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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27 comments:

Barb said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh is that beautiful! WONDERFUL CARD Maxine!

Margaret said...

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.

Liz said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Gerrina said...

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!

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

Neet said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Susan Hogan said...

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.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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

Dawn Turley said...

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

Helene Siermans said...

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

Loll said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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}

Fran said...

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

creationsnz said...

It all worked out beautifully. CarolG

Monika Reeck said...

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

Eve's Card Designs said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Miranda said...

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

Hetty said...

Such a lovely border on your card, Maxine.

Cynthia said...

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

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous card Maxine, love the texture and colours. Thank you so much for joining our bingo / Anything goes challenge at Making Memories Crafting this month, I do hope you'll join us again soon,
Love Jacky x