Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Roses Challenge for May



...........I'm just scraping in with my card for this month's Roses Challenge which is meant to post the last Sunday of each month.  It was Betty's turn to pick the challenge this month and she chose a colour challenge for us.


Now see the last colour on the right......The hall in this house was painted that very colour.  The master bedroom (which is yet to be changed and as yet remains unoccupied) is also this shade with  some pink thrown in for good measure!!!  See the first colour? well that's a bit more me :)  Oh Betty you made me laugh out loud with your challenge!!

Here's what I came up with and Betty I hope you approve.....



For this CAS card I've sponged.......(yep I keep trying with my sponges) three stripes using different shades of mauve. Between the stripes I stamped this pretty border from Waltzingmouse Stamps Florentine Frippery. The label is also a WMS image from Vintage Labels 25 cut with a Spellbinder die and popped up on foam tabs.  Some pretty ribbon and job done!

I hope you'll go see what these very talented ladies have come up with for the challenge this month. The links can be found under The Roses tab at the top of my blog page.

Hope you've enjoyed a good week end with some sunshine.  It's been glorious here and I'm pleased to say we're tidy again after the painters worked wonders in just over a week!  I even managed to unpack my 'good' china into the sideboard.  The search for  tiles for the en-suite is now on and it's a challenge trying to find something both Ian and I agree on :).  Wish me luck!!!!



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9 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh.... I bet that color was bright in your house! Love your card... your sponging is perfect.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think this is a creation to behold! Just beautiful, Sue Rose! I will be posting a bit later.

Selma said...

Your card is so pretty Sue. You make me laugh -- I just can't imagine that last color on your walls. Like you, I would have picked the light one. Sounds like the house is coming together so you can really enjoy it.

Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Glad to know I'm not the only one who struggles with sponges! Love your card ..and those colours...but you are right...not necessarily on the walls!! Lol!!

lostinpaper said...

This is so pretty Sue! Those panels of purple are gorgeous!

Jose said...

Love the card, you were brave to sponge such a large area, I struggle to do a small area! Glad to hear you are getting your new home as you want it, I don't like dark bold colours on walls, but would have chosen the pale one like you. Glad you are getting some good weather, very hot here, but not sure it will last long, hope this isn't all we are getting this summer!
Jose x

Betty Benton said...

I love your purple creation! My sponging usually doesn't quite stack up -- we need to all get together with Theresa Momber for lessons!! I'll be heading back to Chapala Thursday am.

Sue said...

ooh, I love all the purple in this gorgeous card, stripes are my favourite, after dots of course! what a beautiful ribbon! :)

Marcia said...

Pretty colours Sue, nicely done!