Apr 22, 2012

Bed of Roses

"A Bed of Roses"

Welcome to the next challenge at FSC... and this fortnight it is all about technique!
Dry/wet embossing.
 You can create anything you like, anything goes at FSC, as long as it has some form of embossing on it
and of course the main image is stamped
(And lots of ink is always fun).

My card this fortnight is a "pretty one"...and I only announce that because pretty is not something I usually do!  For some reason it just happened...lol
For my card I have used a dogwood rose stamp and stamped it a few times and layered and spread them out to add interest.
The rose stamp was masked, the En Francaise stamp was stamped over it and then it was die cut with a nestability shape...dry embossed and layered.
(unfortunately the embossing of this isn't showing up in this photo)..and the edges are sponged in DI's.
The 4 main roses have UTEE on them - but I only gave them one layer of UTEE because I wanted to create a mottled/watery effect.  The other UTEE embellies are the droplets on the flourishes ~ using Red Utee.

The background is sprayed, inked, wetted, and worked before being run through a Bigshot using a houndstooth embossing folder.  And then inked some more with DI's.  I think it looks rich and like a big warm blanket!
(hence the name of this card! lol)
 Oh, and I added some butterflies...because everyone loves butterflies!
The black ones have copper EP around the edges.

Everything was then just assembled and...hey presto...

A big thankyou to the people you joined in my journey this fortnight.  You add sooo much excitement to what I do. Thankyou!

And remember to pop on over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes...they never cease to amaze me with their creativity...and allow yourself to be inspired and join in the fun!


I am entering this in the following challenges ~


Maria said...

This is gorgeous Dot, I love the beautiful shades of green with the script. Nearly as good, is Bon Jovi playing in the background :-)

Maria x

Terry said...

Dot, I love green and even more so now! Wow! Love the depth that you have created with the roses and the background! Beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow this is super cute. I love all the green it is awesome.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! This is so sumptuous! I feel like I stepped into the tropics. Just lovely. Have a great week! Best, Yvonne

Miranda said...

very pretty card Dot, love the flowers and the colours are great
thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique

Fliss said...

This really is a pretty one Dot! Love the colours and embossing and those flowers are just gorgeous,
Fliss xx

Claire said...

Hi Dot, beautiful card the colours are gorgeous and I love the way you've added the UTEE. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Von said...

A lovely sea of green :) beautigully embelished
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von x☺x

Brenda Brown said...

Pretty, beautiful and gorgeous all spring to mind Dot. A fabulous creation with those stamps and techniques you have used. You always create something that is totally unique. Love it.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Dot, your card is not pretty - it's gorgeous!!!! ;) Love the roses and the script in the background. Beautiful make my friend! Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love the edges on those butterflies and the pops of red throughout.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

It is extremely pretty and beautifully fresh and vibrant.

Zoe Sanderson said...

It's a Pretty+ card love all the layers and that green yum! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a pretty card, Love the green such a spring time feeling.
hugs Lynn

Redanne said...

A really lovely card, unusual in green but all the better for it I think. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, love the greens.
Yvonne x

Debi said...

love the way you've framed the roses and the vivid green, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Netty said...

Loving your garden within a garden card. Beautiful effect. Annette x

Mrs.B said...

You have created a fabulous colour on this card Dot, and a great way to frame the roses.
Have a great week.
Avril xx

ellen vargo said...

Love all the layers on your card - thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the flowers and the butterflies in the centres.

sam21ski said...

Hi Dot

Lovely card, great layering.

Thanks for joining us over at Artful Times this week.

Sam xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot, the green of the flowers really pops and tbe butterflies are fab ! Sue C x

Esther said...

Gorgeous card...love the vibrant green and those striking black butterflies..Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge..Esther xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card :o)
thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge for our ink it challenge, good luck. hugs

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Dot...well you've done "pretty" really well..its a gorgeous card....Thank you for sharing it with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Dot, you should do pretty more often because this is just perfect, I love it. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge. Julia xx

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details.
xxx Ellie xxx

Shirl said...

I am so lucky to get to see your creations before anyone else and this is another fine example of your beautiful work. Just wait until everyone's sees your next creation for FSC it is amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x