Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chalk Patchwork


I have seen a couple of challenges recently which contributed to this card's design - and the interests of the recipient also added to the mix.

I have a new hexagon die which I used to emboss the design into the card

I then used the die as a stencil to add the colour with chalks/pastels. 

 To emphasise the ones I left white, I added a wee bit of faux stitching.

The card was finished with a simple embossed sentiment, some faux stitching to form a border, and the corners on the white layer were rounded before being mounted onto a red base.

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Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I managed to pick up some chalks this week at half price. Like the design you did.

DIANA L. said...

Love it!! Have a great day

Roxie said...

Very colorful and cheery card. Thanks for joining us in the SweetStamps challenge this week.

Becky said...

This came out fabulous Maxine. Love the colors.

Roxie said...

Very colorful and cheery card. Thanks for joining us in the SweetStamps challenge this week.

jimlynn said...

CAS and so pretty. Love the coloring on the inside of the hexagons with the chalks. Nice!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the creative design Maxine. The faux stitching really helps make it pop.


Karen Letchworth said...

I love hexagon projects. In fact, I have the template and again, have never tried it. When I told you that I'm really bad about trying new things., I wasn't kidding. LOL
Thanks for sharing with us,
Word Art Wednesday

Dawn said...

Super card, I love the hexagons & the faux stitching really sets it off!
Thanks for playing along at Crafting For All Seasons in our No DP Challenge!
Dawn xx said...

Such a pretty card, love the design and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at CFAS, Good Luck and we hope to see you again next time. Alison xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very creative card!

Anne said...

Sadly not eligible for LIM as you can only enter 5 challenges Maxine. Super card and fab techniques though

(Guest commenter LIM)

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
Now this card looks very interesting. a great idea using the die as an embosser only. I never think of doing that.i love that you kept some of the hexagons white and then did the faux stitching. Very creative.
Hugs maz

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- loving all of the combined elements- the die is nice- but loving the stitching you added!

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful assortment of colors on your card. Beautiful design/concept. We are so blessed with your wonderful project and hope you join us again in this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share this verse with you in Luke 1:37 which says, "For no word from God will ever fail." God bless, always!


Lovely Linda said...

Great technique Maxine - love the chalks. {{{hugs}}}