Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hexagons and a Rose

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This card came together in relatively quick time, although it is nothing like what I had intended to make!!  but that's o.k. as I am happy with the end result.


After I concluded that what I had planned was not going to 'work' I changed directions, tore a piece of scrap paper and placed it over the card base, then sprayed with a Purple Twilight Adirondack Color 
Wash, a silver shimmer spray and Wild Berries Smooch Spritz.


This gave an amazing, shimmery background, over which I glued two layers of the hexagon border die cut from Frantic Stamper, cut from a scrap of light mauve card, and sprayed with just the silver shimmer mist.


I then stamped and silver embossed the rose, (on a wee cut-off) painted that with mica based water colour paint - just a cheap set that is un-named, and fussy cut it before gluing it over the border die cuts.!


The finishing detail was to silver emboss the sentiment on a mid purple card, which I cut to a banner shape, and mounted it over a dark purple layer.

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26 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Maxine and I love your choice of colour. Barbxx

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  2. It may have not turned out as expected but what a beautiful card and stunning shimmer. Great layout too x

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  3. A very striking card Maxine and it's a really beautiful Rose image.

    B x

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  4. Oh is that beautiful! WONDERFUL CARD Maxine!

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  5. This is so elegant and stunning! Love the single rose over the die. Glad to see you in your stamp room. Continues prayers for you.

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  6. Gorgeous card, Maxine. It may not have been the design you'd planned, but it turned out brilliantly. I love the hexagon border die - it's just gone on my wish list! xx

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  7. Beautiful and elegant, love the colours and whole concept of the card....great die.xx [aNNie]

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  8. I really like the contrast between the hexagond and the rose! Not only in shape, but also the colours! Hope you have a good week with a bit of sun!

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  9. Hi Maxine - I love the way you made the most of your card - it looks great. I have always believe that there are no such things as mistakes - they are opportunities for embellishment! {{{hugs}}}

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  10. I was going to ask you about the die you had used for the rose and then I saw that you had fussy cut it out. What a splendid job you made of it. It is a lovely card and I bet it is even lovelier in real life - if that is possible.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. This came out so gorgeous. I love the depth and shimmer on your project.

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  12. Very pretty Maxine. I like the hexagon border, and the rose is painted beautifully. I love the sheen you get from anything with mica in it - often more than ordinary glitter. Kate x

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  13. Looks fabulous - always make the most of mistakes (ooops, sorry, opportunities!) and you certainly have done that. The mica shine is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

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  14. Maxine this is stunning! I love that hexagon piece. WOW! I love your whole card! Perfect!!!

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  15. It is really pretty card Maxine. All the elements are really lovely

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  16. Love the die cuts you used. Great CAS design.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Good luck! Nick

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  17. Gorgeous design Maxine. Love the torn border with the sparkly mix of sprays. Your rose is just gorgeous over top of the mauve hexagon die-cut border. xx

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  18. Brilliant card love it with the shimmery sorts side and die/ stamp layering on side!!
    Thanks so much for your Inspiration.
    Hugs and prayers Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  19. Oh I love this card Maxine! It's awesome! Hugs, Fran

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  20. It all worked out beautifully. CarolG

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  21. I always love purple
    and I always love geometric
    great idea with Hexagon Maxine
    again lovely card
    hugs
    Monika

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  22. Great result! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Colour Crazy Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

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  23. Beautiful card... Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

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  24. Awesome card!!!! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

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  25. Such a lovely border on your card, Maxine.

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  26. This is a lovely design, Maxine. The added shimmer is great. Congrats on your win over at Word Art Wednesday!

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