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Monday, 23 January 2017

blue roses (by Veronica)

For one of the samples for Lesley's first show on Hochanda I made this small  notebook.

The cover was covered using  tissue paper coloured with brusho powders and crumpled up, glued on to the cover with modge podge. I used purple and turquoise powders.
The plaque used soft form relief paste and mica powders. I brushed the powders over the rose and leaves of the rose script stamp before adding the relief paste and leaving it to dry overnight. Once it was dry and peeled off the stamp, it was glued on using pva glue.
The mica powders are absorbed by the paste, and will not brush off - you will get a stained stamp though, but it will clean off.

close-up of the plaque, and the open notebook

The large 8" square card used the large stamp from the harlequin rose set, coloured with blue and green brusho powders, with grey powder for the background, and gold mica powders for the swirl. The large lacy border was stamped onto the base card using broken china distress ink, whicgh was also sponged round the edges.
Card mats were gold, green and blue.

The last one is red, not blue and shows the lid of a snall hexagonal box also covered with crumpled tissue paper.
I stamped the large image from harlequin rose three times, coloured it with promarkers, cut out the rose and decoupaged it. The 'raindrops' are glossy accents.

Lesley will be back on Hochanda at the end of the month  with a one-day special, featuring some really lovely stamps that are a little bit different, so check the programme listings for times, you won't want to miss this one!

Meanwhile, my team-mates have some lovely samples to show you using the roses.............


  1. Amazing all the projects!! Love very much the box, such impressive work with that rose and the waterdrops!!

  2. Absolutely wonderful projects Veronica, love them all, Kate x

  3. Three fabulous creations Veronica using lots of great techniques. The soft form relief paste looks great to use and the tissue technique certainly gives a different look to it, and I think I will have to try that myself. I love the card with the large Harlequin Rose stamp and the blue for the flower is so vibrant, and then the pretty box with the added rose, and the glossy accents work beautifully for the raindrops.

  4. You have been bussy! Great colours on the notebook! Tha card looks super and that box looks so soft with the tissue!

  5. Fab projects! The blue roses made me smile as I remember my eldest sister getting married back in the 70's and I was awaiting the Blue Moon Rose to open in the garden to wear in my hat!!

  6. Lovely projects. Thank you for sharing these.


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