Hello everyone. More time to craft today, so I have created a card using my new Altenew ‘Antique Roses’ stamp set:
I began by stamping the flowers using Altenew ‘Gentleman’s Gray‘ oval inks, using all four colours for the flowers themselves, then using the black ink for the centre detail. I did the same with the leaf clusters, but these are only three layers, so I used only the lighter three inks.
The background grid is from Waffle Flower, a die I have had for a while, but never used, and cut out of a grey card stock.
The sentiment is from MFT – a very well loved and used stamp set…….
Here is a photo where my actual rose bush is casting a shadow on the card – quite fitting, I think:
The only part of my garden I have anything to do with, and don’t let the gardener anywhere near, is my rose bush and little miniature rose garden. (I let him do all the heavy garden work – but my roses are sacrosanct) These roses smell absolutely gorgeous, especially in direct sunlight where you can catch the aroma just by walking past.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Fusion card challenge – photo colours as inspiration
Seize The Birthday – birthday with the option of flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – add a die cut
Daring Cardmakers – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – (one background die cut, 2 word sentiment, three roses, 4 leaf clusters, 5 colours – 4 greys and a black)
The Flower Challenge – favourite flower (roses)
13 thoughts on “Grey Antique Roses”
Grey is one of my favourite colours so fell in love with this straight away. I love flowers in unusual colours and these look so elegant and stylish. And the geometric background adds a lot to the modern look too. So very glad you shared this with us at The Flower Challenge!!
Thank you Shona 😉
Such a beautiful card and flowers, love the monochrome look too. thanks for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge 😉 Viv DT xx
Thank you 🙂
Such an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at the Fusion challenge 🙂
Thank you Michelle 🙂
That’s a very beautiful and elegant card! I had to smile a little bit when you wrote that you used 5 different colours on it 😉 … you really did a great job with our 1,2,3,4,5 challenge.
Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.
Maybe I should have put 4 tones of grey and black…. Lynda x
Such a beautiful, elegant card. I love how you’ve used the 1,2,3,45 elements for our challenge this week.
Thanks so much for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers and sharing your card with us this week 🙂
Thank you Kathy – difficult to get my head around first, but then it just flowed….. 🙂
This is beautiful! Love the soft greys for the roses and the background die looks like a garden trellis for them to climb – lovely job! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!
Thank you very much – I was hoping for that kind of look 🙂