Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year With a Rose


Happy New Year, and may you have a marvelous year this year!!

The first challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday is today - a wonderful start to 2020.

Our sponsor is the fabulous Stamp Simply , and they are offering as a prize either two stamp sets, or a stamp set and matching dies.  BTW, they have an amazing sale on at the moment. 

I went to get my Simply Stamped Roses stamp set out, and discovered I had this coloured and die cut image already in the packet, so that was my starting point.

I reached for blue for the contrast colour on the front of the card - the edges were all sponged with Faded Jeans DI, the strip of PP is from the  Kaiser Craft Starburst paper pad.

The image was silver embossed and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  The base paper is a textured pale cream coloured paper that adds some more subtle interest.  This was all mounted over some Canary cardstock.

I stamped the inside with the image in the Faded Jean DI, and lightly coloured it to match the outside image.  The liner was also edged with the blue ink. 

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful joyous card to start 2020 off...a stunning design xx

Lovely Linda said...

This is just lovely Maxine and so beautifully pairedd with the Scripture!!xo

brenda said...

A delightful Rose creation Maxine, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts current challenge.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2020.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty! And I love that Scripture. Perfect!

Mia said...

Amazing card and quote, Maxine! HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear friend.

Gerrina said...

A good start with a beautiful rose and text! Great how you balance it on a card! Wish for you a lot of beautiful moments and lots of creativity for 2020! Hugs, Gerrina

mamapez5 said...

Very pretty Maxine. A great start to your New Year's creations. Kate x

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Maxine, this is an absolute stunner! I love the bold yellows and blues together. Happy New Year, dear friend! Blessings for 2020!

Linby said...

Very pretty and lovely embossing.
Thanks for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Mac Mable said...

Glorious card and a Very Happy, Healthy and crafty 2020 to you x.

Patti said...

I love this scripture!! and your design is so pretty friend!

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing your card over at Allsorts Anything goes Challenge. Happy New Year;-))m

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Geweldige kaart. Echt prachtig Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
Wonderful card. Really great. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


DT Creative Sketchy Girls

Mummylade said...

Such a bright and lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card and scripture. The Psalms are always so comforting. The yellow rose is gorgeous and I like how you added one to the inside. Thank you so much for joining our Annual Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Happy New Year to you!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the scripture and embossed rose.Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps
Carol GDT x

Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls. Very nice and Good luck! Hope to see you again next time.
Ine (DT)

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the scripture. The design is perfect along with the colors. That rose on the inside is the perfect finish.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, a pretty flower.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Debbie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! This is one of my favorite verses!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, I love roses.
Thank you for participating in our Anything Goes Challenge at Through the craft room door this week. See you in the next challenge.
Danki's creative passions {My Blog}

Loll said...

Happy New Year Maxine! Wishing you the best for 2020!

Beautiful card. LOVE that yellow rose --- gorgeous. Always great when we find these gems in our stash to start the card off. Great paired with blue. xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining Jan's Digi Stamps challenges Hope to see you again next time.

creationsnz said...

Hi Maxine. I always admire your cards and look forward to seeing them because - no matter what - you always manage to find a lovely way to put something inside. And you've done it again! CarolG

Shelly Schmidt said...

Maxine this is a beautiful card! You are the queen of Embossing Powder! That single rose is fabulous and I love the scripture! Happy 2020!!!

Neet said...

First of all may I wish you a Happy New Year, all the very best for 2020. Secondly thank you for commenting on my blog as you do, I feel I made a friend over the water such a long time ago and she is still with me.
Pleased to say my back has been much better, not right and I guess it never will be, but there is improvement thanks to the chiropractor who has had help from above in her hands. God works in many ways.
Now to your card - I love this rose. What a delightful card - I love how you have coloured it and used the blue to edge the inspirational words, it works so well.
Blessings, Neet xx

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. Great design to showcase this Scripture.

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

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our MY TIME TO CRAFT challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist! Happy International Women’s Day!.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

Sorry, my last comment should have read LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge.