Friday, May 4, 2018

Paint Chip Flower


I had fun with paint chips when I made this flower - The colours I used were Red Alert and Lime Leaf - both British Paints brands.

I embossed the background using the 'fade' technique, and also emphasised the blank by outlining it with an embossed oval

The flower was die cut in the two colours (the chips are quite large) and then inlaid it into the background

There were a couple of  'oops' in that process, plus a wee dab of colour where it should not have been, so what better than some rhinestones to do a cover-up job and embellish?

The edges of the feature panel and the sentiment were (heat) embossed in gold.

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Mia said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. The flower and the embossing background are perfect! Kisses, my friend.

brenda said...

This is so pretty Maxine and your choice of colours and background work beautifully.

B x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Great use of the paint chips and the embossing makes a lovely frame around the flower. xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, you make me want to hit Bunnings and Mitre 10 up for some supplies. Love the bright colours and the pretty inlaid die cut. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Maxine. The colours are so stunning. Aren't paint chips so cool to use. Must look out for some of the British Paints ones

Rosie said...

A very nice card

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Gerrina said...

Such an elegant shape and card! Enjoy the weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Maxine, very feminine and pretty.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Mel Gee said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
Mel DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is stunning!!!

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the paint chips and love the inlaying of that contemporary and wonderful flower die. The faded technique on the embossed background looks great and all finished off with the gold heat embossed it x

froebelsternchen said...

This card is so beautiful dear Maxine!
Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
I love all the beautiful details!
Hope all calms down for you now - I have my down syndrom brother here as a guest and much more work ... I can imagine how you feel!


jimlynn said...

Pretty color combination and I LOVE this CAS beauty!

mamapez5 said...

A great way to use the paint chips. Well done. They were bigger than the ones we usually get which makes them more useful. I like the die cut, and every card needs a little bit of bling. Kate xx

HJ said...

I love the bright colors and great use of paint chips. The rhinestones look as though you had planned them! Beautiful! Enjoy your day!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Love the gold edge. A really fun embossed texture too. Was thinking of you this weekend. Sending love and wishes that you're surrounded by love and support as this might be a particularly tough one if memory serves me correctly. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So many years since I used paint chips, will have to take another look after seeing your wonderful use of them producing such a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Fran said...

Gorgeous! I love how you used the paint chip samples to create your flower. And your embellishments are perfect!
Hugs, Fran

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love how you did the flower and the embossing
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Suchi said...

Your cards make dies so simple! I have never used dies. Always makes me wanna try. Simply amazing card! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you are doing well?

JD/ Jill said...

This is beautifully done, Maxine...

MariLynn said...

How pretty live the colors. Blessings.

Marie Bingaman said...

This is totally cool, Maxine! I love the simplicity of it. Thanks so much for sharing this pretty card with us at Sasayaki Glitter for our "flower" challenge! :)

~Marie B -DT

Eve's Been Reading said...

Lovely CAS card, thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Monika Reeck said...

I love that embossing folder and lovely flower DIE you have
simply and adorable made
I am sorry for my absence
busy with my spanish course ;)

Rose Andrew said...

What an Elegant card .. love it ! so clean and simple.
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 18
Hugs Rose DT

Monica said...

Such a dreamy, exotic and bright flower. Rhinestones are such a good way to hide faux pas.


Loll said...

The fade technique for your dry embossed background is awesome. I haven't done that, will have to learn!! Your flower is so bright and beautiful cut from the paint chips. And I love that you've added that little bit of gold embossing on the edges. Great techniques and a beautiful card Maxine! xx

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thanks for joining us at the Digi Choosday challenge
GDT Maria