And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fragrance of a Rose

Hello, to everyone on this glorious morning!  Why is it that a rose is the flower of choice to send to women on special days?  Is it because of their beauty or because of their fragrance or because of the symbolism or all of the above? In any case, the beautiful rose image in the new stamp set, Fragrance, released by Our Daily Bread Designs earlier this month is the focus of my card for today.  Linda challenged us to use reinkers on the Ways to Use It Challenge yesterday on Splitcoaststampers, so I watercolored the roses with distress reinkers.

Creative Nugget:  Roses were randomly embossed in white for the background panel, then dabbed onto watered down distress inks on my craft mat.  Three different shades of yellow were used and each was dried before adding the next color.  The sentiment panel was done the same way but without the embossed roses.  The roses were stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink and clear embossed.  The same three colors of distress reinkers were used to watercolor the roses. (Each time I type the word reinker, spellcheck replaces the word with reindeer…as if I colored the roses with reindeers! **giggle**)  The design of the card is from the Freshly Made Sketches for this week.

Here is the gorgeous stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs used for this card:

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you've been inspired! Enjoy your weekend!



Christine said...

Your card is the yellow background and the gorgeous roses. The stitching adds wonderful detail, and I love the touch of gingham. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

Just beautiful! Your flowers are gorgeous done with that "reindeer" technique! Thanks for joining is at FMS!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great color combo! Carri~Abusybee

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Cathymac. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Jen Brum said...

Very beautiful card! I love the sentiment and those gorgeous flowers! What rich colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Unknown said...

The background is really looking GOOD. The roses are so beautiful and the whole card is like a breathe of sunshine. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 193rd challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Cathy: your card is absolutely beautiful, love the background, it truly compliments your amazing roses perfectly. All the other details are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Maria Rodriguez.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cathy!! I love the background you created to match your roses!! Stunning coloring and design!! Awesome!! Thanks for supporting the challenge my friend!!