Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chalk and Vellum Flowers

I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog today.

I wanted a fairly simple card with flowers on, and this is the result.

It is not quite as dark as it appears in the photograph, but this is the way the camera picked up the colours.  The embossed vellum layer is a light green layered over a forest green base.

For the feature I started with a stamp which is a retired Layers of Color one, shaped to fit into a spellbinders labels die cut.  As I don't have that set of dies, I improvised with the Couture Creations die of similar shape and size.
The panel was mounted on foam dots to give some dimension

The stamp was inked with Versamark ink, and then the impression coloured with chalks, using a cotton bud (Q-Tip). The blue background was chalk applied with my finger. The butterfly is one from a Sizzex Framlets die, and I highlighted the embossing with a silver pen.

The sentiment was embossed in gold, despite it looking copper in this photograph.  The stamp is from The Crafts Meow, and originally the words were on top of one another, but I cut it apart to fit another card, and I think I have used it more like this than the original way.

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  1. beautifully done Maxine. Love the soft look the chalk gives the card

  2. How gorgeous is this Maxine - I love the colours you have chosen and the design within the labels diecut! I never use vellum - but keep meaning to - lol!!

    Great card!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge this month, I do hope we see more of your creations very soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

  4. Very pretty! I love the glittering accents and all the embossed elements.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


  5. Absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  6. Love your chalked flowers. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

  7. Love the effect of that chalk! So lovely and great embossing!

  8. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  9. You have made a wonderful butterfly and flowers card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  10. I love the chalked flowers! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  11. You did well and the results are a lovely colourful happy card

  12. Love the embossed vellum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

  13. Gorgeous embossing and love the swirl on the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  14. Very pretty indeed. Thank you Maxine for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
    Florence x

  15. A very cheery card - pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  16. Beautiful work. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.

  17. A beautiful card. I love butterflies. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers.

    SPS Team A DT

  18. Hi Maxine, this is a lovely creation nd you have managed to incorporate many different textures.

    Perfect for our challenge with Sarah Hurley this month
    Claire x
    (DT member)

  19. What a beautiful card. I love the background (I think I have the same embossing folder). Thanks for entering the Sarah Hurley challenge this time.

  20. Gorgeous colours, very lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!


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