Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sprays, a Mask and a Flower


I would like to welcome a new follower, Dangina Martinez.  She is a wonderful card maker, and I encourage you to pop over to her blog to look at her wonderful work.

I got out to the studio today and had some time to play :-) - time is in fairly short supply at the moment with our enlarged family!!

I started by applying a mask to the card and sprayed it with red pepper and gold shimmer spray to form a centre panel.

I cut out a spiral flower from a dictionary page with a spellbinders die, and coloured it with distress inks before shaping it, and then touching it with some gold paste.  I am really enjoying using these pastes.

 I had demolished another project recently, and used the flourishes from that for this card, They had been embossed with TH Green Crackle Embossing.

I used my trusty Kiwistamping stamp for the gold embossed sentiment.

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  1. Super image and card.Maxine... fabulous design..xx
    aNNie The Journey is the Start

  2. Very pretty, love the background. Thanks for joining in our showCASe you style challenge!

  3. Lovely card and love your paper rose and spray !!

  4. Love the masking and the colors you used for it! Just beautiful!!! Glad you found some time for yourself!

  5. Beautiful card, Maxine! Love the spiral flower. You do such wonderful work with the embossing, sprays & pastes!

  6. This looks so effective, gorgeous make, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

  7. Gorgeous, Maxine! I love the spritzing and the design here ~ such a pretty card, dazzling in fact! Blessings!

  8. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at
    Good luck
    Donna ( DT ) xxx

  9. What a lovely card - love the splatter background and your big flower. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  10. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  11. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the background.

  12. Love that sprayed center with the sharp white edges framing it. So pretty. And the print flowers with the pretty flourish. This is stunning Maxine. One more inspiration don't you know? TFS & Hugs.

  13. Love this card!! Your paper flower is gorgeous. You're inspiring me to dust off my mists and use them on a layout.

  14. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 18th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. oh maxine this is just gorgeous!! i'm glad you got to have some crafting time!!

    lovies, =o)

  16. This is a fantastic card! The flower looks gorgeous, I also like the swirl and the glitter! Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life! Hugs, Manuela

  17. Great job on the inking on this card...I also love the flower. We're delighted that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Have a blessed day.

    JO ANN

  18. Awesome card my friend! Great technique!! ❤️

  19. Lovely mix of textures, Maxine. I like the text paper flower and spritzed bg.

  20. I love the red splatter as your background. :) Pretty card. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday-Monday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)
    Melissa - Vandicrafts

  21. This is a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes Challenge.

  22. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation in the "Colours of Autumn" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you in our new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  23. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Inkspirational! It is perfect for our challenge! I hope you will join us again. Hugs, Yvonne


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