01 July 2018

Wild Roses Friend - Sheepski Designs, watercolour pencil, mixed media

The challenge for July on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog is "For Someone Special".

For my inspiration project, I used Wild Roses. I coloured the roses with Nuvo watercolour pencils and paired it with a frame cut with two Movers and Shakers dies. I used an embossing folder, Nuvo Mousse, and Prima Art Alchemy waxes on the frame and embossed a Unity Stamp Co sentiment.

Putting It Together

My printer is taking a vacation so I was really happy I have several Sheepski Designs already printed waiting to be coloured. I carry pre-printed images with me along with watercolour pencils so I can do a bit of colouring when I am away from my craft room.

I coloured the Wild Roses while at lunch at my day job. I used Nuvo watercolour pencils and waterbrushes. I love the creaminess of the Nuvo watercolour pencils.

Back home, I fussy cut the Wild Roses with a narrow margin. While cutting, I realised I forgot the insides of the flowers. Since the pencils weren't handy, I used a Distress marker, Vintage Photo.

I recently got the Movers and Shakers Cabinet Cards and cut a frame from chipboard. I used that frame to do a dry fit with a sentiment from Unity. I love how they fit together, almost as if I planned it.

 To make the frame more interesting, I used a retired embossing folder.

I used a blender tool to add Nuvo mousse to the frame.

To highlight the embossing, I used a finger tip dauber with Art Alchemy waxes.

The Movers and Shakers dies are handy because you can use them with or without a magnetic inner die. I used the die to cut the card base with the fold below the top cut.

I embossed the sentiment with rose gold on pearl paper to fit behind the frame. I added foam mounting tape to the frame to adhere the Wild Roses.

Inside, I cut a frame from watercolour patterned paper but otherwise left the inside blank.

I am so happy with how this turned out.



AAA Cards: Use a Frame
Pearly Sparkles: Girly
The Paper Shelter: Going Digital
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs: Anything Goes


  1. love the sentiment! and you coloring is fab, great card thank you for playing at AAA cards

  2. How beautifully crafted, so much work has gone into this pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your roses & colouring, love your fancy shape & sentiment too!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  4. So glad I popped by to see how you made this, the back ground is amazing and your colouring just fab! By the way checking your list of supplies. Coffee filters - is that for all the coffee you drink to keep you awake into the early hours creating ;)
    Andrea x

    1. I use paper coffee filters to contain mess like powders or when I don't want to get mousse all over my craft surface. I use gold filters for making coffee (or just drink the free Nespresso at my day job *grin*).

  5. The stain glass window looks amazing and so does the flowers. This is a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes! Good Luck.

    ♥ Mindy

  6. Hi, Lovely card with beautifully colored flowers. Thank you for joining at AAAcards. Happy Crafting. Hugs - Bharati

  7. Fantastic card. Love your presentation. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  8. Hello… Thanks for entering your lovely card into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Scribbles Designs… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  9. Wow - what a beautiful card! Love those flowers - you colored them beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scribbles Designs! -Lori DT


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