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Monday, August 22, 2016

Yellow Roses

Yay!  I finally finished a card I stared prior to Wally's surgery!  Actually, I finished it last Wednesday, but I'm not always Johnny on the Spot about getting things photographed and written up.  Wally's doing much better now.  Moving around more and spending time outside with us.  One more week and his staples can come out if his incision is healed enough.  Trying to keep him from licking it is requiring a very watchful eye.  Oh, just in case you don't realize... Wally is a dog.  Guess I should mention that.
 
Anyway... the card...  I colored yellow roses for this one.  I suppose I should move on to late summer flowers and fall cards, but roses are still in bloom and we're still very much enjoying summer.  We'll have flowers blooming well into October.  I used Power Poppy's Everything's Even Rosier clear stamp set.  The sentiment is from their Nice Things to Say set.
 
 
 
 
Using Memento London Fog ink I stamped and masked one rose, then stamped three more times.  Colored with these Copic markers:
 
 
 
BG10, BG11, G0000, and the Colorless Blender were used in the edge shading around the flowers.  BV01 was used to deepen some of the shadows in the roses.
 
Just for a little something extra in the design, I punched an oval notch in the image panel to set the ribbon slide into.  I was bound and determined to use some ribbon on this card, but I didn't want to tie a bulky knot.  Even though there's designer paper, embossing, ribbon, a ribbon slide, and quite a bit of coloring, I hoped for this card to have a clean look to it.
 
 
 
 
I'll pop in soon with one of those fall cards I mentioned.  I've got a couple of things I've been waiting to use...  Hope to see you then.  Have a happy day!
 
 
Stamps:  Everything's Even Rosier, Nice Things to Say (both Power Poppy)  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card (image), Neenah 110 lb white (quilted-embossed panel), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (card base), Memory Box Key Lime cardstock, Bo Bunny Soft Shades Double Dot designer paper  Ink:  Memento London Fog, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics as pictured above  Accessories:  Ribbon, ribbon slide, We R Memory Keepers Quilted embossing folder, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

23 comments:

  1. oh how I love your flowers!!! this card is gorgeous. give Wally a hug for me!!!

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  2. ACK!!! Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous masterpiece. Leslie you have WOWED me once again. Gosh, love everything, the quilted background, your gorgeous coloured roses (done to perfection as always), the colour combination, your layout, just everything! I love the way your punched the notch in your image to accommodate the ribbon slide - very cleaver. I just keep scrolling back up to 'stare' at this. Stunning! So glad to hear Wally is doing better, give him a hug for me. Looking forward to seeing your 'fall' cards. Enjoy your day.

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  3. Oh MY! It was worth every moment of waiting for you to photograph and blog, Miss Leslie! GORGEOUSNESS! Your coloring is melt-my-heart beautiful ------ AGAIN ------ and always, your designs move me in such a lovely manner. Yellow is friendship, so I feel especially loved reading your blog post and enjoying this masterpiece.

    Very good news about Wally - and I cracked up when you said, "BTW guess I should explain, Wally is a dog" CRACKED me up!

    Very good news about Wally, and it gives me a little hope in case we have to have Kilo's shoulder done. Kilo is very OCD, so it is difficult getting him not to do certain things. Hopefully, Wally will soon be back in the water with his beloved playmate, and be better than ever!

    Wishing you a great week, my sweet friend.
    hugs,
    de

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  4. What's not to love? Gorgeous card with the perfect design and beautifully done! Glad to hear Wally is doing well and it made me laugh the way you wrote it... Never assume is what I always say to my DH... Haha!

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  5. oh those flowers are beautiful. glad Wally's getting better. Have a great day

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  6. WOW it's so good to hear Wally's on the mend and doing well! I'm sure that eases your mind a bit!! Your card is FABULOUS and I just LOVE that little punched out notch ... what a clever idea and looks wonderful with that ribbon pull ... very creative! Of course your coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD GORGEOUS! Thanks for the update on Wally and awesome inspiration! Hope you have a good week ahead!

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  7. This is gorgeous! That notch above the ribbon slide just upped the whole "Wow" factor another notch! LOVE that quilted embossing folder!! Something else I now need thanks to you! ha ha Yellow roses are my favorite color. I'll take yellow roses any day over red or pink! I'm SO glad our WAlly is getting stronger every day! Still including him in my prayers every day.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous coloring and outlining of the focal image. Love how you broke up you card with the pp, embossing and ribbon slide.

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  9. Good to hear each time that you write that Wally is improving, I imagine it does take a watchful eye as they like to lick at it as it is healing.
    Your card is just Stunning, yellow flowers are not easy to color I know and these are just perfect in every way!! I am loving that embossed background and how clever of you to cut away the image like that to have the ribbon buckle fit just perfectly, that just tops it all off so nicely, Beautiful!!!

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  10. Stunning card Leslie! your colouring on these flowers is gorgeous, love the idea of the cut out, that matches your buckle and that beautiful embossing.
    So happy Wally is on the mend, hope he`s back to his old self soon.
    Pam x

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  11. I just can't get over how beautiful your coloring is! The roses are so lush and beautiful. (I had no idea that knee surgery was an option for a dog!)

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  12. I just can't get over how beautiful your coloring is! The roses are so lush and beautiful. (I had no idea that knee surgery was an option for a dog!)

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  13. Wow...this is one GORGEOUS card and even more so in person...gee how do I know that...because YIPPEE I OWN it! Thank you so much for sending me this beautiful piece of art...I love every single detail of it!!! So happy Wally is doing so well, and how funny if someone that didn't know Wally was a dog (and not your hubby) an dread the part about licking his wound...hahhah, that was/is great, good thing you explained! Have a wonderful week and I will 'be back soon' and thank you once again!!

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  14. Well, WOW! Leslie, I am with everyone else - in awe of the beauty of this card! The roses are absolutely and completely out of this world gorgeous both in how you've arranged/masked them and your amazing coloring! WOW, yes, I know I am repeating myself - hehe! But this card deserves and evokes this response! :) Oh my, I agree with Donna above that it was well worth the wait for you to photograph this card. It's a beautiful piece of art (also mentioned above), and the recipient will surely cherish it! It's stunning, and I love the gorgeous yellow with the DP and the stunning quilted embossing folder! Wow, I love that and actually had to buy that (not sure whether it was you or someone else that enabled me to get that one - hehe!). And how beautiful is the satin ribbon with the slider. It's totally over-the-top gorgeousness! And yay for Wally! I am so glad he is making good progress and trust that he will be able to get those staples out - and I too giggled when you said, BTW, Wally is a dog! I know you all will be so glad to have him back to his old self. Oh, sweet friend, you do magic with stamps and digis, and I have loved your cards for longer than I can remember! Like you, we are still in full summer mode and shall be well into October perhaps. Big hugs and thanks for sharing this one. xoxo

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  15. Absolutely stunning! Love the yellow roses. Those are my favorite. What a fabulous design too. I really love the background. It looks quilted. Love! Glad to hear that Wally is just about back to his previous self.

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  16. Lovely card, Leslie, and beautiful coloring! I am loving that quilting folder and how you have been using it!
    So glad that Wally is doing well.

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  17. This exquisite beauty has that lovely WOW factor! What can one say about perfection?! Thanks for the Wally updates! He's a good boy and special to all of us dog lovers!

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  18. Oh Leslie - I think this is one of your most elegant cards ever! I LOVE the roses! And I love the embossing and I love the way you cut out the notch. Totally amazing, for sure! I'm glad Wally is doing so well.

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  19. oh my goodness, Leslie this is a vision. So beautiful beyond words. I love it. Gorgeous. Glad Wally is improving poor guy!

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  20. I'm really not into fall flowers yet, so I was glad to see the beautiful yellow roses. I can never get enough of my roses. They end way too soon for me. I also love the quilted embossing folder. I think it adds just the right amount of texture to the card. Love it!

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  21. Wow coloring, girl!! Just dreamy and I Love that notch detail!

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  22. Thud... Oh my goodness... Totally gorgeous. I HAVE to try this idea with the light ink instead of the black ink. Oh I have to try this. The ribbon slider with the notch in the cardstock is awesome idea. Very cool idea. Gorgeous card Leslie!

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  23. Wow! Just Gorgeous Gorgeous Miss Leslie! Love your Fabulous coloring on the roses! Really makes them Pop! Really neat little notch for your ribbon slide and I Love the quilted embossed BG too! Just a Beauty all the way around. So glad Wall came through his surgery well & is home recovering.

    Hugs
    Shannon

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