Wednesday, 10 June 2009


I've finished my reports! I am so happy! I will probably have to tweak a few, but they are essentially done! There is still a heap of work to do before we break up for the summer, but I can spare a bit of time to indulge my addictions!!!
Anyway, I thought I would share with you a couple of photos of my namesake - this is a Sally Holmes Rose. Not named after me unfortunately, but I was lucky enough to have 2 bought for me as a 40th birthday pressent a few years ago. I was worried they would be damaged by the heavy rain at the weekend, so when I saw one out when I opened the curtains this morning I popped out with my camera. When I came home today I finally put together this card that has been sitting in bits on my desk whilst I have been report writing.
The stamps are from crafty individuals. I normally rush for my distress inks with these stamps, but went for Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens instead. The daisy was stamped onto a brayered piece, then I painted the petals with bleach to whiten them. I added a hint of pink with distress inks when it was dry.
After tea I had a quick stroll down the garden again and spotted a few more buds still damp from the shower we had.


Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous, I've just got this inkpad but I've not used it yet.
It's fantastic photography on your rose Sally, it looks beautiful x

Papoosue said...

Those roses are beautiful :-)

lisa said...

I love your rose, Sally. Fancy having one with the same name, that just has to be fate and it's so pretty.

I love your card too. The colours are so fresh and the cuttlebugging and flourishes work so well with that stamp.


June said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Sally, I love the work you did on that and the flower is stunning. Beautiful photos too
I have tagged you over at
hope you have a fab weekend
Hugs June xxx

Phree said...

Gorgeous card, love effect of bleaching out the daisy petals on the brayerd background. Fresh Greens is one of my fav Kaleidacolor pads.