Thursday, May 15, 2014

Colour Wash Flowers


This card is a new card, but created on the base of an old one that I had smudged and generally messed up on!
The base had been washed with watercolours in an ombre effect.

I die cut the flowers out of the green layer, and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I then ran the green card through an embossing folder with the branch on to give a wee bit more interest to the card, and also added the pearls.

The butterfly was one of the final details and really made the card 'come to life.'

A final peep at the card!

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  1. what a fabulous way to recycle a card you are not happy with Maxine! I love the new details. A friend of mine says there is no such thing as a mistake - they are opportunities for embellishment! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Fabulous Maxine. A great look with the textured base.

  3. I love it when I can rework an old card and nothing (especially my time) gets wasted! Great card! Thanks for joining the Hoedown Challenge this month!

  4. Beautiful colors and the pearl accents are just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,
    Hambo Design Team

  5. Beautiful watercolor background and love the way you cut out the flowers and added the butterfly! Loving all that green!

  6. This is really beautiful, Maxine. Great color combination, and I love the pressure embossing and the cut-out flowers. Thank you for sharing with us, and may God bless your week with His goodness and love. You are such a blessing to me.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Stellar job Maxine. You are like me in that department. Messed up? Where? That's not a mess up that was supposed to be there. I'm still working on it. LOL.


  8. Gorgeous creation and thanks for sharing at CFAS Challenge....aNNie (DT)

  9. Loving this zingy card, great colours and texture, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  10. Oh this is a vision, my friend - good thing you saved it to bring it back 'round again! It came out so gorgeous!

  11. lovely fresh feel to this card, great embossing folder. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  12. refreshing card. thanks for playing on Rhedd and Rosies challenge

  13. Such lovely embossing! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  14. Pretty petals and great use of pearls! Thanks so much for playing along with the Die Crazy Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  15. This is so nice...Love the green and red combo and all the embossing details. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to encourage you with God's Word in Ephesians 6:7 which says, "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people."

    Hugs and blessings,
    JO ANN

  16. A wonderful CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, and good luck.
    Cindy DT


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