Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rose Topiary

The Timeless Tuesday challenge from Flourishes is an inspiration challenge this week, using this photo to be inspired by:


I have a topiary stamp set by Close To My Heart (my only one, found on eBay a few years ago) called Topiaries, and pulled it out.  This way, I can play in the Heart 2 Heart challenge - use a stamp that hasn't seen ink yet (must be a CTMH stamp).



This card came together pretty quickly:
  • I already had the image stamped and colored, just waiting to be used someday
  • The background paper is a frame from the Susan Winget Spring Blossom (K & Co.) Frame & Journaling pad; simply trimmed it and mounted on a white card base

I used Crystal Effects on the flower pot - I'm pretending it's glazed terracotta!
Sure was nice to have a bit of time to play.  Thanks so much for joining me!  See you tomorrow with a new Play Date Cafe challenge.

Colleen

Stamps:  Topiaries - CTMH; Small Phrases - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI; Susan Winget Spring Blossom Photo Frame & Journaling pad - K & Co
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress - Ranger
Other:  twine - Creative Impressions; pearls; Copic markers; Venise lace; Pumpkin Pie rick rack, Crystal Effects - SU; Big Shot; Labels Four die cut - Spellbinders; foam dimensionals

23 comments:

Annette said...

Colleen this is so beautiful...I love the background and beautiful lace. lovely color and design..

~Tammy~ said...

You always have such beautiful and diverse stamps as well as papers! Love those pink pearls!

Another elegant beauty!

Joan V said...

Colleen, love your card. I have that stamp set, too. But, I just love how you brought this card all together and made it feel so delicate with the lace and all your white images. Thanks for the inspiration.

Allisa said...

Love all of the details on your card! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Amy said...

Your card is so pretty. The topiary turned out beautifully, glazed pot and all! Thank you for playing with Heart 2 Heart!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow Colleen this is beautiful. I love the inspiration picture. It is so celebratory. I love the colors of your card and your fabulous layout. So feminine and pretty. Hey I have a topiary stamp-I have used it one time. Maybe I need to did it out...lol

Stella said...

My jaw hit the floor. At first I thought of rich deep colors but they are soft and muted. Gorgeous embellishments. i love this feminine style; it suits you well:) WOW!
XX

Marisa said...

Beautifully done. Love the twine bow and the circle behind the topiary so it sticks out. Lovely touch with the lace and ric rac ribbon too.

lynn said...

i LOVE this sweet card, colleen! beautiful topiary and the colors are lovely:)

Janny said...

Lovely card Colleen and congratulations on it being published your card. Janny

Anonymous said...

Pretty card! I love the real lace used with that background! Pretty colors too! I have lots of CTMH stamps that have not seen ink in case you need some more!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Callahan said...

You do gorgeous so well! From the colors to the lace to the topiary - beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love your topiary and the sentiment is wonderful! I need to find that one. Altogether a gorgeous card!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, great minds think alike, Colleen! I played in FTTC 151 today, too. I thought of you when I saw the topiary--so glad you got to use one! Your card is gorgeous. I love that lace trim--it accents your design beautifully!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the paper pieced topiary and the twine bow is a nice touch! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love that flower pot--it looks so real! And that topiary is colored beautifully! LOVE that big bow! YOU rocked this card--LOOOOOOOOOVE it all:)

Andrea Ewen said...

Amazing! I love those colors and that topiary is just beautiful! Great coloring and shading, too! Delightful!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love that Susan Winget paper..delicious! I sometimes use her wallpaper on my computer.

Colleen, this is a gorgeous card! Love the topiary.

Paige Dolecki said...

Love the color scheme on this card and the wonderful stamped topiary! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart2Heart Challenges!

Paige

Romaine said...

this is so pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with this inspiration piece for your card! That little topiary is darling, and the colors are a terrific blend! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Ann said...

This is very pretty

Cheryl said...

What a pretty, pretty card. The "glazed terracotta" pot is so cute. I absolutely love that bg paper. I first thought you made it yourself with white embossing powder. It's perfect with the lace. Thanks for joining us at FTTC!

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