Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

I hope those of you who could enjoyed my shows over the last couple of days as much as I enjoy making them!  Today finds me in Darlington at Franki's Craft. Coffee and Chat for 2 days of workshops.

As today is Colouring Saturday I thought I would share this card as on the stamp release posts I only showed the sentiment section!  I have to say I am really happy how these red red roses have come out ( I really think these are so red they are red red lol)

I stared by stamping the corner rose form my new Tea Rose clear stamp set into the 4 corners of a 7 x 7" panel of bright white foundation card.  Next I coloured the roses using my Graphmaster Alcohol pens ( these pens really are brilliant even I can colour with them!)  I used the flooring colours which are the classic for a red rose according to Lisa Horton

Reds - 10, 15 and orange 22 ( to make the red shine) followed by warm grey in 1 and 3.

I used the 2 colours of grey to highlight the flourishes on the corners using the lighter grey to highlight the design.

I used the frame stamp from the set in the centre and added one of the sentiments from the set in the centre.  I then coloured the roses and flourishes in the same colours.  I cut this out using one of the double pierced rectangles and matted this in red and black as I felt the colouring could take the drama!

I made up the card as shown using the noble double pierced square dies its A and B to make the frame with the thin red band.

I then added a dramatic bow in black ribbon from my stash along with three red roses from the Craft Consortium always and forever range and a couple of stick pins.



  1. Morning John, this is a gorgeous card it would make a smashing Valentines card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good morning John, oh what a fantastic card to greet us on this bright Saturday, I absolutely love the stamps but the colouring is amazing, the detail on the petals with the mixture of reds really is stunning, and the little red embellishment roses on the bow, with the stick pins and black ribbon really does finish it off a treat, brilliant. Oh and what a fabulous time I had watching your shows, always learn something new from everyone. I have a little tip that I do that you might be interested in, on my embossing folders I right in black pen the name of them on the side that is the front but I also write GC or Platinum and the plates I used, this way I always know going forward.

    Anyway must go as lots to do today and I see you are going to be very busy too.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you for all the great shows yesterday.
    Todays card is so pretty thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John
    Thank you for your great shows.Beautiful card.
    Jan x

  5. Good morning John,
    Love, love, love today's card, the roses are so beautifully coloured.
    Brilliant Valentines Card, I would do it in softer shades for other occasions.
    Just finished watching all the shows on Catch Up, thank goodness for Technology.
    Thank you for all the hints & tips, always so useful.
    I hope you are thinking about and planning "workshops" for Scotland!!! we need you up here ... PLEASE!!!
    Have a fantastic weekend everyone will enjoy their time with you, have fun.
    Patricia x

  6. Stunning card, brilliant colouring.


  7. Great Work , love it all.
    Elaine H X

  8. Good morning John, great card and beautiful colouring.
    Thoroughly enjoyed your shows on Hochanda and great to hear that you will be at the Create it Roadshow in Kent in May, I might be able to make that show, don't think I will be able to make Ally Pally.
    Marion S x

  9. Hi John
    A gorgeous card. Great colouring.
    B xx

  10. Hi John a great day yesterday loved the shows.A beautiful card very striking .
    Catherine xx

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I just adore those stamps I have a soft spot for roses. Your shows were brilliant. Enjoy your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Beautiful card, John. I still have some of your shows to watch so am looking forward to those today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. I love roses and each and every colour has a meaning/sentiment which makes roses so special to me Beautiful card I need a master class in colouring as you've coloured these brilliantly and thank you for stating which colours you used

  14. Beautiful John. You're certainly an expert colourer now!

  15. Hi John, a really gorgeous card, the colouring is perfect. have a great day with the workshops. take care. Bx

  16. Stunning card, lovely red roses.
    Annette x

  17. Morning John,
    Enjoyed your shows, Love the card but not the bow, just no for me.

  18. Hi John, loved your shows, and this mornings card is beautiful. It is really a red red rose. Love Rosemarie X

  19. Good Morning John a beautiful card this morning and youve coloured it beautifully, love the red rose to. hug sShirleyxxx

  20. Hi John
    Beautiful card and gorgeous colouring, very red.

  21. Hi John your shows were brilliant thank you today's card is stunning love the vibrant red stamping and colouring brill!!!!!! Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  22. Good morning John, Lovely to see the rest of the card behind the sentiment. Beautiful colour combination and I love the font used for the sentiment. Thank you. Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk. xx

  23. Hi John,
    I am mad I forgot to tape your shows the other day well that's old age for you.
    May catch up with them on H catch up.
    Love this wonderful card and those stamps are stunning and very beautiful.
    Your colouring of them is ace.
    Maybe I need to invest in those markers soon.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  24. This is a beautiful card and the colouring is superb. Thanks for sharing this. Managed to watch all the shows live except the 7pm and then watched it on ReWind. All brilliant. Hope you are back at The Art of Craft soon.

  25. Ms Linda ( March 2017 at 18:21

    Good day John: I love this simple yet defined card. Coloring is even and well blended and the color pops. Thanks for the inspiration

  26. Hi John

    Love how you have coloured the flowers, so beautiful

    Hope you are enjoying your time in Darlington

    June x

  27. Hi John, a stunning card, beautifully designed and coloured, gorgeous stamps too, Kate x

  28. Hi John a lovely card . The Rose Stamp is beautiful.

  29. Hi John a lovely card . The Rose Stamp is beautiful.

  30. Hi John such a pretty card the roses are beautiful

  31. Besutiful card John. Your colouring is perfect. So Enjoyed your shows on Hochanda.

  32. Lovely rose stamp with striking colouring. Your red phase this week?

  33. John this is just perfect, I just love layout the colour and the beautiful stamp.

  34. Lovely card John, you are so artistic x x x

  35. Eh up John
    Just oozing romance. The roses are shaded beautifully.
    The shows were great. Looking forward to the next ones.
    Ang x