Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Exciting News, Flowers and Scripture

Welcome

Before I share my news I want to welcome Becca Morris Sadler as my latest follower - she has a blog here if you would like to pop over, say hi, and admire her work.

My news is that I have been invited to be part of the Word Art Wednesday design team.
 I accepted and this is my first card for them!!


The background for this was made sprinkling Lindy's powders on water colour paper,  then spraying them with water.  They give a lovely, iridescent, sheen to the background.


The stamped images, from Darkroom Door include florals and leaves, and were painted with a wash, made from the same powders, and then fussy cut.  They also have a slight sheen.
I gave the flower the some dimension by rubbing the centre over a soft pad, then glued some gold micro beads there for added texture.



This scripture is the freebie over at Word Art Wednesday this week, and I mounted it, slightly off set, over some black card.


This photo gives some idea of the shimmer - I also added dimension to the leaves by scoring them on a soft mat, and then only attaching the stem to the card.  


As I will be using this for a friend's birthday, I stamped the sentiment on the inside, and added a strip of very sparkly washi tape (Part of a RAK from Mia of Craftartista)

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29 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Woohoo congratulations Maxine - how exciting - and such a great fit - but no surprises there! Loving your card and those gorgeous flowers, the shimmer and the micro beads are perfect! Thank you for sharing and all of the inspiration you bring on so many levels my friend xo

brenda said...

Well done Maxine and it's a really lovely card to start with, a lovely bloom and dimension against the inky background.

B x

Sue said...

Congratulations on your DT spot, Maxine. The flowers and background are beautiful.

Glennis said...

Congratulations Maxine, how exciting for you

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card using Lindy's goodies and wow, congrats, so happy for you being on the design team, you will be awesome I know..big hugs.xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. The background is so pretty and so are the flowers and leaves.
Congratulations on the Word Art Wednesday Design Team.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Maxine! They are lucky to have you! And WOW! Your card is gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

So excited to see that you have joined the WAW team, Maxine! This is lovely. Looking forward to your inspiration!

mamapez5 said...

Congratulations Maxine. This card is so beautiful too. I love the sheen that you get with some of the paints and powders, especially on flowers. God word art too. I hope you enjoy being a part of the designer team. Kate x

Dawn Turley said...

Congratulations Maxine. Awesome first card for the team

Mia said...

Congratulations for your new DT, Maxine. I am happy for you, my friend. You certainly deserve it. And I LOVE your card!!!!!!!!

Gerrina said...

This card draw my attention as soon as I saw it in my blogrol; I think it is a stunning one Maxine! Love the colours and the quote! Great that you now are in the Word Art Wednesday DT! Congratulations and have fun! Hugs, Gerrina

Loll said...

Congratulations on your new team Maxine!! So happy for you! And you've started off with a bang! That is one gorgeous card. Love the shimmer and mix of colours from your magicals background, flower and leaves. So much shimmer and shine. The micro-bead flower center is gorgeous! xx

Brenda said...

Congrats Maxine!!!!! Although I'm not surprise as you are so talented. Your card is stunning! I love the beautiful colors you have on this one. The flowers are just exquisite as is your background. But it is the sentiment that really knocks this one home! Hugs, Brenda

Wendy said...

Maxine!!! I am so happy for you!! You're now designing for one of my FAVORITE blogs! Your card is beautiful and inspirational! I LOVE the sheen you put on it. Thanks for joining in the fun at PIP Challenges & again, congrats :)
Wendy PIP DT
http://Hi-Regards.blogspot.com

froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful card! Gorgeous!
Congratulations on your DT spot, Maxine.
Hugs, Susi

MiamiKel said...

Congratulations, Maxine!! They could not have gained a more faith filled and talented designer - I'm so happy for you :) Your card is equally amazing and I love all the bright and cheerful watercolors!

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations to you Maxine and they are lucky to have you x. What a striking card you have made for your first post. Love the shimmer and the beautiful colours of those Lindys. Lovely sentiment and such a fabulous card x.

Monica said...

HEARTY, HEARTY CONGRATS for the good news. They are lucky to have you.

Your card is super. I love the flowers and background.

Lots of love,

Monica

Shanna Slater said...

Love love LOVE your background! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! ~ DT Shanna

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a huge Congratulations on your Design Team appointment, love the card with the shimmer behind the flower and leaves, have a wonderful week... Megan

Irish Cherokee said...

First and foremost a well deserved Congrats for the WAW DT post. It says a lot about your creativity. Love your card. Since I love attention to detail, The sheen you added to the background makes everything in front of it stand out. I especially like the micro beads. they really make a difference. Bravo!

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

JD/ Jill said...

Congratulations! A well deserved honor! You've created a lovely card using this wonderful sentiment!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being appointed to the Design Team, Maxine! A well-deserved honor! They are lucky to have you! Your card is shiny and colorful and absolutely sensational in every detail!! Hugs, Darnell

Jennifer Greco said...

What a great project! Such a fun design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congrats on making the WAW team Maxine! That's a perfect fit for you hun! They're lucky to have you. Gorgeous creation and beautiful colour work. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Fran said...

A BIG congrats to you making the DT on the Word Art Wednesday. This card is amazing Maxine. I love all the details. Hugs, Fran

TaeEun said...

Congrats on your first DT post for Word Art Wednesday! A very cheerful floral card with a great sentiment! And I love the idea with the golden micro beads! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

Neet said...

Congratulations Maxine on your wonderful news. Well done on being chosen to be a member of the Design Team and what a lovely card to show them for your first spot. Great use of products too.
Hugs, Neet xx