Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lenten Rose ~

Hello!  How are you all doing?  Geez, it’s been quiet on this old blog.  I can’t seem to get the want/need up to post here.  I’ve been creating some things for submission to the Paper Crafts Stamp It! Cards Volume 9 call, so I don’t have much that I can post. 
One of my crafty resolutions this year is to focus on submitting and selling my cards more.  I have soooooo many cards just hanging around my craft room – it’s ridiculous!  So hopefully I’ll be setting up my little acs paper creations store blog pretty soon.  It’s been a blog site for ??? how long!  It’s time to finally bite the bullet and sell some of these cards {crossing fingers!}.   I’ll tell you about another crafty resolution if I actually get a card done for it.  What about you?  What are your crafty resolutions for 2012?
Ok, so back to the real reason for this post…my mother-in-law has a birthday coming up in a few days.  I would like to be a bit more prepared for events in the coming year…we’ll see how that turns out, as it is always a resolution of mine…so I started on this around the 1st of the month!  lol  Ever since I saw this card on Leslie Miller’s blog, I’ve wanted to re-create it.  It’s just so beautiful!  With mojo lacking, I went ahead and gave mine a go.  This is Lenten Rose by Flourishes.  I chose to color with Copics since my fave thing to color is flowers and water coloring with distress inks just isn’t my forte! ;o)
wanda bday 2012
To shadow around the image, I had used E41 and E42.  When I went to sponge Antique Linen ink around the edges because the rest of the card was all too white, I found that the colors did not go at all!  Aack!  So I had to color a thick line of E42 around the entire edge and the cut out edge in the center and then blend it in with E41, as well as soften the edges of everything with the colorless blender.  While the crisis was diverted in the long term, I wish it were a bit smoother looking.  A sweet little silk bow, some Copic colored pearls and some clear star Sakura sparkle pen in the flowers finish this off!  Hope she loves it!  Thanks for stopping by ;o) lyss
wanda bday 2012 d
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 Papertake Weekly: Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms  (all but the buttons)
 Let’s Ink It Up #19: Anything Goes


SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning, stunning creation. Your colouring is amazing too. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Jenny said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Omg. Freaking beautiful!

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Jean Straw said...

This is a very pretty card, I love the colours. Jean x

salmaashiq said...

Pretty collection !!!!I love the pinks ,the flowers are so pretty with the winter theme!!!!
Plastic Card Printing
Plastic card

Julie E said...

Gorgeous! So worth all the fuss with the shadow because it really makes the flowers pop.

Cor* said...

Stunning! Lovely colors and design with a perfect sentiment and touch of distressing. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Whewwww amazing card!!!! Beautiful and very elegant!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Salmi said...

I like the purplish color theme flower in here's card ...but i suggest you that you can also use the small pearls on the place of stamen.
Plastic Card
Plastic Cards