Saturday, 9 February 2013

Scent of a Rose

Happy Saturday.  Today I am playing along with 3 challenges.  The Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast got me thinking (see below)....the theme at Cas-ual Fridays is Love Song (Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi) and last but not least, the challenge at CASology is Fairytale (the oldest version of Snow White and Rose Red her sister by Brothers Grimm). 
I began by creating my bkg.  I did that by rubbing Distress inks in pink onto my cardstock with a sponge in a circular motion, adding water with my water pen to blend.  I then stamped my rose from a large background stamp called Bed of Roses by Penny Black, cut one of the roses out and coloured it with Distress inks and again my water pen. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Hope you have a great weekend.  So wonderful to see the sun shining today after a major snow storm yesterday.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ Distress inks/ sponge/ water pen/ edge punch


21 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Another stunning background! I love how you do that! Perfect for the pretty rose - they look like soft/blurry roses themselves! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Karen!

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Your background technique is fabulous and perfect for this card.

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Karen, this is so soft and dreamy! I LOVE the background roses, and the reference to Snow White is super, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Karen! I have that rose stamp coming to me and your card is timed perfectly for inspiration thank you!

Meg said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful - I am definitely going to have to try this. Just gorgeous!

Meghan said...

Oh my goodness! That background is stunning! Love the smudginess of it! Great card! Hope you aren't snowed in today! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Karen! Your background is stunning!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So glad your on the back side of the storm, Karen! Your fun card featuring the lesser-known Rose Red is inspired and lovely!!

Barbara Thomassen said...

Serenely stunning. Thanks you.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow. How cool are these roses! Karen. Gorgeous.

Monika Reeck said...

beautiful rose and great coloring and love your background paper...beautifully done.....good luck with the challenge..

I am also joining the Casology challenge, my card is number 38, would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so happy if you also could leave me some love :), many thanks before :), Monika

Rosemary said...

gorgeous background, karen!! i love your interpretation of the snow white and rose red fairytale... thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Nonni said...

That background looks amazing! I thought it was designer paper when I saw it. Wow! Really beautiful and feminine.

Laureen said...

Wow beautiful card! Truly love your background work!

mamichelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW!!! This is a stunner. I love your background, I though you had used an Art Deco stamp.
Love the rose on the sentiment panel, it makes the card 'pop'.
Will have to get my unused inks out, they are still as I bought them ....shame on me.


Love Sheila x

Have just become a follower, no blog but added you to my favourites.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hey, Karen, I'm back to congratulate you on the HM shoutout from CASology!!

Brandi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you inked up the flower and made it look so soft!

Cheryl said...

Wow Karen, This is gorgeous! Your background is stunning!

Linda Beeson said...

Your flowers are so pretty!

Lisa A. said...

OH...how lovely, Karen!! LOVE the background and your flower is so pretty!! So happy you were a part of the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!