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Monday, 26 August 2019

A red, red rose

Hello crafting friends!

Since it's too hot to be outside at the moment, I thought I'd dabble about with some inks! Come and see what I've made!


There's nothing like a deep red, velvety rose with a heady perfume to bury your nose into! It's the perfect flower for a real occasion :) These were from a gorgeous set call Modern Roses by Wplus9, coloured with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - which I'm loving!


Do you like the background? So easy to do! I put a few drops of Pacific Point ink on a plate, added a little water, then sponged the diluted ink horizontally across the card panel and back again, really quickly.


You can maybe see the effect better in this photo. I finished the card off with one of my favourite birthday sentiments from Altenew's Birthday Greetings.

I'm entering this card into The Flower Challenge, where they're looking for cards made with your favourite flower; and Allsorts Challenge where feminine projects are the order of the day.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Roses are beautiful flowers and I've always loved them. One year, I chose to go on a birthday trip to the stunning David Austin rose garden at Wolverhampton. It was a warm day and I enjoyed strolling through the gardens, breathing in the fragrance and taking in all the gorgeous roses,. But what really sticks in my memory about that day is that every time I turned down a path, there would be one or other of my naughty children doing a wicked parody of me bending and smelling the roses! There was a lot of laughing :)

Thank you for coming to visit me today, wherever you are in the world! Although I'm not expecting any UK visitors as everyone here has melted!

Hugs,

26 comments:

  1. It's a stunning card Vicky! just love those gorgeous roses too, I can almost smell them. You made me smile with your funny story as always too, he he.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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    1. Thanks Viv! I don't know anyone who doesn't love roses - apart from naughty children! xx

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  2. What beautiful red roses, Vicky! And they show so well with the lovely watercolor background!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! Your challenges have got me playing!

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  3. The bold red roses are beautiful in the airy light blue background! Beautifully done, Vicky! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and for your lovely comment on my blog :)!

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  4. OH! what beautiful roses Vicky, they are so real, makes me think I should revisit playing with those pens. Love the background, a very lovely card.
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith - I've loved playing with them! x

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  5. A really beautiful image and a super background. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  6. Marisela Delgado said: Hola, Vicki. Greetings from San Antonio, Texas, which is just on the other side of the sun. We are melting here also. I mean, granted our summers always run hot, but this year the humidity has been in high gear. =) I am so glad that you decided to come back and blog again. Your stories are always so funny. How is your daughter? Did she graduate from college already? your friend, Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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    1. Hola, lovely Marisela! So good to see you back here! I think you Texans could teach the British a thing or two about melting in style ;)

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  7. A beautiful floral creation using the lovely Rose and coloured perfectly, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Femine' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  8. Now THAT is a rose Vicky - what a stunner! What a great job with your new markers - I love a spot of colouring, the perfect escape from all this heat!

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  9. Hello Vicky,
    This is a gorgeous card, thank you for the lovely comment about my son.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. really gorgeous card, the red is so vibrant and beautiful.
    :) Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. I do love this colour combination :)

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  11. Your coloring is stunning, Vicky. Roses are my favorite flower too xoxo

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    1. They are beautiful aren't they, and the perfume is a bonus :)

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  12. Gorgeous colored roses and a lovely soft background.

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  13. We're melting, too! Hopefully cooler tomorrow! Love how you made the background--need to remember that--& the roses are beautiful!

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    1. Hope you're cooler now Greta! Yes, I'll have to remember how I made the background too - it was an experimental surprise!

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