Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Desert Rose

Today I'm sharing a special card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. It features Graciellie Design new Desert Rose Digital Set and some shimmery paper from Paper Garden.

To color my flowers I:
  • painted a piece of plain white card stock with clear gesso and heat set
  • printed my digital images on the gesso coated panel
  • colored the flowers with prismacolor pencils and blended the colors with baby oil
  • removed a bit of the color from the centers with q-tip dipped in baby oil

Inside I added a pretty panel of Stardream Rose Metallic Paper with the desert rose printed randomly in the background and a computer generated sentiment printed on Ice Silver Metallic Card Stock and cut with a stitched die. The paper is excellent quality and I absolutely love the shimmer it has!

I'd appreciate it if you'd stop by PAPER GARDEN and vote for my card by selecting "" from the drop down menu at the bottom of the post. Thank you!

Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Mini Holiday Greens & Fall Foliage Thinlits (Tim Hotlz), Scallop Nestabitlies (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ink: Clear Gesso, Prismacolor Pencils
Misc. Baby Oil, Pearls, Paper Doily
Paper: Vellum, Ice Silver Metallic Card StockStardream Rose Metallic Paper
Stamps: Desert Rose (Graciellie Design) 

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Mother's Day
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Double D Challenge - May Flowers
Dies R Us - Flowers (Spellbinders/Sizzix Dies)
Creative With Stamps - Mother


Viv said...

This is so pretty Esther. A lovely card

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous Esther! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured flowers....perfect for Mother's Day!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our Mother's Day challenge!!

Diane said...

WOW Esther this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D.
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful Design, Ester. I am really inspired by your uncolored image as a backdrop for the sentiment and on the inside. That technique really pulls the card together. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.


Darlene said...

Me again LOL ... LOVE those pearl centers on your perfectly colored flowers! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, your coloring and shading is so pretty, love the sentiment over the soft gray flower image, great use of your dies cuts with your arrangement. I voted for your lovely creation, good luck!

Vicki said...

Esther, your card is gorgeous! I stopped by the Paper Garden and voted for you! Thanks for joining the Double D, "May Flowers" Challenge.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Very pretty card, and I see that you used pencil for coloring and then baby oil? May I ask the purpose of using baby oil?

Theresa's Studio said...

Beautiful card! Great technique!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! This is such a stunning card! Love the beautiful flowers and how your colored them. Fabulous design too! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh what a pretty new stamp set! And you've colored it beautifully my friend! This is one amazing Mother's Day card and whomever receives it will cherish it! Hugs, Autumn

Barbara said...

Beautiful design! Love these flowers :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all those beautiful flowers.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Helen F. said...

What an elegant card for your Mother~bet she loved it! The soft colors and beautiful flower arrangement is amazing! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

Angela said...

OmG Esther, this card is really adorable and your coloring is so amazing.
Thanks a lot for joining us at our Mother challenge by Creative with Stamps Challenge
Good luck and hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT