Thursday, June 4, 2015

Paper, Flowers and Washi


I would like to extend another welcome to a new follower, 
this time to Pamellia Johnson 
who has a wonderful blog full of creativity at My Little Craft Things
Pop over and visit her, and be inspired.

This card was, despite it's look, was very quick and easy to make.

I started with a piece of patterned paper that was an off cut from a 12x12 sheet that was bought in a closing down sale - brand unknown

The sentiment was my old stand-by from Montaga, a New Zealand firm, and it was embossed with a Halogen Silver ep.

The snippet of white was trimmed, the corners rounded and the edges sponged with red ink, then mounted over some strips of washi tape in the corner of the card. 

The flower was made up of three layers of Prima flowers, and then a flower surround to the brad that held it all together.

Both the paper and the white card base were also sponged with the red ink before they were layered together, with the opposing corners rounded.  
I must admit that I was more than happy with the outcome of this card.

I am linking this to:
(The patterned paper and the flower - all the layers)
(Summer fun means gardening and flowers for me)
(I used embossing ink and powder to make my mark)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and may your day be blessed
Any comment that you may leave is deeply appreciated


froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More Challenge!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More! Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine, awesome to see you join some of the mixed media and journal groups....lovely creation and fab use of the washi{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Tanja said...

great layers - thanks for sharing your card at ATSM

Unknown said...

The floral background is so pretty and the flower enhances the whole effect. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 186th Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Denice said...

What a pretty card....the washi tape is perfect with the DP! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, good luck!

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Thanks so much for joining us at our new blog and thanks for sharing with us today as well at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
IDCB Owner

jimlynn said...

Beautiful patterned paper and a gorgeous flower! What a stunning card Maxine. So very lovely.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

mamapez5 said...

A lovely card and a very pretty flower Maxine. I die cut most of my flowers these days and forget I have lots of prima ones. They are so lovely too, I really should use them more. I like that brad surround too. It finishes it off so well. Hugs Kate x

Amy Cohen said...

Very Pretty! I love the embossing...thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Pamellia said...

Beautiful Maxine! That flower is gorgeous with the layer of shimmery petals, wow...what an eye catcher!! The paper is like a summer garden scene, love it!! Thank you for your sweet words and for the lovely comment on my blog, see you again soon. hugs :)

Rosie said...

What a lovely Birthday card.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine. I love your washi tape, your bright flowers, and your amazing embossing techniques. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Very nice! Great layering with the tape and flowers! Thanks for joining us at LovesRubberstamps this week, hope to see you again!
Jennifer, DT

Sharon said...

What a lovely creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, we hope to see you again soon.
Sharon DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

cm said...

Your card is a work of art, with the rich details and amazing colouring! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!