Tuesday 11 July 2017

Wild roses

Hello there my friends. Time is just flying and it is time for another TTCRD anything goes challenge. This is a scheduled post so I hope it will work.

Our sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs. She has some gorgeous designs in her shop so be sure to visit.
The lucky winner will get 3 digi images.

I chose to work with the image wild roses which you can find here. I must say I love this image and to me it says Christmas. So I decided to make a Christmas card and get the list moving.

So it is printed on coconut white card and then I added drawing gum to it to mask it so I could work on background. I overstamped with watering can archival ink (I don't know where the stamp is from, somewhere in China, but I love it).

I brushed distress inks all over the background and added shadow with a damp brush and brushed corduroy. I rubbed off the drawing gum and then added some highlights with Victorian velvet to flowers. The leaves I coloured with peeled paint and forest moss. 
I then tore all around it and inked it with distress inks. I matted on torn black card and stuck to the base card.
Finally, I added a bow in matching ribbons and a flower from my stash. I added a bit of sparkle with the Crafter's Companion clear sparkle pen.

I would like to enter this card in:


  1. This is extremely pretty Theresa and the background goes beautifully with the flowers and love the distressed edges against the black mat, then the added embellishment finishes it perfectly, I love that glittery pink ribbon. x

    1. thanks Pat. i've had that ribbon for years and finally used some of it xx

  2. Lovely ! I like that you chose to use pinks and make a Christmas card out of the floral image.

  3. Such a lovely card with one of my favourite digis :) The background you chose compliments the flowers wonderfully. Thank you for joining us on the Sheepski Design June "Square Cardz" challenge.

  4. Oh wow what a stunning card. The Wild Rose image you have used has been really highlighted with the great background you have used. Loving the ribbon too.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Jean xx