Friday, June 27, 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name...

Hi Folks...crikey Mr Djokovic you darned near gave this old tennis buff a heart attack...I was on the verge of returning to the nail biting habit I gave up 40 years ago...3 hours of real edge of the seat stuff...the possibility of the No 1 seed going out in the second round was almost too much to bear but I couldn't help but admire Stepanek..."there's life in the old dog yet" pit bull who got the bit between his teeth and wasn't going down without a fight...who would have thought that a 35 year old veteran would be pulling off the net volley shots that he did...he sure gave Djokovic and this old Wimbledon Womble the fright of our lives...who says tennis is boring...blimey at this rate I may not make it through to the final.
But back to the crafting stuff which in comparison to the Wimbledon traumas is a much more laid back calm pursuit...just a bit of gentle watercolouring with Distress Inks on this beautiful rose from Old Letter Rose 2 and a bit of spritzing with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold for a vintage look...check out that gorgeous shabby wood effect paper from LOTV's Antebellum Paper Pad.

and for this one I created a simple background with Tim's Lattice Stencil and Bundled Sage Distress Ink...stamped the image with Potting Soil Archival Ink onto watercolour card...continued the Tim Holtz theme by adding the feather pen image from The Chemist...the postage stamp icon from Shabby French and the sentiment from Simple Sayings...
no colouring this time...just a layer of Glossy Accents on the flower to highlight the beautiful shadowing on the rose...
I'm off to check today's tennis schedule...may need to stock up on some tranquilizers just in case...
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

20 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Definitely not good for the blood pressure all this Wimbledon excitement. I have this stamp, but sadly not used it yet. Love how you've shown it in colour and sepia. Gorgeous cards. Need to get the chores done early and then enjoy our Andy again. More excitement. Hugs Rita xxx

Lin said...

These are beautiful, Kath - what gorgeous images to begin with, brought to life in your wonderful style!

scrappymo! said...

They are both so beautiful. The first has a soft, full blown , old fashioned rose feel. The second has that gorgeous sepia tones and looks like an antique work of art!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

two magnificent creations, I love them! hugs, Helena

Christine B. said...

Morning Kath, sorry not into tennis, glad you are enjoying it.
What stunning creations, love both of them and yesterdays. Those stamps are gorgeous.
Have a good weekend, love and hugs to you and Buddy. xxChrisB

Dawny P said...

Oooh we were on the edge of our seats with you :))) Richard was totally engrossed, bless him. Love these - the colours are so soft and pretty with a beautiful vintage feel. I love them. Must give you a ring one day soon for a catch up. Lots of love and hugs xxxxxx

misteejay said...

Two very beautiful cards Kath. The background PP on the first looks fab and I love the way you have used additional stamps on the second - they really fit in with the main stamp.

Toni xx

Stella said...

Gorgeous Kath love the Antebellum papers and the stamps.I can feel a couple of orders coming on !!

Helene E said...

they are both really lovely!!

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love that backing paper on the first and the way you have decoupaged the rose gives it some wonderful dimension. The second one looks beautiful against the stencilled background and the pen and ink are the perfect finishing touch.

Wishing Mr Murray all the very best today! Hugs, Anne xx

trish said...

Hi Kath, enjoy your tennis today, I don't watch it but fingers crossed for Andy. Love both of the cards, lovely stamps and the inkwell and feather one just finishes the card beautifully...Trish

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love these, am going to have to try something like this. So inspiring. Enjoy the tennis

Buttons said...

Now that's how to use this stamp to perfection Kath! LOVE both of these with the subtle colours and that clever idea of using just a gloss finish over the rose on the second one. You are one clever lady. Jenny x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card and stamps. love how you have coloured the images and used glossy accents. So very pretty. Enjoy the tennis x

wendyp said...

Oh Kath these are so beautiful, made even more stunning with your wonderful touch xx

rachel said...

this is wonderful Kath - hope those nails are still intact xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous and inspiring cards Kath x
Real treasures for sure. I love the stamped image and depth you have created. Wonderful stencilled background on the second card. Hope to see you in Abz in August or September. My DH works there you see and I try to pop up and catch up with friends. It would be great to attend one of your classes

Huge hugs Annie x

Jan Sharp said...

Two beauties today. Love the pretty vintage look of these. Thank you, Jan

Debbie said...

What beautiful cards.loving these stamps. And the background of the 2nd one.enjoy the tennis.x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Oh wow, these are both absolutely stunning!
Rebecca.

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