Sunday, 25 July 2010

Papertrey to die for!

Blimey! I'm actually early for a change - the A Passion for Papertrey current challenge doesn't finish until tomorrow morning and I've made my card already! Its for my sister who will be having yet more surgery on her leg next week!

The Delightful Dahlia set is a favourite of mine and I have the dies to match too. So as the challenge is to make a card using die cuts this was a good chance to get them out. I've cut and stamped the images on orange and kraft card and used my copics to colour them in. I really love using copics on coloured card - a technique I picked up on the fabulous Nichole Heady's blog a while ago.

Here in the UK we associate Dahlia's with late summer and the beginning of Autumn - but I refuse to believe we're there yet! So here are some photos I took a week or so ago of the old rose in the garden. It only blooms once a season in mid-summer so I can't resist trying to capture its ephemeral beauty. It was already an old rose bush when we moved into the house 35 years ago and I'd love to know its name. The blooms are huge, about 5" across and the palest creamy yellow. So if anyone recognises it ........!


  1. Beautiful rose, Ann! Sorry I can't identify it! And love your card, too, such a pretty color of orange!

  2. This is a beauty Ann! I love beautiful coloring on your flower, and the soft, shabby, distressed look of the whole card!

  3. WOW Ann! This card is stunning! Your coloring is out of this world! Love the soft tones :)

  4. wow, wow, wow! Love this card, Ann! The coloring is fantastic...subtle yet striking. Your card makes me want to pull this set out and play! Thanks for the inspiration. And your roses...they look like they're from a magazine! Beautiful!

  5. WOW Ann your card is so beautiful.


  6. What a gorgeous card, Ann! Your Copic skill is AMAZING! Best wishes to your sister and her surgery - I'm sure she'll love this card too!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge!

  7. What a wonderful card, with wonderful warm colours and I love the real stiching!

  8. I love the colors of the card, beautiful dahlia. I don't know the rose name.If you have more info about thebush, the leafs I could look in my rose 'bible'.

  9. WOW!! What a beautiful card!!!Love the warm orange tones!!


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