Friday, February 6, 2015

Not Really CAS

Welcome.

I love this card because at first glance it has the look of a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, in reality, it was anything but.
And I had fun making it, which was most important!


I started with a "new to me" stamp, and stamped it in Timber Brown Staz On ink, as I knew I wanted to play with various mediums over it, and did not want the ink to run.


I coloured around the leaves with a water colour pencil, and blended it sightly.
Painted the daisy with gold perfect pearls and then an orange pencil for the centre.
The centre of the large flower was coloured using the perfect pearls, and the petals with Perfect Passion Glamour Glaze.
The whole panel was then sprayed with Perfect Red Perfect Pearl spray.
I could not capture the wonderful shimmer with the camera, 
but is is there and it is gorgeous IRL!


The edge was then cut using an S/B edgabilities die set, and the red card was cut to correspond.


The feature panel was mounted over the purple card, the ribbon added, and then layered onto the white base, with the sentiment embossed in gold.

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22 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

This is very pretty Maxine - I love the eclectic details! Love the added pearl spray too! You are rocking the techniques my friend! :D

Pop's Cards said...

The flower is so very pretty sweetie, and I love the punched detail too, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time hugs Pops x

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome, love the image and creativity in this beautiful creation..., cool.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

mamapez5 said...

You put a lot of thought into this card and it is a lovely design. I love the edgeability dies. I have the scalloped set and I use them quite often. I can imagine the shimmer even if it doesn´t show very well in the photos. Well done. Kate x

Lin said...

Love the beautiful collage center panel, Maxine, and the lovely lacey edge! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! I know it shimmers and shines too. Love that big flower and all the details on this.
Lynn

Alexis Crossland-Smith said...

Love the work you put into this great card! it's great! Thanks for playing along with our Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty! Love all of the wonderful colors! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and so many neat details.

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Maxine. Love the edging treatment All in all a really amazing catd

Gemiel said...

Maxine, this is simply beautiful, not CAS at all!!! And you used my fav color too...purple. Love it!
Blessings!

Manuela said...

Eine tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen KreativGeflüster Challenge.
Liebe Grüße, Manuela

Linda said...

Very beautiful, you are so talented.

Hannelie said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card at Seize the Birthday!

Lynne K said...

CAS or not, this is just gorgeous, Maxine. I love how you've highlighted the nature elements with colour, and the diecut border is very pretty. It certainly is a lovely stamp and you've showcased it beautifully.

Lynne

MaryH said...

Maxine, it's stunning. I am loving all the different mixed media techniques that you've got displayed on this brilliant card. Again, you've reminded me about the edgeability dies, which I forget to use. Looks very pretty as the edge on this card. Love that music background and all the layers you've got on this one. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Becky said...

Another fabulous card Maxine.. You are so creative..

Irish Cherokee said...

Most impressive Maxine. You have payed close attention to the details and there are a ton of them. If I were there I would be giving a standing ovation right now. It is very obvious you enjoyed creating this masterpiece. - Jim

Zetti said...

Fab creation!
Thanks for joining us at our kreativ-Geflüster Challenge!

Andrea :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card Maxine with so many details and great depth!
Thank You!!
Greetings from Chicago~

Kristie W. said...

This is such a pretty card! I really like the stamp, didn't realize it was all one image at first. It looks like you built it from layers of stamps!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the flowers and your coloring- and the Kanji is a cool look too. Is that one collage stamp? Love the pop of color you added with the red edging.