' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Roses are red

Saturday 30 June 2018

Roses are red

Today for my second Crafts U Love inspiration make, I created a card with a new stamp from the Studio light So Spring collection. The main stamp is a lovely big rose with whimsical leaves, perfect for those who enjoy colouring.

I stamped and embossed the rose before painting with watercolours.
To get the variation of tone in the petals, I find the easiest way is to first paint the petal with water and then apply the colour where I want the darkest tone.
Whilst the watercolour is still wet I can pull out the colour and fade it out to the edge of the petal where the colour should be the lightest.

I painted the leaves and traced the branch with the same colour along the embossing.

The butterfly was painted in the same way and I used a fine liner in black to highlight the antennae.

Finally I added adhesive stones at the end of the antennae, along the swirls and also in one corner of the card.

I matted the image on blue cardstock to match the blue of the butterfly.

You will find all these supplies at Crafts U Love:

Studio Light So Spring stamp set n0 285 Rose
Emboss Embossing Stamp Pad
Tonic Studios Glacier White Nuvo Embossing Powder
Prima Watercolour Confections Watercolour Pans - The Classics
Manuscript Black Fine Liner Pens
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue 125ml
WaterArt Watercolour A4 Paper Pack
Papermania 2mm Adhesive Stones - Silver

The rest of the design team is also posting today and will be featured on the Crafts U Love page.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday, Paperbabe challenges.


  1. A lovely card - beautifully painted.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Very beautiful, perfectly painted xx

  3. As always a beautiful creation Christine.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning card with us over on the Paperbabe Challenge blog, your watercolour Rose is spectacular.
    Wishing you all the best Tracey DT

  5. Elle est magnifique !!!!
    Génial C&S, et tes couleurs sont sublimes.

  6. Beautifully colored! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Tu as du prendre plaisir à la réaliser cette carte! je n'y pense pas à embosser avant d'aquareller, va falloir que je m'y mette!
    très beau résultat!
    Bon week-end!

  8. A very pretty make Christine, watercolouring is always so lovely looking when teamed with stamps..

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x