Sunday, January 12, 2014

Yellow and Gray and a Flower


I made this with at least two challenges in mind, and I enjoyed the process.
I came across a couple of images I had coloured using the chalkboard technique when I was doing a tidy up recently, so one of them formed the starting point, and focal image, for this card.

I cut the image using a plain oval die, and then faux stitched in silver around it before removing the die.

I used some pale lemon coloured card for the scalloped layer, which really complemented the colours in the image.

I experimented with black Staz on ink and stamped the greeting on the ribbon, and it worked first time!!

The lower layer of paper was embossed, and the lace layered under the image.  A few black pearls finished the card.

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May your day be blessed


  1. This is so pretty Maxine - love that technique and the palette you have used - fabulous! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Maxine, this is awesome!!! I love the faux stitching around the oval and need to try that. So lovely.

  3. Such a lovely image showcased with your beautiful background. Love the stitching around your image. You did a great job on that.

  4. this is gorgeous Maxine. The stamping on the ribbon was such a cool idea and goes beautifully. Love the colour scheme and the colouring of your white on the black card is awesome.

  5. a beautiful card and lovely ribbon, however as you have not mentioned the hobby house product used your entry has been removed, do hope you will join in again meeting the requirements
    hugs Kate xx

  6. very pretty love how you have brought it all together, thanks for joining us at craftitude this time, good luck
    caroline dt

  7. That flower is very striking using that technique Maxine.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. So pretty and great ribbon, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

  9. What a fabulous creation! I love the flower image, and what a great idea to stamp on ribbon!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my January wordplay saturday challenge!

  10. Beautiful card and I am going to try that technique. Nice impact with the stitching. My girls and I appreciate you taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and hope to see you in more challenges.

  11. What an elegant card you have created here. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  12. The chalked image is lovely, Maxine. I need to give this technique a try!

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  14. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  15. Pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  16. This is such a pretty card, your colouring is beautiful.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Calendar and good luck.

    Jo x

  17. Dear me- loving the technique and the color you achieved- beautiful! Love the lace and the stamping on ribbon- gotta try that too!


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