Friday, December 23, 2016

Digi Topiary

Welcome

Firstly I would like to wish all who visit a blessed and joyful Christmas

I have need of numerous' thinking of you' cards at the moment, having just heard of two more extended family members who have been hit with serious illnesses.  I HATE CANCER!!


The image I used was a freebie from Ginny Maxam,  here at her blog


I coloured it with chalks/pastels, distressed and sponged the edges of the panels. 
 

The floral part of the image was initially pink, but then I realised that the butterfly was also pink, so I added a layer of purple...


 then masked the floral part of the image and sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist.  It can be seen in the above photo, and also the fact that I coloured the butterflies with metallic pens.  The finishing detail was the lace at the bottom of the card.

I used this as a class card to demonstrate how digi images can be re-sized, as the class images were smaller, and I also encouraged the class to colour and mount the images as they wanted too, so each card was different.

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29 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
My Blog As I do Rodos

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful Maxine!
Wishing you and family the most wonderful festive season!!
oxo Susi

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great card, love the sparkle you used, would any of your class be willing to let you take pictures of their cards to let us see a group of cards with the same image? Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year... Megan

Gerrina said...

Love the colouring and that butterfly looks awesome! Enjoy the holidays! And for 2017 I wish you a colourfull and creative yeR!

Heidi Stamps said...

I really love the image and how it looks colored with chalks. I like coloring with chalk, it is so relaxing because they blend so nicely. Thanks for sharing, this is a lovely and thoughtful card.

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Maxine, the stamp is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you too!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. The shimmer is lovely. I'm so sorry to hear of the illness in your family.

Loll said...

Very pretty Maxine. I'm sure this card will life the spirits. Sorry to hear about more illness in your family. Good luck to all of them as they work through the treatments. Merry Christmas to you! xx

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi MAxine, this makes me so happy to see a card made with this digital!!thanks for the link up too! It came out really pretty! Yes I hate cancer too! I am ever so thankful that the love of good is stronger that the destruction of cancer! Merry Christmas!! Thank you for joining our anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Ginny M, DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Maxine, am very sorry that two more dear ones have cancer, it certainly is no respector of persons. All because of sin we have such grief and sorrow, but we also have that Blessed Hope of our Lords coming again and Hope a heavenly home with a perfect body. What a day that will be!!
Great digi card, well done. The Lord bless you and your dear ones especially this Christmas, as we remember the Christ child, God's Son, Who came from the Cradle to the Cross, for us. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Janice said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting! DT~Janice

Lin said...

That delicate feminine font works so well with the topiary tree, Maxine, and I love the butterflies, too - a symbol of hope for your friends! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, have a Blessed Christmas.xx{aNNie}

MaryH said...

Beautiful digi, and your chalk coloring made it even more so. I like the layers of the purple & pink, gives some pretty depth. Wishing you the best possible Christmas, and I hate cancer too. Blessings and prayers. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is very pretty. I have a friend who has a hydrangea stamp that she uses in so many different ways/colors/designs. It's fun to experiment with what you have. And with digis you have the bonus of being able to resize what you have.

Pamela Duncan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful card, it's awesome, as usual.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the illness in your extended family. It's a beautiful card! I hope you had a lovely family time over christmas.hugs

Suchi said...

Your card is so beautifully colored! Absolutely loved it! :)
Merry Christmas dear Maxine! Hope you have a blessed year ahead and give my regards to your family as well.

Mac Mable said...

Here's to a healthy, happy and crafty 2017 x Thinking of you x

MiamiKel said...

I'm with you Maxine I wish I did not exist

Your card is absolutely stunning and I love the shades of purple that you've used !

Hugs!!

Lovely Linda said...

How pretty is this Maxine - I love the addition of the purple, it brings it to life. I am so sorry for the illness in your family - life is so hard at times - thank God for God!! God bless you Maxine - I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2017 is kind!! {{{hugs}}}

Fiki said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage !
Hope to see you again.
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Karen Letchworth said...

The silver glimmer is beautiful. This is one of those cards (like so many) where it's even more beautiful in real life, and the photos can never quite capture its true beauty. Your stamping talents always amaze me, Maxine.
Blessings,
Karen

Monika Reeck said...

wow stunning stamp
adorable colored
and love your layout Maxine
awesome card again you made miss Lady

Shelly Schmidt said...

This image is just beautiful= love your card. The shimmer on your flower is so pretty! So sorry that you are needing thinking of you/Sympathy cards lately- especially your family members and close friends. So sorry and prayers are with you!

Victoria Rowson said...

Such a beautiful thinking of you card. The image is lovely. I'm sorry to hear that members of your family are unwell. I wish them a speedy recovery. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope you can join us again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper