Monday, July 9, 2018

Ladybird Anniversary

Welcome
And a very special welcome to my newest follower Carla Aerts, co-founder of the blog
Carlins Kaartenparadijs, a new Challenge blog.

This card is using some of the tiny pieces (Snippets) from my 12" x12" paper challenge, and a 
Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch  Challenge.  I thought I may have missed it as I have not been well, but thankfully it is a month long challenge this time!! Phew. 


I printed off three copies of this image and coloured them all - I thought I had done very well and printed them on the opposite side, and end, of the sheet of card to another two images I had previously printed... much to my disgust, after colouring all the images, I realise I had printed them back to back, so ended up using just one of these images and one of the others... 


I coloured the image with my Polychromos,  then trimmed it, and distressed the edges before mounting it over the tags and some layers of (cereal box) card to give some dimension before adding it to the embossed background.


The sentiment (from a set of now discontinued Fire Cracker stamps) was embossed with deep green ep, and also mounted over layers 


Before adding the green embossed layer to the base, I wound the twine around it three times and tied a bow for some added interest, and to 'hide'  the blank top of the embossed panel, as the British stationery sizes (which I use) differ slightly from the USA ones. 

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27 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous card Maxine. Hope you are feeling better.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card to cheer anyone up...hugs.xx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful delicate and such a great contrast with the panel; a super card! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

Great layering and layout on your pretty card Maxine. Such a cute image, beautifully coloured x

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

What a truly darling image Maxine and your design is beautiful. The sentiment font is so pretty too. Big hugs, Autumn

froebelsternchen said...

I love what you have created with this cute image! Adorable! Happy new week Maxine! Hugs, Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a cute image and pretty card, Maxine! Lots of great layering and awesome coloring!

jimlynn said...

Great design and sketch and just seems to be perfect for this card! LOVE it!
Lynn

Pia S said...

Loving the shabb chic feel of your card, I do love the style of your card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck! Pia, Bugaboo DT

brenda said...

A gorgeous Anniversary card Maxine and beautiful deeply embossed backdrop, perfect for our 'In my Garden' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Glennis said...

I hope you are feeling better now Maxine. I love the design of your card, especially the twine!

Kathleen said...

Sweet image and a super background. Thank you for joining our 'In my Garden' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Brenda said...

What a great take on the sketch Maxine! Loving that sweet little image. I think I have a stamp and die set similar to it and I just might have to pull it out. lol I do dump stuff all the time and then think, "what was I thinking!" Crap happens but what fun we have anyway. Love this card! Hugs, Brenda

mamapez5 said...

Hi Maxine. Sorry I haven't visited for a while. Too many things getting in the way, and now the heat is sapping my energy too. I like you image with the little ladybird. And you are still using scraps from you previous papers, so well done for that.
I hope you are feeling better now. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! Hope you are feeling better!

Quillish said...

Wow.. wow.. loved the card totally. Three embossed panel, the coloring.. the distress edges.. twine..everything makes you wanna stop and take notice. What fabulous work Maxine!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very pretty card for an anniversary, glad to hear I'm not the only one who uses cereal boxes and the ends of printing card to squeeze as much I can from my supplies.... have a wonderful week... Megan

Fran said...

Maxine,
You are very frugal crafter! You make a every little piece look amazing on your final design. You sure have a talent for making all things come together and look lovely.
Hugs, Fran

Lovely Linda said...

Lovely Maxine - I hope you are feeling better - make sure you rest my friend! Love all the elements of your card - the image is so sweet - and the embossing is perfect! Always great details! xo

Di said...

Really lovely card Maxine - and your colouring is fabulous! I do so love Polychromos pencils!

Hugs

Di xx

Loll said...

Amazing design Maxine. I love all the special elements from the adorable pencil coloured image to with distressed edges, the three tags peeking out from underneath to add colour and pattern, to the embossed black background and twine. All work so perfectly together. Glad you were feeling well enough to make this beauty and hope you continue to feel good. Take care. xx

Elizabeth said...

Love your card, Maxine, the image is beautifully coloured and the ladybird is super cute. What a great use of the cereal box card too. Altogether a wonderful snippet card. Elizabeth x

susiestacey said...

Great card and a good bit of recycling too.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'In My Garden' challenge and good luck x Susan x

MaryH said...

It's a cute image, and is sure to bring some happy to this pretty card. I really like the way you've used some of the earlier paper snippets as a most interesting border on the card. (It's lovely paper, and I hope you can use up every single bit of it!) A brilliant idea to design this as you've done. Sorry to hear you've not been well, but certainly hope you are feeling better for the weekend. Blessings and Hugs

Denise Goeldner said...

Great Anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

Jen Leeflang said...

That is gorgeous, Maxine!
Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week - good luck in the draw. Please come back again soon, esp for our Christmas in July week-long event which starts on July 21!
luv
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Artisctic Inspiration
DT Maria