Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #18 and Big News!

OKay first the Big News! I'm so excited that I was one of the Lucky people chosen to join the Speedy the Cats Blog Team over at Mark's Finest Papers. It's a 3 month term, and I look forward to working with the fabulous Designers on this Team! The challenges are every Saturday, and there is 1 or more stamp sets won each week. I'll have a sample and links posted here each Saturday for the next 3 months, so I hope you can join in the fun!

This is my card for this weeks challenge Speedy's Friends #18, Make a Friendship card. I also combined this with this weeks Teapot Tuesady challenge MMTPT109. The destination Station this week is to a Woman named Eula who will be celebrating her 108th birthday, now that's something to celebrate!

Since Eula likes roses, I used the Roses for You set from Mark's Finest Papers. I stamped the 2 large roses, one 2 times, and the other 3 times with versammark onto watercolour paper. Then I embossed with black EP and coloured them in with SU markers.

One of my favorite new colouring tools is the Niji pearlescent watercolours. They are so easy to use, just wet a brush, pick up some paint and apply, and they don't cost a fortune! The picture below shows the sparkle on the roses.

The card base is black, with a layer of daffodil delight and a layer of very vanilla embossed with the Victoria EF. I cut out the roses and leaves and arranged them, layering the rose in the bottom corner.

The sentiment is also from the Roses for You set. I used the Nestie Tag Shape #3 to cut it out. I really wanted a sheer bow, but I couldn't get anything to look nice without covering the roses, so I went with the gold cord!

There's still time to join in this weeks challenge, just make sure to link your creation Here, you have until Friday Sept. 3 at 3pm.

Stamps: Roses for You
Paper: black, very vanilla, daffodil delight, watercolour
Ink: black, versamark
Accessories: Black EP, SU markers summer sun, daffodil delight, old olive, always artichoke, Niji pearlescent watercolours, Victoria EF, Nestie Tag #3, dimensionals, gold cord, tiny gems

Have a Great Day!


Lynn McAuley said...

What stunning work with these gorgeous yellow roses, Laurie!!

We are so excited to have you stamping with us on Speedy's Blog Team.

Thank you so much for sharing this exquisite design in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's friendship card challenge!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful rich looking roses!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

Laurie your card is just beautiful!!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends!

Markie's Mom said...

Incredible!!! WOW!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

truly gorgeous....and...welcome aboard the Speedy's Express....