Thursday, April 15, 2010

Roses, Lace and Pearls

Hello to all you who visit - it's great to know you call by :-)

This will be a brief post as life here is somewhat fraught with things medical as well as our DD due to deliver her babe at any time!!

I made this card for a dear friend who loves green - my starting point - and I can always associate roses, lace and pearls with her - so here is my card.

The light today is not the best with the sun playing hide and seek with the clouds, but this is fairly true to the original colours.  

I put the green base through the cuttle bug with the Oriental Weave folder - gotta love that texture!!  I wanted a specific scripture quote and used the computer to generate this one, (James 5:16b) from the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

I printed it on a thin card, cut it out with a Nestabilities classic oval, embossed it and sponged it with Chalk, Warm Red ink.

I surrounded it with a half wreath of roses from the Layers of Color set Vintage Roses - stamped in black ink and then coloured with chalks and added some Kindy Glitz for a wee bit of sparkle, and mounted this on dimensionals.

The lace is some from my stash, which has been boosted recently from a sale in town :-), and added the half pearls - green on the green card and white on the lace and on the bottom of the scripture feature.

This was then mounted onto the pink base, the edges of which I sponged with the Warm Red ink.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #34 - to have a card reflecting prayer or praise, based on the scripture Phil. 4:1-7, to rejoice and not be anxious, but rather pray, in all circumstances.
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #15 - KISS - Keep it Simple Sweetie
 My Time To Craft - Pretty Pearls
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things - lace
Practical Scrappers - Glitter and bling

Thanks for calling by.  I love knowing you have called and especially treasure your encouraging comments.


Shanda Stirk said...

Very pretty! I have often thought of using lace but never tried it. You have inspired me to do so. Thanks for playing at Stampin' Royalty.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - this is gorgeous! I love it that you have showen us a close up of all that detail and managed to capture the shimmer! I love the texture of your EF - gorgeous! The lace is such a pretty touch and those pearls - divine! can you tell I love it! Thanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Love the bling and the glitter. The flowers are really pretty, and the pearls are a nice finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

What a beautiful card! I love the glitter, what a gorgeous addition! THanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Sarah said...

Very pretty! I love the lace! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Grace said...

Maxine this is simply divine!!! I love the arch of roses!!! That LOC set sure is pretty and you show it so well! Love the wonderful verse as well! Beautifully done sister!!! Hope all is well with DD and that grandbaby! Thanks for playing along with SSCC!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge blog!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Oh, how pretty, Maxine!! I love your color choices and the addition of sparkle! What a special card for your friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Maxine!! This is beautiful!! I just love your texture, pearls and the arch of dazzling roses!! Love your design and the verse!! Thanks for joining us at SSCC!!

Anonymous said...

Maxine your card is gorgeous. I will pray that your Grandbaby comes early. I was in the delivery room when my GBabies were born....such a blessed event.