Here's the latest of my ATCs - for June. I knew the focus had to be roses, not just due to the verse for June, but also because my garden is full of roses in June. I used a sort of leaf stencil and green paint for the background and stencilled the roses using texture paste. I needed to infill the roses with paint as the green showing through was just too distracting. I coloured the texture paste, but ended up painting the roses as well.
They needed a little something extra, so glitter was added as highlights.
The gemstones I used this month were all pinks and purples and I tried to get an ombre look. I used rose quartz, lavender amethyst, kunzite, peach moonstone, pink opal and pink shell. The gemstone for June is pearl, so I added a pearl charm.
The back of the card features the verse and some die cut roses. The new rose dies arrived the morning I was working on this ATC which was serendipitous, so I made good use of them. I am pleased with the end result - June is all about the roses!