June 26, 2013

A ROSE IS A SYMPHONY

A few days ago I decided to take the Paper Players up on their weekly challenge -- to, well -- CHALLENGE! myself. This week, it is a sketch challenge.

When I first started out, I thought I knew the exact direction I wanted to head. After lots of stressful and discouraging time, I was completely frustrated, and decided to let it go for the day. I secretly wondered if I could possibly save the poor thing in its present condition. But, you know what they say: sleep on it.

My creative dreams must have intervened during the night because when I woke up the next morning, I had a new plan fully formed. I was anxious to get to work. This new idea came together quickly and neatly:


Once again, I incorporated one of my favorite papers into my card: a piece of old music. I had also just recently learned how to make this type of roses from Core'dinations paper.


The combination of these lovely roses and my beloved Hello Doily stamped in black onto the music proved to be a very effective combination. I added a little embossing to the top portion of the music to give that area a little more interest, and I am truly happy with the romantic end result.


This is the sketch upon which my card was based:


Smiles.




49 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, love your creation. Beautiful. I am pinning it - if you don't mind.
    Bye for now, Darlene

    www.mylittleshopoftreasures.blogspot.ca
    www.darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca

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  2. I love your card. Can't wait to learn how to make the roses!

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  3. Well, this is gorgeous! I'm so glad you didn't give up. I love the dramatic color scheme, and your roses are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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  4. Wow. This is beyond beautiful:)

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    1. Cathy, you are beyond sweet! Thank you! :>)

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  5. Wow, I love this. That doily stencil is awesome and your roses are so beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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    1. Thanks, Bev! The doily is actually a large stamp made by Stampin' Up! called "Hello Doily". I love it! :>)

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  6. This is amazingly gorgeous, Linda! Very eyecatching!!!!! I love the red, black and white together, and the details you've added are superb!

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    1. Jenny, thank you so much. I love the wonderful comments you made! :>)

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  7. Wow, glad you slept on it...this came out beautifully! Red and black are always wonderful together, and music and roses are another classic combo! You've combined them all to make a stunning creation! Thanks for playing with us this week! And so glad you tried the Players!!!

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  8. Linda, this is stunning! You colors and images are perfect for a classic love note but it's the details in your embossing and layering that take it over the top! I'm so glad you persevered...this is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with my sketch at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks, Nance, for your sweet comments and for a wonderful sketch! :>)

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  9. This is a gorgeous card....love the black and red together.
    Paulette

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  10. Hi Linda! New follower here! Love your beautiful card! It's really stunning! I love paper crafts....don't work with it near as much as I would like to! Lovely to meet you and have a super lovely weekend!

    TaTa for Now!
    Debi
    Cameo Cottage Designs

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    1. Thanks, Debi, for the sweet comments and for becoming a follower! If you ever would like to get more into papercrafting, I would love to be there for you! Just let me know. :>)

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  11. I love both of your linkups this week - I think this is my fave though. I love roses and manuscript paper - this card is gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  12. Wow what a beautiful card!! Visiting from the Lakeshore Drive party, signed up to be a GFC and email follower. Have a great day, Lori

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    1. Thanks, thanks, thanks, Lori! I am honored that you are following me! :>)

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  13. I am loving this card! I am amazed by the detail you put into it!

    I hope you come and link up with us today at our Monday link up party!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/07/on-display-link-up-8.html

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  14. You always make the most beautiful cards. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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    1. Oh, Robin. I wish I could carry you with me all the time. I love your wonderful words! :>)

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  15. I love this card!! Very pretty, found you over at Sowdering About's link party!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm so glad you found me! :>)

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  17. Very pretty! I wish I could do paper crafts!

    New follower!

    Sam
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I would love to be your papercrafting guide!! :>)

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  18. This is just gorgeous! Wow. Very nice. Have a great 4th. Linda

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  19. Not sure if you noticed you were featured last week. Feel free to grab a button if you like! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Theresa PS Happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature, Theresa! :>)

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  20. Wow! This is just beautiful!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. We hope you'll join us again this Sunday!

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  21. Beautiful! I love the roses! Thank you for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

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  22. Beautiful :) Pinning and featuring at creative Mondays this week, thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thank you, Sharon and Denise, for the feature! I am thrilled! :>)

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