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Monday, May 4, 2009

SFYTT Wonderful You

Good Monday Morning Peeps! Hope you all had a great weekend!

I just can't stop using this rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral Set. I love it, it looks great in almost every color I have tried!

Today I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try for my card layout. This one was a bit hard for me, but hey, that is why it's called a challenge huh?

I started out picking my Designer Paper, it is the now retired, Maine Blueberry, which contains some of my favorite colors, old olive, not quite navy, and bashful blue. The card base is old olive followed by bashful blue and then not quite navy and finally the DS paper. I used both sides of the same sheet for the two layers.

I then colored my rose, which was stamped with black stazon onto 140 lb. weight watercolor paper, with the bashful blue, not quite navy and old olive ink. I just squished my ink pads a bit to get some ink onto the lid of the pad and used my aqua painter. I have always water colored this way but recently, I used some re-inkers at a friends house and I love water coloring that way, the color is much more intense and takes alot less to achieve a rich color. Some reinkers will be on my next order, a few at a time til I get them all!

I cut the rectangle out with my nesties to mount the rose onto with some dimensionals. I added some old olive ribbon, sorry about the raggedy ends on my ribbon, I need some good ribbon cutting scissors, and some pearl sticky rhinestones to the corners.

The sentiment is from a Hostess set, Wonderful Words, I think, not sure of that one.

Well, that is all for today, well except for one thing, I am still waiting for my sticky rolls Lois!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!



carol h said...

Been waiting ALL MORNING to see what your talents had for us today. Your coloring is just beautiful!!!! You're right, no matter what color you make that rose, it turns out beautiful. Still no STICKY BUNS????? What can we do about that??

Lois said...

OMG this is BEAUTIFUL. I love it. Great job on the colors and layout. You make those roses look like you picked them out of a garden. To be like you...ahhhh a dream someday.
Sticky buns....well dang that person whos' suppose to make them. Lets give it a try on Saturday. LOL

Jackie said...

I love your card Vicki and the colors you used! awesome job!!!

Reina said...

I love this card. The colors and layout is great.
I was also eondering about thoses buns??
We need to have a sit down with that cook :) See you Saturday

Jaspere said...

I can't blame you. Its beautiful

Kim Pope said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. That set is on my wish list.
TFS! Kim

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is lovely! This set is on the way to me-I can hardly wait.

Becky said...

beautiful, love how you colored the rose,

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Vicki, this is gorgeous girl! I love your flower and of course your DP choice...some of my fave too! hehe!