Saturday, October 3, 2015

Christmas Medallion


This is my first Christmas Card for this year - and it is part of an order.

I started by painting the background with Lindy's magical pigment powders in a green toned paint, then spraying it with some lemon Shimmer Spray

After that I stamped JOY (from a retired set of stamps) in Versamark ink, and rubbed gold perfect pearls powder over that - a very subtle effect, but I am loving it.

I then cut a Spellbinders Medallion 1 out of gold paper, and mounted it over some blue sparkle card cut to the same shape.  The medallion was 'hung' with some gold edged red ribbon, and a bow added to the attachment point.

The customer wanted cards for her sisters, so I created the sentiment in my word processor and printed it onto vellum and gold embossed - I was happy with how they turned out.  I tore the vellum and then layered it over the painted card.

I was placing the elements together when I saw some green punch waste trying to escape from it's draw, so I aided and abetted the escape and put it to use under the medallion.  The painted layer was then placed on some gold, the same as the medallion was cut from, and then onto a red base.

I am linking this to:
(Left Vertical Column - dies, sentiment, glitter)

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  1. How pretty this is Maxine - I love that Gold Medallion especially with that blue behind it! Lovely detail on your card! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Beautiful creation or your sister Maxine, lovely design and super colours used..
    Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

  3. Beautiful card your sister will love it .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  5. What a super sweet project you have for us today we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  6. How wonderful, Maxine! So vibrant and shiny and sparkly and gorgeous! Lovely card for a sister :) Blessings!

  7. Such a sweet layout and wonderful color for Christmas> Maxine I so enjoying popping over to see your very beautiful creations. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  8. This is so beautiful Maxine!
    Have a great Sunday!

  9. Magnificent ensemble! Thanks for joining us QKR Stampede this week! Pirjo DT

  10. Dear Maxine, I don't have your email address but want to thank you for your words....I have created today as it is keeping my mind busy and off things. Jim sent me a couple of lovely emails very spiritual and words of healing. I went to bed last night with dad's photo in my hand as I do every night. Woke this morning and couldn't find was placed face up under my pillow....the first thing I saw was dad's smile.....amazing.....he was telling me he is okay....

  11. Beautiful card Maxine...the gold looks wonderful :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Beautiful card and looks so elegant with the gold!!

  13. I love those Lindy sprays, and never thought to try stamping as you did, over the created background. This is a wonderful look as you've done it. Love the way you've used the S/B medallion in the gleaming gold, with the blue sparkle behind it. Also loving the punch waste (a product I do not have & don't know where to find either! Probably just as well!). Lovely card, and I have never tried printing on the vellum and embossing, but it's lovely. TFS

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the gold with a splash of color! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  15. Simply fabulous! I love the gold ornament with the shimmery Blue, and the shimmery BG with the subtle wording. The vellum with the embossed image is such a perfect touch!

  16. I love the vellum sentiment. A lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas card with us @ LMMS!

  18. oooh, I like the glitter behind the die....I must keep that in mind in my glittering creations! :)


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