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Sunday, July 3, 2016

American Beauty...

The "Dried Flowers" image was provided for my use by the Stamping Boutique

613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG / Optional twist is to use a Rose. The sponsors this go around include Melonheadz, Eureka Stamps and The Stamping Boutique who will be providing the prizes.  The amazing 613 Team has provided some ideas for you to spark your mojo - and all the details you need to enter the challenge can be found at the link above for 613.  Come on- join the fun!

I had originally planned in my head to create the main rose and then overlay the dried rose image over it, but I could not make that work to my satisfaction.  I ended up making a card with the larger rose and creating a bookmark gift using the "Dried Flowers" image as a set for a birthday.

  • The rose used for the card is a 3-part stencil from American Traditional Stencils called "Antique Rose".  
  • The "Dried Flowers" image is from The Stamping Boutique, one of our sponsors for this challenge.
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the images
  • Pink and black CS from stash
  • Pink satin ribbon from stash
  • Ranger's Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Bun Sage, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Victorian Velvet used for the larger rose.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • The small drying rose was hand colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 

    Scrapper's Delight #57 – ATG Always
    Crafting from the Heart #118 – ATG Always
    Addicted to Stamps & More - #200 – Birthdays
    Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #258 – Use any Garden related
    Paper Shelter – #254 – Photo colors:YR,R,Y,YG
    Penny's Challenge #284 – ATG
    OSAAT #265 – ATG w/ Flowers
    As You Like It - #83  Your Favorite... Fave Markers & WHY [Copics - LoVe the blendability of these alcohol markers, that they can be refilled and the tips can be changed to any combination you want.]
    Really Reasonable Ribbon  #144 – Summer Flowers w/ ribbon
    Crafty Girls Creations – #22 ATG Always
    Work it Wed. / Simon Says Stamp –  Stencil  used for large rose

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Stunning card love the image and soft tones
      Wishing you a happy 4th of July for tomorrow Ginny x
      My Blog As I do Rodos

    2. Thank you for your entry at AYLI it's absolutely beautiful. Sarah:0)

    3. A stunning card. Beautiful colours. Elaine

    4. Very beautiful and creative. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia

    5. what a lovely set of images and you've used them so beautifully! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (garden) STASH with us this week! ♥

    6. This is such a lovely card, and a great idea to do the bookmark too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT. Good luck and we hope you join us again soon. Christine DT x

    7. Gorgeous colors! I am loving what you created! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Super work!

    8. Hi Ginny, lovely card, and so smart to use the additional "misfit" piece as a bookmark matching the card! Thanks for sharing this at SOS! BTW, I see you are in P-ville... I grew up in Roseville and used to work out of Camino... many years ago! Cheers!

    9. A beautiful card. And love the way it's colored!

      Thank you for joining us at the Papershelter challenge blog.

      Greetings, Monique Dt TPS

    10. Gorgeous card and love that bookmark, too! Very pretty and summery indeed!!!

    11. Gorgeous card love the design and colour. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

    12. Hi there, Ginny!
      What a gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us by playing along in our Flowers Challenge, and I really hope you will stop by to join us again soon.
      Have a blessed week,
      Really Reasonable Ribbon

    13. P.S. I'd like to invite you to stop by and share your amazing art in these fun challenges. We're always Anything Goes, and we offer AWESOME prizes too. I really hope you will play along with us:
      Word Art Wednesday -

      Karen Letchworth, Blog Operator/Owner

    14. Amazing pair of cards, gorgeous coloring and details.
      Thank you for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope you join us again soon.
      Maria Rodriguez.DT

    15. Beautiful card! Love the special effect!
      Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the craft room door!
      Hope to see you back next week!

      Aly DT member TTCRD

    16. Ginny, I cannot begin to tell you how lovely I find this design! You have such a wonderful eye for design and a talent for seamless execution! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
      Chana, DT

    17. Gorgeous card, Ginny. The rose is a beauty. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
      x Asha

    18. Many thanks for sharing this sweet card with us at AYLI this time, good luck in the draw.
      Lorraine DT

    19. Beautiful rose and dried rose inside. Thank your for sharing your gorgeous card and detailed instructions with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next gorgeous project or card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for Really Reasonable Ribbon

    20. Gorgeous and so creative.
      Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

    21. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's and we hope to see you again for our new challenge which starts tomorrow.

      Helen x

    22. Fantastic image and such a pretty card you made. Love the design and colour palette you used.

      Thank you for playing with us at Artbymiran. Good luck!
      Nick DT

    23. Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

    24. Me again!

      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations too.

      Helen x

    25. So beautiful and very well executed techniques! Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge!


    Thank you so much for your comments!