Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sketchy Rose: Thank You

  Hello Crafters!

How is your weekend going?
I'm heading back into work this afternoon so mine could be better :) 
Afternoonshift is completely kicking my butt after being on nights for so many years. Getting up to an alarm sucks yo!

I'm thrilled you all are so excited about CASEing Genius! I can't wait for Monday! You're going to love our first Genius. I sure do!!

I was blessed enough to win Altenew's monthly challenge for September and I knew exactly what I wanted to buy with my gift card. The first time I saw their Sketchy Rose  I was smitten. A large outline flower?! Please and thank you. 

Then when I saw Altenew's monthly challenge for October I had the prefect place to use it! 


Those little cluster of red roses were the perfect inspiration!! How serendipitous no?

I'm also entering my card into Addicted to CAS's current challenge

Ready, set go . . .

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

So I love the flower but I'm not sure I love the card. Let me explain. I wanted the rose to be the focal point but I wanted more of an elegant 2014 Angelina Jolie and I feel like I ended up with an Angelina Jolie circa 2000, blood vial and all. (Oh please tell me you remember that?!) What I mean is it stole the show SO much the rest of the card looks like too little and I couldn't fix it. 

I heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew's Magnolias for her in gold and framed the vellum window in. 

What do you think? Flower too over powering? Or have I just been looking at this thing way too long ha! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XoXo

23 comments:

  1. I think it's gorgeous! Your coloring on the rose does NOT look "blood vile-ish" at all! LOL! The way you used the vellum to frame it is so cool too! Beautiful design, Kelly! ♥

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  2. Wow ... that rose is gorgeous. I love how it looks like it is coming through the vellum frame. Great design (not the old Angelina at all). Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  3. Wow Kelly <3 you sure did justice to the stamp! I looooveeed the color.. it almost looks like a real rose!

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  4. I think your card is wonderful! I love your vellum frame and a little gold you added. Great design! You might win twice in a row...

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  5. This is soooo gorgeous :) colorig is fab and love the way u added the vellum. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

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  6. That rose is gorgeous Kelly! I think it has the right to steal the show, she is the diva of your card! I also love the vellum frame!

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  7. Beauteous, Kelly! Missed you today.......

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  8. Oh Kelly, this is over-the-top GORGEOUS! I think it's perfect that the rose takes center stage...it's magnificent! And, your coloring is amazing!!! I really, really love it, and wouldn't change a thing!
    I hope work went well for you :)

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  9. I think you are being too hard on yourself. I think it is a stunner! The rose is just awesome and that gold embossing perfect. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS x

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  10. What a great way to frame a picture! Just lovely!
    Anni

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  11. Amazing! You've done a great job on this one!

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  12. Yer' crazy, Kelly! This is BEAUTIFUL!

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  13. The vellum frame adds a touch of brilliance to your besutiful coloring!
    Sorry I don't know about the Angela Jolie difference....must look that up:)

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  14. Kelly, you Aileen overthinking it. The card is beautiful and the vellum finishes it off to perfection. Now I am kicking myself for not ordering thisstamp when I ordered the new ones yesterday.

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  15. Ooops that was meant to say you are..... Not Aileen. Who knows how my name ended up in there.

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  16. This is stunning Kelly! Your coloring is so brilliant, and I love the the vellum softening up the stem leaves - it takes your eyes right back up to that gorgeous bloom.

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  17. Oh Wow !! this is so beautiful ...I love love love the way you have colored that rose ..so striking !!

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  18. oh My GOD Kelly this is Stunniiiiingggg!!!!!
    I can not tell ...I am speechless...this is really stunning colored stunning design and I love all on your card in this post...Love love love..
    Hugs, Monika

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  19. Beautifully done, Kelly. Love the vellum frame! Thank you so much for playing along at our October challenge!

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  20. Well girl...having received this card I can assure you the thing is freaking perfection. I can't stop looking at it. I have it on my desk and I absolutely LOVE it. I absolutely LOVE YOU TOO!!!! <3 It made my day to receive one of your gorgeous cards in the mail. :)

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  21. I love the way the rose is showcased by the vellum square!! Awesomely done and that rose looks like it could be hand picked right off the card - it has class, it has beauty and it has awesome dimension!!

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