Monday, September 18, 2017

Begonia Birthday

Welcome

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:

Megan J said...

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

Glennis said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Sue said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Sherri said...

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

Team Clark said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

crafty-stamper said...

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

Jane Savage said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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!

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Fran said...

Maxine your card is lovely! Hugs, Fran

Monika Reeck said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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

Dorothy S said...

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

Dorothy S said...

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

Marilyn said...

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

Helen Haines said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Claire said...

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