Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Little Mom's Garden With Some Antique Rose Thrown In For Good Measure!

So my mum hasn't been feeling to good lately. A couple of months ago she had a spell in hospital and since then she hasn't felt the best . . . I wanted to make her something to cheer her up, raise her spirits a little. I could have just bought her a bunch of flowers but I like to make her things she can keep because she really appreciates them and likes to keep them on show :)
 I was lucky to get a smile, she doesn't like having her pic taken much lol. I used the roses in the Mom's Garden svg kit from SVG Cuts, click the link to go right to it :) Mum loves turquoise and red. Not an easy combo for me! lol I used my Ecraft to cut all the roses and leaves from Canson cs in red, cream and green. I then cut 3" stars from fundamentals 1 to add to the bottom of the roses to give them a bit more greenery. I edged the cream roses with peacock feathers. I then used clear Smooch Spritz for a little sparkle.
Mom's Garden Roses
My ecraft blade was getting quite blunt after all that cutting so when I tried to cut the vase it kept pulling at the perforations. So instead of making the vase I bought one and covered it in pp from KaiserCrafts Antique Rose 12" paper pad. I inked the edges with some more peacock feathers and added some pretty lace trim tape I coloured with peacock feathers distress stain. I used some metallic trim for some bling bling bling!

I then grabbed a bunch of I am Roses well roses of course ;) I tried several mediums for the red, smooch spritz, dylusions, stains, in the end I went with the distress stains. I added a good amount to each one then I spritzed with the clear/pearl Smooch Spritz to get the colour to move and blend. I adhered them with matte accents, added some bead sprays and some twizzles... It all sounds rather simple but let me tell you it took quite a few hours to make! 

My mum loved it! She said it's Beautiful, but she kept asking me what the occasion was lol. I said it's just because! lol Anyhow I hope you like my first go at the Moms Garden Flowers :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes


  1. Excellent work, you are so very talented.

  2. WOW!! These are stunning. I am sure your mother loved them..I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. These roses are amazing! What a lovely project. Popped by from MIM xx

  4. really amazing those Roses and great project ...nice that she smile on the Photo....again Great Project..

    I wish you like to see my card on my blog, my card is #15 and I would be glad if you could leave me some love :) hugs, Monika

  5. Simply gorgeous! What a beautiful bunch of roses. Caught my eye on MIM.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Beautiful lovely colours, love them.
    I saw it on MIM.
    Hugs Julie x

  7. Wow, this is fabulous. Beautiful flowers! I saw your post on MIM. Good luck in the challenge! --Gail

  8. Beautiful keepsake for your Mum. A lovely bunch of papercrafted roses! Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  9. Wow, this is wonder your Mom is smiling! I saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Renee (#77)