Monday, January 18, 2016

A Rose for a Friend

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I wanted a card for an elderly friend who is having some health issues, and this is what eventuated.


I stamped and gold embossed this gorgeous rose, now discontinued, and sat and coloured it whilst watching a (50 over) cricket match.  I coloured it with prismacolor pencils and some other very cheap pencils for the orange colour.  


To add a little sparkle, I painted some WoS over the petals and leaves.



I mounted the fussy cut rose over some dark patterned paper (from the Kaiser craft Botanicals pad)  after embossing the sentiment on it (a Rubbabubadoo stamp), mounted that onto an orange base and added a few sequins.  

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24 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work Maxine, I just one day use my rose stamp wiht gold embossing too, used to often do that but now forget. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous rose - gorgeous card

Suchi said...

Such a lovely card! Loved the gold embossing Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So very elegant Maxine!
Happy new week!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful rose, embossed so nicely. Colours design are just gorgeous.x
 {aNNie}

Gerrina said...

Stunning card! Love the colours and that you worked on a dark base! Have a good week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maxine! The embossing is a fabulous touch!

Gemiel said...

Simply gorgeous!! Love the coloring and the embossing!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a gorgeous flower stamp, Maxine! Nothing says elegance like gold embossing. Your coloring and shading are beautiful! Your friend will cherish her card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
crafty hugs,
de
{Creative Smiles}

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! I bet your friend loved it! Like your neat details especially the embossing.

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

MaryH said...

It's GORGEOUS! Love the soft coloring of this pretty rose and the gold embossing was over-the-top. Like the combination of the elegant rose over that grid paper. Would never have thought to do this, and it's just so effective a design. Your friend will love it! This looks like a PSX image, but whatever the manufacturer, it's a lovely rose. TFS & Hugs

MiamiKel said...

Stunning and gorgeous in so many ways. Love the color of the gold against the darks in the patterned paper - fabulous! ♥

creationsnz said...

Wonderful - the gold embossing on this makes it a standout!

Team Clark said...

Love the black graph paper as the backdrop for these beautifully embossed images. Fabulousness!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A gorgeous card and I really like how that rose SPARKLES.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely, rich looking rose!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Maxine, I just love this one!! I am so glad you took that close up shot so I could see just how beautiful the embossed flower is! Wow, the soft colours and the shimmer are so amazing, and what a lovely contrast against the dark background! hugs :)

Olga Fink said...

such a great card! and the embossing of the rose really nice! i love the coloring! xoxo Olga

Margaret said...

Pretty. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Maxine, and glad you shared this at our current challenge of anything goes...good luck in the draw.
Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card such a wonderful image, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
hugs
lorraine x

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Crafty Time this month. Lovely rose. Good luck and we'd love to see you again soon. Christine DT x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Lovely and elegant card ! Thank you for playing with us at the Artistic Stamper's January challenge