Sunday, January 24, 2016

Temptation was not Resisted....

Welcome

Firstly I would like to welcome my newest follower - 
I encourage you to visit her as she does wonderful work, and writes her blog with great humour!!


Way back in mid-December I saw a post by Yoonsun Hur using the Single Rose Die by Simon Says, and fell in love with it, and did a spur of the moment purchase.  i had to wait for it to arrive, but it was worth it.


I 'CASED' Yoonsun's card from memory - making the water coloured background using some Kohinoor water colours, sprayed it with silver shimmer mist and die cut the rose and leaves out of it.
(You can just see the shimmer in the photo below)


I then cut some scraps of the same weight water colour paper with the roses, and some green card with the leaves, and placed them back into the die cuts, with the red background cut outs too.


I embossed the sentiment with white ep at the base of the card, and added a wee silver bow and sequins to finish the card.

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(the rose dies)

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31 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing card Maxine!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Maxine.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Maxine! I love that rose die, and the technique you used works so well with that shape! Beautiful colours and the sequins are an elegant touch. hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card sure love the colours and design...x
 {aNNie}

Olga Fink said...

Wow Maxine! amazing work! great card! xoxo Olga

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had a chuckle at your title dear Maxine and post..great image though and card well done you. Shaz in Oz.x

Lisa J said...

Great card, Lovely Background you created. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

Lisa J said...

Back again with a different hat on to look at your superb card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

jimlynn said...

So pretty and love the watercoloring on here. That die was well worth the wait too. A lovely card!
Lynn

Irish Cherokee said...

I am all about something different than expected. Excellent card Maxine. Love roses and love this card. Just beautiful.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

MaryH said...

Oh I know Judy, and she's always good to leave with a grin, as well as her adorable cards. So glad she found your blog. I LOVE what you've done with this die and the watercolors. As Judy would say "Really Artsy-F..." you know what comes next. The bold colors with the cutouts, so very striking and very pretty. Well done. TFS & hugs

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful Maxine. Love that die and the pretty colors you used.

Kristie W. said...

Oh this is beautiful, Maxine!! The awesome bold background and really makes the pretty roses stand out nicely.

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! Love your single rose die and how you colored around the pattern. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow" Challenge.

Hetty said...

Maxime, thank you so much for all your compliments on my Craftchaos Blog.
Paper Hugs, Hetty

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Maxine, this card is bold and beautiful!

Gerrina said...

Always fun to order something, wait with all the ideas in your head and then post and fun with getting all those ideas on, or in paper... This looks great! Hugs, Gerrina

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thanks for the shout out, Maxine. Awesome card! I love that look where you colored and then replaced the die cuts. Very nifty (and not the least bit arty fa... you know *wink*)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, This is a visual feast. I am always in awe of your weekly offerings as they are divers but always so beautiful. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

Yoonsun Hur said...

Sooooo lovely, Maxine!!!!! So neat and beautiful!!

Intruderlady said...

This is a fun card. Thanks for joining our Die Cuts challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Kitty DT

Sue said...

A very adorable card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Team Clark said...

I too wanted to make that splurge!!! These are fabulous and I totally love what you've done with them here. Great card! Love the color burst!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- yes, the die was worth the wait! Love the shimmer you added too!

Gemiel said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love this rose die!!! I just went to Simon Says to check it out and I found a bunch of dies I have to have LOL. Guess I'll be placing an order.....

Inky Kitty said...

A beautiful card, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

creationsnz said...

WOW Maxine this is stunning!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Sandra Mathis said...

Very cool & contemporary card. Thanks for joining LLC for our "new" challenge; hope you'll have fun playing with your new dies!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts