Sunday, December 23, 2012

Felicity's Card

Welcome, and a blessed Christmas to all my visitors.  

It is supposed to be summer here in the Antipodes, but at the moment it is not sunny, rather we are due the remnants of a tropical cyclone and it is warm, humid and dull - just when I wanted sunshine to photograph the sparkle on this card!! 

The image is a bride digi from Bugaboo Stamps, but I wanted a 'girly' image for a 2 year old, so trimmed off the veil and train after printing.

The image was coloured with chalks and mounted, using foam dots to give some dimension, onto a Prima Fairy Flora dp cut with the Floral oval die from Spellbinders.

A bow was added for interest, and rhinestones for some sparkle - but that did not work for me...

Mounted the panel onto blue card stock after trying green.
Stamped and embossed the sentiment using silver hologram ep, 
still not happy....

Inspiration struck and out came the glue pen and the glitter.... and now the card, my studio and I are very sparkly, and the card has two fancy borders. 

...and finally the sun poked out for a few seconds and I got a quick photo... please excuse the shadow but I was rushing before the sun hid behind the clouds again.

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jimlynn said...

Maxine, I'm in total love with this one!!! OMGoodness! So very pretty. Love all the glitter around the edges and that bow - and the image is so precious. Beautiful card that's going to be some little girl very happy!

Dawn Turley said...

what an adorable card Maxine, All that glitter is fabulous. Love how you adapted the image. It is perfect for a little girl. We too are suffering with the sun not shining. I managed to get some light to photograph a card today... not sunlight though! A blessed Christmas to you and your family Maxine.

Jan Marie said...

This is so sparkling, girly, frilly, pretty!! Wow, Maxine!! Gorgeous work!! Love the details, your coloring and your choice of colors!! Hugs and blessings!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is darling and I love your perfect bow & embossed sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Merry Christmas,

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card! Love your image! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

Becky said...

This is so cute..
Have a Merry Christmas :)

Billie A said...

Darling card she is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug. Merry Christmas

Shelly Schmidt said...

The image is so sweet- and it is beautiful in the soft shades of pink and blue. Love the pretty nesty shape and the great stitching. The sparkly silver corners and sentiment- delightful!

JD said...

This is very cute!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving the nice comments. and Yes, I had a wonderful Christmas...Many Blessings to you, Jill

Gemiel said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! What a pretty card!!! I love the blue bow.

MiamiKel said...

Simply beautiful my friend! It's summer here too in south Florida! Your card is so,fresh and fun! Merry Christmas dear friend!

Michelle said...

Glitter Glitter everywhere even some in my husbands hair. Ha ha! That's the trouble with glitter, it's with you and doesn't want to leave.
Lovely card Maxine.
Thank you so very much for all the comments you leave on my blog. You always bring a smile. :-)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image and colouring, and love the beautiful pretty.

Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude


Tracey Sabella said...

Such a sweet, girly birthday card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed and the bow is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Lola said...

She looks fabulous. Would never have thought to cut off the veil! Adorable and love the dimension.

Grace said...

Oh this is precious Maxine! I know how hard it is to capture sparkle in the dim light! Hard to believe how warm it is for you while we are in the dead of winter here! Sending hugs and best wishes for a blessed new year!!!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our December Recipe/Border Challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Image!

Melissa S. said...

Love your choice of images. And the glitter border around the outter edge is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Bugaboo.

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for entering our Recipe challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week AND for using a Bugaboo image. GOOD LUCK in the draw - and don't forget to pop back to see if you are a winner!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine!
I hope you had a blessed Christmas.
your card is very sweet.Just right for a two year old. I can see the sparkles too.
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs Maz

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

How sweet! I love the bow!

Diana Queen said...

Maxine...this is a precious card. I love the TLC that went into getting it just right and it shows. The little girl who receives this will certainly be delighted. I know I would! <3