Glenda's Rose Challenge

One of my cyber friends, Glenda, is hosting the challenge by Bitten By The Bug 2.  The challenge is to add a rose to your project using ANY Cricut cartridge.  I found a great rolled rose on the Art Philosophy cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I made the roses (9 of them) in 3"-4" sizes to fill my 12" x 12" sheet of red card stock.  Then, I stewed for several days trying to decide what to do with them?!!  I was looking for something in my craft room and found this kraft chipboard box that I've had AT LEAST 2 years and thought maybe I could alter it.

I started by covering the base with green double-sided card stock from Echo Park Essentials pack.  The top already had the cut-outs so I knew it would be impossible to cover with paper so I just took my green chalk ink pad and started blotting it until I achieved the colored I liked.  The edge was covered with a green satin ribbon to finish off the edge.
I also cut 2 branches from the same cartridge with the same card stock.  I used some of each side to add color and also blend with the bottom.  I added a gold feather butterfly (one of my favorite things from the floral department at Hobby Lobby) for that unexpected pop of color.  A lovely sentiment from JustRite Papercraft Botanical Butterflies clear stamp set floats on top.  I had a few extra roses left over so I decided to make a card as well.

I started by cutting cream card stock with Grand Labels Twenty-Three and inking the edges for the base.  This was just made from scraps, a chipboard flourish and leaves cut with Spellbinders Foliage die.  The sentiment is also from a retired set by JustRite Papercraft, cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three and layered with coordinating Want2Scrap Nestabling.  Here is the whole set:
I am SO GLAD Glenda let me know about this challenge because I hardly ever use my Cricut anymore and I have never made roses like this!  What a fun challenge!!

Also entered at:

Creative Belli - Anything but a Card

Comments

Marge said…
WOW, this set is just STUNNING, Sheri! You've taken that box to a whole new level and your roses actually look real!!! Awesome project!!!
Jayne said…
Wonderful projects Sheri,just love the roses you made.Glad you joined us at BBTB2.
Jayne x
Glenda said…
Wow! Gorgeous altered box and card! The roses are beautiful! Pretty papers, colors, and details! Thanks for sharing your roses with us at BBTB2!
Glenda
Sandi said…
oh what a treasure, and card, thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs
Carole Beath said…
This is just a stunning creation.... wow...thanks so much for sharing it with us on our BBTB2 rose challenge.
Carole
Sheri this is absolutely stunning! Love the roses on the cute little box. Aren't you glad you saved it for this special project. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 for the rose challenge.
Stephanie said…
This is so elegant! Love the green with that beautiful red you chose. gorgeous roses. Beautiful set. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie
Melissa said…
OMG, this is GORGEOUS!!! I am in awe!!!
Brenda said…
Wow your altered box and card are just stunning!! Love the roses, you did a great job with them. The love fabulous paper you used too. Thanks for joining the rose challenge at BBTB2 ;-)
Plastic Card said…
Its stunning, roses makes card more attractive and adorable, after seeing this an idea came in mind that u should use this theme in designing Plastic cards printing especially business cards this make them more attractive
Melissa said…
Beautiful set! Love the box and the matching card! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)
Sandy Palmer said…
Oh my gosh Sheri, This is just GORGEOUS!!! All of it is just so breathtaking!
Lynn said…
Sheri, oh my goodness! How stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful roses...I can almost smell the fragrance lol! Card and box are simply wonderful!
DonnaMundinger said…
Absolutely BREATHTAKING! I think I'm actually speechless. Thanks so much for sharing with us at BBTB2. xxD
Jeri said…
Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.
Tangle said…
This is so fantastic, simply stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!

~Rebekah
Susan said…
Holy-moly! You box and card are just amazing!!! This is a super-stunning duo! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your work with us at BBTB2!!

Susan
Charlotte said…
Sheri, this is just amazing. Your box and card are both so beautiful. I love the colors yu used.
And a big congratulations to you!! You are so deserving.
Charlotte
Pat K said…
Absolutely stunning work! Love your color choices and great finising touch with the butterfly...gorgeous!

Thanks you so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge and I hope you will join us next time. hugs, Pat K.x
jimlynn said…
Fabulous!! Love this project and those flowers are just stunning. So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.
Lynn
Jojorenee said…
Wow this is beautiful!!!!!