Monday, 18 March 2013

FS319 - A Rose by any other name....


This graphic card had several sources of inspiration:

1) Nancy Littrell's card (she's the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week!)




2) This graphic design on my Pinterest inspiration board, which reminded me of a rose:




3) Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish designer from the late19th, early 20th century whose roses look like this:



I used my (increasingly frustrating) circle nestabilities to create the rings (I may have to haul out my Cricut at some point! lol!), added just a touch of Stickles for a little sparkle.



21 comments:

Hannelie said...

AWESOME!!!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Fantastic. I saw that picture on your Pinterest board & just KNEW we'd be seeing it on a card soon... Jenny

Kelly Griglione said...

ACKKK!!! LOVE THIS!!! This is so YOU! Creating a rose by methodically alternating the circle intersections is unmistakably Ardyth! And, have I told you before that Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of my favorite art nouveau visionaries? I think I may have. I have a book that is a collection of his work. I should get that out again ... what a great source of inspiration. So well done!!

shirley-bee said...

Simply genius!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome! I LOVE it!

Michelle said...

AMazing......!!

Geri said...

STUNNINGLY COOL!

(just had to join in on all the other one/two word WOW's)

Happy Dance said...

Mackintosh's work reminds me Frank Lloyd Wrights designs. Your card is fab. Love the bright, bright red with the white totally accented by the black. Gorgeous. Love it. Wow. Bev

Tanis Scott said...

This is really cool! Am I crazy or does this remind anyone else of the Pinterest logo? When I saw you mention Pinterest that just popped into my head.

mypapercraftworld said...

As soon as I saw this I though Charles Rennie Mackintosh ... WOW so delicious ... I LOVE it!

Go on, dust off that Cricut ... it'll love you for it!!

Anita :)

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulously cool design!

Deepti said...

Amazing is the word :) I am soooooo mesmerized by your creations :) lovely

Cat Craig said...

Stunning. Genius. Wow. This is a perfect example of why I never miss a blog post!

Bobby said...

I love the simplicity and abstractness of this card.

Christina said...

Whoa. This is incredible.

Jenny said...

I was thinking Rennie Mackintosh too from the thumbnail, circles are so versatile!! Love the striking design )
Jenny x

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...you are so talented! Love this..

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Ardyth!

Jen W. said...

Really. Freakin'. Cool!

Janelle said...

Amazing! It's surprising that something simple as a ring can be made to look so stunning. Well done.

Paru Mahtani said...

I just fell in love with this rose..so I have Cased it here..
http://www.parusperceptions.com/2015/03/circle-rose.html
Of course it is not a patch on yours!!!!
thanks for inspiring me everyday!
Cheers!