Friday, January 04, 2013

Blue Roses - Why Not?

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.  We are not seeing the sun too much here and have lots of snow on the ground !

I have another card from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful January stamp of the month set - Rose & Thistle.     I know the roses & leaves are an unusual colour, but "Why Not"


I created the background starting with water colour paper sprayed with Vibrant Turquoise & Crushed Grape Dylusions Inks,  then spritzed with water.   I let the inks run a little and then dabbed off with a paper towel roll.   It needs to dry so I used my heat gun to speed up the process. 

Next, I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink with Crafters Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil.   I use a blending tool to add the ink over the stencil.   I over-stamped with the flower sprig from the Rose & Thistle set using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the border of the background.    The quote is from the Words of Inspiration set that is currently on special at Chocolate Baroque, it's a great set !  

I stamped the Roses from Rose & Thistle with black Stazon ink on water colour paper & sprayed with Turquoise Dylusions ink & then water.  After it was dry,  I used bleach to remove some of the ink. I store a small amount in a small baby food jar, that doesn't easily fall over & use a natural hair paint brush.  Then with a fine water barrel brush I added highlights to the Roses with purple Dylusions.  I spray a little of the Dylusions on a plastic lid to pick it up with the brush.      I cut this piece out and attached to the background.

I also added some silver-tone butterflies that were hanging out in my stash!

If you are interested, here is a link to YouTube Video with Dyan Reaveley, Ranger Signature Designer demonstrating her Dylusions inks, stencils & stamps:   Dylusions Demo

Thanks for your visit & have a great day !
Shirley

17 comments:

  1. Shirley, that is my FAVORITE image from that set. It is so gorgeous. I'd have trouble not using it every day. Love the colors you used, especially with the shading in the roses. GORGEOUS!

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  2. Wow this is my fave so far Shirley! love this too bits~ perfect colors...
    Just a beautiful picture perfect card.... You need to do a big one so you can frame it....
    Enjoy your lovely crafty weekend!

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  3. This card is so stunning.I love the colours,so beautiful.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  4. Waw Shirley, being a disigner is very good for you your creations look more and more beautifull (before you made olso very beautifull things!!!But Now!!!!), this one is really stunning, what a beautifull colour
    combination, I really love how you coloured the roses!!!And the background is so beautifull too!!!WaaW!!!

    Greetings and a fine weekend!!

    Maria

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  5. Dear Shirley this is brilliant work. I adore the colors you have used, really marvelous.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  6. What a stunning colour palette Shirley and great inspiration using the CB stamp.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  7. Thanks for the link - shall go & check that one out. I like the way your butterflies decided to alight on this creation & your layered background has made me really think. The colours are just amazing. We often see blue roses at the Florist or Supermarket. Rather special actually.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Wow what a stunning card Shirley, I love the colours you've used, and a great technique for colouring the roses. I'm hoping my Dylusion sprays arrive today.

    Have a great weekend.
    Sue x

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  9. A beautiful card; love the colors (right in my fab colors), the rozes and the little butterflies! Have a lovely weekend and for 2013 I wish you good health, lots of creativity and a lot great moments! Hugs, Gerrina

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  10. beautiful card, gorgeous colors, i love blue roses, haha.
    Have a nice weekend! greetings Karin

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  11. Happy New Year Shirley!
    Divine creation here again. Love the vibrant colours and the beautiful inky background!
    Juliaxx

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  12. This is so gorgeous Shirley xxx hugs

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  13. Again a great combination of colours and stamps Shirley...so nice!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. Sehr ungewöhnlich und darum auch wunder-wunderschön.
    Es sieht fantastisch aus, Shirley. Die Rosen sind ein Traum.
    Chapeau!

    Herzlichst Sophie xx

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  15. Wow!! Soo Gorgeous and Dreamy Shirley!! Love the Wonderful sentiment too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  16. Hey Shirley, LOVE the colour blending on these flowers!

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  17. Hi Shirley! WOW fabulous card! This is so pretty! What a great idea for the colour of the roses, very pretty blue, and nice effect with the shading, really interesting! Turned out so pretty! Beautiful background with those pretty colours! Love the little silver-tone butterflies too, nice touch! GREAT gorgeous card!
    Warm greetings, Marlene

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