Thursday 13 February 2014

You blood-red roses

Our boots and clothes are all in pawn,
Go down, you blood red roses, go down!
It's mighty drafty round Cape Horn.
Go down, you blood red roses, go down!
All you pinks and posies,
Go down, you blood red roses, go down!

I've had this sea shanty in my head ever since starting work on my projects for Ikesworld Challenge Blog's DT entry in the Smeared and Smudged  My Bloody Valentine blog hop.  I admit to being an old folkie from way back, and loved the rousing harmonies.  So it's the inspiration for my third blog hop piece - red roses signifying love and all that smooshy stuff!

I've used two of Ike's digis on this - Candle Poe and Gothic Window.  Well, seeing that Poe-sies are mentioned in the shanty (sorry!)  Master Poe had to get in there somewhere!  The Rose stamp was a free covermount from Craft Stamper magazine - it's a small version of one made by Visible Image.  The card is a pocket sleeve pop-up - it folds flat to fit in an envelope but stands up nicely when the tab is pulled.

PS - I'm entering this in the Quoth the Raven challenge - How doth I loveth thee?

Crafty hugs,



Matney said...

Oh my awesomeness!! Just love this unique and wonderfully creative card! Amazing coloring and wow to the amount of work. I am so wowed and just wicked coool job!

ike said...

This is just stunningly FABULOUS. Awesome colouring and a brilliant combination of images. Thank you very much for choosing some of mine :-D

IKE xx

Also - Thank you for playing along at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

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Shelley said...

really love this card! the colouring on IKE's image is superb :D thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven xx