Sunday, March 24, 2013

Leafy Trails with a Rose

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.    I would like to welcome a couple of new followers!  Thank you to all of my followers & visitors for making blogging so enjoyable!

I have a card today using one of Chocolate Baroque's new Big Bold Backgrounds -  Leafy Trails.   I've combined it with the single Rose from the Rose & Thistle set.

I stamped & embossed all the images with Gold and painted with my mica water colour paints.   Before I painted,  I blended Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the background.    The ribbon is hand painted silk which is a richer colour than the photo shows. 

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day !


  1. Such an elegant card dear DShirley, I really really like it!! beautiful use of stamps and such a soft colors !!!


  2. What a chique card, the stamping in gold works very good, beautiful!
    Have a nice sunday!

  3. Wonderful embossing on this very beautiful card

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love this, it's a beautiful, tranquil card.
    Suzi B x

  5. A perfect combination! Just love the stamps and the colours you picked! The little bit of red in the background is so delicate! Have a good Sunday, Gerrina

  6. Such a stunning card Shirley, the background goes so well with the main image. It's the sort of card that would be suitable for allsorts of occasions.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Sue x

  7. Great stamping Shirley! Looks so fragile...

    have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  8. I sat & just looked, then looked, then looked again for I couldn't quite believe my eyes. I wondered if I'm seeing things or hallucinating......... but..... that bottom leaf on the rose stem, flip it over so you have the leaf point facing right, shift it a little to the right until it lies on top of your upper left wing of the bow; it's an identical match!!!.
    I love your use of the Tattered Rose to create that softness for the whole creation & the way the shine of the mica & wet embossing is hightlighted by the sparkle of your ribbon is quite terrific.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Eine sehr schöne Karte.
    Superfein und edel.

    Eine schöne Woche wünsche ich dir, liebe Shirley xx

  10. Great card Shirley, veru "stylish", I don't know if that's the right word for it, bus it is very beautiful !!
    Warm greetings from a very cold and grey Holland!

  11. Fabulous card Shirley hope your snow is slowly going!! its so cold here LOL huggles hun Sue xx

  12. That's gorgeous Shirley, I love the fine gold embossing and pretty colouring:0) All's good here, busy but good, hope you're well too? Hugs Gay x

  13. OMGosh, this is just adorable... love this stylish card alot....

  14. Die Rosenkarte ist so elegant, auch die Rosenblätter im Hintergrund passen perfekt dazu!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  15. Shirley, such an elegant card - just beautiful roses, and your "hint" of a background is gorgeous. The gold embossing contributes to the elegance. What is more timeless than roses and gold? So incredibly pretty!

  16. I love the way you've put the single rose in the forefront and the foliage in the background! A lovely presentation!

  17. So soft pretty and feminine Shirley! A gorgeous creation! We are finally above zero and hope you are too!

  18. Wow Shirley!! This is So Soft Pretty and Elegant all at the same time! LOVE every Gorgeous detail Lady! 8-)



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