Lest you fear I've completely lost it, another friend just called and invited us to her bday brunch next weekend. Guess what she's getting as a gift?!?!? This rose (#8 I believe) was made with two challenges in mind. The sketch #14 at Retro Sketches, although I took me some liberties! And the flower challenge #10 at Young Crafters Unite.
This poor rose. Watercolored to near death - aqua pencils, watercolors, sparkling watercolors. But it took that long for me to get the effect I was hoping for.
Created the strip down the side by inking the leaf stamp with Versamark and stamping. Decided upon the French sentiment stamp and had to place the flower more centrally than in the sketch.
Meet Eden Rose 85. She was kind enough to "pose" for this card.
Supplies joyeux anniversaire:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, CS Neenah, kraft Papermania
Stamps: The Craft's Meow, sentiment Artemio
Ink: Versamark, Memento, Versafine
Other: watercolors and watercolor pencils