Friday, June 10, 2016

It must have been the roses...skeleton card

I have been following the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I had the very stamp one of the DT used and it inspired this creation!  I must admit to being nostalgic and thinking of my plans to see Dead & Co next week.  Can you tell? 

I just wrote my sentiment by hand, I don't have the worst hand writing and it contributes to the distressed feel I tried to apply.  I didn't stamp my background solid and complete to begin the look.  I then used my pen spritzer with the Distress Fossilized Amber pen.  I used that pen to color the ribbons in her hair.  I also used a water brush on the roses and one the edges of the card with the Distress Candied Apple pen.  It's kind of hard to see, but from this angle you might can tell I coated the actual "bones" with a white wink of stella pen.

Impression Obsession music background stamp
Brilliance Graphite Black
Judikins black detail embossing powder
Distress markers:  Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber
pen spritzer and water brush
ODBD stitched rectangle die
Art-C resin roses (black)
Docraft red paper roses
red card stock from stash
wink of stella white glitter
Stampin Up label punch
white card stock
Quick Quotes berry jam  and midnight confessions chalking ink
pop dots

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Top 5 Pick!

It must have been the roses
The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair...


  1. What a great make...I love it. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at LOC. Good Luck..Genny DT xxx

  2. Clever with the added use of the roses. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Great idea to carry on the roses onto the frame with the 3D ones.
    Thanks for making your mark @ATSM. :0)

  5. Great card, interesting image and great accents and papers.


  6. Love those beautiful roses and the fabulous distressed background. ONe of my favorite color combos, too. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. Yikes! Wouldn't want to wake up next to that face in the a.m.! Great card, and such clever use of the roses! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

  8. Very creative design and great use of the additional roses.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week x

  9. Very creative design and great use of the additional roses.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week x

  10. Fabulous card and beautiful colours . Thank you for joining us at CC&CC challenge. Hope to see you again. Good luck
    Anneke DT

  11. Love the card. Great choice of color.


  12. Gorgeous make, thank you for sharing with us at Chocolate, coffee and cards, hope to see you again soon.

    Caz CC&C DT
    My Blog
    Chocolate Cards & coffee

  13. So wicked cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up!