Monday, August 20, 2012

A Rose is Good .....


I'm here this morning to share another card I have made coloring the image with my Ranger Distress Inks Re-Inkers.  I have had this image for several years and was going through some drawers feverishly looking for another stamp and saw this.  Oh, I must ink up this baby and so I did.  I love the way this turned out.  I stamped the image onto Canson Watercolor Paper and cut out using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and then matted it onto the blue.  The little sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.  I inked only one word on a larger sentiment and cut out with Spellbinders Fluer De Lis Squares.  My ribbon is seam binding colored with the Distress Inks so it would match. 

For years, when I was working, I purchased crafting supplies by the arm load.  Brought them home and stored them away.  I used to laugh that I liked crafting, but I was really all about the buying.  Well when the job was gone and along with it the money, I vowed to use what I have first.  Of course I'm like the rest of you...I have my little addictions that I can't do without but let's face it, if I don't use what I have, who will?

So be frugal where you can and indulge yourself now and then...after all, we don't want to put anyone out of business.  Now, that is my little insight for the week.  I hope you are getting off to a good start and that your week is a good one.

15 comments:

Olga said...

absolutely breathtaking, LOVE the way you colored this gorgeous flower!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Yes, Stunning for sure... What a lovely old stamp that is.. and you have the coloring just perfect too!! The ribbon you colored is the finishing touch!
I know what you mean we have a whole ROOM full of craft things but there always one more thing we think we NEED.... I'm going to have to back off and use everything I have and STOP buying... it really is a addiction.

Rita said...

What a Stunning card. The beautiful rose is coloured to perfection. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Elly said...

Gorgeous card. LOVE the colouring!!

Janett said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful.

Starla said...

GORGEOUS!
I've been trying to use the supplies I have versus buying the "latest" thing. Seriously, I have enough paper, stamps and embellishments to last a LOOOONG time! lol! And it is amazing how much money I have saved! There are a couple of dies I would like, but I know that they would be loved!

Caroline D. said...

So gorgeous!! Your skill with watercoloring with the Distress Inks is amazing... so pretty! I had to chuckle a bit when I read what you wrote about it's all about the buying... I've said a lot recently that I'm a collector of craft supplies.... like others may collect salt/pepper shakers/figurines/etc. Of course getting the HC stuff helps squelch the itch for new stuff. But I must get some seam binding... yours is beautiful and you tie gorgeous bows!

Selma said...

Glenda this is gorgeous. You always do a beautiful job coloring with the Distress Inks. Those roses look so real.

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Such a heavenly shade of blue. Fabulous colouring.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Glenda, I can almost smell the roses! Love the summery colors you used and the frames are perfect. Hope you have another good crafty day!

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Glenda! Wonderful coloring of the beautiful roses! I'm trying to use what I have before buying more, but with all the tempting new goodies out there, it's tough!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft summery colors! And your coloring with re-inkers is to die for! I think we all started out as collectors and as we've grown in our confidence in our abilities, we are better equipped to use what we have!

Lenoria said...

This is such a beautiful card! Your sentiment sounds so much like what I have said. When I was working I bought all kinds of stuff - and have never used half of it, now that I am not working I am having to not buy much so I have to be selective and my weakness is the new and very beautiful dies. You are so talented though, I think you could take a paper bag and make it look like specialty paper! Thank you for sharing. I love looking at your blog.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Glenda, this is truly breathtaking! Your watercoloring is so beautiful. So glad you found this image and brought it to life for us to enjoy. My husband is retiring in October so I'm trying to teach myself to be more frugal, but the fact is, I'm running out of room. I'll have fun trying to make more room by using up some of my current supplies, though.

Sandy said...

You are making some mighty pretty cards!!
Sandy

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