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Monday, 12 January 2009

Rosie-Dee's Challenge 17

17 weeks already? seems incredible!!! This week Rosie set the challenge to make a flower to use in our crafting.

I used a page from an old book for mine. Don't worry, it was an old dictionary that a lovely craft-appreciator gave me from a market stall. He couldn't sell it and when I explained what I wanted it for he just gave it to me...I was so chuffed! Anyway, I am drivelling!

I stamped a largish flower image in raspberry ink and cut out. Then I screwed it up in a ball, opened out and rubbed the creases with red gold brilliance ink. I made two, glued them together in the centre and then added some micro beads in the centre.
While I was at it I did the same with a couple of strips of the printed paper to go on the card. I used a lovely flourish stamped in the red gold brilliance again and coloured a little bit in blue/green pen to match the centre of the flower.

Thank you so much for looking, I really appreciate all your comments XXX

17 comments:

Kaz said...

That's lovely Karen.

Di said...

Oh now that is gorgeous Karen, I love it hun x

tracy said...

i love it :) very affective :)

Hazel said...

Stunning response to this lovely challenge - such beauty from ordinary raw materials. x

Sue said...

That is so pretty Karen an from something that nobody else wanted.
Sue x

Net said...

Oh that's fab!

Beth said...

Karen, that is stunning. It's so pretty and the stamp behind the flower really compliments the whole thing. XX

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh wow! It is really lovely Karen! Puts mine to shame that's for sure!

xx

Kathy said...

This is lovely Karen - and the card you've made using it is gorgeous.

I did something similar to your flower a year or so back, working with the old paper and some inks etc was a lot of fun

Traceyr said...

What a brilliant card and idea Karen.

Angelnorth said...

Wow, that looks fab! What a great way to use an obsolete dictionary too!

Chris said...

Oh I love your flower Karen... this is one of my favourite things to do :D It looks absolutely wonderful on your card too... fabulous hun :D
hugs
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Its great and possibly one of the best IMHO! Some take time and effort and really think about the challenge which you really have done here! Shame there isn't a prize as I think you would have won it! Have you thought about teaching or doing demo's? Hard work but something you might enjoy once prepared maybe? Might be a call for it in your part of the world or even into one of the larger City areas nearby?

Karen said...

To Anonymous - thank you for your comment but please don't be shy X

Gez said...

So sorry Karen. Only just found your flower today.

That's incredible, truly original. Well done. xx

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful flower, I love the texture . You did an awesome job! Thank you for sharing!

Terrie B x said...

Karen this is `gorgeous` I love your flower:)~X~