Monday 27 February 2023

Cottage Rose for The Paper Players 629

 This month's classes are over so, after cleaning up, I decided to treat myself to a play time. For inspiration, I used the sketch at The Paper Players and got out another older favourite, Cottage Rose.

I liked the idea of a square card and started out with one idea that evolved into something else as I went along. Here's where it ended up.

 I quite surprised myself, given that I seldom use patterned paper and then usually only in small quantities, that I settled on this paper from Abigail Rose as the background for the floral cluster. I'd been going to use it as a wide border for a white, textured square ... you just never know how things will turn out sometimes!

 I did some therapeutic colouring of various images, chopped them up and then played with arranging them. The final touch was the addition of some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels.

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  1. I almost used this set for our challenge this week and I'm so glad I didn't because I suspect my card would not have turned out as pretty as this! i love the soft, delicate feel and the way the focal image compliments the pattern of the background. A full piece of DSP was definitely the way to go!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Jan, this is so pretty. Those soft florals are just gorgeous and I love the background, too. So glad you shared this beauty with us at The Paper Players this week