Thursday, August 27, 2015

Patchwork with Gold Accents


This was a fun card to colour and make. It is an order for a wee boy. 
The image was an (old) freebie from Beccy's Place

I coloured the image with chalks and fussy cut it

Popped it up on the dp with foam dots, capturing a piece of gold thread behind it (left over from my embroidery days).
  There are also gold highlights on the stitches in the image.

I left a narrow border of the base orange card either side of the dp, 
and pierced and faux stitched it.

The sentiment is an old stamp from Kiwi Stamping - one of my originals!  I embossed it with dark green ep, and then painted it with Ink Gold Gold paste, picked up and applied with a wet brush.  I love using it like that as you still get a great sheen with it, and can put it onto small areas.

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  1. I love the hints of gold you added to your card Maxine, particularly on the lettering. I also like the cheerful colours you chose for the number... just perfect for a little person's birthday.

  2. Maxine, this is such an adorable card! Cute little bear, fun design, and that little coil behind the image is the perfect addition!

  3. Maxine this is such a fun boy Birthday card. The image is adorable. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  4. This is so darling, Maxine! The wee boy won't appreciate it yet, but the parents will and they will treasure it forever!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. What a cozy, soft quilt this cute little bear has as his 'blankie'. I love the gold stitching round the frame, and love the sparkle of the gold embroidery thread tucked behind. I even hunted up some of my embroidery threads but keep forgetting to use this nifty idea. Great card & will be treasured. TFS &Hugs

  6. I love the chalks! The colors are so soft looking with some texture. That is just the perfect card for a 1 year old. Your gold, faux stitch is very nice touch. Thanks for playing in this week's Mod Squad Challenge.

  7. Awww this is so cuuuuute! The gold floss behind the one pairs just perfectly with the gold in the sentiment. I'm sure he'll love it! As for designing a frock for you - erm... my talents only extend to paper.

  8. Sweet design and wonderful faux stitching to embellish! Darling First birthday card, Maxine! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

  9. this is so cute!! i love the chalk coloring. just a perfect first birthday card!

    lovies, =o) kel

  10. Love your fabulous bear card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


  11. What a lovely card, the faux stitching fits perfect with the patchwork bear !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  12. So sweet!!! I love the image, and the gold embossing + the faux stitching in Gold is wonderful!


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