Thursday 12 February 2015

Floral Heart and Rose

Hi All.   As this is the season of hearts and flowers, here is another romantic offering.  I have become a member of the Claritystamp Stencil Club,  which is now running alongside my Stamp Club membership, so every month I receive a new stamp and a stencil to have a play with.  I got this in January but have only just got around to having a play with it.  I also used a rose stamp which was part of a freebie set I recently got with a magazine and added the sentiment and small butterfly which were also part of this set.

The stencil has the positive and the negative and I laid the negative over the card and placed the heart into it to add the Distress Ink.  My grey ink has decided to dry out so I used Black Soot but applied it very lightly so that it wasn't too dark.  I removed the inner piece and then added some Adirondack Pink Sherbert Ink to add shadow to the white areas and also used pink round the edge too.

The freebie stamps are by Clearly Besotted  and I stamped the rose using a snippet of white card and coloured the flower with Picked Raspberry DI using a brush and a little water, and some Mowed Lawn DI for the leaves, sepals and stem, and after it was dry cut it out.

I finished by adding the sentiment and a little butterfly which came with the same set.  I used second generation ink for the butterfly and added a little pink using a Spectrum Noir pencil.  After adding the rose to the card I decided to add Glossy Accents to make it stand out better, and I also added a little extra pink to the flowers and some of the leaves too, and a little grey pencil round the outer edge for definition.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Pat x

I am entering the following challenges:

Less is More are celebrating their 4th Birthday with a Colour Challenge using Pink and Grey.  Many congratulations to the team .
Pixie's Crafty Workshop where we use up our snippets.  I hope I am allowed to go through the gates as I have only used one little snippet of white card.
Cas-ual Fridays - Challenge 136 to use some watercolouring.  I did watercolour the rose with inks so hope this is ok for the challenge.
Simon Says Monday Challenge to use red and pink or just red or pink.
Sweet Stampin' - Add a Heart.

For some reason my blog has suddenly decided that I have extra followers.  For a little while there has been a discrepancy of one but now all of a sudden it appears to be three. Now I don't think I have anyone new or that I have actually lost anybody, but if you should notice that you should be there and now you are not please let me know.


debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful heart card.

Liz said...

A beautiful card, Pat. I love the delicate pink heart and the rose really stands out with the Glossy Acccents added. xx

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Pat, it might have been even more intriguing with grey for the foliage too... then it would really have been in keeping with the challenge colours.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Di said...

Oh hpw pretty this is Pat! Loads of work and a great result!


Di xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful and elegant card Pat and lovely use of those CBS freebies.
Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
Less is More

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Valentine design, love the heart. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Jean said...

Very pretty Pat, I like the freebie rose stamp and the sentiment.
Jean x

Jacee said...

A really beautiful design Pat
hugs Jacee

MaryH said...

Pat, Blogger shows that I have 5 more followers than I can account for...and has been like that for a while. I compared 'face & name' in the followers list to my spreadsheet & I can't identify who might be missing. Always makes me feel as though I may overlook someone when I do candy. This is one lovely romantic heart. Love the way you've got the shadows & marbling with the BlackSoot, and you really had a light touch with that. I'd have had black splotches all over! And using the pink to shadow the white was pure genius. Very feminine & wonderful with the so lovely rose. Great w/coloring on your rose too. TFS & Hugs

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the textures, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'.

Warm hugs

Thordis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Emma Williams said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card, really lovely! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

Darnell said...

Great snippets card, Pat, so fresh and so feminine! It's just perfect in design and execution! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

Heather T said...

Lovely soft and subtle colour scheme and the colouring on your rose is beautiful.

scrappymo! said...

This is so stunning. That filigree heart is gorgeous! Your sweet flower is perfect with it.

Sarn said...

That's a very pretty and feminine card Pat. Looks like you'll have fun every month playing with your Club stuff.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

What a lovely, romantic card, Pat! Love that rose!

i'm with the band said...

Very pretty card, Pat! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michelle said...

Such a lovely design, Pat! Nothing more romantic than a heart and rose! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!