Monday, May 6, 2013


Welcome - thanks for visiting again.

My lovely friend Linda sent me a R.A.K. some time ago, and in it was some wallpaper that was part of a sample, and I have used part of it for this card.

The texture in the pattern of the wallpaper was so lovely I did not really want to hide it, so designed the card to maximise it. I started by sponging the edges of the paper with pink ink.

The images are from a retired Layers of Color set  by Nina Bracket, Dotted Dahlias.  I coloured them with chalks and after sealing them,  sprayed them with platinum coloured shimmer paint, some of which you can see in the above photograph.  I cut the image with an oval die, and sponged just inside the edge with blue ink before I removed the die.


The ribbon was folded in half to get the depth of colour I wanted, and then tied in a simple knot with a wee strip passed through that.  Quite an effective look, but it lies really flat for posting.  The blue base of the card was also sponged with blue ink before assembling the whole.

The final touch was a rhinestone flourish and some others on the opposite corners.

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Thanks for visiting, and for any comments you may leave, are truly appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Maxine. Fabulous recycling of the wallpaper piece.

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you for entering our challenge this time round at Hobbycutz!

Cindy Groh said...

Lovely image and card. Love the flourish you added.

Cindy Groh said...

I forgot to say thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love it.

simply monica said...

Beautiful Mothers Day card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration!! Be sure to come back for the next challenge

Chris said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image and design! The wallpaper looks amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz, come back soon!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the softness of this card and the colours you have combined

Kim Bell said...

Wow the wallpaper is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz.


Christine said...

Very pretty card Maxine!!!

Peanut said...

Wallpaper? Seriously? Stunning creation! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge. See you again next week. … x
Asha - Eclectic Ellapu DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. We hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - thanks for the prompt to visit you - I saw this on fb and intended to pop over I am now! This is lovely - the wallpaper looks great with the softly coloured image! A wonderful card Maxine! {{{Hugs}}}

Unknown said...

Very pretty card!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautiful! I love the softness of this card- and love the texture of the wallpaper!

Amy said...

The texture of the wallpaper suits so well!

JD/ Jill said...

What a pretty card...the wall paper makes a great background!