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Saturday, 30 April 2016

An old rose (by Miranda)

Hello there,

Happy to be here again and show you my play with one of the older CB stamps called Rose Set.
 It's a very detailed rose but it is gorgeous I took me some while but as I love to color it was not a punishment.......

I made the background again with a favorite technique I am using quit a lot these day, fluid Ecoline and used also white to get that soft coloured finish. Some parts are coloured using Distress inks and some are coloured using pencils. It's tricky to use water based mediums over the top because the background stays reactive........

Randomly I stamped partial the small text fragment from Eccentric Edwardian sheet using Memento Toffee Crunch.

The next step was stamping several ornament stamps from the Fancy Flourishes clear stamp sheet. I have embossed them using clear mat embossing powder and blended afterwards with Distress inks to let them pop......

Than just some plain stamping with these ornaments and adding some crackle effects using the crackle fragment from the Echoes of Italy.
Well, enough text for now, onto the card......

Hope you did enjoyed it and hope to see you next time!
Thanks for your visit and I always like to read your comments, any questions....feel free to ask!


  1. Oh my how beautiful, gorgeous vintage look and what wonderful floral images, colours and design are fabulous, love it, Kate x

  2. Gorgeous Miranda, it looks like a miniature painting. Thanks for the explanation of your techniques. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

  3. Absolutely goegeous Miranda, love the soft vintage colours, and I really enjoyed reading your explanation of how you created the card. A great blend of stamps, and techniques, Judith xx

  4. GEWELDIG!!! Kan niet wachten tot onze workshop op 14 mei....

  5. As always Miranda this is stunning, it's an absolute work of art xx Zoe xx

  6. wow this really is a work of art - brilliant xx

  7. Beautiful! Love the soft colouring and vintage style.

  8. That is so beautiful, I love the soft colouring and blending and what beautiful stamps. :)

  9. This is just beautiful Miranda, no other word for it. Wish I could colour in like this.

  10. Wonderful, Miranda :) xx

  11. Weer zulke mooie! Doet me denken aan geschilderd behang; je weet wel dat niet te betalen is, maar wel super mooi:)

  12. Stunning! Such beautiful colouring :)


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