Friday, January 25, 2013

Journey with a Rose

Welcome - thanks for visiting today.

This card is the result of an adventure in a new-to-me technique.


The technique is called pullin' pastels, and I first saw it ages ago, (read years) and when I saw this recent article I decided to have a go.... but be warned, this is not how it is supposed to look.


In fact this is the nearest to the true look, but without the shimmer. I did the original technique, but my base pastel colour did not have enough contrast, especially after I had an 'oops' moment with the hairspray that I use to seal the chalk with...... so I masked the image and sprayed it with a glimmer mist, with rather a heavy hand I must admit, and it did pick up some of the chalk and has a pink tinges in some lights.


The original sentiment was, by now, almost invisible, so I made an overlay - and to try and match the colours I sponged with two inks....

I trimmed the original panel slightly to layer it over a lighter colour, cut a wee slot either side of the stalks and threaded a ribbon through and tied a bow. Added the pearls and was still not happy with it!


Did you notice in the second photograph that there was no shading on the rose?  Yep - and the whole card looked as flat as a pancake!! 
Then inspiration struck, and I shaded the rose with the chalk and volia, the whole thing came to life. 
Arhhhhhhh, bliss!


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30 comments:

marsha said...

Maxine, I think this is just gorgeous! I love seeing new techniques what a beautiful design. Sorry I haven't visited lately, too much on my plate!
Hugs and blessings,
Marsha

Mynnette said...

Well, whatever this was SUPPOSED to look like, I bet it wouldn't have looked as magnificent as it DOES! Hope that makes sense--I'm trying to say that this is gorgeous! I LOVE that rose and the background really makes it pop!!! If you have some time, I'd love for you to join in our challenges at Inkspirational and Technique Time Tuesday! HUGS! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh sweet friend, I don't know how it supposed to look but I'd say you sure did a stand up job! This is a vision! WHat detail and beauty - you are a marvel, I have to add this to my challenges for the year! :) Blessings!

jimlynn said...

Doesn't look flat to me at all, Maxine! I think it's perfectly gorgeous!!! WOW!
Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- another amazing card! I LOVE the image- and the chalks are beautiful- love,love the shimmer spray idea!!!

Becky said...

wow Maxine, this is some gorgeous embossing.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Maxine - I love what you have done with The Cottage Rose stamp - beautiful. I don't know about the original technique - but your card looks stunning - well done for persevering - it was well worth it my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Lady Anne said...

I haven't heard of this technique but your card looks amazing, I will check that technique out so I too can have a try, so thank you. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Maxine!
This looks so beautiful. Fab job.
Hugs maz

Clairebears said...

Wow its wasn't meant to look like this? ITs brillinat I really love all the pink :0)

Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Challenge and good luck :0)

Love Clairebears x

Sharon said...

Love your embosing, make for a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

Dawn Turley said...

This card is simply stunning Maxine. Despite all your trials it is amazing. Well done creating your own technque. Love the shimmer

Gemiel said...

Maxine, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I don't know what you "think" is wrong with it becasue it looks perfect to me. Blessings!

Clarissa Andrea said...

WOW! Your rose is just perfect. Thanks for sharing on Baffies shop blog Challenge. Have a fab weekend.
xoxo Clarissa

Bridget Larsen said...

Whatever you did looks great to me, love techniques, go find more for me to play with hahahaha

xoxoxox

Pat said...

Lovely card, great design and super image. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.
Mags
x

Susi said...

A very elegant card you have created.
Thanx so much for playing with us at Baffies ShopBlog.
Hugs
Susi

Daisychain said...

A great card, love the design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lili’s Little Fairies. Unfortunately it cannot be entered into the draw for the prize as you have not used an LOTV image but we hope to see you again next week. Hugs Christine x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! This is stunning! A real work of art!

Margaret said...

It's gorgeous! And what a fabulous technique. Love the embossing and colors.

JD said...

What a stunning rose...great technique!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Lucy Patrick said...

Such a lovely card and well done to trying a new technique, you did it beautifully! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Shelter this week, good luck in the draw, XOX Lucy

Leslie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Aud Sentiments Bingo Challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, DT
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Paige said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning card!! Love the effect and what oops moment, all crafting oopses create even better effects :o) I should know I have had loads of them !! Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck.

Hugs

NIKKI

Tameko said...

Wow, fantastic card design. Love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!

lorby said...

All your hard work paid off. Just beautiful, absolutely beautiful! Jearise from the Chalk N Stock DT and hope to see you back this month as our new challenge starts today.

craftygranny said...

Wow stunning and the colours are beautiful . Thanks for sharing at Lady Anne's Challenges hugs Trisha x