Saturday, February 18, 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 153 - Pink Roses Collage

Hey did you hear the fantastic news?  I'm guest designer this week for the Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog.  This week's sketch looks a little complicated at first glance, but once you get started it's a lot of fun.  To keep my squares clean and simple I used two square hole punches.  The top layer is 1" and the bottom layer is 1.25".  You can take this sketch alot of different ways and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  You can get all the details here:  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
I decided to use the grid pattern and make a collage of little Victorian images of cupid, butterflies, flowers and fairies from patterned paper from Pink Paislee.  To keep with this dreamy theme I rolled some roses using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die.  For the large flower I cut the die out three times in cream paper, inked up the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and rolled , and rolled and rolled.  I started rolling with a quilling tool to keep the center nice and tight.  I hot glued the bottom - last petal  to hold everything in place and sprinkled Martha Stewart coarse glitter down the centers for a little sparkle.  For the smaller rolled rose I used the same die, cut out twice, and distressed in Tattered Rose.  I cut the leaves out of patterned paper and distressed with Vintage Photo.
 I die cut the butterflies using Spellbinders Fanciful Flight and Butterflies Two.  I double cut them and layered them so the wings are open.  I distressed them with Broken China and added some pearls to their centers.  You know I can't pass on the bling! 
This is my finished card - I lot of fun making it and love all the little details,  I might just frame this one in a shadow box for my scrap room!! 
Thanks for having a look!  I appreciate your kindness and encouragement my friends.

Jeanne

Supplies used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Patterned Paper:  Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection:  Nature Sanctuary, Dragonflies, Botanical Gardens
Dies:  Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One, Butterflies Foliage, Fanciful Flight
Ink:  Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Broken China, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Tea Die
Hug Snug Rose Petal, Baby Pink Seam Binding
Pearl Rhinestone Crown Pick David Tutera

Square Punches EK Success
Button:  Papertrey Ink 
Others:  Ink, Pearls, Pin

19 comments:

Sherry Gardner said...

Oh, wow...wow...wow...I love love love this card...the color scheme is amazing...I love the layers and the 3D effect of the squared sections...and the butterflys....I think this is my all time fav. card I've seen on the web so far....and I will have a go at casing you....and I must now stalk....errrr....follow your blog.....great job on this....:)

Cathy Weber said...

This is definitely a keeper, don't give it to anyone! Your take on this sketch is amazing, I love the butterflies and those rolled flowers with the distressing, just beautiful. Your bow is perfect as always, but all those little details totally make this one of the most interesting cards I've seen. Really great job, there is a reason you are the guest designer!

cbuswell said...

WOW! Really stunning, I love your roses, such a gorgeous card! Congrats on being guest designer this week! : )

Mandy said...

Jeanne, your design is absolutely stunning, love every little detail!

Marybeth said...

Congrats! Yes, yes, this one has to go into a shadow box!!! Its gorgeous , all those wonderful details!!!! So I have been MIA due to the darn internet. Sad how much we miss it when its gone.

Helen said...

Jeanne - BIG congrats on being guest designer at Vard Patterns - its so very well deserved. And your card - oh WOWEE!! That sketch scared me to death and then I saw your beautiful card - you've really rocked this!! It's exquisite, I love it - Those butterflies - you're one talented lady!!

Helen said...

Oops! I meant "Card" Patterns! Silly phone!!

Kara said...

Your card is so gorgeous!! Gosh, it's beautiful:)

Stephanie said...

Spectacular card with fantastic choices of designer paper and gorgeous paper flowers! Congrats on being the FMS guest designer!

Stephanie said...

Oops! Rather, congrats on being the Card Patterns guest designer!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Just saw this at CardPatterns and just had to come here to say what an AMAZING card I think this is - soooo BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE it!
Hugs, Karin

Christina said...

Absolutely stunning, Jeanne! I can't imagine giving this away, so I think you'd be right to frame it up and keep it. Gorgeous attention to detail, and those flowers are amazing. So glad you were able to join us on the Card Patterns team this week!

Renee said...

I would keep this...
I don't think I could give something this gorgeous away! :)
Stunning Jeanne...
everything about this is just stunning!
The flowers...
the lace...
the ribbon...
those butterflies...
it's all so gorgeously detailed...
I just die! :)

José said...

Oooow my gosh, this is such a BEAUTIFUL card. Those flowers are amazing and I love what you did with the sketch. Its a fabulous card.
Your work is pretty awesome, so you've got another follower!

Christine B said...

This is so stunning! Yes definitely frame it! I just love all the detail you have put into this.

Sharron said...

I was out of town for several days so am just now getting to see this beauty. It is STUNNING--something you should definitely frame! Love the flowers, butterflies & papers! You combine them so beautifully!! LOVE everything about it!!!

Carole said...

That card is sooo beautiful ...I agree frame it, it's a piece of art with several little pieces of art to.
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the gorgeous details and the grid looks wonderful. Thank you for being our guest designer!

Lisa S. said...

So many wonderful things to look at in such a small space. It makes me giddy! I have this paper collection and I definitely want to CASE this card, it is beautiful.