Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bling, Ribbon and a Rose


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This card started with modelling paste through a stencil onto water colour paper. It was coloured with water colour paints, and a layer of Tattered Angels Grape Chalkboard spray followed - it gives a very subtle sheen to the background, and deepened the overall colour quite unexpectedly.

I then stamped an image from  Layers Of Color (now defunct) in cocoa ink onto off white card, and coloured it with chalks and cut it with a S/B die, Labels 14.  After creating the clouds, I then stamped and embossed the greeting.

Some bling from Prima was added,

and a piece of hem binding with a bow and flower added to complete the card.

I did try to take a photograph of the flower, which I had sprayed with Perfect Pearls Perfect Red, but the camera kept focussing on the background not the rose.

The main panel was mounted on a cream base, and the edges sponged with pink ink to complete the card.

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  1. Maxine, this is awesome! I nearly tried the watercolors on the card today (and wish I had tried the technique you did here, instead of the gold glitter I used!) You've gotten a beautiful effect with the paste & w/c, very soft (and no falling off glitter to mess about with!) and I love the look of the added design that is the focal image. So very pretty with the lovely jewel flourish & tiny rose. TFS & Hugs

  2. Dropping by to say hi and thanks for visiting. Wonderful details in your card, Maxine!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@11

  3. This is pretty cute, Maxine! There's a vintage feel to it and that image is beautiful. Also, thanks for always leaving wonderful and inspiring comments on my Blog posts. Yes, there's a satanic conspiracy to take over every countries of the world and no one will be spared. I encourage you to always be "Salt and Light" of this world and never allow anybody to tell you, there's nothing you can do about this ungodly agenda! The One that lives inside of us is greater than He whose in the world." (I John 4:4) In Christ, you are a force to be reckoned with.

    Hugs in the Lord always,
    JO ANN

  4. Beautiful and stunning, and love the gorgeous added goodies.xx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  5. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

  6. Love the background you created on this gorgeous card! That image is so pretty and Iove the clouds! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

  7. Such a pretty card, Maxine, especially with those "pretty in pink details"! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  8. Beautiful card Maxine thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x ID DT

  9. Beautiful! Love the way you did the background on here too Maxine. A very pretty card.

  10. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  11. So very pretty. I like how you created the background bricks and may have to give this a try. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  12. Great textured background. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge this week.

  13. This is very pretty Maxine. I love the layers of interest in the background, and all the elements of the topper. You are so good at using lots of different colouring mediums. I am so in love my copics that I forget to use other things sometimes. Kate x

  14. You are so super creative, Maxine. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. It means SO much for me, and I can't thank you enough for sharing.
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  16. Your card is so pretty, Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week :)
    Joanne xo

  17. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  18. Ohhh, love all of the pink, love the background and your pretty coloring.


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