Friday, April 2, 2010

you're so special paper roses

Hi all!  Hope you have had a Good Friday!  Today I am thankful that my savior died on the cross for me, and for you!  Here in Canada (or at least where I live) Good Friday and Easter are holidays where no one works and businesses are closed!  And even monday is a holiday for some (lucky gov't workers!)  We celebrated Easter with Chad's parents and siblings and children.  It was nice.  I made my famous white chocolate brownie!  Chad's mom made turkey which is my favorite and there was A LOT of good food!  Ariel had a great time with her cousins and Carter of course found a lot to get into!
 
Today's card started with me just making the flowers and than the card came along.  The flowers took a bit for me to master them but they were quite fun to make!  I am entering this card into the Card Patterns sketch 57 and Kim Wilson's current challenge (make sure to check it out!)  And also the current challenge at Hero Arts for home and mother's day, I reversed the sentiment, rather than Happy Mother's Day outside I did what I think is a wonderful sentiment for a mother on the outside and stamped the Happy Mother's Day inside!  Anyways here is the card:

you're so special, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.


I saw on another blog this link for how to make these flowers  here but I made my different.  After cutting out the swirl I curved it around a wooden skiewer to make it more curly and than loosened it but not the middle and than made the flower the same way and than I found it wouldn't stay shut so I put glossy accents on the bottom and held it down for a bit until it was almost dry.  I did this all while watching lost!  Let me know if I explained this properly!  I did mine different as I found the paper ripped or bent I found wrapping it around a pen didn't make it small enough so I used the skiwer.  I stamped the kraft with HA cling dots and the middle panel with a light pink chalk ink with another one of my HA background's. 

From Kim's challenge photo I was inpsired by the circles on the cake for the actual flowers, the colors light pink and fuscia and of course the blue, and the damask I did in the light pink in the middle panel!  I like reading what inspires other people so I thought it would be fun to share also with you!

Here is a photo of all the kids from tonight, these are all my neices and nephews along with my kids also!  I had bought Ariel and Carter those outfits to have for church as I got different ones for Easter.  Than my Sister in law came into the store and also got her girls the dress before I told her that I had also, and than my other Sister in law came into the store when I was working and also picked them out!  I wasn't planning on wearing it but thought I should today so that they could match!  Funny how it works, eh?  I won't wear it on sunday as my kids wore it last week! 



Hope you have a great weekend, I will be back with more cute easter photo's of the kids in the next bit!

18 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous card! Love those flowers!! And love the family photo... so cute and I love that they have the same dress... so sweet!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Anita, this is a SPECTACULAR card, these flowers are jaw-dropping! Thanks so much for playing with us at Card Patterns this week! xx

Tracey said...

Anita!! WOW!!! Those flowers are soooo AMAZING!! LOVE your card!!

Katie said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I first saw them on Flickr.

Lovely blog!

Tiffany said...

LOVE your handmade roses, such a pretty card, so bright and cheerful!

Julia said...

wow wow wow! That is the most beautiful card EVER. LOVE it.

Jill said...

Oh my! Those roses are soooo beautiful! Such a striking card!!

judy said...

I love these flowers, Anita! Keeping
the middle tightly rolled and shaping
the outside really adds so much to
those roses! Thanks for the
inspiration. I have done this with
food for a decorative garnish (using
tomato or apple peel) and look
forward to trying it your way with
paper!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow I totally love that card. The colors are so pretty together. And how cute is that picture!

Kim Wilson said...

I am so glad u got a chance to play along :) yay!!! This is too cute !

Dawn said...

Your flowers are so special Anita. Love how they turned out. Adore the photo of the cousins in their matching outfits... it's days like that, that make life special as well. Looks and sounds like you had a very special Easter

Diana said...

WOW, love those flowers Anita! Happy Easter!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on being featured in Hero ARts Twitter! That's how I found out about your GORGEOUS flower card! Happy Easter, sweet Anita! xoxo

Kathy said...

stunning card here Anita

Ayana Posadas said...

What a beautiful card!
I love those flowers!

Virginia L. said...

Hey!! Congrats on being featured in CARDS blog for the Mother's Day challenge! You rock, Anita! PS: Glad to be your happy messenger :)

Trinh said...

Hi Anita! Saw your gorgeous card on the CARDS blog - congrats! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day!

Amy said...

Hey Anita! I love this card and really love that sentiment. Can you tell me what set that sentiment is from? Is it Hero Arts? If so, which set? Thanks so much!! Please email if you have time!

 

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