Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paper Pieced Roses

Welcome - I have been MIA  recently as once we got home late last week, there was a certain amount of 'catching up' to do.
Here is a card I completed yesterday.


I started with wanting to use the sentiment, so searched for a bunch of flowers.  This image is from the (retired) Layers of Color set, Vintage Roses.

I also challenged my self to stamp on design paper and use paper piecing!


I stamped on the green with green ink, then stamped on the pink using a red ink. Both papers are from the Kaiser Craft pad, Sweet Nothings. After cutting and pasting the flowers, I then added green chalk to the leaves.


I then assembled the card, adding the die cuts from Spellbinders Floral Doilies.  The background paper is from a Warehouse pack from years ago, and embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.  The edges were sponged.


The sentiment was gold embossed on a pale lemon card, and sponged before removing the die, and mounted on some ribbon I received in a RAK from  Lovely Linda.

I have chosen to enter this in Stamping Sisters In Christ, who have a challenge based on this scripture:

"[Those who trust in the Lord] shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8

This scripture is a very strong reminder to rely on the Lord in all things, and not to try to do things in our own strength, as the end results when we try to 'do things our way' are not pretty!

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Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Recipe:
Spellbinders Floral doily accents and Tag Trio dies, paper piecing, Kaiser Craft Sweet Nothings, Tsukuneko Dandelion ink, Ranger Barn Door Distress, Adirondack Bottle Green, Provocraft embossing Swiss Dots. Dark green, light green and cream cardstocks.Layers of Color Vintage Roses, chalk, gold embossing, Sentiment from Kiwistamping,ribbon. 


36 comments:

Hermine said...

Its lovely

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,super image,beautiful detail and colours,bless you for playing at LEJ challenge this week,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! So glad you are back, even though you are missing your grandchildren :) Your card is gorgeous, the roses are lovely. Love the beautiful scripture you quoted, and such a wonderful reminder. Take care! {hugs}

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is lovely - and one of my favourite LOC images! Gorgeous colours and a great take on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - it is always a blessing to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Karin said...

lovely card!

Femmy said...

lovely card!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

You've used my favourite embossing folder..Swiss Dots:) Your card is beautiful. The colouring to the roses is lovely! Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Suzanne :)

Brodders said...

Beautiful work :) Thanks in for joining in with the challenge over at Papertake weekly this week :) - Jane

Jan Marie said...

So very pretty, Maxine! Congratulations on being in the ODBD spotlight this day! Well-deserved, my sweet friend and sister in Christ! Just wanted to stop in and say hello and thank you for your faithful encouragement and prayers! You are a blessing!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely card thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

A really pretty card..glad you're finding time to craft again. great idea to stamp the flowers on patterned paper...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Shannon White said...

So Petty Pretty! Love your Sweet Roses and Lovely dp's ! the SB die cuts are just PErfect for framing your lovely image too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

jkreucher said...

How very lovely! your colors are wonderful!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl May Flowers challenge this week!
Judy

Bridget Larsen said...

Lovely card and I notice you've used Australian colours

Debi said...

great card, love the details, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A beautiful card, I love the image and the die cuts. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful May flowers, great card!


Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, Thanks for playing on Papertake Weekly this week, Hazel

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful paper piecing dimension!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Beautiful! Love the paper piecing!

Hugs
Gunn

Maria said...

This is wonderful, the embossed background looks fabulous and I love those roses. Thanks for joining in with our "Emboss It" challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

Mynnette said...

LOVE the way you've framed those gorgeous roses! And the dry embossed panel is perfect! :)

Becky said...

This is wonderful! Love the embossing.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Hope you got all your 'catching' up done and are back in to your normal routine.
This is a LOVELY card. Love that it's stamped on the designer paper. Gorgeous.

Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's MAY FLOWERS challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- loving the roses qnd the paper piecing! I love the scripture too! Have a blessed day!

Miesje said...

SO pretty! Love the flowers and the paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Kristine said...

Hi Maxine :) This is so beautiful!! I knew those roses looked familiar *├ť* Lovely diecuts too! Thanks for playing at SSiC. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs,
Kris

Cathy said...

Thank you for entering your beautiful card in the May Flowers Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's.

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

craft-roomjulia said...

Smashing card, love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Love paper piecing, and yours is fab!
thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs, and making the first challenge such a success,
Good Luck,

Lou DT

Paige said...

Love the die cuts! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash with your pretty card!

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous roses
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Shannah said...

Beautiful card Maxine! I love the colours and that image is gorgeous! Hugs, Shannah xox

Elizabeth said...

I was looking closely at this again today as I fed Lydia breakfast... there is so much intricate work, and the colours just merge together really well. I love this card Mum - thanks for sending it to us :-)!