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Saturday, March 19, 2011

First Rose of Spring

Happy Saturday, everyone!!! My DH went fishing before 5:00 AM this morning and we took all four of the Grands back home last night so I am on my own today!!! I will work in the back flower beds first thing before the sun is high in the sky and then to the craft room...life is good!!
I made this card yesterday (before the Grands got up) for the Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to make something that reminded us of gardens and Springtime.
I went to Lowes a couple of days ago and they had some of the prettiest roses...got me in the mood to color this Rubbernecker rose. The image was embossed with gold ep and water colored with Tombow Markers. The background paper is called Annalee from Prima and the rhinestones and ribbon with the button finished it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Rose #529-02
Paper: Watercolor paper, White, Annalee dp from Prima
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Lace, Egyptian Gold EP by JudiKins
Thanks for visiting...I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Joan! I love the colors & how you made that rose look....it's amazing! TFS!!!!!

Cassie said...

Great idea with stunning results, Joan. . .I love it :D

Francie G. said...

Triple WOW! Joan, this is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring and love the way you used the bling!

jules said...

Hi Joan gorgeous card!!!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful! The rose is stunning with the look of dew from the gold ep...can't wait to see roses in gardens here...enjoy your day!

Lori said...

This is a beautiful way to showcase the rose image. The gold embossing and watercolor is so elegant.

Chriss Blagrave said...

A beauty for sure Joan, love the elegance that you created with the gold too!
Have fun in the garden...isn't our weather grand!

Tammy said...

Oh my the image is gorgeous and you colored it perfectly! Love the pink bow, such a nice touch.

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, nice that you've got some time and space for gardening AND crafting, that sounds like a good Saturday to me! I do love your card, you know the bow, button and twine embellishments have become something of a trademark for you now, I find myself looking out for that on your cards, it is a fabulous way to finish off your creations. Great balance with those rhinestones too, and lovely soft colouring on the flowers. Great stuff. CoB

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful rose. Love this card.

Karen W said...

This is really pretty!

Jerri Jimenez said...

What a beautiful image, this is so pretty Joan!, your watercoloring is gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Seriously, Joan! This is STUNNING! Wow! You have coloured this beautifully! I LOVE gold embossing! I NEVER think to do that. It added so much to your card!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, girl, this is beautiful! Love that gold EP and the watercoloring, especially the yellow highlighting behind the flower. Awesome work!

Karen Howard said...

This is really beautiful! Love the image and layout you used! Your cards are amazing, I'm your newest follower. Hugs, Karen

Karli said...

Joan, this is beautiful! Amazing watercolors.

Monique said...

Oh Joan this is beautiful... Your coloring and the gold make this so elegant... Great work!

Auntie Em said...

This is so pretty with the watercolouring and the gold embossing.
Thanks for sharing! :)

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is so gorgeous girl!! I love the watercolor affect and your pretty design!! HUGS

JulieA said...

Wow, that's really gorgeous!!! Love your roses and love all of your accessories...they really set this card off!

Rae said...

Such a soft, pretty card. Love the colors,the lace and the ribbon.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! love it!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So soft and elegant. Just beautiful Joan.

Hugs,
Deb