Monday 15 April 2013

Rose Blossom Bestie

A couple of days ago while searching Google for something completely unrelated I came across a beautiful image that immediately caught my attention, of course I had to go and investigate, with my fingers and everything else crossed that she was a digi image and not a rubber stamp, (cos' as you know I don't do rubber) and, lo and behold, there she was in a fabulous Etsy store belonging to the
very talented Sherri Baldy.
Now the store was full of gorgeous images and I wanted to own every one of them, my heart screamed - buy them all - but my head was saying - now be sensible Colette, you can only colour one at a time and your pockets aren't that deep, so start off slowly and build up your collection, after a lot of hand wrenching and brow mopping  I decided my head was right, so I only bought.... 

 twelve!!!!!! LOL!

Once I had my grubby little hands on them I had to decide which one to colour first, I ummed and aaahed but was struggling to choose, until my daughter Stacy turned up. She was ooohing and aaahing over them all until we came to Rose Blossom, and she immediately fell in love, (she loves anything with an Eastern flavour and collects Kokeshi dolls) so the decision was made, and here she is in all her glory.

Digital Stamp - Rose Blossom - Sherri Baldy Art (Etsy) -Coloured using Photoshop
Digital Papers - Oh So Pretty - Just So Scrappy
Butterfly Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Small butterfly
Tonic geared punch - Victorian Border
X-cut 1 inch circle punch (used to make the little rolled roses)
Font- Japanese Style -
Fan charm and beaded pin - Stash
Ribbon, pearl ribbon slider and yellow gems - Meiflower

Oh dear, just been over to the Etsy store to grab the link and you'll never guess what happened, three more stamps just jumped into my basket LOL!

I think I am going to enter this into the Besties challenge which this week is to use flowers, now I know they are small and not your 'traditional' flower, but my little rolled roses are still flowers, aren't they?

Besties Challenge - Flowers
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

If you get a chance pop over to my friend Clairebears blog and check out her Bestie, and you can find a lot more cards made with these luscious images HERE.

**Just to let you know there will be no Teddy Bo Tuesday as we are taking a break for a while, there will hopefully be some new images in a few months but no challenges for now**

Thank you for calling in,
Colette xx


Clairebears said...

Wow Colette!!!! She is stunning! No wonder Stacy fell in love with her :0) I NEED MORE too lol.
I see a new addiction coming on!!!!

loz said...

Fabulous card and colors Collette. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Shirley-Anne said...

Exquisite image and colouring and love the font on the sentiment too .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Karen said...

Fabulous!!! I love this card, the image is gorgeous and everything is designed to perfection, with all your usual touches. Your colouring in is sublime! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Pam said...

Wowza! What amazing coloring! Just beautiful. Lovely color combination. Love the Fan, pin and rolled flowers in the corner. Beautiful card. Okay now I have to run over to Sherri's shop and get in some trouble, too!

Saw this on Make it Monday!
:) Pam

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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Bettina L. said...

Beautiful colouring and love the vibrant pastel design. Saw you on MIM and had to pop in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

ShersL84bed said...

wow, this is just darling, beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining the Besties challenge.

Smiles Sher

Sherri Baldy Art said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Beautiful card ....Stunning!!


Helga said...

A lovely card - stunning colouration ! I like your cards !
Hugs Helga