Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Purple Rose of Sympathy
Good evening! At least where I am it is evening. I am squeaking in at the last minute with a card for JustRite Stampers' Challenge. This time it is a sketch challenge. You can find out all of the details by going to their site here. I decided to make a sympathy card using my With Sympathy clear stamp set from JustRite. I love that beautiful frame and the rose is also a personal favorite. I recently had made it a goal to use some colors that I don't usually use, so I chose purple. I wasn't sure how I was going to color that rose purple, but I really like the way it turned out. Now, on the screen it may have more of a blue appearance, but it is actually violet. I colored it using Copic colors V20,22,25,28 and a bit of V17. For the leaves I used G40, and BG93,96,99. Part of the challenge was to use one of JustRite's background stamps, if you have one....which I don't...yet. So, in the meantime, I made my own background by stamping the roses as my background. I matted that with some purple cardstock, inked and stitched it, then wrapped some ribbon around it. This is not your ordinary ribbon, and I am wondering if my friend Kush is going to recognize it...lol. It is recycled from when I went shopping and the retailer tied a ribbon on my bag. It just so happened to be the perfect color for my card! :) The rose was trimmed down from it's original 2 bloom size to fit this frame edge. I pulled out my new find....my Krylon Gold Leafing pen and went to work on most of the edges. I tell you, I want to gold leaf everything now...lol...my dachshund is getting nervous! Nah, I wouldn't gold leaf him....hmmm. Anyways, I finished it off by adding some pearls. Thank you to JRS for a really great sketch to play with this week! And thank you for stopping by! See you soon!
Supplies: With Sympathy stamp set, Nested Oval Medallion Label dies-JRS; Small Oval die-Spellbinders; Classic White, Classic Ivory cardstock-Flourishes; Elegant Eggplant ink and cardstock, Crumb Cake ink, pearls, foam dimensionals-SU!; Ribbon-stash; Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing Pen; Chamomile and Chai inks-PTI; Peeled Paint Distress Ink-Tim Holtz; Singer sewing machine