Thursday, 24 May 2012

Coloured Pencil Roses



Hi guys!  Everything is coming up roses today!  These are the Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps for the daily post.  I started with the decorative oval window die and cut two of them out of white card.  One of the windows, I cut directly down the centre to give me the two halves that I used on the side of the card.  I backed them with a deep peach card and mounted them to the sides of my white background piece.  I stamped my sentiment at the bottom centre in black archival ink.  The second window, I nipped the inside crossbar out, added mounting foam and secured it between the two half pieces.  On a separate piece of kraft card, I stamped the bella rose stamp three times and the small bud once in black ink.  Using coloured pencils, I toned all three roses to match my peach background colour.  I used a bit of white pencil to help give the roses depth.  Using the matching rose die, I made a template by cutting it out of copy paper.  The template allows you to lay it over your image and see exactly where the actual cut line will be.  Once it is lined up where you want it, pop your die back in to the template and tape it into place.  Cutting out the roses this way ensures that you have them right each time.  I cut several of the little thorny bits to add around my roses too as filler.  I glued my roses inside the centre window in a pleasing arrangement.  I tied a bow out of the white silky crush ribbon, added a button with Bakers twine and attached it to the top of the card.  I did this card as a demo on one of the shows, but changed it around so the bow was at the bottom and the sentiment was at the top of the card.  I liked it much better this way, but we gave the card away and I never got a picture of it, sorry.  I pierced the edges to finish it off.  All for now, Sue x

164 comments:

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very very beautiful card! I so love the colors of white and light brown.
The roses are very very pretty and great coloring.

~Luanne

kathi17 said...

Really beautiful. I love the way you colored your roses, and all the lacy accents are so pretty!

Emily H said...

This is so beautiful! I love those roses!

CraftyAnn said...

What a stunner. I would never have thought of colouring roses in brown. You give us all so much inspiration, thank you.
Take care

Pam said...

I just love everything about this beautiful card, colours, dies, roses and that spectacular bow. Well done for this one Sue

franzesjoi said...

oooh this card is sooo sweet!! i love how you coloured the roses!!! beautiful card, sue!!!!

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue.. I like the lay out of this card.. I have been asked to do a diamond wedding anniversary card and I think I can adapt this card to fit the brief. Sally

baconbits said...

Morning, well you havedone it agin, another super duper card. I love everything about this creation.

TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
a real stunner of a card again today. Those roses look wonderful. They really stand out and look very 3D. Thank you for sharing all your very useful tips. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

debs said...

Morning sue another beautiful cardvlove the colours and the roses I just wish I had your imagination to keep coming up with all these different cards. Hope your mum is well. Take care

Debs xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue Impressive is the best description for this card. The colours and style can be adapted for any occassion. I wake up log on every morning and you just deliver all the time.

Wilma

Anonymous said...

Great Card, the rose would win a "Gold" at the Chelsea Flower Show I'm sure!! Mabex

Lucy said...

Love, love, love that Decorative Ovals die. You can (and you do)do so much with it. You reach so many people with your lovely creations. I read the comments and lots of people say you're the first thing they go to in the morning. You're one of the last things I check at night, which is the equivalent of the first thing in the morning on your side of the pond. Thanks for sharing with so many of us.

Debby Berry said...

Very interesting. I enjoy it when you mix it up a little cool

Jan said...

Morning Sue, really pretty the roses work really well the detail from the quality of the stamps is amazing. Happy crafting!

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue

What a lovely way to start the day, your roses are beautiful.

Ilove the font on your sentiment, the peach card and white 'window' are lovely together....the whole thing is just gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing

Have a lovely day

Lara xxx

Chris said...

HI Sue,

Beautiful, says it all.
Chris X

Missmizog said...

What a stunning card.
Sue

nannapat said...

Awesome card Sue. The colours look lovely together & I like the way you have cut the window in half to use at the sides - very clever. Pat x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, I don't have the rose stamps and dies, and am now wishing I had got them. Thank you for the ideas, keep them coming. Bx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Once again another "Stunning" card.
Love everything about this one.
Have the Rose stamp must go get it out and have a play.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

bhavana said...

Beautiful card, love the coloured roses! Simply wonderful, thanks for sharing as usual.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card, I like the softness of the colours

Donnas Den said...

This is a beautiful card and very detailed description. Well done!

Donna xx

jacqui said...

Another great card Sue.

Jane in Spain said...

Another lovely card! The roses are beautiful.

Laura O said...

Sue this is a beautiful card the roses are really pretty and you did great job colouring them. Laura O

nattyboots said...

Well another beautiful card Sue you always deliver.Elaine H X

kimberley said...

This one would be good for maiden aunts or grannies!
thanks again sue x

shampylou30 said...

gorgeous card the roses are coloured beautifully sue xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning sue, I did not manage to get the stamps on this set, but do have the heartfelt dies which are lovely. I like the bow at the top, who says it has to go at the bottom anyway.!!

Lots of love

Rosemarie xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I hope you are feeling better
Love the Heartfelt Dies and the Bow
LoveMarg

lestim said...

Hi Sue, another great use of the oval window, unfortunately, I went for the bundle with the square window. The roses are superb, I love the peach colouring. Best wishes, Lesley x

Sonia Jones said...

A simply gorgeous card. I love how versatile this die is so i think i NEED it! Hope you are well now. Soniax

Jan.moogie said...

Sue you have surpassed yourself, this card is stunning.x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours, Carole Z X

hauiline said...

A wonderful rosecard you created, I love the colors!

ooo
Anja
xxx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp image. Hugs,moni

Karen said...

This card is not one I would choose for myself, but I have lots of friend who would love it and of course make cards to suit the recipient so the idea is great. I do like the colour palate though

Victoria said...

The Heartfelt dies are all lovely, and I love the colours you have used here. Beautiful card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, fabulous roses.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Your bows always look perfect, how do you do it?
Love and light
Suz x

Clare said...

Really beautiful card. Love the look of the roses.

Clare x

martine said...

hi sue what a pretty card is so pretty xxx the roses are beautifuly coloured, this is my last comment for a few days as my husband is taking me away for my birthday treat so have a great weekend xxxx
martine xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful card with die cutting and stamping, I struggle with stamping but might give this a try with some floral stamps I have.
Love Tina x x x

salem said...

woooow love card love peach color

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a truly lovely card it would suit so many people and occasions.
Love your roses.
Lydia
X

Joesgrandma said...

Infinite possibilities! Change the colours and manouvre the shapes. Another stunner Sue. Thanks XXX

Dawny T said...

Love the pastel colour pallette in this card and the roses stamp is gorgeous. And a card is never the same without a beautiful bow, where ever it is put.

Ladock girl said...

Great card Sue, I am loving those roses and the heartfelt creations dies are so pretty, definately must invest in some of those I think. Love Linda xxx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful!
Love the roses and the coloring.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
roses are my favourite flower so I love this card - the colours are beautiful.
Janet x

Marion said...

beautiful card ,love the roses but i struggle with stampming.
Marion

Anthea said...

Another beautiful use of these dies. As has already been said this card could be adapted for so many different occasions. Hugs xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and I just love the ribbon that use too. xxx

kimmie_35 said...

What a lovely card!
Hugs
Kim
x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another lovely card, I am trying to improve my colouring, not very good at the shading bit, but hey ho, I have a go. Love the Heartfelt dies, very elegant and versatile.
Have a good day everyone
Happy2craft

hotpotato said...

Another lovely creation, just where do you keep getting the ideas from?

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - what an eye-catching card this is. Still kicking myself for not buying these dies and stamps, but... it'll make me think how o use what I do have to come up with something similar. Inspiration from you again! Kathy x

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card, love heartfelt creations dies. love the roses xx hazl

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

I must have missed this one on tv, love it, going to try this one for my card swap group this month I think! Love Jean. x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Fabulous card its really beautiful

Sue xx

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card and such an unusual colour for the roses but it works so well. Karen x

Gemma Mackintosh said...

great card sue, quite different for you, like it

Crafty Kaz said...

Ooohhh Sue this is just beautiful, love the way you've shaded the roses, must have a go at this with my promarkers
Kaz
x

Dawn Louise said...

Hi sue, I do like this card and colouring on kraft makes it different, love it x

Vanessa said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card, I like roses and love the way you have coloured and layered them.
Vanessa xx

Sandybee said...

A real beauty Sue, love the colours

xx Sandra

Christine said...

I think the word 'beautiful' is going to feature a lot today, it's the perfect word for this card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

sue said...

Morning Sue, this card is absolutely fantastic. The roses are so striking and blend so well. I enjoy stamping and this is definately something I would like to try. Thank you so much for sharing.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sue M xx

janw said...

Morning Sue, as one post said beautiful will feature alot for this card. Love the roses. Xx

jordiegirl said...

Still fabulous whether the sentiment is at top or bottom Sue!

Can't fault your cards they are all fab.

Granny Ado said...

I like what you have done with the sides. Love roses. Sweet card

Maggie said...

That must have taken so much time, all that shading on the roses. But it's worth it. Whoever receives that card will be feeling very special. Simply lovely. Thank you xx

Carol S. said...

HI Sue, Love this card and the way you have coloured the roses with pencils is amazing. Hugs, Carol S.xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Blooming beautiful it is! Zo xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. I wish I had the same inspiration as you.
Evis

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card. the roses are exquisite, love how you have coloured them.
Hugs June x

scofessex said...

Hi Sue

I Just love this card, so pretty, can't wait to give it a try.
Hope you are now fully recovered from your bout of sickness.

Maryann said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous Sue, and I just love it, but I can see what you mean by changing the bow and sentiment around. I also think, I would do that, but it looks really awesome.

Marie-Louise said...

Stunning card. Really beautiful.

Christine Hussey said...

Oooh this card is stunning in every way Sue. You are sooooo clever!! Hugs Christine H x

christinaglitter said...

stunning card always Sue you bring us so much inspiration Thank you.
best wishes
Christina x

Andrea said...

I love this one - beautiful!

isobel said...

Good Morning Sue, Thank you for this card, I received this stamp yesterday, I had to send to Heartfelt in USA for it, there service was fantastic, and the card gallery on the web is full of samples. well worth a visit. Blessings

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Well hope your up to singing and dancing. Very beautiful card. Got the window die but not had time to play with it. In fact getting a pile of things to do. Love the colour you have chosen. 10 out of 10 from me.
well done
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card as always. You have converted me to not having naked bows, l really love putting an embellishment on top of the bow now. I have Sued my cards. Thank you for sharing. Lol Ann

Ruthie said...

A loverly card Sue, it is just what I needed I have been away from the blog this week as my precious Great Dane Tonka had emergency surgery and nearly died, I kept looking at your loverly cards to take my mind off 'the touch and go moments'. Thanks so much, you inspire and give so much pleasure.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A most unusual card particularly the colour of the roses but it works....of course!! I have to say though that I prefer to see the bow below the flowers rather than above.

love from Jackie D

hollyberry said...

Another beautiful card the colours are gorgeous.

lindyloo12 said...

Another stunning card, I would possibly have mounted the bow at the bottom rather than the top but love all the inspiration you give us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. I love the way the roses are overlapping the frame. With Love & Light Theresa. H

mell said...

This card is stunning the colour of the rosesis so deep and lush this card really cheered me up after a stressful morning xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a stunning card more dies to add to the wishlist lol

Lacelady said...

Ooh, I haven't come across that rose die and stamp, I shall have to google it, they make a beautiful feature on your card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card Sue love the colours and all the lovely colouring shading of the roses. Beautiful to look at just want to touch it now. Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Rizwana xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Grimsby CHris

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card. Seems I need these dies too.

Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card. Seems I need these dies too.

Margaret L

Delyth said...

A very simple card made to look very expensive. Your stamped Rose's has lifted the card, with your shading making them look so realistic well done Sue, this card will lend it self to so many differnt colours for many occasions
another great card Delyth x

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

Another beautiful card - I think I need to get some bakers twine soon, I like the way you have been using it in your cards

AnnR said...

Rosees are beautiful, I agree though the bow I think would perhaps be better at the bottom. Thanks for the inspiration. When are you on C&C again?

Phil D said...

thats just Beautiful Sue - love it
Phil D

Sue - said...

Those roses are so pretty!

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
The card is a stunner
I have then these stamps and dies and they are beauties as you've shown on todays card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xoxox

Claveh said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! XXX

Carol said...

hi sue
love this card the roses you have coloured in are so detailed. will have to look for them don't know if i can colour in as good as you do.the frame dies and the whole card works well together you do have an eye for detail. keep them coming sue.
you keep me going.my moroccan accents dis arrived yesterday will have a play with them today.

carol xxx

Vie Carter said...

Simply elegant and stunning

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, I love the idea of stamps & matching dies, may just have to buy this one.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue
really love the roses and the way you have coloured them and the cutting up of the die for using a different way. ;0)

Heather said...

Hi Sue I love what you've done with the dies and stamps a truly amazing card.
Hugs x

CraftyJo said...

This sounds very complicated! I'm sure that if I had all the same dies and was following along I'd be able to understand the process properly. As it is, it's a beautiful card.

Su said...

This works so well, love that you've stamped onto kraft card and then coloured, gives lovely warm vintage feel to the roses! Beautiful card Sue

Su (Soop) x

Planetsusie said...

Ooooh Sue - I love the way you have used the dies. Brilliant! Will check through my recorded shows to see the sample with the bow at the bottom of the card!!!! Really really gorgeous creation and one that can be used with soooo many colours. A big WOW from me.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Sue Parish said...

A very special card, Sue. I love what you've done with the dies and I wish I could colour in like you - I've been looking at the roses in close-up. I actually think I like the bow at the top best - it makes a nice change and leaves plenty of empathis on that lovely sentiment.
Hope you are having a good day,
Sue x

Sue Parish said...

Whoops - that should be emphasis! Thought it didn't look right!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, gorgeous colours and a lovely bow

Dianne said...

A really lovely card, Sue. Very elegant and the colours are just right. Thank you for showing us.

Kind regards
Dianne xx

Christine Harrop said...

Simply beautiful! Says it all I think.

john said...

what a beautiful card sue and i love the bow
debbie xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful Sue, so pretty. Linda xx

Barney Bear said...

Love this card Sue...right for any occassion!
Barney Bear

Redanne said...

Beautiful card, but love the roses and the way you have coloured them - stunning job.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
OOH er I love these stamps,I saw them being used on C+C yesterday they look good, must but them.
Carol x

nmty said...

hi Sue, lovely card today, the roses are stunning!
lv
norma

Margaret said...

So so beautiful, what else is there to say except I am really please to have the Heartfelt Creations die it is superb.
Take care of yourself
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Very pretty card, Love the way you have used the oval window dies they make a beautiful frame for the roses.
Have a good day, Bren

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, like the stamps but like some of the others prefer the bow at the bottom, just personal taste!!!

Dawn. W said...

I love this card Sue, I am yet to try colouring on kraft card but I love the results you've acheived.

Love and hugs,
Dawn.W xxx

Jane said...

Just purchased the heartfelt creation die its really beautiful.

Jane xx

sued99 said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous roses.

Ann said...

Beautiful card really like this one
Hugs Annx

ang said...

lovely card unusual colours but works really well angxxxxxx

jan said...

Hi Sue, love this card, roses are my favourite flowers.
love jan x

May said...

Love those roses... Stunning Sue.. adore the colours.. great job!! Hugs May x x x

deeville said...

this colour is the perfect partner to white like plum and your favourite teal

Sue said...

absolutely love that card Sue xx

nikkib said...

I do like this card, the roses are so lifelike, wish I could get depth like that in my colouring.....

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely georgous card don't
remember seeing this one just love it
love colours too.
Nancydx

Linda said...

Stunning absoblooming stunning! I love the colours and the roses are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another stunning card Sue!

The roses are beautiful and the everything is so pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lynn said...

what a floral delight this card is...very apt for Chelsea week!The roses are very 3d and you could change the colour and have a different card every time, Fab xx
Lynn

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the colours too.
joyce.e

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue so lovely once more u show how 2 mix and match with some other things not just dies thank u
chris x

Janice K said...

I love the way you see so many alternative ways to use the dies, a lovely classy card.

sheila said...

A card for many occasions. The roses are beautiful

sheila said...

A card for many occasions. The roses are beautiful

Katy said...

Great work as always and so inspiring, gotta get some spellbinders!

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
A very Beautiful card as always
Love how you have used these Dies.Those Roses are so beautiful and i would never of thought on Colouring them in this colour.You show us so much endless possibilities with Dies and embellishments and if it was not for you with your shows I would of been stick with ' What do i do with this Die'.Thank you Sue.Take care Hazelxxx

Craftycat said...

These are really scrummy roses! xx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD NICE COLOURS

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card! I love the colours and your roses are fab!...I always love your bows.This one is gorgeous!...Enjoy your day!...xxxxx

craftylisa said...

lovely card loving everything about this card

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

beautiful colouring here on the roses. i missed this demo on the tv but i'm very glad to see it now.
It's just lovely.
Joan B.

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Again catch up...
Wow I love this card, really like the whole layout. I have this window die so will be giving this a go and using someting to fill it.
best wishes
Caz xxx

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, nice card, pretty flowers and bow. Hope you are enjoying your stay with Mom and enjoying the sunshine Helen O xxx

lynda said...

WOW WOW a lovely card Sue beautiful i have just got the Bella rose die & stamp set deferentially going to give this one a go thank you Lynda x

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning! Like how you've used the window dies by cutting them in half & then added the roses in the middle (which are beautiful by the way!). Another brilliant card! Like everyone else Sue "thank you" for your inspiration. Love Karen xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, very very very lovely card, love the way you've coloured the roses. Lol Lynne M

HiggiSue said...

Very pretty card Sue. Not my taste personally but it works very well. I do like the heartfelt set but again its on my ever growing wish list!

Buttons said...

Wow!! The roses are magnificent, but the way you have combined the die-cuts is magnificent. Hugs, Buttons x

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

Are there no end to your talents, i love the roses the detail on them is awesome and to combine that with the dies makes for a truely stunning card!

Much love

Amanda x

Cassieajh said...

I just took delivery of these dies so when I get a breath long enough to stop coughing I will sit down & craft, Sue this is spectaular as usual xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, love this

regards
lorraine
xxx