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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Opus Gluei Challenge #112. Everything's coming up Roses (and Rosettes).

The lovely Rosemary over at Opus Gluei has challenged us to make something with roses and rosettes as our inspiration for this coming fortnight.
For a change I wanted to try a different style and make something that Rosemary would make for herself.
Well I crafted myself right into a pickle with this one as I was so out of my crafting comfort zone, but I finally did make something I thought was blogable and that Rosemary would actually like to display on her desk.
This little card is only 3 1/2 inches square.
I thought a yellow rose would be nice and summery.
Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

This side shot is to try and show the sticky up bits.

Materials used:
Spellbinders lacy circles and classic circles small and large.
Papermania Signature,  Rose stamp set (polymer clear stamps). Stuck on with white PVA.
I used silicone glue to raise the inner lacy circle as it was too small for foam pads.
Roses coloured with Derwent coloursoft pencils.

I had a few nice bits of left overs from the nestible die cutting that I thought I would try and make another card from them as I admire so much all the crafter's who can make something wonderful out of a pile of crafting detritus.
Ladies like Godelieve from Stamping Matilda blog who on a Sunday comes up with fabulous cards from her scraps.
So far with my attempts I can only make a similar card of detritus from my scraps as it sure never looks good but I keep practicing. 
Whilst making this card I just had to cut out a few more die cuts which of course has given me some more scraps - I can see this as being a never ending project and probably one without a happy ending.

This card is even more tiny, get your magnifying glass out.
Floating in at 3 1/4 inches.

Ooh a shiny shot, click on it to make it bigger.

Isn't that embossing powder just a fabulous colour!!!
It not only looks wonderful but it has an exotic name to match.
It's Persian Sea Aurora by Cosmic Shimmer.
The trees are from a lovely set of clear stamps called Flight of Dreams by Inkylicious Expressions.

What crafting goodies would you like to marry at the moment?
I would like to marry my spellbinders nestibles and have the Sizzix range as bridesmaids.
The vicar's togs would have to be covered in that lovely Persian Sea Aurora Embossing powder.
The best man would be Chocolate Baroque's new Steampunk Christmas stamps just have a gawk at these beauties.

Weddings or not to go to happy creating!


Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Gini! THESE are soooo beautiful...AND so is my card you sent me! LOVELY....Thank you so much for the sweet suprize! :)

Rosemary said...

Oh, Rosemary like, Rosemary like - LOTS!!!

You can't tell that this roses/rosette theme had you out of your element - not even a tiny bit. Your roses are wonderful! I love that you used them so perfectly.

Now, about this second project! I am in awe of this tiny little card. Yes, the color is beautiful enough it deserved an exotic name for it. Are these the thank you cards for the product wedding? Is this going to be one of those theme weddings where people should dress only in these colors? I like I like. I'll be the robust blonde in the Nestabilities Label 8 fascinator with a spray of pearl swirls. (very tasteful)

Carrie said...

Beautiful cards Gini, especially love that blue one!


Beautiful cards Gini, love the colours, and the cosmic shimmer is awesome. Great use of the Nestie circles - why do I get the impression that you adore them?!!

Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Jingle said...

These are both very pretty!

Kristen said...

Love your images and the diecuts! Your work is always so wonderful! Hope you are having a great week so far!