Friday, January 4, 2013

Up-Cycled Thank you

 I trust you year has started well, and continues in like vein.

I had a few minutes in my studio the other day and made this card.

I started with the image panel, which is a trimming that I was given some time ago in a packet of images.  I swiped the edges with violet ink, and layered it over some lemon card that I had embossed and sponged.

As our card stock is based on English sizes, and the embossing folders are sized to American paper, I end up with a blank strip across the top.  
This is why the ribbon - with a wee hand made tag tucked under the bow.  The stamp is a Stampin' Up one I was given as part of an hostess gift years ago, stamped in Moonlight White ink.

Here is a close up of the original panel, which has a lovely embossed texture.

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May your day be blessed.


  1. This is so pretty. I love the embossed panel that you used.The Iris looks gorgeous. The yellow background goes so well with it. Blessing to you my friend. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  2. This is so pretty, I love the up-cycled image and the colours - so pretty! I am glad to see you had some time in the Studio - there is nothing like it! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  3. what a little beauty Maxine. The panel is fabulous and you have highlighted it perfectly. Happy New Year Maxine.

  4. Thud- there went my jaw! Gorgeous!!! The embossing- fabulous- the colors- wonderful! LOVE this beauty!

  5. Beautiful creation, love the embossing, and such a pretty image, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  6. Hi Maxine1
    Happy New Year to you.
    your card is lovely. Love the border at the top with the tag. Very pretty.
    Hugs Maz

  7. Fabulous re-cycled card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  8. The soft color palette of your card is very soothing. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  9. Oh how I love lavender and yellow. A very lovely card you've created here, Maxine! Hugs!

  10. Hi maxine

    This is a beautiful card - I love the soft subtle colours.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

  11. Hello sweet Maxine! I was so excited to see that you had linked up in this week's challenge. I always LOVE coming by to see your art, and I hope that you are having an excellent week. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Lovely design Maxine! The purple and embossed images just pops! The tag sets it off perfectly.

  13. I love your color choices! After seeing so much holiday colors, your soft muted project is a welcomed sight.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

  14. wow Maxine, this is beautiful. Love the colors and design of this card.

  15. Your card is gorgeous! Love the soft color scheme... and the flowers!

  16. Such a pretty card, love the soft pastel colourings. Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments this week. Gill (DT)

  17. It's never too early to think of Spring and your beautifull card, with those images and pastels is a sign of wintwer ending. The images look very real. The sweet yellow matte enhances the beauty of the dsp. I was very excited to see you will be doing the 52 weeks of Gratitude so I will get to see more of your art.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday. Come in and join us often.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Lord Bless you and keep you!

  18. beautifull, very beautifull thaks Marialex CCCB DT

  19. Love the softness of this card. Those flowers are wonderful. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  20. Maxine, this is so pretty and feminine, I know what you mean about UK vs US card sizes, I usually just chop a bit off but like your idea for dealing with this issue.

  21. Hello Maxine!
    Wow, this is utterly cute :) Gorg ribbon and papers too :)

    Thank you so much for joining us in LLC this January :)
    Welcome back!

  22. What a lovely card, Maxine....such pretty colours.
    Thanks for joining in our January challenge at Cards Galore.
    Barbara DT xx

  23. Very pretty, love the images, thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge Blog this fortnight
    Ruth x

  24. love the colours beautiful flowers thankyou for joining us at heck of a

  25. This is truly beautiful. My Mom loves irises. My grandmother grew them in her yard. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  26. It has come together very nicely, I love the raised dots on the yellow background, how they tie in with the embossing on the original card front.

  27. Very pretty card, Thanks for joining us at ABC for our embossing challenge

  28. ooh this is so pretty - i love the embossing
    "Thank You" for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month - good luck!
    Lisa x

  29. Such a lovely embossed panel, and perfect to become the focal point of this card. The ribbon at the top is great and it looks as if you purposely did not emboss the yellow panel to accommodate it! A beautiful card all around!

  30. Hi Maxine,
    This looks lovely. The images look gorgoeus. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge & Divas By Design.
    Andie xx

  31. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)


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