Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rose Thank You...Addicted to Stamps and More #177, STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge and Anything Goes


Hello,

Time to pull out your markers and pencils, your paints and brushes, your inks and sponges for this week's

Addicted to Stamps and More #177


My very, very CAS cards today feature a single rose from STAMplorations, coloured with my new polychromos pencils. Only one little issue with those pencils: I didn't buy ENOUGH!! Oh my stars...they are awesome! I need to find some textured paper to use with them, as cardstock, while it works wonderfully, doesn't have much 'tooth' for the colour to hold fast to. I think water-coloured paper would work...but I'm being picky, as I want white, rather than 'creamy-ish.'  More items on my never-ending wish list...



As added incentive to play along, a lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend at


Trust me: I have a few of Kylie's sets and they are fabulous!

Please be sure to head over to ATSM #177 to see what the rest of my amazing teammates have designed for this challenge. Then, *make your mark* and join us in the gallery! See you there soon!



Also joining:

STAMPlorations January CAS Card Challenge



Thank you for spending part of your day with me; hope your visit brought a smile to your face, as it has to mine!




34 comments:

Jen W. said...

Those wish lists really never do end do they? They just sit and taunt us. I am on a shopping ban for the year. Yes. The year. We'll see how far I get. As for your cards your coloring is gorgeous and I love those embossed frames!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous showcasing of that beautiful rose! Had to read up on Polychromos pencils - they sound fantastic and your cards prove it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol don't we all have a never ending wish list! These are two beautiful cards, that rose image is stunning and your colouring is perfect! Something else to add to my wish list??

Carole said...

Two beautiful roses...especially the pink one! in fact two beautiful and very classy cards! Hugs xx

~amy~ said...

How pretty, the roses with the dry embossing is wow.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely roses, Carol. Beautifully CAS. Going to check out those polychromos pencils now. :)

Jeanne said...

Yep, those want lists just keep growing and growing! Your work with those pencils is gorgeous! I really like the simple design with the beautiful frame. You mentioned watercolor paper. There's Tim Holtz wc paper that is pretty white. I have been very happy with it. I would also mention Hobby Lobby's Master's Touch (store brand) only, I don't think you have Hobby Lobbys in your neck of the woods. Good luck in your search. You make me wanna add Polychromos to my huge want list! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Elegance for sure!

*Vicki* said...

Swoon!! Absolutely gorgeous flower!! The embossed frame really makes it even more elegant looking! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

These roses are so beautifully colored and the dry embossed frame makes them very elegant cards!

Pink Unicorn said...

Gorgeous roses and your colouring is fab! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Charlene said...

Beautiful rose and your coloring is beautiful!!!!

Asha said...

Now that is elegance on a stalk... or is it "stem"... surely not "stick"! You know what I mean. Just gorgeous, my friend!
hugs Asha

Julie B said...

Gorgeous embossed frame Carol and such pretty roses.
Have you tried using a slightly matt white card, it may have a little tooth to hold the colour. :)

Julie B said...

Gorgeous embossed frame Carol and such pretty roses.
Have you tried using a slightly matt white card, it may have a little tooth to hold the colour. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Carol! I really love how you framed out the roses with your embossed borders, and your coloring is amazing! I may have to try these pencils...the effect is really beautiful!

Bobby said...

Beautiful roses, Carol. How do polychromos differ from Inktense pencils? You do a wonderful job with yours and I love the embossed border. I have that one, too, and am disappointed that it doesn't quite fit a regular A2 card with a good border.

I Card Everyone said...

Really lovely, c ... LOve the embossing - surprised?
=]

Brenda said...

Oh my, what beautiful cards Carol! I am loving the embossing, but it is those roses and the beautiful colors you have used to color them. It looks like they are wonderful pencils, the colors are so vivid and beautiful. I thought for sure you had used your markers on these roses! Golly, I don't need tempting with anything else. lol Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous Carol...love your beautiful roses and fabulous coloring too. But that embossing is so elegant...steals the show.

HJ said...

I love these cards. You did a fabulous job of coloring them. I really want one of those embossing folders. It is so beautiful and emphasizes the rose as the focal point. So pretty.

Greta said...

I have that stamp on my table waiting for inspiration to strike & maybe now it will! These are beautiful, Carol!

Monika Reeck said...

I am back miss C
and you still have many ladies who comment on your post
two thumbs up haha
I was in Indonesia and my blog is empty miss C
I miss you and all ladies on blog land
now about your card
Clever to use that emboss frame
and great coloring the rose
I have the same stamp from stamplorations
your card is elegant and beautiful plus I ADORE THIS simplicity
big hugs
Monika

Marybeth said...

Wow,you colored these flowers in the most beautiful way ,Carol! They are framed beautifuly with the embosed edge! The penciles you use are new to me but now I will have to check them out. Gorgeous cards dear girl!

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is so pretty! Love how you framed it! :)
Your ATSM teamie,
Mandy

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is so pretty! Love how you framed it! :)
Your ATSM teamie,
Mandy

Geri said...

Your beautifully colored roses and the gorgeous embossed border are a match made in heaven!

Polychromos pencils....say what? I must be living under a rock (again) as I've never heard of these before. Yep, you guessed it - I'm off to check it out now :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, I hope you're happy for what you made me do, Carol! Now I've broken my promise not to buy anything new. I never heard of these polywhatchits pencils, but they are now ordered and on their way to me after I saw these STUNNING cards! Yup, I hope you're happy!! You're a trendsetter!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Sylish, elegant and so lovely, Carol ... fabulous framing of these beautiful roses! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Your roses are soooo beautiful, Carol and the embossed frame is just perfect to have your roses shine!!! So stylish and elegant!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Lilian YF said...

Lovely cards! Love the embossed frame and the coloring!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Jeanne J said...

Swoon! These roses are drop dead gorgeous.. no favorites here.. both perfection!

EdenLand Designs said...

OOOOO!! What beautiful cards. So simple, but sheer perfection!
Susan

Joyce said...

Stunning card duos. Your textured background creates the perfect frame to highlight your wonderfully colored roses.