Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Orange Flowers

Thank you for visiting again - I am humbled by the fact that so many of you  choose to visit my blog regularly.

After a rather chaotic February, with very little crafting time for the last two weeks, I managed to have all Sunday in the studio and made five cards then and another yesterday - it is this latter that I am sharing today.

The base of he card is a creamy card stock, which was stamped with the flourish from the Nature Walk Set by Layer of Colors in Galaxy Gold ink by Tsukineko.

The feature panel was layered with a piece of music from a hymnal and cut with a Spellbinders Labes 14 die, then sponged with Tea Stain Distress ink.
It was over-stamped with a Scripture from the Scripture Collection 2 by Our Daily Bread Designs and embossed in copper.

After mounting this on the card, three flowers from the Nature Walk set were stamped in Whispers Orange ink and coloured with chalks and a blending pen.  These then had a button stitched in the centre and were mounted using glue dots.
The band at the bottom was white card sponged with the orange ink used in the flowers.  The sentiment was again embossed with copper. I then pierced two lines either side of the sentiment and stitched them with a variegated metallic thread that I had used to secure the buttons with.

The buttons were inspired by the Stamping Sisters In Christ Challenge, which was based on
 Psalm 9:10 "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."
The thought shared was that God is our unfailing security, and the challenge was to use three buttons, as representing something that holds securely.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Thank you for visiting - May your day be blessed


Jennie said...

So very lovely Maxine!! Love how you used the Labels 14 to die cut the center and such a beautiful background you created. Great job with the challenge and your flowers are perfect with the button centers.

Delphine said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I love your stamped background and wonderful flowers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Nancy said...

What a spectacular card! Your sentiment is and looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a pretty card! I love those Nature Walk flowers and the gorgeous Flourish! Fabulous scripture and LOve the sheet music! You have used so many womderful details my friend! Fabulous - I am glad you have found the time to stamp in amongst everything you have going on! You are in my prayers! {{{hugs}}}

Elizabeth said...

Noelene's card? Nice!

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Oh wow... you know you have used my two most favorite stamp companies here!!! :) I love your layout and all the details! Nature Walk is one of my faves from LOC and this Scripture is wonderful! Great job and so glad you had a little YoU time this weekend!!! You've been in my prayers!!! Thanks for joining us at SSIC and big hugs coming your way!!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Lovely card, Maxine! I'm so glad you included the close up photos so we could see all the wonderful textures and details! Such a joyous card!

StampingbugKerry said...

Great card Maxine! It's so fun to have some time to make TONS of cards like you had the opportunity to do...I can't wait for that to come for me!!! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week! Good luck.

Lou Mac said...

Stunning card! I love how you have layered so many sentiments together - looks so effective. Those flowers have so much depth and I love the button centres!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Flowers' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Sabrina Jackson said...

Maxine, what a beautiful card!! I love those flowers with the button centers and the way they so beautifully frame out this amazing scripture! Such a great take on this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Simply beautiful Maxine! Thanks for playing with us at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog this week! Hope to see you back again soon!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Maxine!! I just love the use of the hymnal and the added flowers!! What a gorgeous way to frame that scripture. Such a beautiful take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining this week's Shining the Light challenge.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card and take on the Sketch! The embossing and flowers are fabbo :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Kary said...

Maxine, this is a sweet card. Lovely background and I love the stamps you used. Love the Bible verse too.

Renkata said...

Very pretty and elegant card.
Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

Colleen said...

Beautiful! I love how you did the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!

marsha said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card Maxine! I love the scripture, the embossing, the music and those gorgeous flowers - great job!

Also, thank you so much for the kind words on my blog.


Faye said...

Wow, what a lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake. x

Amy said...

I love the orange flowers - and I see you have used my favourites: buttons!