The Rose

I was lucky enough to win the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set at the recent Stampin’ Up! Convention at the start of May, and have to admit that I have hardly used any of my other sets since I got it.  I have used it for bleach stamping, embossing and also in this card, watercolouring.  I used a fairly tradition approach to watercolouring for this particular card, but if you are interested in seeing some done in a different way using the same stamp set, why not have a look at Larisa’s blog, she has made an absolutely stunning card and I am sure it will inspire you to try out something different.

The colours for my card today, were from a colour challenge set by Alisa Tilsner, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Once again, these colours are not ones I would think to put together myself, and took me a little while to get used to, but they look stunning together.  The colours are Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Whisper White.  So why don’t you have a go and make a card with these colours, it is a great way of seeing things in a different way and creating something you might not have done otherwise.  I’m not entirely sure that I have ever seen a rose in these colours, but I think it worked out ok.  And yes, the rose has been coloured using Rose Red ink with an aqua brush, and because I have used quite a lot of water in places, it has made quite a pale pink.  And then I have used Perfect Plum (again, washed down quite a lot to blend it in) in the centre.

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Perfect Plum textured, Watercolour paper, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper.

Inks: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Versamark, Black Stazon.

Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing buddy, Powder Pal, White Taffeta Ribbon, Paper snips, Dimensionals.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

2 thoughts on “The Rose

  1. Wow Chris, looks stunning. That rose is just gorgeous and I love how it really pops with that colour combination.
    Love the Fiji scrapbook layout too, btw and the creative use of the Christmas doves in a wedding card was really really clever!


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