Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tim Coffey Antique Roses

Have you ever bought something that you thought at the time was so pretty and then when you went to use it you didn't like it!!! Well, that happened to me with this Tim Coffey Special Punch Pad filled with gorgeous flowers. The trouble is, if you use the flowers as is and layer them, they have no "life". This is what happened to me while I was playing with these roses. I just didn't like them. So I took them apart, misted them with water, scrunched them up, let them dry, sponged distress tea dye ink all over them, put them together, and outlined them with Star Dust stickles. Now I love them. The next thing I tried was taking my dp, scrunching it up in a ball, then unfolding, and running a distress ink pad all over it. I like the results. I was going for a really vintage looking card. So I had a blast putting this together. I played along in the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. You are suppose to cut away part of your card along the edge. I cut away my card along the leaves. It is so pretty. I used the Spellbinders nesties, Martha Stewart deep edge punch, rhinestones, ribbon, star dust stickles, spellbinders die for the key, and rangers tea die distress ink. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon this week. I have been in the mood to create these past few weeks!!

Challenges Entered Tuesday Throwdown - Florals Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle and Shine NettieG's Digital Gems - All About Roses Shabby Tea Room - Color Flower Pallet Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Flowers Let's Ink It Up - Die Cuts and Punches Scrappy Frogs - Flowers and Lace

32 comments:

Helen said...

this is one stunning card!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card...I love how you dismantled the flowers...I love pulling things apart too..lol..Came out really beautiful...
Luv CHRISSYxx

Joanne Travis said...

The scrunching made them look awesome!! So beautiful.

Саша - девочка said...

Carol, your roses are very beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I like this color!

KarinsArtScrap said...

carol your roses are very beautiful, love that little touch of glitter.

greetings karin

angelwhispers said...

Love the old vintage feel of this gorgeous creation and the flowers look so beautiful so sparkly and lush!!!

Chanelle xxxx

Emily Keaton said...

This has *got* to be one of my favorite cards of yours ever, Carol. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! You really did a number on those gorgeous flowers--prettied them up something beautiful. Congratulations on making such a beautiful creation. :)

Fliss said...

Hi Carol, you may not have liked the roses at first but they look stunning now! Really love the colours and the gorgeous vintage look.
Thanks for sharing your project with us at LIIU and good luck!
x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Carol,,, yes that happens to me all the time, not only with craft stash but clothes .... I adore what you have done with your flowers and the end creation. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at LIIU. Suzanne B

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did with the roses! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Kendra

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card and look at those fab flowers WOW!!!Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Kristin said...

beautiful!! Your flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Hugs,
Kristin

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Carol & those flowers are now truly stunning :)
Hugs
Tracey
x

Angie said...

Gorgeous card. The scrunching of the flowers really made them come to life. Angie xx

Benzi said...

Carol, I love what you did with those flowers. They are just beautiful. I love the color of them, too. Delicious is the word. Good job on the SCS technique challenge.

Jodi said...

Gorgeous, Very elegant.

~Jodi~

Sue said...

I love them too and you know I love your bright colors.......beautiful.

Hugs
Sue

Саша - девочка said...

Carol,Thank you for your congratulations! :)
I award you a virtual reward. The award is waiting for you here http://sashin-mir.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-post_31.html

Ellis said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us att NettieG's Digital Gems!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Sassylassy said...

OMGoodness my dear those roses are GORGEOUS!!!
Great job sprucing them up! A true artist can always make something not so nice into a master piece!
Hugs Bonnie

Sandy O said...

Though I don't knwo what the flowers looked like before you "fixed" them, they are absolutely stunning now. Actually, the whole card is stunning.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Carol!! Your creation is absolutely gorgeous!! What an elegant design and such GORGEOUS flowers!! So amazing!!HUGS

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

You have really brighten up those flowers by using the sprize and stickled, love the texture you gave it! You are so sweet! Have a fabby day! Xox ~ jeni

karen said...

So Gorgeous and what beautiful flowers! thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, Karenx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, i love the sentiment stamp and those flowers are amazing! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this card is really beautiful. What a cleaver thing to do--cut around the leaves!!! Very creative. TFS--Patty

Peggy said...

Carol, your card is lovely. I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and roses!

Laura said...

Very pretty!

Shirley said...

How utterly gorgeous! What a really lovely feminine garden!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I happen to be the proud owner of this gorgeous, vintage beauty! It sits in a place of honor in my china cabinet, among all things pretty. I LOVE this card, Carol, the sentiment, the roses you've lovingly scrunched, the cut-aways. Thank you so much!! It brightened my day, which helped me get through a tough couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

Just when I think you have surpassed your creativity, here comes another exceptional design. Thanks for sharing how you enhanced the flowers.
Peggy