Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Roses are red...

 And they are one of my favourite flowers, not particularly long lasting but so beautiful especially the older fragrant roses. Let's face it I love flowers...and propped my finished card by some beautiful red gladioli that we picked out of the garden this week.....

 I decided to use one of my favourite Altenew stamps inked up in red paint rather than an ink pad and a repetition of stripes using a thin black and white washi tape I had in my stash......I wanted to keep it simple ......enjoy

That's my offering on this beautiful hot summers day. I've got three of the grandchildren for a few hours, some water and ice creams and they're as happy as can be and grandad will be BBQing the tea...

I'm entering this card into The Less is More Challenge repetition and AAA one stash favourite challenge and case this sketch


  1. What a fantastic, classy card. The washi tape background looks really sophisticated, and stamping with paint has worked so well, giving a strong opaque look. Love it!

  2. Beautifully CAS, Susan. I love this card! Red, white and black. With a rose! Love that washi too! OOOOOOwie! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  3. What a stunning card! Love the lines of washi and the beautiful red bloom looks amazing set against them. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. A beautiful CAS card and I can see how this is your favourite set. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  5. Fantastic card. The red rose looks brilliant against the stripped background.

  6. This is a beautiful card and the layout is one of my all time faves. I will be your latest follower.

  7. Ooooh! This is just oozing elegance Susan! Stunning example of a way to use washi tape and that flower really pops in the bright red. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  8. What a super, simple and beautiful card and so tastefully photographed too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"