Monday, May 30, 2016

Tagged Hydranga


I am very pleased to be able to share this post as a Guest Designer for Crafty Boots Challenge, the theme of the challenge is Butterflies and Bees.

This card started when I was so tired one afternoon that I just sat and 'tidied' some scraps on my desk by punching out butterflies... then the brain kicked in when I saw how many I had, and I thought I could add texture to a flower stamp with a layer of butterflies forming the petals....

The problem was my flower stamp was smaller than I remembered, and the butterflies would have overwhelmed it, so I swiped some Memento Brilliance Ink in Coral over some pink paper, and punched some tiny flowers out instead.

I stamped and fussy cut the image, and then adhered the punched flowers over the bloom, and added pink liquid pearls to the centres. 

 The finished flower was then attached to some bottle green, fine corrugated card that I had swiped with a white ink pad and cut to a tag shape.

The sentiment was stamped in the same pink ink and fussy cut before being added to the tag, and the assorted ribbons were added, secured with a fine silver cord.  I them mounted the completed tag over some silver paper, leaving just a fine edge showing.

I found a couple of die cut butterflies cut from silver sparkle card in my jar,  added some pearls and then assembled all the elements onto a tall-folded purple base.

The finished card sat on my desk for a couple of days, and annoyed me as it seemed unfinished, once I realized why this was so, I tweaked it with a silver doodled edge.
The later photograph was taken under different light, thus the different purple, 

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  1. How cute is this. Thanks for joining in with us over at Ecletic Ellapu this month.
    Sue DT

  2. Maxine, this is so lovely, the corrugated green and the glittered edge finishes the petaled hydrangea so perfectly. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  3. Gorgeous Maxine! What a great way to improvise, and the end result is stunning! I love the flower you made, so many little pieces and it's so shimmery! Your glittery butterflies are just stunning! WOW!! hugs :)

  4. Beautiful decorated the tag. The flower is beautifully done.
    Thank you for joining at LC-design challenge.
    Guest-Designer Dora

  5. I forgot to mention; Thank you also for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. Your card is stunning, your hydranga looks amazing, all of those tiny flowers and the Liquid Pearls are the perfect finishing touch. I had to laugh just now because I do the same with my scraps of paper and card - I think the sparkly butterfly is lovely.

    Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week.

    Dionne x

  7. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Oh my, aren't you clever to come up with this brilliant idea to use snippets! The petals are so shimmery, and don't they really make this hydrangea come 'alive'. So dimensional, and the silver wings, oh my. Love your idea of the inked corrugated paper too. Really beautiful Maxine. TFS

  9. Great result of your "tidying", Maxine! Your creative thinking has turned the scraps into a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. WOW MAXINE, this is just stunning and a good way to create while tidying up...Beautiful colours and  {aNNie}

  11. Very pretty Maxine. Lots of work but certainly looks stunning.

  12. What a super idea with the hydranga! Very clever made! That looks so beautiful! A nice tag Maxine!
    oxo Susi

  13. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more
    May Challenge: Anything goes with stamped image at the main role;-))m

  14. Love the beautiful flower and the color of the petals- and your shimmery butterflies add such a great look, The texture of the BG with the white on the ridges is very cool!!!

  15. Those hydragenea look enchanted! Just beautiful! The glitter of the butterfly makes it pop beautiful; so good you kept on going; it became beautiful! Hope you have more sun as we do here...

  16. That is so darn cute and creative! Love It!

  17. Wow this is fantastic! I love your idea! so inspiring! and it came out amazing!
    xoxo olga

  18. WOW! Those flowers on the hydrangea are gorgeous! Nice card!

  19. Such a great project, I love all the details! Thank you for joining the Southern Girls this time. Good luck, Julie X

  20. The tag alone is just fabulous! So petty!

  21. Wow! Great hydrangea! That seems like a lot of detailed work, and it is quite beautiful.
    Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s May challenge!

    -DT NieNie

  22. WOW! What a fabulous card. All that punching and placing! You rocked this one!

  23. Lovely card and a fab tutorial. Thank you for joining the LC Design's blog challenge
    Sarah - LC Designs DT x

  24. Hydrangeas are my favorites and I LOVE this pretty tag!!!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  25. hydrangeas, mixine,i have a big bush of them in my garden. Your tag is just beautiful.

  26. Hi Maxine! your tag is beautiful, I love the Hydrangeas, one of my favorite flowers! So much work went into yous!! Beautiful!
    Ginny M


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