Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Spurgeon Quote

Welcome again.

I mentioned in my last post that I had recently been part of a card class - one of the techniques I taught was that of masking, and this was the card I taught.

I used the (retired) Layers of Color set Dotted Dahlia 
(This has now been re-released by Penny Black)

The images were coloured with chalks, which was also a new medium to the participants. 

Unfortunately the quote is not on the new set, but the flowers and leaves are all there.

I also taught them that a wee smudge is not the end of a card, by using these wee butterflies as 'cover-ups'.  I believe that 'rescue' techniques are as important as the basic techniques.  A few pearls finished the card.

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Bridget Larsen said...

Yes I like that hide technique, I do it often lol so most of the time my original design turns into something else because of hidden mistakes

Zoe said...

Gorgeous card, great technique, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful love the flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.
Hope to see more of your work.

Moira DT.

Lovely Linda said...

Great card Maxine - I love that quote and am so glad I have it! Love the technique - I am sure your ladies loved your Class! {{{hugs}}}

Unknown said...

I have used many a butterfly for the same reason! Thanks for entering it into the Rhedd and Rosie's challenge and good luck! Melissa xx (DT)

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is sensational!!!! The flowers and masking are wonderful as is the sentiment! Lovin' those butterflies too. So pretty.

Unknown said...

Where would we be without a little cover up? The card is quite a showpiece.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. We really love seeing your super wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to link it with us.
Carole Robb Bisson
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Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful textures and colors, Maxine. What a gorgeous card, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge. It's always an extra blessing when you are able to join us!
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Becky said...

Beautiful card Maxine.

Cathy A said...

Wonderful card, I love how your flowers frame the sentiment, I would love you to share this in Penny Circle on Flickr.

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beautiful sentiment-and I see you have flowers abounding! I love the masking- layout of the flowers and the butterflies are perfect on the card!

Marilyn said...

Fab card Maxine and those flowers and butterflies are pretty! Love the term 'rescue techniques'.. I always say I 'create an opportunity' but yes, that's part of why we have those little embellies!

MiamiKel said...

Oh so lovely! What a gorgeous floral card, just like the beauty of God's gift to us in gardens! Such vivd, lovely colors! Masking is one of my fave techniques in stamping - so versatile! Blessings, friend!

Vickie ODell said...

It's too bad that sentiment wasn't included - it's amazing! I agree with you about "mistakes"- I tell people it's a chance to be creative, anything goes. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card. I love the sentiment and image that you used and the butterflies are such a lovely touch.

marsha said...

What a fabulous technique Maxine! I love Charles Spurgeon and that is such an inspiring quote. Your card is gorgeous and I agree - there are no mistakes only opportunities to embellish!
Hugs and blessings,

Liz said...

Thanks for joining in the Artfull Crafts Challenge. I'm a Spurgeon Fan and enjoyed having a peek on your blog :-)

Darlene said...

Breathtaking! How wonderful that you helped teach such an amazing card to others. I am sure that they were all grateful to you for the opportunity. What a beautiful stamp set and sentiment, and your choice of using chalks for coloring is perfect!
Hugs & blessings to you!

Jan Marie said...

Swoon! I LOVE this card! Wow, Maxine, it's just gorgeous from the beautifully colored dahlias with the tiny brads at their center to the sweet butterflies. . . simple, yet striking! Blessings!