Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Red, Red Rose - Crafty Creations Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Crafty Creations the lovely and oh so talented Claire aka Hope Jacare asked us to use this poem for inspiration:
A Red, Red Rose

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Robert Burns 
So with that in mind I colored one of Claire's gorgeous rose images called Art Nouveau Vase 2 and it can be found here at Stitchy Bear Stamps.  I first masked these lovely roses and vase and inked the entire thing with my Tim Holtz Red Brick.  I took off the mask and used my Copics to color up the rest.  I also added a bit of smooch to the rose heads for an added glimmer.
I cut a number of My Minds Eye paper with nestables.  Added a bit of crinkle ribbon and used a few new stamps for the sentiment!  (one was a studio G and I don't remember what the roses were from).

Thanks for check out my card and head over with your creation to the Crafty Creations Challenge blog!


  1. So beautiful, love the pattern paper and crinkle ribbon!

  2. Such a pretty card! Love your coloring and sponging!

  3. Beautiful card.... love the effect the inking made on it. TFS

  4. Melissa, this is such a beautiful card. I wish I could stay with you for a while and let you teach me all your wonderful techniques.

  5. so pretty melissa , great inking :) and coloring.

  6. This is just beautiful! Love the roses!! :)

  7. Your card is beautiful Melissa. That image is so pretty and you've colored it beautifully. I love that dp but that crinkled ribbon is gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful colors in your card! Love the little touch of ribbon!

  9. Hey Melissa! Your card for this challenge is wonderful! You took Claire's image and turly made it shine! :-) Amy

  10. Very very pretty Melissa, wish I could join in this week but don't this I will be able to, but ya never know :)

  11. Love your mix of papers and colour - fab card! Cheers Claire x

  12. Very pretty! I love the colors and sponging.