Monday, September 18, 2017

Begonia Birthday

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When I think back to how I made this card, which is very typical of my process, I am far from organised - I do not select my background paper and then decide what colours to colour the image...


I started with the image, a (Flourishes) Begonia, and coloured that with chalks...

Then came the background, and I came across this piece that was in my 'stash', I am sure it was given to me by a friend who was experimenting with marbling acrylic paints at the time.  I gave it a quick spray with a silver glimmer mist , then decided to use a doily die cut for the flower to sit on, which I cut from a Stampin' Up Christmas pad.


The sentiment I have had for years, and is a N.Z. made one, was embossed in silver, and accented with the lace.


The finishing touches were some silver sequins.

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24 comments:

  1. Hi Maxine, the card is beautiful, love the bright colours and the pretty shimmer on the blue background. I'm totally with you, colour first, then find something that works with the coloured image... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  2. What a lovely shimmery background Maxine, a great result with this pretty image

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  3. Sometimes there is nothing better than just starting and see what the little journey brings you :) Great flower and background! Would be nice if you could fly over and follow my class...would be a long flight but super fun! Hugs, Gerrina

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  4. Beautiful flowers and background, Maxine. Great idea to spray with shimmer mist, such a pretty effect.

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  5. Beautiful result and love the shimmer mist adds that beautiful touch of class.xx [aNNie]

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  6. So beautiful - a depghtful card with this amazing shimmer!
    Happy new week Maxine
    oxo Susi

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  7. Gorgeous card & I love the softness of the flowers against that beautiful doily! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

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  8. So very pretty Maxine! I love that shimmery background. Hugs, Autumn

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  9. Well I always start with my image and then look for a suitable backing paper. I think this shimmery blue is just right for your pretty flower. I like the doily die too. Kate x

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  10. I start with a vague idea in mind, usually based around a color or color scheme. Then I look for background paper and sometimes I end up changing my mind depending on what I find. I it all very loosy goosy. I start out making one thing and may end up with another. I try to keep my focus in mind (birthday card) but sometimes I loose track of even that. Great card with its shimmery background. You did well however you came about it.

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  11. Beautiful image and background love the doily----Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

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  12. Very pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx

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  13. WOW! Maxine, this card is so pretty... with that lovely doily and the beautifully colored flowers. And of course, the embossing, which is your trademark, I do believe. Awesome!

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  14. Beautiful Maxine! That background is amazing, the blue really pops and makes a gorgeous backdrop for your lovely yellow flowers! The doily and lace are delightful and the metallic sentiment is fantastic!! hugs :)

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  15. Maxine your card is lovely! Hugs, Fran

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  16. adorable coloring the flower Maxine
    and love the glitter blue paper there
    I am typing from the office and wanna say I am sorry was busy with my daddy visit..he is 70 next year hehe..
    big hugs from Germany
    will catch up at home
    Monika

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  17. This is so pretty Maxine - I love the colours and the added shimmer - so summery! {{{hugs}}}

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  18. Oh, that doily and lace are lovely backgrounds for the pretty flowers.

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  19. Oops - I think I hit submit too soon ..Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

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  20. This is pretty. Love the doily behind the gorgeous flower and the sparkle is lovely.

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  21. So pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge weeks 36/37. 17 Helen DT

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  22. Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
    {aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

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  23. This is stunning, Maxine. I love the touches of lace and the sweet doily. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you're having a great week.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  24. Wow fabulous make! Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

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