CCEE2023 ~ Rose

Hi friends!

I'm back with another card for this week's card challenge 
at the CCEE Stampers ~ Roses!
Vicky is our hostess for the month of June and says:

Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!

*  A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means "I love you."
*  A white rose signifies innocence, purity, and new beginnings.
*  A yellow rose conveys jealousy.

A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means "I REALLY love you").  She asked us to make a card with a single rose or a bouquet of roses . . . or however many roses you want! 

 Happy Rose Day!

You may have seen yesterday's post about my new Karin brushmarker pro markers, which I started playing with and just went in all kinds of directions!
I thought it would be fun to try them out with a floral stamp
and chose Organic Blooms by Mama Elephant.
I sure hope these are roses!

I had a little free time this weekend to give it a go.
Card #1 ~ colored (post TBA)
Card #2 ~ tie-dye watercolor wash (yesterday's card)
Card #3 (this one!) ~ simple brush watercoloring

I started by heat embossing a white panel of #120 lb cardstock 
with white embossing powder and Versamark.
I heat set that and added different colored markers to my palette
and used the brush to add it to my florals.
At the time, I didn't have photo or guide 
and had to 'wing it' as to what was where!

Once it was dry, I stamped and added a sentiment and popped it into a frame.
This has been on my desk for a few days and my little granddaughter
'helped' color it - can you see the tiny orange scribble with her colored pencil?
But how could I be upset! :)

These knew-to-me markers are definitely quite the learning curve
But the process was fun and I wanted to present my card anyway
 because we all start somewhere :)
I think it's wonderful to know where we start at 
and over time, keep striving and keep learning! 

Be sure to head to the CCEE Stampers blog
to link up your cards featuring roses!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings.

I'll enter my card to:  Word Art Wednesday


  1. Gorgeous card, beautiful roses! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful roses made with this technique!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Beautiful card and love the roses coloured like that...great . xx

  4. What a fantastic card Kelly.

    Sue xx

  5. What beautiful roses Kelly- love the soft watercolour look you have going here - and the wee addition by Alice :)
    Stay safe

  6. Beautifully coloured and delightful image Kelly, I do love the sentiment too

    Sorry I've been absent from commenting, down to my health as always :(

    June x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card Kelly, lovely floral image and gorgeous colours. Love how you've framed the images too, Kate x x

  8. Love this technique and how fun that your little grand daughter got to put in some of her creativity for your card. Loves and passions develop at early ages!! She has a great teacher!

  9. A fully bloomed rose for sure. Very pretty.

  10. Kelly, this card is stunning! Your flowers really look awesome!

  11. Love these gorgeous blossoms, Kelly!! Love the vibrant colors and the watercolor look!! I have learned so much from all of your sharing of the things you learn!! Thank you!!

  12. Well, I'm glad you're my friend too! Specially since you made such an awesome card...no surprise there! Love it!

  13. KELLY, This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the bright colors! I CAN'T SEE the little scribble marks! LOL I'm SURE your little grand daughter THOUGHT she was helping! MAYBE, she'll follow in your foot steps??? BEAUTIFULLY DONE & SUCH PATIENCE! BIG INKY HUGS for coming over to visit DEAR FRIEND!!! ;)<3

  14. Beautiful card Kelly. I haven't tried those markers yet. Wonder if they're similar to the Zigs. Love the pretty flowers and glad your granddaughter was of assistance too! That makes it all worthwhile.

  15. Love the technique you used to color these pretty flowers.

  16. What beautiful painting of these lovely roses, Kelly!!

  17. Your watercolor roses are stunning Kelly!! I just love the fun you're having with your new markers!! Beautifully done my friend!

  18. Beautiful water colouring Kelly, I love your roses, gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Gorgeous cards and a very informative entry. Here I thought a rose is a rose and a bunch is just beautiful.

  20. Lovely card, Kelly. The flowers are beautifully coloured. xx

  21. I love roses- this is such a beautiful rose image! I love your beautiful coloring and great color choices. So sweet that Alice was helping you out coloring your image.

  22. Love the beautifully watercoloured embossed roses-and isn't it great when Grandaughters love to help
    Carol x

  23. Congratulations Kelly on being chosen for top 3 on Word Art Wednesday!! Your card is gorgeous!