Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stylised Flowers with Chalk


Summer is well and truly here and it inspired me to make this floral card.
(Unfortunately when I went to photograph this card, the sun was playing hide-and-seek, and I had a lot of difficulty getting a good shot)

The embossing folder was  Stylised Flower  by Provocraft, and I coloured the embossed images with chalks.  And what is summer if there are no butterflies??  I don't like the white ones and the damage they do in the garden, but these sparkling green ones are rather sweet.

The sentiment was gold embossed, and a sun charm, gifted to me by the very generous and talented MariLynn of Mississippi MacGyver was adhered using hot glue to fill the back of it, so it does not get crushed in the mail.

The white edge was cut using a Spellbinders Edge-abilites die.

The white panel was then layered over purple and red card stock.

I am linking this to:
Old - the embossoing folder, new, the charm

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May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. Lovely card. Great that you were able to join us at Chalk'n'stock

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card again, with lovely colours used...xx
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Donna K said...

Lovely chalking and I really like that golden sunshine! Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Ellibelle said...

It's beautiful Maxine, love how you colored the embossing! Thanks so much for sharing!!

jimlynn said...

This is so pretty Maxine! I tried to use chalks on the embossed part the other day and just made a mess! Yours looks so lovely.

Milka said...

Sweet card! :-D Very cheerful. I like that you colored embossed flowers with chalks (BRILLIANT IDEA). :-D
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this fortnight. :-D
Milka DT

MaryH said...

Have always thought this C/B EF was particularly elegant in the design, and your chalks really brought out the details so beautifully. It does indeed invoke a warm summer day. Loved the sparkle green on the tiny b'flies, and thanks for reminding me about the S/B edgeabilities. I forget to use these (border punches seem easier, and I'm lazy). It made such a lovely lacey edging to your pretty card. TFS & Hugs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful Maxine- I think your coloring on the embossing is just beautiful! And the gold sun is lovely- and the glittery butterfly is wonderful too! Oh I will close my eyes and imagine the sun on my face : )

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Lovely Linda said...

This is so pretty and summery Maxine - love the coloured embossing - it brings it to life. The butterfly looks like it wants to fly off the card - lovely! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

mamapez5 said...

This is lovely Maxine. I make such a mess when I try to colour embossed images! The glitter butterflies are very pretty too. Kate x

Sabina said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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Becky said...

This came out beautiful Maxine. Lovely colors.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful creation. Wonderful colours and design. Thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Kim said...

Love the beautiful background and the coloring looks so fun. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next week.

Kim - TTDT
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Laura W said...

Oh, I haven't done that technique in a while. Good job! Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one!

Cindy Groh said...

This is a perfect summery card. It must have been taxing to get the chalk on the embossed image. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Chalk ah Lot.