Sunday, 4 November 2018

Hark the Christmas Rose


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Get ready for Christmas' and 'Make someone smile'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

For my SS piece I used the beautiful 'Hark the Christmas Rose' which was released a couple of months ago on one of the Chocolate Baroque TV shows. After stamping in Versafine black I added a little colour with sparkle pens matching it as closely as possible to one of the beautiful Christmas Roses or to use it's correct name Hellebore's plants we have in the garden, we have several different colours but the traditional coloured one remains a favourite. Some simple matting onto some DP, a bow and finito.


This sentiment from Penny Black is perfect for this months theme and a Rose brings a smile to most peoples faces, I brushed Distress Inks onto a piece of Fabriano along with a few splatters, stamped and heat embossed the Rose, but it out and coloured with sparkle pens and simply placed onto the background adding a tag and twine.

I hope you will pop over to the challenge blogs and see the inspiration my team mates have on display and of course join us this month.
 
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44 comments:

Craftyfield said...

So impressed by your fussing cutting on the rose, Brenda! Hurts my hand just thinking about it... Enjoy your Sunday. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful Brenda

Gr Karin

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are fabulous Brenda, that rose looks spectacular! Your fussy cutting is just masterful!!

Leanne Harris said...

Both beautiful Brenda xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous cards love the Christmas Rose stamp amd WOW gold star for youy fussy cut rose!
Carol x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaarten.de bovenste kaart vind ik het schitterend.
Groetjes Gerrie

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful Floral cards Brenda

Anne

scrAPpamondo said...

Two wonderful and classy cards, love how you looked at your real Hellebore in the garden to colour the stamp, it has an amazing feel!!
The beautiful rose really pops from the sweet inked background and the splatters add a lovely touch! Your cutting on the rose amazes me, it is absolutely perfect!!!
Have a sweet Sunday! Hugs

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful creations Brenda, love the Christmas flowers, so pretty in yellow. Gorgeous Penny Black & More card as well, what a perfect sentiment!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the Christmas rose stamp.

Sue xx

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the stamp on the first one and the added bow. It has a lovely vintage look. You made a lovely background for the rise. Great card and it will certainly bring a smile to someone. Marlies

Pat said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I especially love the Christmas Rose.

Pat xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda but I’m really drawn to the second one. That Rose is so beautiful and it works perfectly against your background, which I also love. It’s a great layout and it definitely made me smile x

Mervi said...

Stunning cards, beautiful colours on the first and gorgeous rose on the second;-))m

pinky said...

I love both these cards Brenda. The subtle colours in the first gives a lovely vintage feel and the vibrancy in the second is so eye catching!

Sarah said...

These are fabulous Brenda. You have absolutely nailed the wonderful colour of the challenges xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two very beautiful creations I love the soft colours of the first image and that bow is awesome, such lovely bold colours on the second it looks so artistic, brilliant work
hugs
lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, the first one I adore, I don't know why but I love seeing music sheets on cards, xxx

ALI said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, lovely colours

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards Brenda, great images and lovely designs, impressed with the fussy cutting, to say `i paper piece I am terrified of fussy cutting.

Kath x

rachel said...

Two stunning makes Brenda - I adore the hark the christmas rose stamp - such a wonderful image! Hugs rachel x

Linby said...

Love the colour combo on the first one. Such lovely colours on the second one and so much dimension, looks very realistic and made me smile!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW both the floral cards look simply fabulous
Cheers
Dr Sonia

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the floral images and their colours, beautifully coloured backgrounds too, especially the music score, Kate x

KandA said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the image on the first and the rose on the second looks fabulous against the lovely background xx

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, and a great job with the fussy cutting.
Avril xx

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the Christmas rose and the red rose card is
stunning.

Joan x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the flowers on both and love the bow. Finally mastered that!Carol xx

Paper Profusion said...

Both are beautiful and uplifting Brenda!! Perfectly made. Nicola x

Debbie said...

Hi dearie,
2 beautiful cards that would brighten anyone's day. So pretty and stylish. Hugs xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your roses cards are absolutely gorgeous!

aussie aNNie said...

Managed to grab my daughter's PC to do a few comments whilst away....sorry short n sweet comments as she needs it for work...
Great card, gorgeous design and fabulous stamping/colours.xxx

Gerrina said...

The first so beautiful; and classic, but you know I would find the 2nd my favorite; what a great background! Hugs, Gerrina

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two beautiful floral card Brenda, your bows are amazing, I must practice :)
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

Your fussy cutting is better than a diecut!! Love that rose. It is a beauty. Hugs Mrs A.

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the flowers on the music and the pretty background on that rose!

linda said...

both are beautiful in such lovely colours!

Donna Ellis said...

Two lovely creations, Brenda! I especially like the rolled paper corner in the top card - it goes perfectly with the sheet music behind your pretty floral card -- speaking of which -- WHAT A GORGEOUS COLLAGE IMAGE it is! Your bows are always so pretty. Beautifully done cards! hugs, de

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda--especially the second one! Gorgeous rose & I adore the background!

Fikreta said...

these cards are gorgeous !
hugs

Conny G. said...

Really wonderful cards! I love your coloring and the background from the second card!

Hugs,
Conny

Mia said...

Both gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the great music notes theme on the first one and the great watercolour background on the second. Kisses, my friend.

Lorraine said...

These are so pretty and certainly bring a smile to my face.
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Stunningly gorgheous creations Brenda! I love them both!