Friday, July 9, 2010

HEC #8 / SSIC #46

WARNING: Do not make fun of my Copic "skillz" or your computer will self-destruct! :-D

Tonight I am posting a card I made for two challenges: Firstly, Ted's Happily Ever Challenged #8 (here) which challenges us to use red, white and blue. I hope my green leaves don't disqualify me! I could have made blue or red leaves, but that would have looked really strange. ;-> I also decided to enter the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #46 (found here). It's my first time playing with them.

I was inspired to make this card by Peggysue at Roses By My Window. This card here just took my breath away. Isn't it amazing? My card doesn't look anything like it, but I did go make it right after seeing Peggysue's card!

So, I inked up YOF: Roses for the first time! I was intimidated, but I just went for it, Copics-wise. Practice makes perfect, right? I'll get there. I used some PP scraps I've had forever (one of them was printed with "1998" on the back, LOL!) for the backgrounds and the leaves. And that dotty Cuttlebug embossing folder--I think that particular one gets more use than all the others combined! I decided on a sentiment, punched out a tag, and then had to ink the sentiment one word at a time to split it so it would fit.

Stamps: PTI--YOF: Roses, Paper Tray, and Round & Round
Paper: PTI--SS White, stash
Ink: Watermark; Memento--Tuxedo Black; Color Box--Sky Blue
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear Detail
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Floss: DMC--White
Dies: Spellbinders
Eyelet: Doodlebug Design
Punch: McGill--Multi Tags Scallops
Copics: R27, 29, 59; YG63


Ted said...

Wow, Jill...that rose is gorgeous! :) I love the gingham background (almost looks like the rose is lying on a picnic blanket. :) Also love the border. We'll ignore the green this one! LOL! ;) I'm so happy you participated in my HEC! :) Thanks!

Michelle said...

Pretty pretty rose...and that gingham in the back is such a fun whimsy country-like touch. I don't color, so I'd never hate, but I think this looks fab!

Becky said...

This is just stunning Jill, love the colors and polka dots. Thanks for joining us at SSCC.

Anonymous said...

It's a great card; you chose a wonderful combination of papers for it. Don't be so hard on yourself; your coloring is just fine!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Jill! Love that bold rose image!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card, Jill! That rose is gorgeous!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Jill - this is fabulous! I love that rose, it is divine - what a great inspiration from Peggysue!! Your colours are perfect - well done Jill! Love it! It is a joy having you play along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSCC Design Team

IamDerby said...

Very pretty! Love the rose.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty Jill!! I love your rose and the vibrant colors!! Very beautifully done!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is beautiful. And your rose is gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

Great card Jill! I love it! I know that rose looks really intimidating to me! I think you did great!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, that rose is STUNNING!!! I mean really Jill, you've done such a beautiful job shading it, it looks like velvet! Fabby card my dear!!

Brenda said...

Very pretty, Jill! The rose is gorgeous! What a fun challenge (SSCC). I'll have to check that one out a bit more.

Teresa said...

This is so, so pretty!!!