02 January 2014

SMELL THE ROSES {ArtByMiran}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Wishing all my wonderful Followers and Visitors the best that 2014 can offer.  May all your dreams come true.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I have been playing again and this time with this gorgeous Girl created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  Also visit Mi Ran's blog {Art by Miran} here, as there is a surprise for you!!!

I tried to create a monochromatic green design. I used H2O pencils and dry chalks to get a softer colouring effect. The flower embellishments were created by folding scallop oval punch-outs.  The tutorial for them are here on my blog.  The pearl embellishments are from Blueberry Bear.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and can purchased here. The design papers are from Basic Grey and We R Memory Keepers.


I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
Leaving you with a photo I took of an Aloe flower in the early stages.


{SOURCES OF PRODUCTS USED ON MY CARD}
Creative hugs

83 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Desire.
    Your card is stunning. I love the pretty image, beautiful colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Beautiful card and fabulous colours!
    Happy New Year Desire!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  3. WOW this is stunning Desire. Happy new year.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Wow, Desire, this is absolutely stunning and I love that image, I just popped over to check out the blog and am now following. Shame to have just missed the 30% off sale as I think I may have done a little retail therapy and yet I already have a zillion new digis I'm yet to create with hehe. I love your handmade flowers too, very creative. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing all your new creations in 2014, XOX Lucy

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  5. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image and the fabulous colours,Happy New Year,
    Kevin xx

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  6. Hi, Desire! I'm always so amazed at the height of our aloe blooms. Ours bloom a beautiful shade of intense salmon color, and often reach a good 4-5 feet tall. These are very old plants.

    Your beautiful girl surrounded by roses is gorgeous! Love the color choices, and your beautifully folded floral designs around the edges. The tiny pearls on the flowers look great. so cute!
    hugs,
    de

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  7. This is a gorgeous card Desire, beautiful image and fabulous colours, just what I needed to brighten a miserable, wet day.
    Pauline

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  8. Wishing you Huge Blessings for the year ahead Desire.
    Love the card, the mono look is great and a super shape and image.
    Great Photo too.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  9. What a delightful image for your gorgeous card and what an amazing photo of the blossoming aloe!! Wishing you a Happy 2014!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  10. Very pretty. I really like the paper fans around the image. Now to go sign up for your give away!

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  11. Lovely work Desire, I like how you add those folded circles. Happy New Year.

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  12. You start creative year 2014
    with gorgeous card,
    love the image-your colouring is amazing and colouurs wauuu
    hugs Tamara

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  13. What a great card and the best wishes for 2014.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  14. I love her, stunning card!

    hugs Amanda xx

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  15. what a pretty card! I love the monochromic colors you used. it turned out so gorgeous. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  16. So beautiful, love the colour scheme and it is wonderfully decorated as usual!! Love it!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  17. Wow, that was quick! Thank you for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge and happy New Year! Great card.

    Jo

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous and adorable.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. What a beautiful card! Perfectly colored and looks lovely altogether! Thanks for the followers candy Desire!
    Best Wishes
    Sarah

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  20. Happy New Year Desire!!!! Wishing you everything of the very best for 2014.

    STUNNING card!!!! You sure nailed the monochromatic green theme you were looking for.

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  21. So pretty.
    Beautiful colouring, Love that special sentiment and your folded embellies are eyecatchin as always.

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  22. Stunningly brilliant card Desire....awesome and love these images.xx Happy new year my friend and a good start to the year of 2014. xx

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  23. Beautifully coloured and designed.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  24. Stunning as always Desire and really like the fresh greens, reminds me that Spring will come soon, well once we get rid of all this dull wet weather that is.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2014.

    B x

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  25. WAUW this is sooooo beautiful in any way, and the coloring is just totally awesome. I really wish, I could ever color like this, but it´ll probably take the rest of my life to learn that LOL.
    Happy New Year to you and yours hun.

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  26. Happy New Year! Gorgeous card - love the green and the beautiful flowers!
    Rebecca.

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  27. Thank you for taking the time to enter the anything goes challenge over at LEJ Designs. This is fab so well coloured and the paper fold backing is brilliant x

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  28. What a gorgeous monochromatic creation. It's a beautiful image. Love the picture of the Aloe flower too, I have a big, old plant that climbs all over my kitchen bay window sill, but it's never flowered!

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  29. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  30. My wens vir jou is 'n vreugdevolle 2014. Jou kaartjie is weereens pragtig.

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  31. What a beautiful card, Desire! It would be perfect for our "monochrome" challenge over at Lia Stampz! :o)

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  32. She is a beautiful start to your New Year! Love this image and all your embellishing. Gorgeous colors too. Happy New Year Desiree!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  33. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous!! what a beautiful image… I love your colouring and the flowers that you've made look stunning!! :-)
    Hope you have a nice day!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  34. Gorgeous card Desire! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

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  35. So sweet ~ so many lovely details.

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  36. Oh how pretty! Love the quote!
    Have a Happy New Year!

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  37. Absolutely stunning Desire, the layout is beautiful and I always admire your gorgeous folded flowers...you create some really fabulous shapes :) Donna ♥ x

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  38. Beautiful Desire..gorgeous image and love the soft pastel colours and fabulous design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  39. Stunning card Desire! I love that image, your gorgeous colors and your fabulous folded flowers!! Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  40. What a beautiful card Desire.

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs Riet.xx

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  41. Beautiful card!! I love the coloring technique you used and your design is great! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your lovely creations here.

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  42. This is a corker of a creation Desire, gorgeous image and fantastic colours
    Hugs
    Cathy
    Xxxx

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  43. Happy New Year Desire! Your card is stunning...cute image & I love the colours you've used, Carole Z xx

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  44. Beautiful card! Your image and coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HIMCR this week!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

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  45. A beautiful card Desire. Love the colours and the gorgeous details.
    Mags
    x

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  46. Just gorgeous and adorable card. beautiful photo, thanks for the sharing. hugs, Helena

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  47. Your card is gorgeous, Desire! Love that monochromatic look and the folded paper flowers are so beautiful! Thanks for joining our Lady in a Hat challenge over at Twisted Thursday this week!

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  48. Gorgeous colouring - my favourite green! and such a lovely design -wishing you a happy new year hugs Judith x

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  49. i am not a big fan of green or yellow but boy-o-boy is this ever gorgeous! i cannot picture it in any other colors.

    happy, happy new year to you.

    hugs :)

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  50. don't know if you'll get this 2x as GOOGLE said i had to sign in.

    love the card! just gorgeous!

    happy, happy new year.

    hugs :)

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  51. Hi Desire stunning work with fab colouring!!!ps. have a great 2014!

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  52. Another gorgeous card, Desire! Love that sweet image--she's a cutie! Love your monochromatic theme, pretty design and great embellies! Really wonderful sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  53. I really like the monochromatic look, and those green eyes are simply captivating! Beautiful!

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  54. Your card is so beautiful Desire! I love the design & pretty image you used...thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

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  55. Amazing work!!!! Happy 2014!!!

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  56. Beautiful design Desire,so pretty. Happy New Year and thanks for joining us this week over at Little Red Wagon.

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  57. Lovely, beautiful,stunning, nice, pretty, Baie mooi, What more can I say. Lovies from me. xx

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  58. so stunning desire.your colouring is amazing and i love the fabulous image and card design :D

    xx coops xx

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  59. This is so pretty!! Gorgeous image and beautifully colored! :)

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  60. Hi Maya, a great card and image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart Challenge 3. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin x
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftingfromtheheart/

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  61. Thanks so much for your submission to Word Art Wednesday. It's always a delight to have you participate and share your wonderful talents. We appreciate your support! Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

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  62. It's me again, wearing my Lia Stampz DT hat! Still a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for linking it up to our "Monochrome" challenge at Lia Stampz! :o)

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  63. Lovely image great card .Thank you for joining in over at LEJ Designs anything goes challenge. From the 7th of January we are running a new monthly challenge i do hope you will join us . Seema LEJ DT.

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  64. I am loving these images Desire. Gorgeous card with a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  65. Very pretty palette, Desire! The image is wonderful and you have colored it beautifully! Great work, as always! Thanks for dropping this beauty off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  66. You making so very very nice cards I love them gr Gea

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  67. I like these digi but i cant vind it in your store. The Yellow colord Can you help me . Maby you can send me a mail to geabogema@hotmail.com

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  68. WOW . . . just WOW!! Love the design . . . and you did a GREAT job with the color! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Anything BUT a holiday" challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon!!! (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy HIMCR DT
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  69. wowowowwoow !!!!
    questa card monocromatica è una favola!!!!!
    <3 <3
    è pazzesca: non solo sei riuscita a renderla movimentata e affatto noiosa (cosa tutt'altro che facile!!!! bravissima!!!) :D
    ma hai aggiunto così tanta personalità da renderla VERAMENTE unica!
    Sei un mito desire
    ...adoro la colorazione, le pieghe dei fiori (fantastiche) il layout e i contrasti creati!
    bravissima!!!!!!! <3

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  70. Beautifully colored .... love the image. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

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  71. Gorgeous shape and colouring.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  72. Fabulous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  73. I love this card! Especially the cute little folded embellishments. Have you got a tutorial on those? I would love to learn how to make them. Also a thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog!

    Hugs Nick

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  74. Ver pretty! I still must try this folded card style. It looks wonderful!

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  75. Another stunning card Desire! Love the greens:-)

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  76. This is such a stunning card!!! Just adore the colors and of course your great handmade embellishments!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

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  77. what a fabulous card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT....Happy New Year x Carol

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  78. Wow! What a gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Happy New Year!

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  79. wow what a fab design and the colouring is great,this is so refreshing, goodluck in our challenge over on artistic inspirations x

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  80. omg omg! so so gorgeous!!
    Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck.

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  81. Gorgeous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  82. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

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