Thursday, 4 August 2016

Hand-drawn roses

Last Sunday, I was determined to do a little more colouring for Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge and I decided to try and doodle a few roses using my black Memento marker. After all, if I can draw penguins (see my post here), I should also be able to draw some simple roses, right? My first attempt did not go so well, but I simply turned my panel over and started again. This time, I was quite pleased with how my roses turned out, so after colouring my blooms using Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I used my panel to create 2 cards.

I first cut out 1 panel using a stitched rectangle die by SSS, which measures 5.25 x 4 inch and adjusted the size of my base card to match. I cut the panel into 2 parts using 2 more SSS dies from the Stitched slopes and hills set (1 to cut and 1 to stitch) and also cut a black mat using the same die.

For my first card, I cut my sentiment from my panel using a Hello die by Wplus9 and then cut it 3 more times from black cs so that I could add some dimension. 

I'm linking my card at:
Less is More - 286/287 Use something tactile
Passion for Promarkers - 357 My favourite things (stitched dies, word dies, inlaid die cutting)
SSS Wednesday - Fabulous florals
AAA Cards - 70 Stitching

For my second card, I matted my panel using back cs and then stamped a sentiment at the top using a stamp by Clearly Besotted and black Archival ink.

I'm linking up this card at 

Below are a few more pictures showing the process:


  1. Classy, elegant and fabulous! What amazing cards Marianne, and such beautifully drawn roses. Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More :)

  2. Great job drawing your roses Marianne ... they are really beautiful. Love the soft colours you've used to colour them. Fantastic layout and designs to get two cards from your one rose panel. xx

  3. Great to see you have used both bits of your DP for these two fab cards.
    Love the inlay!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Beautiful beautiful pair of cards. love them

  5. Elegant - I love the soft colors! You did great!

  6. Those cards are so elegant. Lovely pretty colours. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  7. Gorgeous design on both cards! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fabulous Florals” Challenge! Fabulous colors and design. Well done!

  8. Fabulous texture from your raised inlay and well done for hand drawing those roses! I love the peachy tones too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. This is so elegant and classy, love the subtle colouring and your fantastic drawing skills. Super take on tactile with the raised word die and a superb design too. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.

  10. So you actually drew these roses? Wow! Am I super impressed! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  11. Thus card is amazing! Your roses are coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Less is More!

  12. Marianne, fabulous cards! So elegant and tender. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  13. Your card is stunning and elegant. The colors you used are super. :)

  14. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love your hand done roses, your coloring and sentiments. The stitching looks great. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.