Friday, May 31, 2013

Poppies, Pearls and Ribbon

It is good to be back - I have been having a few 'issues' which delayed my return - not the least is that my computer does not like 'reading' my external hard drive where I store my photos!

I was inspired  by this card here by Darlene McCallum, and decided to 'case' it (Change And Share Everything), the rules when 'casing' a card are that you must change at least two things.
The main change was that I used two not three layers, and my main colour is red not turquoise.

I also used a different poppy stamp

and over painted the watercolours with Iridescent Red and Green Twinkling H2O's.

The sentiment differs and is stamped directly onto the embossed panel.  I also added some ribbon and pearls

Loved how this turned out!!

I am linking this to:
one of my original stamps and frequently used, it is so elegant.

Thanks for visiting, and it is such and encouragement when you choose to leave a comment.
May your day be blessed.


jimlynn said...

You're back with a gorgeous card! Love the CAS look and that flower is so beautiful. Love it!

MiamiKel said...

Stunning, my friend! What a lovely cut-out to the card, such dimension it adds! A real beauty! Blessings!

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card. I like your version best probably because I have a weakness for red poppies, and they do lend themselves to crafting! That is a particularly good poppy stamp too, with plenty of 'open space' for your own colouring. Kate x

Unknown said...

I love the layout, very sophisticated! The colouring is amazing too! many thanks for entering it into the Rhedd and Rosie's challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cas card Maxine, gorgeous Poppy and I love your Happy Birthday stamp, perfect firm favourite. Thank you for joining us this fortnight over at As You Like It challenge. Carolxx

sandie said...

Lovely CAS casd. Great layout and I do love the added sparkle on your flower. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Zoe said...

Oh I do think poppies make a fab statement and yours with the shimmery colour is gorgeous, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Lovely Linda said...

This is so pretty Maxine - I love the changes you have made to the CASED card! The sparkle adds a pretty touch - divine! {{{hugs}}}

flossbite said...

My favourite flower, and you've done an amazing job with it! Beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
Fiona x

Mynn xx said...

Such a pretty poppy! LOVE the fabulous shine! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Hazel said...

Very elegant card - thanks for sharing for the Fab 'n' Funky 'for the girls' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Bridget Larsen said...

You CASED well, I love your version

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I agree with Kate - poppies should be red! And that one is just gorgeous.

Lynne x

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!

Darlene said...

Wonderful card, Maxine! I just love how the Twinkling H2Os add such a subtle glimmer to the poppy image. Wonderful layout, love the dotted embossed background with the circle for the image. Red is the perfect color for this image!
Blessings to you and yours!

Darlene said...

Simply beautiful CAS creation! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Pat said...

Lovely card with a beautiful image and great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh lovely stamp choice, lovely style of layout too!
Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Stamp challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

cebelica said...

What a beautiful CAS card. I like the poppy stamp you used. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs! xx

Dawn T said...

a delightful take on the inspiration card Maxine. Just gorgeous.

Michele Spera said...

wonderful job, Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee designs

Stephanie Eaken said...

Beautiful card! The poppy looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us at SGC!

Suzette said...

A lovely card thank you ever so much for joining us at 'AS You Like It' Challenge this week.