Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Very Exciting Announcement!

I am freezing!!! There a mountain of snow outside and it hasn't stopped in about 14hours! Its crazy snowy here! But I have some fabulous news to warm my soul!

I discovered Tsunami Rose Designs via Pinterest a few months ago - I found a pin board full of card sketches including some that i've used on the blog here before and a load from Tsunami Rose. I hopped over to follow them on Facebook and love looking at the myriad of inspiration on their blog. The designs are digital papers to be downloaded and printed to your heart's content! Journal kits, 6x6 and 12x12 papers, mixed printed ephemera, beautiful stunning designs - they are mixed with your stash... ribbons, buttons, pearls, glitters, lace to make vintage inspired cards, layouts and altered art - totally yummy designs!

So imagine my excitement when Tsunami Rose Designs put out a Design Team call on their Facebook page! I sent them a message and heard back from the lovely Daisy Collins - designer extraordinaire! I've been accepted! So watch this space in the next few weeks for Tsunami Rose DT duties!

Today though, I have a beautiful paper to show you all - Vintage Rouge in black and Pink - available for download from Tsunami Rose Designs here.

I really wanted my first effort to be fab and i'm not entirely sure this is! I started a couple of projects with this paper and my 7year old daughter has actually made a better card than mine i think! Maybe if i'm brave enough I'll show you some of her work tomorrow!

This is a 6x6" square card blank tinted round the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped using Black Tuxedo Memento using stamps by Craftwork Cards. The tag started out life as lilac which i again tinted with vintage photo and some black round the edges. I cut the Vintage Rouge paper to match the tag, distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz paper distresser tool and more Vintage Photo. Curled edges add to the effect.

I added some lace ribbon and white opal Liquid Pearls and a segment of a paper doilie. I cut a few spirals of Vintage Rouge and some black paper so make into flowers and adhered - adding more liquid pearls in the patterned paper and Star Dust stickles in the black flowers.

Some black satin ribbon was added along with a few crystal accents and a distressed sentiment in the same colours. I then adhered the tag to the base card.

Another shot of the finished card from the side i an attempt to show the depth of the embellishments. I didn't put the tag on 3D foam as the flowers are quite deep already.

I really hope you like this, my first make for Tsunami Rose Designs! I very much look forward to joining the team and creating more inspiration for you with their fabulous designs.

Mo xxx

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  1. That's wonderful news for you Maureen.
    The card is fab and those papers look wonderful.
    I am always surprised by how different the weather can be relatively close.
    Here in Glasgow it's been 'wet' snow, just melting all the time, but it has been blooming cold.

  2. Really lovely card Mo, and congratulations! hugs, Ali xx

  3. Beautiful card and congratulations on the fab news x

  4. That is fabulous news Maureen! Made me cry! I knew you would be a DT member!Well done! And of course I love the card. But would like to see Sariah's too!

  5. Fab!! And wonderful news, you must be so chuffed! Yes we really want to see your daughter's card too!! Axxx

  6. well done Maureen, congratulations, love the card

  7. Welcome to the Tsunami Rose DT Maureen. You are going to love it. Can't wait to see your next creation! Cathy Childs Morrison. Following you, now come follow me Comment on the Sandy Hook thread, follow and subbie to my youtube channel to be entered in my upcoming giveaway! Cahty Childs Morrison on Youtube.