Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blue and White Flowers

Here I am again, and thank you for visiting again. 
 Yes, I have had a very productive time recently and I have loved it.
This card is one that I am really pleased with.
I started with a piece of paper from the Kaisercraft pad Le Château using the  'friendship' page, triming it to fit. 

I then used stamps from Layers of Color Nature Walk set for the rest of the card.  The flourish was only partly inked, with a combination of two inks to get the green that I wanted.
I then machine stitched the dp to the base.

Next the the flowers were stamped on white card with blue ink, and clear embossed, white glue added to the centres and gold micro-beads adhered.
The flowers were adhered to the card with a foam spot for a wee bit of dimension.
The whole card took less than and hour from sitting down to completion - love it when that happens!!

Thank you for visiting - may your day be richly blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I love seeing that you have had some creative time - you are on a roll my friend - this is lovely! Your sentiment is lovely and the Layers of Color images work so well with it! Beautiful Maxine - this is sure to touch the heart of the recipient! Thansk for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Mrs. W said...

OH how lovely is this!This is one of my favorite stamps I use it all the time! My kitchen is blue and white so naturally I LOVE this card :o) Thanks for your encouragement and sweet thoughts at LOC. You are such a dear! Heather

Elizabeth said...

I love it, and Lee will love it also... Gosh, you're way ahead of yourself as Lee's birthday isn't until August!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Maxine, such beautiful sparkley flowers and a wonderful sentiment. Gosh isn't your stitching perfect - I need some lessons I think!!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Darlene said...

What a pretty creation and those flowers are AWESOME! Great idea!
Thanks so much for joining in our 'Let It Shine' challenge at The Sisterhood. We sure hope to see you again next challenge!

One of the 'Sistahs'

HandmadebyTLC said...

Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design.

Tammy Louise

Debbie Buckland said...

Just love the colouring.

Kary said...

Hi Maxine - lovely card!! Love the flower centre, and your sewing is Gorgeous! Well done! {Hugs}

Karen W said...

Very pretty card, I love the colors on this. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

lisbeth said...

Love your card. thanks for joining us at truly Scrumptious this week

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

So pretty, Maxine! I love the quote and the soft colors. The micro bead flower center are a great idea! I think those beads aren't used enough, they are a marvelous invention. I used them on a purse once (adhered with their double-sided red tape), and they are still stuck on strong. They make the coolest effect. Love your card!

Anita said...

Lovely card and I really love that touch of sparkle to the flowers. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

The flowers are just so pretty! I love the sentiment you used. Thanks for joining the Belli Blog 'S' Challenge.

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers & the centres are stunning. Lovely card & thanks for playing with us at Divas

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment and the flowers.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE the micro beads in the flower center. I'm thinking those would look great in the center of a sun flower. Beautiful sentiment and the card is so pretty!