Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lilies with Gold Accents

and a special welcome to my newest follower, Patti, who makes beautiful cards.  If you want to be, 'wowed' pop over to her blog, Stationery Styles and gasp at her work!

I am a ferw hours late with this, thanks to a migraine that assaulted me yesterday...

The wonderful scripture that the Word Art Wednesday DT were given to work with this week was Proverbs 11:25.  I chose to print in a large format as the print is fine 

When I then looked at the size, I decided to use an oval die cut , and tilted it to one side, which means that it over hangs the card edge by a wee bit, but it certainly adds interest to the card

Although the patterned paper is quite a busy pattern, the colour palette was limited, so I decided to go with a dark base card, and accent the gild highlights in it

The die cut was sponged with Delicata Gold ink  before removing the die 

Because the paper was so busy, I kept the embellishments simple by using just the lilies.  i did add the detail of the scalloped border, and below that a strip of gold that matched the foil in the paper, although that does not show here with the reflections.

I am linking this to:


Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh Maxine, migraines are crippling, aren't they! Glad it finally eased off and you could get to more exciting activities!
I love what you chose to do with the scripture - the overhanging oval gives your design character. You flowers are lovely and I think you made the perfect decision to go with the darker base card.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

Gerrina said...

That you tilted the oval makes it more special and looks good even though with a busy background the lilies pop just enough! Hugs, Gerrina

Glennis F said...

A lovely design Maxine. I am glad that you are over your migraine now, they are so nasty!

Dawn T said...

beautiful Maxine. Love the way you've tilted the oval. Hope the migraine is better. I get bad headaches (not migraines) so can feel your pain.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about the migraine x What a striking card, beautiful sentiment and a fabulous design and yes the oval die cut on the tilt adds wonderful interest x

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful and so pretty, thanks for commenting while I am away. We are having a lovely time away and it was nice to just have a play now and again to relax while having an extremely busy days...hugs..

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is lovely!

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Maxine. I love the background and your design. Kisses, my dear friend.

froebelsternchen said...

A delightful creation dear Maxine!


jimlynn said...

Beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous card! So lovely.

Brenda said...

Maxine, I do hope you are feeling better. Your card is lovely, I love the extra interest the tilt of your beautiful sentiment adds. The lilies are just what I had in mind for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Commiserations re migraine they’re not fun at all, dear Maxine, p and are very debilitating. So glad it’s okay and pray it stays that way a long, long time.
Lovely verse, and clever idea it offset the oval like that lovely DP too.
Great flowers not seen them around!
I’m on improve, had two days and night with toothache, had another temporary filling today and some of gum cut away on a broken molar tooth, it’s non repairable and needs crown and bridge but can’t get done till better after op next week. Cortisone has kept me alive for fifty years but multiple side affects and two of them are dental and skin cancer problems ...related to that treatments side affects. Compromised immune system.. however LORD is gracious indeed, am very grateful for tooth, it’s but sore but will be ok, I pray so anyways... as naturally affects sleeps ..
Thanks so much for your prayers. They’re really appreciated. Hope and pray you continue to get better too. Popped over to Pattis blog too, so lovely.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Brenda said...

This is stunning Maxine! I love that background paper, the "stitching" on your oval and your inking on the scripture. Those lilies are so beautiful on this card as well. Love them and love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Heather said...

Very pretty!! I really like the fun touch from tilting the oval die cut a bit! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautifully done- the oval die cut it wonderful! Love your accents of sponging, and wow- love the gorgeous lilies!!! All in all, a gorgeous card!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful paper Maxine. LOVE the shimmer and shine of it. You need to be surrounded with rainbows lovely lady, so glad you are crafting with them. Hoping you have friends around you who lift you up when the clouds seem especially dark. Have been thinking of you and sending you thoughts of love and strength. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Neet said...

Such a beautiful card, and what a lovely quote. I like the idea of the slight slant to the oval - the perfect shape to go with the shell like pattern of the paper.
Blessings, Neet xx
Hope the migraine has gone x

Patti said...

WOW!! I can't thank you enough for your sweet shout out!! Thank you for your kind words!!

Your card is just beautiful! The flowers you used to embellish that great passage are really lovely! Did you mold those?

Beautiful job!! Have a great day!


Monika Reeck said...

Lovely sentiment
adorable DP and those flowers is so beautiful Maxine
sweet card Maxine

Monica said...

Such a beautiful quote, Maxine with such a pretty DP. The caila lilies looks so befitting.


GalFridayStamping said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://

Cards By MI said...

Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Esther Asbury said...

I love how you tilted your die cut on this pretty card! So happy you linked up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! So glad you're over your migraine. I get them too. Hate them!! 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

Suze said...

Wow. This is gorgeous Maxine. Love how you placed the sentiment and the soft yellow around it. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

Victoria Rowson said...

Lovely creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Victoria DT