger than the sketch. I wanted to use the vase of roses on my card and it just fit better in the oval.  The image is from Heartfelt Creations and is colored using Creative Inspirations paints. The background was done by masking off sections. The solid sections are made using broken china distress stains. The other sections are made using the glimmer lace technique from the Aug/Sep 2010 Technique Junkies newsletter. For my ribbon across the bottom I used the ribbon roses from Tim Holtz. I love these because they are white and can be dyed with inks or paints. I used spun sugar distress stain to dye them and then edged them with CI paint. This card has a lot of shimmer.
I can't wait to see what everyone else creates this week.

10 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the trim around your oval!!! It goes so well with your image! Wonderful!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! The lace BG looks just like pattern paper!

nola Burkhard said...

WOW 500 projects posted--how wonderful for you! Love your creations and this one is no exception!!! The roses really make it POP!
Many hugs, N

Basement Stamper said...

those ribbon roses are very pretty.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful, Barbara. Great card.

Ida said...

Your card is lovely. Such pretty colors and those ribbon roses were the perfect embellishment for your image. Congrats on the 500th post milestone. It's amazing how quickly they add up.

Linda Monroe said...

Nice violet flower border.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful vase of roses both the frame and border are gorgeous and work well with the image!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Congratulations on 500 posts Barbara! Quite an accomplishment. Your card is lovely. So much detail !

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty Barbara! I simply love the mix of colors that you used! Wonderfully done! :D