Friday, January 19, 2018

Tattered Rose and Lattice Love...Uniko Challenge #45~Something Old, Something New (optional twist: LOVE)


Welcome to Uniko Studio Jan/Feb Challenge #45, where we're inviting you  to draw inspiration from this prompt:

The beautiful photo, the something old-something new theme, the optional twist of love: plenty of 'sparks' for you with this challenge AND the fact that it spans five weeks is even more enticement to play along. And then, there are the prizes...more on that later!

Joining our talented team is our incredibly creative Guest Designer, Anita. Her chic, stylish card has my CAS-loving heart swooning. Please drop by her blog, as well as those of the DT, to see the lovelies they've created and, while you're visiting, please leave a comment. I know they'd be tickled pink if you did.

My first card features two 'something news' (Pure Florals: Rose and Lattice stencil), paired with a duo of 'somethings old':

  • colouring with prismacolour pencils and blending with gamsol (that's the "old" part). I'd forgotten how easily gamsol smooths out lines and softens colour; definitely keeping it right next to my pencils from this point forward!
  • using Tattered Rose distress ink to stencil; I've moved it forward in my little collection of inks,  as it's so very pretty (as is Victorian Velvet, which was another oldie-find).

Because I had some watercoloured roses left over from a previous project, a second card happened (not sure why my leaves are so yellowy; in real life, they're pretty Peeled Paint green).  The 'new' somethings are, again, the roses and stencil; the 'old' is the sentiment from All Occasions Sentiments #5. With Love as the twist, you will certainly be seeing this set in action! It's filled with amour in a variety of ways!

That's it from me! 

Looking forward to seeing your inspirations in the gallery!

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday, February 23rd,  2018 (7.00pm EDT).

Thank you for dropping by!


Jane said...

Two stunners Carol. Your colouring and shading is so realistic, love your cards.

Izzy Scrap said...

As you say, this stamp set with this wonderful rose showcases beautifully love ! Your two cards are beautiful and the combination with the Lattice stencil and the soft pink make them classy and delicate. Have a great day. Hugs x

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol. You have some lovely stencils backgrounds here. The colors are so soft and elegant on both cards. Oh goodness, you did a wonderful job with the flowers! The shading is fantastic. They look like you could pluck them off the card and take a sniff to embrace the wonderfully rosy smell. Wonderful work, my friend. Happy weekend to you! Hugs! :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 stunning rosie delights Carol and great to see your excellent colouring in both pencil and paints. Fantastic teaming of old and new and a super showcase of the Uniko goodies! x

Beverley said...

Stunning 'twofer' Carol! What a showcase of Pure Florals: Rose, your cluster arrangement is wonderful and your colouring superb. I too use gamsol and I often get lazy in not using it, but it definitely smooths the colouring out. Loving the lattice stencil in the BG too, beautifully done. Hugs Bev x

Rahmat said...

Love the 2 beauties Carol, and the subtle stenciling as well, lovely cards as always!

Susanne Vargas said...

Uh oh, the more you feature these lovely roses, the more I feel my resistance melting away (trying so hard to be good and take a break from buying more stuff...) Absolutely love the subtle stenciling as backgrounds for your gorgeous roses!

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, Carol, these are gorgeous. I saw the watercolored rose before and it is so soft and pretty and the stenciling adds a wonderful background. You did a fantastic job coloring with the pencils - great shading and highlights.

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Carol. Love that rose ... such a gorgeous image. The stenciling adds something special to the card to give it lots of visual depth. xx

Anita in France said...

Goodness, these are both gorgeous, Carol ... your colouring (prismacolour and watercolour) is so soft and delicate ... just fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Deborah Frings said...

Both your rose cards are so beautiful. I do like the softness you get with pencil colouring (must find mine). The softly stencilled background is perfect too. Great work, Deborah xx

Lindsey said...

Ooh love the soft lattice backgrounds - gorgeous backdrop to your beautiful blooms xx