06 February, 2019

Red rose

How can it be that January is gone already and I didn't seem to make any progress in terms of University, or crafting, or anything? As time flies inexorably, I managed to use one of my pre-stitched motifs for the February Fadengrafik Challenge which says "Valentine's Day".
The red rose was buried in my stash for too long, when I finally tried to match it with some of my background papers. I thought I'd go with something as neutral as possible to let the main motif shine, and in the end, I opted for this beige paper with embossed circles. I thought about adding another layer of red cardboard for the background, but in the end, I decided to give up that idea. 
Instead, I enhanced the floral motif by colouring the stitched rose with coloured pencils. Unfortunately, while doing so, I ended up with a stain of colour in the background that just wouldn't go away. To make the best of that mishap, I placed shimmering gemstones in red and silver all over the embossed paper. 
The card itself has already arrived to a dear person - not as a Valentine's card but as a message full of birthday wishes for my wasn't-meant-to-be mother in law, who is by far one of the most lovable people on the planet.
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: love
brown sugar: love/Valentines
cardmania: love is in the air
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: CAS
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: lots of love
cute card thursday: Valentines
kreativtanten: in my heart
love to craft: ATG 
my time to craft: all you need is love
path of positivity: love 
scrapping4fun: love/wedding/Valentines
male room: ATG with optional twist "love"
through the craftroom door: ATG
tuesday throwdown: embossing
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. I really like this. I don't think it needs the extra layer. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  2. Od daleč nisem niti opazila, da je vrtnica v resnici izvezena v papir. Krasna je ... včasih se nam kaj ponesreči, pomembno je, da se znajdemo in težavo rešimo, kakor se da. Kristalčki popestrijo celoto, a ne odmaknejo pogleda od prave protagonistke - vrtnice. Hvala, ker sodeluješ na izzivu The Male Room.
    Lep pozdrav

  3. A really super CAS card and a very elegant rose with a great embossing folder. Thank you for joining our 'Love' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing this CAS lovely with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner/Designer

  5. So pretty and a beautiful Rose, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Love' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. This is really nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! The stitched rose is gorgeous and the papers are perfect with the sparkly accent gems! A card full of love for this dear one's birthday! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  8. Such a lovely creation 💞. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  9. I love this card, the embossing has a really nice impact. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  10. Beautifully elegant card.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  11. There's nothing like a rose to say I love you! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at The Male Room, hope to see you joining in future challenges too.

  12. Beautiful card xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  13. Great and sweet card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Kreativtanten Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  14. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

  15. This is absolutely beautiful. Nice work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  16. So beautiful. Less is sometime more! Like the embossed background!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#26 –Mixed Media}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#26 – You are in my heart}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#56 – Valentine}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  17. Lovely card, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  18. what a very fine card so elegant, thanks for participating at Kreativtanten, hugs, patty

  19. Wow! I really love this card. The textures are georgeous! And the stitching are great.

    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room.

    x Lise Mariann, DT The Male Room Challenge