Friday, October 15, 2010

Rose Buds

Hello! Today I have a new "Buds and Vases" sample, this time just a vase but filled with some stick on paper flowers! Isn't that dimension fun?
I got these little roses from Jessie Rone ages ago (source unknown!), and have been saving them for something special, thanks Jessie! Paper flowers are always a hit on cards and the pots and vases in this set make for easy, eye catching arrangements! Now I didn't have any cardstock or paper that was an exact match for the flowers , which is probably part of why it took me so long to use them, but today I found a few things that would b-l-e-n-d. I started by stamping the vase and then drawing in some dark green stems to match the paper leaves under the flowers. TIP: To make extra leaves on the stems, press the brush tip of your Copic down onto the stem and give it a quick flip UP, the the left or right. After sticking the roses on, I finally found a Basic Grey Lemonade pattern that had LOTS of different colors in it with just some very small hints of a darker rose, not quite the same but close. All the other stuff going on in this pattern makes it work. Now the Passionate Pink CS I have was the closest match and I found that in the light the highlighted parts of the flowers do work with this brighter pink. Yay! The Fresh Asparagus I used was darker than my pattern paper and not quite as dark an my stems, but mixed with all these other brights and pastels and in between like this in just small amounts worked out, too. The softer Sweet Corn elements tone down these deep colors.

It's important to sometimes embrace a color that's not quite a match or doesn't fit in to your other colors at all, sometimes it's just the pop that's needed! Thank you for visiting today! :)

15 comments:

Elaine M said...

Everything about this card is just lovely!!

Viola Mahr said...

My my! your cards are gorgeous! always super fun to find another card-girl with style! :) Would love to visit you often, do come visit me too! :)

Hugs,
Viola
www.violamahr.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Love your card. The rose
buds are precious.
Gladys R.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..I love those roses.

Valerie said...

The roses really make this card stand out. Love it.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well,duh! I hadn't thought of that one, my friend! Gorgeous! I feel a case comng on!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Melanie! I love the added roses -they really stand out against the beautiful patterned paper!

Sandra said...

beautiful! I love that Basic Grey line and you used it soooo well!
Sandra

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Too cute!

Lori said...

Beautiful and so happy feeling! The flowers are so, so pretty and the whole vase, looking realistic!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love the mix of colors. Thanks for the tips!

Trena in Naperville said...

very pretty!! those flowers really pop!! :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE those flowers...hehe!! Hugs!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Melanie, I love this!
How clever to use the roses like that! Seeing them used like this I thought "seems so obvious" for them to be used in that way...HOWEVER...I have never thought of it! LOL
Thank you for the inspiration!
And I even have that paper! Yipee!
Thanks for sharing!
Sorry this is such a late post, trying to get caught up with all my favorites...one being at the top of the list!!Blessings & Hugs to you, have a great weekend!

Mary

Lagene said...

Gorgeous bouquet!!!Fantastic vase, love your DP, the whole combination is wonderful!