Saturday, March 7, 2015

Herself, Her Majesty??

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When I saw this image that Paulette at TLC Creations shared for Valentines day, I loved it immediately.  I have not used it as a Valentine, but as an encouragement card.


I wanted to mount it on an angle, and although I printed it fairly large, it worked - I used a brown card immediately behind it, as it bought out the colours in the image.


I then placed that over a blue layer.  it was a reject piece from another project, so I used the debossed side and it worked perfectly to add interest as well as pick up the dash of blue in the image.


All the edges were sponged with gold Delicata ink, which gave it a slightly grungy look.


Lace and bling was used to finish the card - there was a mistake in the (hand made by me) lace, you can see the start of it at the extreme right edge of the photo -  which I left in there deliberately, and stated why to the recipient when I sent the card.
I had thought of the person I sent it to as soon as I saw the image, and she loved the card.

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20 comments:

Ema M said...

Love the details! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Faith Wallace said...

I just love the lace bling. I don't think I have seen that before. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's BLING challenge. DT - Faith

jimlynn said...

You MADE that lace!!!! WOW! I don't see any mistakes in it at all - I just see something very, very pretty! Love your card Maxine! The pop of blue in the dress and the card are beautiful! Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Kristie W. said...

Wow this is a beautiful card, Maxine. I love the lace and do not see any mistakes.

Becky said...

Awesome card Maxine. Gorgeous lace.

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine, the lace, it's stunning, well done as well as the rest of your Majestic card.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Maxine, love the pretty image and sentiment. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Marilyn said...

Great card Maxine and I love, love, love the creative way you did the sentiment. The handmade lace is beautiful... is that tatting? At any rate, it is gorgeous and this is the first time I've ever ran across a card where someone made their own lace.

CreatewithTlc said...

The card is perfect`! And what beautiful lace!!
Paulette, TlcCreations

aussie aNNie said...

Hi again Maxine with a DT hat on I must once again say, "Wow this is so pretty, such a lovely creation, with gorgeous colouring and colours used. Thanks for joining in our challenge this time"...aNNie♥
{Crafting for All Seasons DT Member}

Dawn Turley said...

an interesting card Maxine. It turned out amazing

jenn shurkus said...

great card! love the sentiment :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

MiamiKel said...

WOW! What a glamerous card, Maxine! This is royalty, indeed ~ beautiful sentiment to match a gorgeous card! I Love the soft feel to this :) Blessings!

Lisa :) said...

Well she is just lovely!!

Billie A said...

Well done I like the way you presented this little queen. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

MaryH said...

Hi Maxine, Just saw your link over at Irish Cherokee so was able to quickly surf over to enjoy your pretty card. Love that image, and your mat layout behind it, wow! The angles add a lot of interest to an already nifty card. I love it when something can be repurposed that didn't work properly first go-round. You've done a stunning card with this one, and I especially like that sentiment. Very much encouraging too! TFS & have a great day. Hugs

Margaret said...

Such a cute card. Love the great sparkly trim and a great background scene.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowza- this is fabulous! Love the image and your sketch, the bling and love the lace!!! Make sure you send this to Paulette- she will just love it too!

Karla Yungwirth said...

What a beautiful card!! I love that you made it into an encouragement card - and I just love that sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at ScrapbookerPhd's bling challenge! DT Karla

flossbite said...

So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs
Fiona DT x