Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recessed Rose.

Well what a day today has been.  Not only has it been Day 7 of  Project Horrendous (bathroom renovation) but "Project Mole Digger"  started today next door as well. They lost their BT connection just before christmas and had a temporary line connected but now need new cabling to be run as the existing wires are no longer mendable. When they built our houses the powers that be decided to run all the amenities to them under ground so no cables are showing above ground anywhere. (Ok whilst new but 35yrs down the line not such a good idea). A little road digger has been busy all day which has resulted in next doors front garden, rockery and concrete driveway being  dug up to access the old wiring in order to lay the new fibre optics in. I will leave  it to your imagination to envisage the resulting mess that is now outside. Next door has been cordoned off and looks like a war  zone.

I did manage to produce a card  last night though. I have made this for  The CAS Mix Up Challenge  which this month is calling for Stamping + Liquid Colours+ Your choice.



I had been commenting on Loll''s DT entry on her blog and had spied a piece of paper sticking out of my in tray that I had made last summer (using the shaving foam technique and distress inks to colour) and had jokingly said if I could extract it from the pile without the whole lot cascading onto the floor then  I would make a card with it!  So Loll I managed it and this is the said card.  Card base is white card folded in half and the outside edges trimmed with my Xcut chomper corner punch.I trimmed the handmade paper down slightly and then used the largest rose die in the Spellbinders Rose Creations set to cut an aperture in the centre. ( I needed to cut the petal shapes away in a few places for neatness). Then I cut a square of matching purple in card stock the same size and  attached to the front of the base card. Next I added the aperture using 3D pads to create dimension and make a deep recess. From the rest of the dyed paper I cut enough petals to create a rose using the other sizes of dies in the Rose Creations Set. I glued this inside the inset and added glossy accents on the petals for dew drops.  The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from Phill Martin's 'Sentimentally Yours' which is it's first outing. Lastly I added matching pearls to the top two corners and called it done.







22 comments:

  1. Fabulous design with your piece of handmade DP and that aperture for the beautiful rose! The pearls on the corners add a touch of interest to the whole composition, well done!

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  2. A beautiful card, love the handmade rose.
    Lorraine

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  3. Hi Mrs A,
    what a very super card and that shaving foam background is wonderful.
    Beautiful rose too.
    Oh my word you are going through the hoop at the moment.
    Sounds like your in need of some TLC with all that.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  4. Hi this is a stunning card the rose is beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  5. I'm so glad you managed to get the marbled piece out without being buried from the avalanche of paper! :) Beautiful card Anne. Love the marbled pie background and the beautiful layered rose. I have that rose die set but haven't used it for years!! It's so pretty! And I love the deep purple backdrop which really makes the rose pop. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  6. Ooh this is gorgeous! Love the cas design!
    Lucy x

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  7. Great use of your shaving cream paper, Mrs. A--beautiful & unique card!

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  8. Love that paper and the rose in the middle is just stunning! I just had an oh my gawd moment because you reminded me that I have that Sizzix die too, lol, it's an original red die and I've only used it twice, lol! I must remember to use it the next time I play so I can compare it to my template xx

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  9. Your hand made marbled shaving foam paper is beautiful. As is your idea for making this a recessed card. Using the rose die to make the aperture looks fab.

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  10. What a beautiful piece of marbling, Valerie Anne! I love how you've highlighted the purple and made a rose from the piece too! Glad you didn't start an avalanche! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  11. Your card is stunning and looks very elegant. It makes me want to make some designer papers with shaving foam. May you endure the outdoor mess as well as your indoor renovations without going daffy.

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  12. Hi Mrs A feels good to visit you after my long absence from blogland. Uufff yes home renovations can be so tiring and crazy!!! Here is wishing you a quick "back to normal"!!!

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  13. Very beautiful! I'm surprised you've had the time and mood to create something so gorgeous with all that's going on in and around your home, but crafting's a wonderful escape, isn't it? And I'm waving hi to Dr Sonia up there ^^^ because I was only wondering yesterday where you'd got to!
    Jane

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  14. Gorgeous card...love the sentiment stamps and the handmade rose!
    xxx Margreet

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  15. Wonderful card, love the sunken idea. Sounds like your life is definitely interesting at the moment.

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  16. A gorgeous card Valery, I love the colours you've used to make the shaving foam background. Hope life soon gets back to normal for you.

    Sue xx

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  17. Keep calm and carry on, it will all be better when it's finished. (Maybe not the next door garden, that sounds awful)
    Love the foamy inkyness. It makes a beautiful rose.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous Valery, gorgeous colours and design.
    Gosh it sounds awful, I hope you get sorted soon, Kate x

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  19. Keep smiling lovely lady pretty card here too.xx{aNNie}

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  20. The colors are my childhood favorite combination! I love purple and yellow together because it always reminds me of the happy faces on pansies. Your incredible flower is gorgeous, especially with the little bud in the center, but it is your design that really captivated my attention, ValeryAnne. Using the negative portion as a frame was genius! FANTASTIC design idea and a great way to feature your pretty flower. Hoping you enjoy a great week, and that the cabling is soon fixed! hugs, de

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  21. How pretty is this and like the color combo!

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  22. How wonderful to be able to use the shaving cream piece you had made prior for your lovely card! The colors are beautiful and I love the layered flower popped up in the center! thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge this month! Julia xx

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