Saturday, 21 January 2017

Wild Roses Freebie

Heads Up everyone!  There is a planned freebie event coming up.

This is my new image Wild Roses.  Now you may or may not know I've got close ties with Through The Craft Room Door.  They were my very first DT - to say I was scared was an understatement.  I'd only just done a guest design spot for the ABC Challenge which has now sadly closed.  Without the encouragement and support from the lovely ladies over there - some of them I still work with I wouldn't be here creating these lovely images for you all and be able to give you the opportunity for freebies!

We're planning a combined freebie event on the weekend of 4 / 5 February.  All you have to do is join Through The Craft Room Door Facebook Group to grab it.  Cara will be posting it for that weekend only.  That will be your only opportunity to get it as it's not even in my shop!
Here is my version coloured, you're likely to see a few around being coloured up by the Design Team for Through The Craft Room Door for your inspiration.

To create this I've used Copics and polychromos pencils (on the flowers), ProMarkers and polychromos pencils (on the leaves) and Chameleon Pens for the background.  I've already been asked by my own DT how I created the back ground so I'm thinking I probably need to do a tutorial.  I also need to experiment with Copics and ProMarkers to see if I can do something similar with those.  I know few people have Chameleon Pens.

Here's the black and white watermarked version of the image

My inspiration for this image was the wild roses that grew in my grandparents back garden.  All I remember is a mass of amazingly gorgeous flowers growing up against the garage.  I wanted to try and capture the beauty of them and be able to share it.

So here's my finished card

Added to the image is some embossing enamel.  It's been mounted onto some back card stock.  Both the image and the card stock have been distressed.

There are a few black gems and a sentiment from Scrapienic coloured with black ProMarker.

Hope to see you over at the Facebook Group for Through The Craft Room Door.  Did you know they have a blog challenge as well as the magazine.  You can post your blog entries into their Facebook Group with any designers image :D

Hope you enjoy the freebie which you can share in my Facebook Group SheepSki Designs and also in my new Challenge Blog (shhhh.... I've a DT call on at the moment)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Ink Chicks - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything New
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Craft Calendar - Something New


  1. Andrea beautiful rose image and your coloring is always fabulous!

  2. hi andrea.... this card is amazing,the colours are wonderful... hugs heike :)

  3. Andrea this is gorgeous and the finished card is exquisite. Yes please, I'd love a tutorial for the fabulous background technique. Can't wait for the first weekend in February. Thanks so much for your wonderful work and for sharing it with us. xxD

  4. Love how you colored these beautiful flowers. Love the purple in the background. The frayed edges look great also. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  5. This is a stunning card with a beautiful image and I love the background! Xx

  6. This is a stunning card with a beautiful image and I love the background! Xx

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Anna-Karin DT

  8. DELIGHTFUL image and STUNNING card!
    THANK YOU in anticipation of getting the opportunity to colour this beauty soon :)
    PS - looking forward to your tutorial too

  9. Gorgeous! Love the way you've coloured those roses! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges! Hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  10. Very pretty image and card. the background is gorgeous

  11. Beautiful image and a fabulous card, your colouring is amazing! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Calendar this month.

  12. Gorgeous card and love the watercolour effect

  13. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 312 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  14. Stunning card as always, beautiful image and stunning colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's, hope to see you again.
    Jean DT x

  15. This is just dazzling. Love the colors and all the little finishing touches. You have a great eye for detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES.
    We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  16. This is fabulous! Love the background, and the colors on the roses are perfect! I can remember going through ditches so I could pick a bouquet for my mom 💜 Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Fingers 😊
    Susan - DT

  17. Wow gorgeous card and thank you for joining us at Paradise at Stamps
    Cinderella (DT)