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November 13, 2008

CBC03 Reveal


roseSo, FINALLY, here is the "big" reveal for Combat Boot Challenge 03.  I hope you like my card!  :)

To give you some details about my creative process, immediately when I saw the rose I thought of the flower in the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set and hadn't even inked it up yet prior to using it today.  I feel ashamed...he he he LOL!!!  I also really wanted to watercolor it and then try to get the background in the photo onto the background around the flower.  The teal part is more blue in real life.  I couldn't get the lighting to accurately show it.  I think I did pretty good at the background though and had fun doing it.

What I didn't do the same was the circular embossing.  Instead I embossed circles along the left side of the watercolor paper.  I did sponge some Chocolate Chip ink on the image to give it the distressed look in the photo and I kept the circle aspect behind the flower with my circle piece of DSP that is behind the main image.

I thought I would post the inspiration piece again, so it is just above on the right of your screen.  Below is the recipe and on the left of it is a close-up of the flower I watercolored, and as usual if you click on a picture it should pop-up in another link in a larger size for you to really zoom in on details.

DSCN5347Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, All Holidays
Paper: Old Olive and Real Red CS, Watercolor Paper (SU!), Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper (Hostess Level III bundle)
Ink: Black StazOn, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories: Silver Brads, Aqua Painter, Creative Memories circle cutting system, Crop-a-Dile (for dry-embossed circles), Stampin' Sponges, paper piercing tool and template (pierced holes along bottom of card), dimensionals

Now, for THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT!!! It is.....Kelly!!!  You can check out her lovely blog by clicking on her name.   Stop on by her blog and let her know how much you love her work and have a wonderful day!!!


  1. Wow that is pretty - can you please send me some of your creative side LOL!

  2. Your shading is gorgeous! My card looks sad next to it. ;-)


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