Friday, February 13, 2015

Purple and Turquoise Roses Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

here is my latest creation:


This card seems relatively simple but it took quite a bit work to make it. The background was created from 6" x 6" heavy water color paper. I sprayed purple distress ink in one corner and turquoise distress ink in diagonally opposite corner. Then I sprayed some water on both inked areas and spread them with paintbrush. After ink was dry I dabbed a coat of gesso. When that layer was dry I applied home made texture paste through my new Finnabair doily stencil. I heavily distressed the edges of the paper. I created a ruffled border with some embroidered ribbon.


The flowers started off as white cardstock, which I inked with Seedless Preserve and Peacock Feather Distress ink. Then I made my flowers and dabbed some gesso on the tips of the petals.


One more look at the finished card...

I am entering this card into following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie "Winter Blooms"

ScrapMagic Contrasts No 7 Blot/Roses


Seize the Birthday (I went with Anything Goes)


and

Simply Create Too Challenge "Anything Goes"

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

38 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's!! Such a beautiful card! Love those stunning flowers

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  2. WOW WOW WOW!! This is just gorgeous Samra!! As someone who also makes mixed media cards, I can tell you that your background by no means looks simple!! I can see how much work and TLC went into creating this amazing doily work of art with those blended purples and aquas!! Stunning!! Now about those flowers...HOLY MACARONI!! What an incredible arrangement and the beautiful colours, just breathtaking!!

    It is just such an honour to have you play along with us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Winter Blooms' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Awww Thank you so very much Pamellia!! It is always extra sunny in Vegas when you visit my blog! Thank you for bringing joy and all those rays of sunshine to my world!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  3. Oh, My Heavens, Samra! This is gorgeous! And I have to disagree with you...it does not look like a simple card! I love the background with those intense colors and those perfectly matching flowers! The doily is so perfectly done! If it were me I'd have been passed out from holding my breath so long so I didn't screw it up! Ha! Ha! Your flowers are scrumptious and so perfectly places around the doily. Here's a home run card! You always do such amazing work! Thank you, too, for your extremely generous praise on my blog--so sweet to come from someone as talented as you! Hugs!

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    1. Awww Sara, thank you soo much!!! I am so humbled by your praise! Your creations are ultimate work of art and I love checking out your posts. :) I truly appreciate you! Speaking of perfectly placed roses....that just shows you how much I like everything "in it's place" I tried scattering the roses and I just could not do it, they had to be placed perfectly around the doily edge!
      Anyways, have a great day :)

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  4. OH wow - a stunning card Samra! I just love its vibrancy and design. I've been having a wander around your blog - your work is sublime! Nicola x

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    1. Thank you soooo much Nicola for stopping by and joining my blog, I truly appreciate it :)

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day Samra! Such a beautiful card! Love all the inky goodness and stunning blossoms!

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  6. That is so gorgeous in that color combination! Your background is perfect and so are your amazing flowers! That was a lot of work!

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    1. Oh Kara, it truly was...several hours! Thank you so much for stopping by I truly appreciate it! Hugs :) Samra

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  7. Absolutely stunning creation--love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Greta :) So good to see you stop by!!!

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  8. Beautiful and delicate and I love the pretty colour scheme! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  9. What a beautiful card, it is absolutely stunning!

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  10. Doesn't look that simple...looks exquisite! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  11. What a wonderful combination of colors and your mixing in the middle (plus the texture) is perfect. I'm certain your mom will love it. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

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  12. Your card is stunning! I love your color choices and the flowers are sooo lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie :)

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  13. Beautiful work of art! The colours are gorgeous..along with the design! Love the flowers too!

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    1. Thank you so very muck Tracey! I truly and greatly appreciate your visits and taking time to leave me beautiful and spirit lifting comments :)

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  14. Beautiful! I love the shadowing and the use of doily! Amazing flowers! Great card!!!

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    1. You truly made my day Agnieszka :) Thank you so much for visiting and leave such sweet comments :) I truly appreciate you :) Hugs my friend :)

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  15. This must have been a labour of love Samra, but it was so worth the effort. I hope your little work of art will be treasured long after the birthday has gone.
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so very kindly for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment :) I am pretty sure this card will be treasured :)

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  16. Beautiful card Samra ! Love the colour combo you've used and your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C X

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  17. Oh Samra this is so beautiful! Love the delicate mix of the two colours. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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