Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Roses In Winter



I just love the soft colours in this inspiration picture.  I know this picture screams "Shabby Chic", but just don't do Shabby Chic well at all so I went with a focus of roses instead - a much more comfortable working environment for me LOL!  Of course, when roses are involved, Stampin' Ups Roses in Winter is my set of choice.  This set has been poorly neglected so it was wonderful to give it some ink again!

The first two layers of the rose were stamped with Pretty in Pink and the center of the rose was stamped with Positively Pink, a retired colour that I just love and thankfully have a re-inker for!  I used Certainly Celery for the leaves and more Pretty In Pink for the small flowers among the leaves.  In keeping with the rose theme, the pink panel was stamped with one of the rose images from Watercolour Minis.  A lacy border punch added some "frill" to the card as did the sheer, pink bow at the top.  To finish things off, I added some half pearls to the sides of the sentiment panel.  Sorry it's blurry in the picture. Not sure what caused it - maybe didn't have the macro setting on.  The sentiment reads "The fragrance lingers in the hand that gives the rose." 

Thanks for popping in today.  I have really missed my blog (and all of you!) these past two weeks and look forward to posting regularly again :D   Have a fabulous day!



What's In It?
Stamps:  SU Roses in Winter, Watercolour Minis
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, VersaMark
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  SU Border punch, Pink Half Pearls, 1" Sheer Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals

11 comments:

Beth said...

This is very pretty - great soft colours and love the ribbon and lace order punch on this!

Wanda Cullen said...

Marisa, this is sooo beautiful!! Feminine, delicate...a perfect interpretation of the inspiration room! Glad you're back in full stamping force again! :-) Love seeing your creations!

Alex said...

WOW!! This is truly stunning Marisa!! I love the soft colors, this is just a beautiful card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maureen said...

Love the soft colours...so spring-y!! I remember getting that set...it's a 3 step one and I was so amazed at how it looks watercoloured...it convinced my that my cards would look like a real artist made them :)

Viv said...

How wonderfully feminine this is Marisa! It's absolutely beautiful. What a treat when I called by to tell you where I got the instructions for that flower on my PK card. Bonus!
Anyway, HERE is where I got the idea. Thanks for all your lovely comments and your welcome visits. They truly are appreciated.
Hugs Viv xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! Love this SU Set and it works perfectly for the IC piece. Hugs ~S~

Heidi said...

Nope you hit it on the spot with this one, love the colors so soft and feminine.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh your rose looks awesome, great take on the dining room.

Kristina said...

You're back with a card! It's so good to have you back! Though, I have enjoyed reading about your spring break adventures in Vancouver. I don't think you could have paid me enough money to do the zip line, lol.

This card is so soft and beautiful, Marisa! I love that you threw shabby chic out the window and went with the rose. Who needs shabby chic, anyways? lol Oh, and the little pearls on the side of the sentiment... Pretty!

Dawn B. said...

You picked an amazing set Marisa.. it is perfect for this challenge. I love this..SO soft and pretty.

ChristineCreations said...

Wow this is gorgeous girl! A beautiful use of this set and your inspiration! Stunning!