Monday, August 17, 2015

Simple but Sparkling Sympathy


No, I don't need another sympathy card for myself, rather I have had a request for some!

I started with this rose image, a freebie from STAMPlorations, one that was only available for a limited time, but I have linked to the page where the current freebie is available.

I coloured the rose with watercolours, and added some clear Wink of Stella over it - Oh I love me my WoS!!  The image was then cut with a S/B floral Oval die, and a wee bow added.

The sentiment is from ODBD and was stamped in black Staz On ink on vellum.
The patterned paper is from an Amy Tangerine stack, and I embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder, as what I had thought was a random pattern turned out to be mini cameras, and I wanted to disguise it somewhat... this was mounted over an off-white base after all the edges had been sponged with blue ink.

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Dawn T said...

so elegant Maxine. The. Swiss Dots does make the background a bit muted

Pamellia said...

Very pretty Maxine, the shimmer is lovely. hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful piece of artwork and just love what you have
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happyglitzygirl said...

A lovely elegant card, and I love it that the flower sparkles. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Sandra DeFalco said...

Very pretty Sympathy card!
Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
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froebelsternchen said...

So elegant and beautiful Maxine!
Fab sympathy card!!

Unknown said...

Maxine, the beautiful single rose is so very peaceful. I like the die cut and the sweetness and simplicity of the card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a beautiful sympathy card. The rose is gorgeous!

mamapez5 said...

This is very pretty Maxine. You do better with WoS pens than I do. I only have the clear one but I don´t think it adds much sparkle, not like your rose anyway. I also had to make a Sympathy card this week, and hopefully I´ll do a post about it later tonight. Kate x

alexandra s.m. said...

Sympathy cards are never easy and you did a wonderful job!
Gorgeous and elegant !!

jimlynn said...

Is that the Yellow Rose Of Texas I'm looking at! WOW! My very favorite flower ever. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous card Maxine.

Lynne K said...

This is beautiful, Maxine, and so elegant. I love how you've kept the background simple to show off that gorgeous rose, and with just the right amount of sparkle.


Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering the 'Clean and Simple' Challenge at Crafty Friends with your stylish sympathy card.. hope to see you again and Good Luck
Diane Louise xx

Becca Cruger said...

I really need to get me some wink of stella because this is SOOOOoooooo pretty! I'm loving the sparkly goodness.

Bonnie said...

This flower looks so pretty in the ornate oval! I always love yellow and blue together!

Darnell said...

A single lovely rose is a perfect image for a serene sympathy card, Maxine! I love how you made this one so beautiful and winking!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Yoonsun Hur said...

That sparkly yellow rose is so pretty!!! Love your card!!

kel Acopan said...

beautiful and tasteful. and i absolutely love the glitter!

lovies, =o) kel

Lovely Linda said...

Simply lovely Maxine and perfect for a Sympathy card. Love the yellow rose and the shimmer - lovely! {{{hugs}}}

Rose said...

Lovely card the image is so elegant, love the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Rose x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the rose and the sparkle- and the elegant frame.

MiamiKel said...

Stunning work sweet friend - yes that WOS is quite a flummery tool and fabulous! These cards are so hard to make but we always need them - lovely as always! Blessings!

Wynn said...

The shine on your rose really makes it pop. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Susan Hogan said...

A lovely card - elegant. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies

Unknown said...

Smashing card. Love the image,so good to see the shine.

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends,hope to see you again soon.

Tracey DT

Unknown said...

Very nice and elegant, love the flower and background embossing. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a beautiful image
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Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a beautiful sympathy card. I love the subtleties and also the glitter you used on the flower. It really made it pop.

Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
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