Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sunset Flowers

Welcome. 
 I have not got much done these past few days as by early afternoon my body says 'stop' - much to my disgust as I have new toys to play with....


I started this card with the stamped image that I received as a RAK some time ago, and sponged distress inks over it - IRL it really has much stronger colours and does look like flowers silhouetted against a sunset.


The camera was not kind to this card.


The lace border was the greaseproof paper layer used when cutting card in the die - I wrapped it around the ends of the red embossed layer, and used the rhinestones as extra adhesion for it.


The flowers are Itty Bitty blossoms, cut in a lemon toned paper and sponged with ink, the larger of the flowers had a gem placed in the centre.  The leaves were cut from tissue paper, and had some ink sponged on them while still in the die.

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22 comments:

Deepti said...

This is pretty :) love the silhouette and the distressed sponging. Thank you for sharing with is at ATSM!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the colors you sponged on, and the purple and red are beautiful! The flowers are a fab accent!

Dawn Turley said...

just gorgeous Maxine. The edging is just lovely

mamapez5 said...

This is a lovely card Maxine and the colours are unusual. I always like flowers or trees silhouetted against a sky. Lots of nice detail. Kate xx

jimlynn said...

Love the sponged background behind the flowers! SO lovely!!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Oh.........and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Lynn

Sue said...

Very pretty card, Maxine. I like your sponged panel and lovely flowers. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! I really like the sponged background. You included so many beautiful details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
This card is really beautiful. I love the lace. What a clever idea. The colors are so vibrant.This is beautiful, and hope to see you again next week with more projects.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
PS I am exhausted between the kids and church, honestly I made my WAW card in 60 minutes late on Tues. night. I was bleary eyed and desperate. It has been four weeks of torture. I NEED SLEEP!

K8 said...

Sp pretty, lovey colors!! Thank you for join us at Creative Moments this fortnight, hugs Kate (DT)

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Maxine! Awesome creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Cards by Ziggy said...

Lovely card and colours. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments this fortnight.

Lovely Linda said...

Love all of the details on this card Maxine - I have always loved that image and can imagine it IRL with the brighter colours - thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Gemiel said...

Maxine, what a pretty card! Love how your distressed sponged background turned out. Glad that you are on the mend, but take care not to overdo it. Blessings!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Love all of the flowers...stamped, embossed and paper!! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Rebecca Billard said...

Beautiful card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp n Doodle. Rebecca:)

Anne-Marie said...

Your card is so delightful, you have used embossing very well.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamp 'n' Doodle and the best of luck.

Anne-Marie x x

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Card! I love the image and design. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week, Maxine. Your beautiful art is always SUCH a blessing to me, and I thank you so much for taking time to stop by and share. You are SO creative!
Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Melisa Waldorf said...

I hope you are strong and energetic again soon Maxine. I'm adding you to my prayer list. Beautiful background for you silhouette image!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the embossing and the colourful background, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx