Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pink Monochromatic

Welcome - it is a blessing to have you visit.

I did not intend this card to be monochromatic, but it refused to be anything else.


I was inspired by a card on a challenge, but my stitching was nothing like the example I saw - maybe because I have done so much dressmaking over the years it is hard to think that 'crooked' may be 'right'.


The thread I used was a variegated metallic one, and then I painted between some of the lines with iridescent paint.


I randomly stamped this small scripture stamp over the background layer, and sponged the edges of the panels with the same ink.


The sentiment was gold embossed and cut, and sponged while the oval was still in the die.

Some of the corners of the card were rounded with a punch, and the card was assembled using some pink ribbon and liquid pearls for accents.

I am linking this to:

Thanks so much for calling by, and blessing and encouraging me with your comments.
May your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Pink and White
Stamp: Scripture from ODBD's Daffodil Tag set Sentiment unknown.
Ink: Spun Sugar distress ink.
Paints: Twinkling H2O's iridescent red, gold and blue
Accessories: Ribbon, liquid pearls, corner punch, spellbinders oval die metallic thread

27 comments:

CG said...

Wow, this is stunning! So cool.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this worked out beautifully! Love those crooked lines - they work perfectly! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn said...

what a beauty Maxine. I really like your crazy stitching.

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is sensational!!! Love the "non-straight" stitching on here and know that it just shines with the metallic thread and paint. So unique and lovely! Glad you joined us for Shopping Our Stash too!!!
Lynn

Karen Letchworth said...

Hey Maxine: Well, monochromatic or otherwise, this is really pretty. I love the verse so much. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record....since you used scripture, I would really love to have you link up at Word Art Wednesday. I would just love to have you play along with us and share your gorgeous art.

Hope you're having an awesome weekend.

Karen
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Gemiel said...

Hi Maxine, this is beautiful!!! The "crooked" stitching and irridescent the paint sets this card off so well. Ditto to what Karen said, please link this up to Word Art Wednesday so others can see your beautiful card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for linkin with us, Maxine. I just knew this gorgeous card would be a blessing to my Design Team and other followers. I appreciate your participation, and look forward to having you play with us again in the future. We're incredibly grateful for your participation.
Blessings,
Karen

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in our brand new challenge 'words only' over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
What a really lovely card, very unusual which makes it stand out for the right reasons. All te different details you have put in are gorgeous. I love te metalic thread and painting inbetween the 'crooked' stitching. The scripture stamping and the greeting tie it all together.
I hope to see you entering more of our future challenges over on our blog.
Huggles Lisa xxx

Janette said...

Love the stitching and what a fab card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Margaret said...

Wow! How creative and so lovely. I think you did a fabulous job with your stitching and the sentiment is just perfect.

sassy said...

one gorgeous card...so lovely many thanks for joining us over at Crafty Catz...hugs sassyxxxx

Becky said...

wow, this is beautiful! So very created.

Pia S said...

Sometimes great designs "just happen", you start out with one idea and end up with a totally different result. That's what's fab with the card making process. Your card turned out so different and beautiful!

carol said...

Hello..Wonderful creation, so glad you shared your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Shoregirl said...

I enjoy experimenting with monochromatic...lovely pinks, and what a great verse!
(Shoregirl - Word Art Wednesday guest designer for the month of August)

Alicia said...

This is very pretty Maxine. I love the stitching.
Alicia xx

Paige said...

What a clever and creative card! Since I can only sew crooked, this idea is a perfect one for me!

Gem x said...

Wow what a lovely card well done great colour scheme. Thanks for joining our challenge over at craftymess. DT Member xx

Moira Gray said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Craftymess.

MiamiKel said...

Positively gorgoues! I'm glad your card decided not to be anything else but monochromatic, lol .... it came out beautiful!! Beautiful scripture as well - blessings, friend! xoxo

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello Maxine! I hope you and your family are doing well. "It refused to be anything else" teehee. Your crackin' me up. LOVE your creative stitching and how you colored in between the stitch lines. Very creative. Have a blessed day!

alicaz said...

Very cool! Love the combination of stitching and painting..very artsy!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Very pretty! I think that stitching is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

What a pretty card, Maxine! I can appreciate having to take new perspective on the sewing, and I'd say it came out very nicely.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Such a great take on this challenge. Love this card.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn

cardcreationsnz said...

What a clever way to include stitching. Great monochromatic card.

Amy said...

I love the effect of the metallic paint between the stitching in the close up shot...gorgeous.