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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Really Red Roses

Penny Black has put forth a color challenge this week in honor of the USA's birthday: red, white, and blue for the American Flag. "Easy Peasy" as one of my blogging friends like to say because I still had out all those colors from my last posting. Another blogging friend, Heather, suggests using silicone for the tole technique and I agree it worked very nicely on the rose bouquet. Though the image doesn't show very well, I kept the kitties in their natural stamping color (Memories Midnight Blue) and only colored a slight pink tint on the ears, nose, and cheeks. The oval frame and flowers are Sizzix (still trying to justify all those purchases) and the frame is edged with pleated tissue paper. Other features: Cuttlebug embossing folder, blue sponging on the red flowers., rickrack and DCWV blue print. The really red roses are prisma markers. Be sure and stop by the Penny Black blog to see those gorgeous creations by the DT.

Now, I've really got to clean off the washer and dryer and do some real work. Ahh, do you think I'm kidding?


coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love this the colours of course are fab but that image and your design so stand out to make this one very gorgeous card....love it.

Lorraine x

The Mama Monkey said...

Love how you colored the kitty cats! That pink is just perfect on those cheeks!

How did the washer/dryer fare?! I have an area of my house that gets it too...right by the phone!

Sandra1968 said...

A lovely card! I like the way you used red-white-blue and the roses look great!

Kath said...

gorgeous card ...love your adorable image..thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..Hugs Kath xxxxx

Sue said...

What a great card. Love those roses and I expecially like the ruffled tissue, very creative.
I clicked to enlarge, love all the sparkle on the trim. Just awesome!

Pauline C said...

Adorable card - gorgeous image and I lvoe how you ahve used the flowers with it. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Marcea said...

this is just glorious, I totally adore it!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Wo pretty how you popped up the roses.