Monday, October 27, 2014

chocolate delightful (Altenew)

Gold. Pearls. Red roses. And chocolate.

Give me chocolate and I'm a happy camper. Give me any of the above and I'm a happy camper. Give me all and I'm probably through the roof. But that's not what this is about. It's what I got when I saw the inspiration photo at Altenew's October challenge.

See what I mean? Well I brought a couple Altenew sets back with me this summer and FINALLY broke out those gorgeous Painted Flowers. They definitely take some getting used to (and a college degree) but amazing images. This is what happened.

A lacy BG with Delicata gold ink. Three red roses with chocolate brown leaves. A two-tone turquoise embossed script sentiment and some pearls to accompany the secondary sentiment.

You can catch a bit more of the gold BG and clear embossed sentiment on this shot. I'm happy with my first shot at the roses.

BTW, I did break out the script sentiments previously for a big project (it made a guest appearance at our "161" party), but you'll have to wait to catch a glimpse of that one.

I'm playing at:
Crafty Calender - October Bingo where my items are "flowers, pearls and embossing"
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking. Have a great week.

Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: BG CHF, Altenew
Ink : various pigment and dye
Other: clear embossing powder, pearls


  1. Love this combo of colours! :)

  2. This is beautiful! Love the blue on the sentiment!

  3. Yes, that sound you heard was my jaw hitting the floor after seeing this GORGEOUS card! My goodness, it is just stunning. Perfect colors, perfect design, and I'm calling this one a winner. Just love this card, Maria. I just might have to pin this...too beautiful not to! Bev

  4. Beautiful, I also have this set and have not played with it. Hopefully I can make something half as great as yours.

  5. Beautiful card! Love this stamp set!

  6. You did a really amazing job on these flowers, Maria! I love your background and your blue sentiment is gorgeous! Love this card!

  7. Maria, your card is gorgeous, love your take on Altenew challenge, gold stamped lacy background and just a few red roses!

  8. I love the colors and the subtle faded yellow BG :)

  9. Wow! Maria, this is just so elegant, striking and beautiful! Anita :)

  10. Oooh, those flowers! Fabulous interpretation of the inspiration :)

  11. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog! Hope you join us again this month and good-luck in the draw - Kimberly DT

  12. This card is very pretty and elegant, Maria! Love that string of pearls! Thank you so much for playing along at Altenew's October challenge!

  13. What a gorgeous mix of colors and patterns, bold words and sweet flowers!


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