Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge #4......

...is a sketch by the sweet Anki! I just had to have a go at this one when I seen it. My image was a tad to big for the sketch but I think it is still visible and pretty close to the original.
As you can see I had a try at a monochrome card. I didn't quite get there but it is close. I always see them and think they have an elegant look to them so I had to try it out. I think it is the first time my card came out the way I envisioned it before I started it!! (LOL) To get the image to pop I distressed it with a sponge. I love the effect it gives it.

Paper: Prima
Inks: distressed inks
Accessories: brads ~ Micheals, Ribbon ~ Wal-mart, charm ~ Tim Holtz, pearls ~ Kaiser


I want to thank you all for your wishes for me to have a happy b-day. I woke up to a sore back but when I seen it was finally snowing out I was so happy!! The girls had off of school so we went out for hours to play! The big surprise was when we came back in the dog had eaten my b-day cake right off the table!!(LOL) It was like a big joke on me!! Man the thirties are sure rough! But I appreciate all your kindness and best wishes!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous night!!

21 comments:

Christi said...

OMG this is SO sweet!! I love it!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kathy! I hope you had a great day.. he he apart from the dog eating your cake that is! Your card is stunning and such pretty details, I love the adorable Tilda and your distressing looks fab, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Dawny P said...

Oh Kathy, this is pretty. I love the colours and image - not seen that one before and it's gorgeous xxx Happy happy birthday chick and I'm sorry to say I did laugh about your dog eating the cake. Hope he saved you a crumb lol xxxx

Anki said...

Such a sweet card my friend. Glad that you got the time to participate and a late Happy B'day! My gosh - the 30s - wait until you reach the 40s...hihi.....
I hope your dog appreciated the cake ;-)

Kramisar - Anki

Deb said...

Fabulous card, I love how you sponged your image, such a great effect, love the pretty colour and the charm is very special, will be looking out for those!
Your birthday sounds like fun, Happy Birthday! Did the dog have a tummy ache after eating your cake?lol

Sandra said...

Hi....gorgeous card,love the delicate colour scheme,and such a cute Tilda,
Take care
Sandra x

Tara said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes!
Your card is beautiful, I love the subtle colouring, it works a treat! xx

Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear. Love the detail on your card dear
Sorry about your cake but hope you had a wonderful day dear. Happy late birthday dear

Lilian said...

Kathy, Belated Happy Birthday! I just blog hopped today. :) I love your monochrome card! Tilda is so adorable. Gorgeous coloring! I have a hard time with monochrome cards and am afraid to try it, so I always do colored ones lol! I should try it though, one of these days.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Absolutely gorgeous card kathy, lovely papers and gorgeous image! Linda x

Scrapmumur said...

Lovely card my dear Kathy!!
Marvellous composition and colours.
Hugs, Mumur

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun oh! what a bad fiend I forgot your birthday dear, but sounds as if you had a good day, hows the dog!!!!!!!
The papers on this darling card are beautiful and your colouring of the cute Tilda is as usual outstanding. Wish I got to use my older Tildas mpre.
big hugs hun and belated birthday wishes
Jacqui x

Alison said...

Stunning card Kathy. Adorable.

Tiets said...

Ooo this one is sooo gorgeous!!!
Hugs Tiets xx

Annie said...

your card is so beautiful and I love how you coloured Tilda and the cases. Everything matches so wonderfully well - I love it! hugs, annie x

Elena said...

This card is so sweet!
I can't believe that your dog didn't leave you a piece of a cake!

Annchen said...

Kathy, this is amazing!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Kathy your card is just beautiful!
I love your image and wonderful colours on your card!
So glad you could enjoy your birthday in the snow. Not so good the back though. Our dog ate my daughters cake of the table too. Thought she would be sick but not just very pleased with herself!
hugs
kim x

Bev said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours (again lol). Fabulous layout and details.

Happy belated birthday sweetie

hugs Bev x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, the image is so sweet. I love your colour scheme and the effect of distressing the edge of the image to make it stand out.

Liza x

Susan said...

Oh, I hope you enjoyed your day. Your card is just stunning. I love the soft colors and all the details on it. Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck!