Thursday, August 11, 2016

Purple Rose

Hello!  How about some flowers today?  I printed up some of my newer Power Poppy digis and decided to color Rose and Chamomile first.  I didn't notice until after it was printed that my printer needs a run through the cleaning cycle.  It looked a little messy and bold and, even though I printed in grayscale there were blue streaks around the image.  Nevertheless, I carried on with the coloring and tried to minimize the damage by using darker colors and shading in the background. 
 
 


 
No designer paper today.  Just two die cuts, some ribbon, and a quilted embossing folder.  I colored with these markers (photo includes a dog hair prop, tee hee!):
 
 

 
I cut the butterfly twice in white, but cut the swirly trail off the second one.  Sponged with apricot and cocoa inks, then layered the two die cuts together, leaving the wings free on the top so they could be lifted.  Brushed the wings with Wink of Stella.  I also added some dew drops to the rose with Viva Décor Glass Effects Gel.  The card measures 4 1/2" x 6".
 
 

 
If all goes according to plan, our Wally dog is having knee surgery today.  I don't know for sure because I'm scheduling this post ahead a bit.  I've been pretty preoccupied with Wally and imagine I will be even more so in the days ahead.  Just sayin' in case I'm absent for a while.
 
Have a happy day!
 
 
Stamps:  Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digi  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah 110 lb white, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal (SU!)  Ink:  Printer, Copics as pictured above  Accessories:  Offray ribbon, Wink of Stella, Viva Décor Glass Effects Gel, Die-namites Swirly Butterfly, Memory Box San Marzano Border, We R Memory Keepers Quilted embossing folder, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

21 comments:

Diane said...

Absolutely stunning!! Wow, what a gorgeous flower and always colored beautifully!! Such lovely details as well! My thoughts are with you for Wally...give him a big old hug from me, he is such a sweetie!!

Lynette said...

Good luck to Wally today. I hope all goes well for him!!! Your card is amazing. I just love your coloring. Love the stitching and embossing, too.

Darlene said...

OMG the coloring on this card just takes my breath away! STUNNING my friend! WOWZA! Have I ever mentioned what an inspiration you are to me? NO? Well, MY BAD because you truly are ... in so many ways! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Yogi said...

very pretty. nice coloring and good save, Have a great day

Margaret said...

Wow! Sensational. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. If you hadn't told us about your printer issue, we would never have known. Hope all goes well with Wally's knee surgery.

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, I would have never known you were having printing problems, you hid it all very well! I love the added butterfly and border dies, love how the swirls on your ribbon goes so well with the swirls in your die too, great idea with giving the butterfly some extra dimension.
Sure hope all is well with Wally and he was able to get his surgery today so he can be on his way to healing.

pam said...

Absolutely stunning creation Leslie! beautiful colours you have used on this wonderful image.
Hope all goes well with your dog Wally today if he had surgery.
Pam x

Stacy Morgan said...

Poor Wally... Oh Leslie keep me posted on when he has this done. Give him lots of hugs from me and Ranger.
This rose is gorgeous. The dew drops are fantastic accents and the butterfly is beautiful. Gorgeous card.

Pauline said...

Leslie this is absolutely stunning! Beautifully coloured, love the quilted background, ribbon, die cuts, the glittery butterfly and those dew drops! Just gorgeous! My thoughts are with you and Wally today. I hope if he did have surgery all went well.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie, I hope that your sweet Wally's surgery goes well and recovers and heals well. Poor guy! What a gorgeous card! Your rose is amazing, and your coloring is out of this world! I love the dues you've used and their placement, and even the piercing is great too! I always love that...hehe! Beautiful quilted embossing too that I now have myself. Amazing the number of products I have gotten having see them used by other stampers! Hugs, sweet friend, and let us know how Wally does!

Lisa Dolson said...

Beautiful card, Leslie! Sure hope Wally wil be okay. You too!

Linda Carson said...

Love the soft, elegant touches on this beauty! So many details to take in! Absolutely stunning! Will pray for Wally and you for that matter! I'm sure he'll be back to playing soon than you think!

Sherri said...

Whatever your intention was when you started out just finished card is absolutely breathtaking . I love that deep, dark, rich color you ended up with ! Combine that with that beautiful quilted embossing folder and the beautiful butterfly and it is a work of art . Still saying prayers for Wally ! Keep us posted !

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful card! I would never have known you were having printing problems. I like the colors you used. Hope all went well with Wally and he is on the road to recovery.

Joan B said...

beautiful. that flower is amazing. How is Wally??!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is stunning ... Your flower is beautiful! Hope Wally is doing ok...

Lisa Lara said...

Your coloring on this beauty looks REAL Leslie!

Evelyn S. said...

The card looks like a painting! What a beautiful creation, Leslie.

Evelyn S. said...

The card looks like a painting! What a beautiful creation, Leslie.

Linda Carson said...

Another picture perfect beauty! I just purchased this digi and may need to copy your colors! Gorgeous!

Darlene said...

OMG!!! I received THIS CARD in the mail yesterday and it is down right GORGEOUS!!!! So much better IRL than even in the photo (which is beautiful too). Thanks my sweet friend ... it truly MADE MY DAY and brought a huge smile to my face!
P.S. OMG YOUR COLORING IS AMAZING!!!! You should teach the rest of us! LOL

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