Hello dear friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's probably the coldest day of the year here in Charleston. We will be dipping into the 30's and our forecast calls for freezing rain and maybe even (dare I say it...) SNOW! Schools are closed and we are burrowing in for a rare winter storm. I have chili in the crock pot and cornbread in the oven, hoping to chase away at least part of the chill.
I have some fun news today. It is the beginning of a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Cec is our host and her theme is 'Valentines Day with a Twist.' The mission, (if you choose to accept it:-)) is to create a card in red, white, and pink with NO hearts.
For this challenge I decided to create a card with a bounty of luscious roses, fresh with the morning dew. My favorite Maja design papers provided the perfect shades of vintage pinks and reds. The roses are courtesy of Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die, and the leaves are from a Magnolia Rose Leaf die. The dew drops were made using a Viva Decor Crystal Clear Gel pen.
The vintage image is from the talented JanetKDesign offerings of free digital images. Janet is an amazing artist, and I highly recommend a visit to her blog.
I kept piling on the layers, adding a bit of cotton twine to tie everything together and accent my focal point. I also tucked in some frayed cheesecloth for a bit of a soft, shabby texture.
I distressed and sanded the edges of all my papers, and created the corner flourishes using a die from Whimsy Stamps called Large Leafy Flourish.
As a perfectionist, I always embellish the inside and backs of my cards. Here is a peek beneath the cover. The verse is from a Penny Black stamp called Garden of Life.
I hope you'll join along in the fun at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! The challenge runs for two weeks, after which a winner will be selected. Your entry also qualifies you for a chance to win a 25.00 dollar gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!
Thank you for visiting with me today! My warmest wishes are being sent your way. May you have the comfort of a cozy home, a warm heart, and be surrounded by all the people you love the most!