Monday, 19 March 2012

Life......and a paper rose!

Hello again!
I made this piece after being inspired by the fabulous Hels Sheridan on C & C tv a while back......I've had it in my head to make for a while and finally found the time. I've been making paper roses for quite a while and always use cartridge paper which has a nice weight and texture to it which, when used with Distress Inks, gives a nice grungy finish. I used the Tim Holtz tattered florals die and cut and layered up the rose. I also used a Tim Holtz wordy stamp which kinda sums up life quite nicely I think :o) 
I also used Studio 490 Art Parts for the frame and swirly leaves which I inked up with distress inks. The wordy stamp is part of a collection and I think I will be making a few more pieces with the rest of is particularly apt for the usual (untidy) state of my craft room!!! I'll post that one as soon as I make it ;o)

Back again soon x


  1. Sharon, your rose is fabulous. I don't have tattered florals myself ,but they make beautiful roses. I think it takes all of a little while to find our mojo after the winter and all the celebrations etc. Happy Crafting Rita xxxx

  2. I like the idea of using cartidge paper for the roses, yours is beautiful. Love those Art Parts too. Regards, Anne x

  3. Absolutely stunning creation Sharon, I LOVE that rose, tis sooo pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. That rose is just gorgeous Sharon I must have a go at that!x


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