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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Wild Irish Rose

I've posted before how much I LOVE sketches... there is nothing like a great sketch to get your creativity flowing :). I was surfing some blogs early, early, this morning and found a new sketch blog (to me, anyway). I loved the sketch they posted for this week and I immediately put together the card below in my head when I saw the sketch. Took me less than ten minutes to make this card- love that! Back to the blog I found... it's Freshly Made Sketches. You should pop on over there and check out the sketches and all the gorgeous cards overflowing the posts :). You will not be disappointed! For this week, here is the sketch...
I made this rose a few days ago, but I just wasn't happy with anything I did with it, soooo, when I saw the sketch, it took me seconds to visualize the card below :D. After I made the rose, I had the song, "My Wild Irish Rose," stuck in my head for hours, so what else was I gonna do with it, other than make a St. Patrick's Day card with it? Not the traditional colors for St. Patrick's  Day, but hey, I'm Irish, I can get away with it don't ya' think? ;-)

 Inside the card is a lovely Irish Blessing matted on Daffodil Yellow card stock. I added another little four leaf clover for a bit of extra luck ;-) in the lower right corner.
 Here is a close up of the rose....
Thanks for stopping by today, have a GREAT day!!!

Blessings!
Barb

Supplies:
Whisper White, Daffodil Yellow, Old Olive, Marina Mist card stock
Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Ink, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker
Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Finial Press, Square Lattice embossing folders
Scallop Trim border punch and various non Stampin' Up! punches




13 comments:

Jen Timko said...

My goodness, this is beautiful! That rose is just stunning. So glad you found us and played along at Freshly Made Sketches! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous Flower! So glad that you found Freshly Made Sketches! It is one of my favorite challenge sites!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful card with a stunning flowerm as its centerpiece~!

Kim said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! And do I see a little bit of contraband on yours too? LOL! Makes a person feel like a bit of an outlaw using contraband doesn't it? This card reminds me of a Kittie card, have you been visiting her site also? I'm so glad your back to posting.

Thanks for sharing,
Kim

Michelle said...

I love this beautiful card! Amazing flower, too! Glad you found FMS!

Jen said...

That flower! I hardly know what to say! It's absolutely gorgeous. So glad you thought Rita's sketch was a good one to show it off. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. I hope you'll be back!

Hannelie said...

Beautiful!!!

Judy May said...

What a gorgeous card, Barb. Love the freshness of the blue, yellow & white colour combo and that rose is stunning!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... So so beautiful, that rose is drop dead gorgeous! So glad to have with us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! WOW! This is such a gorgeous card. I love all the elements. Of course the flower is the "star", but your detail on the texturing and little details are out of this world fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! What a gorgeous bloom--amazing colors, too! LOVE the sentiment on the inside! :)

Amanda Mertz said...

Awesome rose!! It looks perfect with this sketch...great job all around! TFS!

Lynn said...

WOW!!! The rose you created is absolutely gorgeous! I thought it was silk. It looks perfect against the background you have created.