Monday, 10 April 2017

Vintage Rose...

Happy Monday,

I lunch my new range of stamps on Hochanda on Wednesday evening at 8pm as the One Day Special.  I thought I would share some of the cards form the Language of Flowers range this week.  Some of these cards popped up in the blog launch but I thought they deserved their own day in the sun lol.

I decided to start with the Vintage Rose which was the first I drew ( all the stamps are hand drawn and I will be sharing the original sketches with you all on the shows)  This card shows the large A6 mounted rubber stamp and the wood grain background and Vintage definition from the cellar set.

I started by stamping the rose in black Momento ink then coloured the rose using the Graphmaster alcohol pens in red 10, 11 and 15.  To add shading to this i used the white watercolour pencil from the set I had on Hochanda last week and added highlights on the centres of some of the petals.  I cut the image out around the grey line i drew around the coloured image.

Next I stamped the distressed text background stamp over a 5"x5" card bank using barely nude colour cloud blending ink and these shaded over the card using the same blending ink.  I then cut the lattice section form the Sue Wilson lattice edger die with one of the edges down the side of the front.  I added 3mm stick on pearls on the lattice and added a strip of pearls along the 'seam'

I finally stamped the vintage dictionary definition form the vintage Rose clear stamp set and shaded this before cutting it out and adding a white mat.  I then made up the card as shown using a strip of lace from my stash and more of the pearls to give a delicate shabby chic ( hopefully) look.



  1. Hi John, this card is gorgeous, love the rose stamp, so perfect. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the rose it looks as if it is popping off the page.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Lovely card John, the rose is beautiful. Joycex

  5. Morning John,
    Love the card today and your stamps.
    Taking advantage of a nice quiet time before we get invaded by grandchildren, have three to look after today, here's hoping the weather is kind and they can play in the garden.
    Enjoy your preparations for your shows.

  6. Lovely card, really pretty.


  7. So beautiful, love the background stamps.
    Annette x

  8. Morning John, oh wow what a gorgeous card, looks like the stamps will be falling in my basket on Wednesday. the colouring is superb and the lovely 'vintage' definition really finishes it off lovely. Your so clever.

    Hope you are recovered from your epic weekend, loved your show yesterday too.

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

  9. Hi John a lovely card and that Rose is gorgeous .
    Catherine xx

  10. Hi John, What a beautiful rose, wish I could draw like that. Love the wood effect too. Love Rosemarie X

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the rose it is so beautiful. You are very talented. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. What a beautiful rose. I'm half way through your show from AP - some good tips thank you.

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card. Looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

  14. Been looking forward to the launch of your stamps. Must remember to record while I'm away x

  15. Loving your stamp and card .
    I hope you have time to rest today John.?
    Elaine H X

  16. What a gorgeous card, John. Looking forward to the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Great card John, love the rose stamp.
    Marion S x

  18. A beauty today John you must be so proud the the flower is stunning
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  19. Good Morning John I hope your managing to get over a rather busy but fun weekend.
    This rose card is just stunning and my mum loved red roses and this one would have been ideal for her. hugs Shirleyxx

  20. Morning John,
    Gorgeous stamp.

  21. It looks wonderful John, shall look forward to shows on Wednesday, your colouring has come on leaps and bounds, xxx

  22. Great card John. Beautiful rose and so well coloured. Looking forward to the show.
    Love Valxxx

  23. Lovely little card John. I got this stamp yesterday along with many others; I am determined to come to terms with stamping. We had a wonderful day at Ally Pally (of course we spent too much money), and it was wonderful chatting to you all. A fab ending too when during your show Alex came off set to interview my daughter lol she was so embarrassed.
    Oh and don't forget to remind Mrs D to update the calendar.

    Hugs to you and the team
    Helen xx

  24. Rose in Chester10 April 2017 at 12:10

    Hi John,
    growing on me........... (pardon the pun).
    Good to see you on AP - I shall have to get the Ranger shiny pearls, they are just fab for those contemporary cards!
    I'll be turning in at 8 on Wed.
    Will you have time to play with all those new toys you bought???
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Beautiful card John. Looking forward to your Hochanda shows this week. xx

  26. Hi John. What a really lovely definition of the word vintage. Looking forward to seeing your card samples and demos on Hochanda.


  27. Beautiful card John. I bought the Peony stamp on Saturday. It's stamped up and sitting here waiting to be coloured. Thanks for all your inspiration. Looking forward to Wednesday. Will be watching the repeat at 10pm. Better remind Myra or she might miss it.

  28. Eh up John
    The rose is a stunner and us a beautiful focal point for the fab card.
    What's this about reminding me to update your calendar?
    Have you been casting nasturtiums? Oh no, that was a previous stamp set lol!
    Ang x

  29. Wonderful to see you yesterday and thank you letting me have a picture with you and tidy Phil! Very impressed you remembered my two names.
    Lovely blog as usual and wonderful cards on show at Ally Pally
    Love Anne aka Till Lady

  30. Hello John,
    A beautiful card . I do like that stamp very much. It's beautifully coloured!
    I enjoyed the Show yesterday and did laugh at Alix and the quiz question! I ordered the new Ranger Enamel Accents - they look lovely! Also the two paper pads. Very useful size!
    Many thanks, - casting Nasturtiums made me smile!!!
    Love Myra

  31. Hi John such a beautiful card. You really are a talented artist. I so wish I could draw and colour like you.

  32. Totally stunning John, your roses stamp is gorgeous, and the wood image in the background is brilliantly done, love it Kate x

  33. Beautiful I love how you've coloured it Need a few tutorials about colouring I'm playing catch up re shows Still got yesterday's to watch Life and work definitely get in the way at times

  34. Beautiful card john x saw your stamps at ally pally yesterday they look gorgeous x wanted to tell you yesterday but you were so busy helping everyone x you are a star x
    Theresa w x

  35. Hi John beautiful card the rose is stunning

  36. Lovely card. The Rose is fabulous.

  37. Beautifully coloured John, stunning card x x x