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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Framed Roses

Happy Saturday!  After making all those mail-friendly Christmas cards I decided to make something pretty just for me.  It’s got all the layers, shapes, and doo-dads I love, plus a favorite Flourishes floral (A Year in Flowers 2).  I really must use more of the florals from these sets (note to self) as they’re all so beautiful.

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I cut out the roses and glued them to the center circle after coloring with Copic markers, and used rather muted colors for the framing and matting to let the roses pop.  I think the recipe below will explain all the other elements.

Well, that was fun!  If I don’t make it back here in time, I’d like to wish you all a happy new year!

Stamps:  A Year in Flowers 2  Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Crumbcake textured, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Prima Romantique designer paper  Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers for coloring  Accessories:  Pearls, silk ribbon, corner punch, Spellbinders Large and Small Standard Circles, Lacey Circles (used the negative cut to form the scalloped frame), Basic Lattice, Floral Flourishes

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your shading and coloring is always so perfect and inspiring! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  2. How Lovely, So glad you made this card for yourself and shared it with is... the muted colors for all the beautiful layers of background do make your Roses Pop!!!

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  3. Oh, Leslie, you've created quite a stunner here!!! Such a beautiful, beautiful card. You sure have a talent for combining those "layers, shapes & doodads" and these roses look like they came right out of your equally beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to you & your family in the new year.

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  4. Leslie, this is just stunning! I love your choice of colors for the flowers and all of the layers and special details you add to your cards, like the pearls on the corners. Have a Healthy and Blessed New Year!

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  5. Well isn't this gorgeous! I love your style, Leslie. Happy new year to you!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! I love that set and that image in particular. Beautiful coloring and such pretty elegant paper. :)

    Hugs~

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  7. gorgeous as always. Be safe over the holiday.

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  8. Gosh this is gorgeous!! Beautiful colouring and it just pops! Love the layers too. (I've pinned it for future casing!)

    Beth Greco

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  9. I guess blogger doesn't like messages from my iPad... so here goes again BIG GRIN
    Gorgeous. Love all the elements. Love the lattice work behind the circle. Note to self: use this idea..
    Have a great day and a Happy New Year

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  10. Francie in MontrealDecember 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I can't stop looking at this card. I love the detail of the unique styled layering. It's just so pretty. And as always, you select a great image and colour it beautifully.
    It's a feast for the eyes.

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  11. Leslie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and love all the layers you used. Papers are so soft and pretty. You are always an inspiration to me. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  12. OMG......WOW....Stunning, etc. etc.!!!! A truly amazing work of art by the amazingly talented leslierich :-) I am so impressed by every single detail! TFS

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  13. I gasped when I saw this in my email inbox this morning. Wow, absolutely beautiful!! I love how the flowers pop out against all the muted colors of the papers and the gorgeous ribbon bow. Your coloring is just wonderful!!

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  14. Wowzers! This is just incredibly beautiful. I love all the layers and the soft tons of the background. The flowers are just stunning!

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  15. Leslie, this is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen in a while! It's exquisite, and your coloring is perfection! It looks like you put some of your real roses from your garden on the card! The paper is perfect and so soft, and I love all the beautiful elements and shapes so wonderfully put together! This is a treasure, as are you. Happy and healthy new year to you, Rich, Wally and LuLu!

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  16. It's a beautiful, elegant creation, Leslie! Wonderful muted card base--fabulous pop of roses. This is truly a fabulous card.

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  17. Soo Beautiful Miss Leslie! Love the Pretty roses and your Wonderful coloring! And I am soo Loving all the Wonderful layers and elegant vintage patterned papers! Wow! 8-) Wishing you a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  18. Lovely card, Leslie, and wonderful layers. The stitching looks fabulous, and the colors in your roses are just perfect!

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  19. OMG! What a beautiful card! I love the flowers - and the coloring is so realistic! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  20. oh this stopped me in my google reader tracks! Gorgeous Leslie. That lattice backdrop is so pretty!

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  21. Oh my goodness, Leslie - this is awesome! I sure do love all the layers - especially the lattice one. Totally gorgeous! Happy 2013 to you, too!

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  22. Stunning Leslie! So elegant and pretty! I can't believe how perfect your bow is too, wow! Have a very Happy New Year!

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  23. Gorgeous as ever Leslie! Love the layers and framing of the roses! Hope you and the puppies have a wonderful New Years!

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  24. Beautiful card. Loved the pictures of your sweet dogs opening their presents. Happy, healthy New Year!

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  25. Oh that's quite fu-fu and quite divine! I love it! Happy New Year!

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  26. Wow your framing on that is just gorgeous and the flowers do pop, they are so lovely! Beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  27. LOVE! Beautiful design and the laying looks fantastic!

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