Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunflowers and Prayers

Welcome – I think the computer issues that have kept me unable to blog are now resolved, thanks to my wonderful SIL!!
I was given this image of sunflowers to use by Cora over at Digital Two for Tuesday, and this is what eventuated.
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The image was printed on cryogen curious metallics paper and coloured with chalks. The paper has ‘inbuilt’ glitter which shows through whatever medium you use to colour it, in this instance, I used chalks.
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The image was cut and embossed using a Spellbinders Classic oval die, then mounted over die cuts from the Marvellous Squares and Floral Ovals sets in orange and golden yellow cards stock respectively.
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After mounting these on a green card, I finished the card by stamping and gold embossing the sentiment from a deleted stamp set from Layers  of Color, and added two gold cut outs from the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners dies.
The final touch was to mount it all on a very dark brown base.
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Thanks so much for visiting, and being patient while I had computer issues!
May your day be blessed.
Any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock – Dark brown, smoky green,gold yellow, orange.
Colouring – chalks
Paper – cryogen curious metallic
Ink – clear embossing
Accessories – Spellbinders dies as named, Cuttlebug die as named, gold embossing powder.


  1. Hello Maxine - it is great to see your computer issues are fixed - love this card - the colours are divine and the Die combination is fabulous! Great colouring too - this card is sure to be a blessing for the recipient! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Oh Maxine, this is absolutely stunning, and I love the great rich colors you've used. I've been asking (begging...LOL) you for the longest time to play along at Word Art Wednesday, so I am SUPER jazzed that you decided to join us and play along in our challenge. I really hope it's the first of MANY times that you will continue to join us. I LOVE having you share your sweet cards with us, and it's always more fun when everyone can play along.
    Hope you're having a great week.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. hi Maxine dear!
    now this is one lovely card. Very elegant. Love the chalks. it must look great in real life with the glitter showing through. I love how you used the die frames and the colours you used.
    so glad your computer is going good. They can be so annoying when they play up.
    I here the weather has been cold over there in NZ. I hope it warms up soon as my hubby is going over in two weeks.
    Hugs Maz

  4. This is so beautiful-love the simplicity and elegance of the card.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  5. Oh wow, GORGEOUS card Maxine!! Love the colors and LOOOVE those fancy frames and corners!! I've been wanting that particular frame for so long and then when I had the money it was no longer available. But Christmas is comin'!! :) Anyways... lovely card... and saying a li'l prayer for you today. Have a blessed week!!

  6. Wowsa Maxine, what a fabulous card you've created! Love the way you used the two dies and that magnificient sunflower is stuning!

  7. I love your card - sunflowers are my absolute favourite!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Gingerloft!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  8. Thanks for joining us at allsorts. Tracy xx

  9. Maxine, I love this. The way you framed out the image is gorgeous!

  10. Whoever gets this card will absolutely love it

  11. Those dies are gorgeous!! Just got the ovals myself, love them! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen! Laura x

  12. Maxine, your card is gorgeous! I love sunflowers and the ones you used are awesome!

  13. Very beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations challenge!

  14. Wow Maxine! This is bursting with beauty and color! Gorgeous creation, so falloff the gifts He gives to,us in nature :) TFS!!

  15. Wow, this is beautiful, Maxine! Gorgeous sunflower stamp, and I just love the warm and sunny colours. Stunning!


  16. Maxine, I love how you showcased this gorgeous sunflower image! So beautiful!

  17. What a great image and the embossing is perfect. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday.

    Hugs always,
    JO ANN

  18. Wonderful card Maxine. Your colouring of the sunflower is beautiful.

  19. Great card for Autumn! Very nicely done.

  20. Gorgeous card. I love using flowers in some form when I paper craft. Your coloring is outstanding and I love all the die cuts you used.

  21. I really like all the dies you used. The sunflowers are very nice and amazing. Thanks for playing over at Great Impressions.

  22. Beautiful Autumn card, lovely image and love those diecuts.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Gingerloft, hope to see you again next time.
    Sandy GDT member

  23. Just beautiful! I love the coloring of the image- and the L.O. and the corner accents- perfect! I will have to come back for a CASE..... : )

  24. Gorgeous sunflower card, I love the Lacey spellbinders frames they really give the. Card a touch of elegance

  25. I haven't visited Cora's blog in a while. I love this image and will have to hop over and grab it. I love the bright summery colors on your card! and those corners are gorgeous!


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