Monday, May 4, 2020

Lovely Lavender


This card started with a 'reject' on my desk - I had made a card earlier that I was not happy with, so I took some elements off, and remade it!

The embossed panel was already adhered with the blue bakers twine behind it, so I worked from there.  The base is a subtle metallic blue card. 

The speckled panel was from my 'promise box', a trimming/snippet off a full 6x6 piece of paper, which I have no idea where it came from! 

The die cut is a Memory Box one that I borrowed - it appears to be discontinued.
I coloured it with chalks and adhered to the patterned paper

The embossing folder has a 'bon voyage' sentiment on it that I did not want, so the paper covered it nicely, but I know the recipient would love to travel.

The sentiment was stamped with Catherine Pooler Queen for a Day ink, die cut using a S/B Card creator  die from the Modern Stationery set, embossed and brushed with more ink before removing it from the die. 

The inside of the card was brushed with more ink, and an (Hero Arts)  Eiffel Tower stamped in London Fog ink on the left side of the inner liner. 

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aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL, just love the stamp used here Maxine and the colour is just beautiful..take care and keep

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

The lavender falls nicely into place with the Eiffel Tower. I love the softness of lavender.

Hope you are well,


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty both inside and out. I love the speckled look! Awesome card!

Gerrina said...

Love both panels and the colours match beautiful! Reminds me of a holiday in France from a few years back... Hugs, Gerrina

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful, Maxine! Loving the color scheme!
Ellibelle's Corner

jimlynn said...

It may have been a reject before but it's so pretty now. LOVE!

Jan Mahew said...

Maxine- You definitely proved sometimes Less is MORE! What a great card- makes me think of Paris- and I've never been! Love the embossing/hues/background. The ribbon seals the deal for me! Thank you so much for entering JDS Blog Challenge #12. Good luck and be safe.
Jan (owner/illustrator Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine. I love this big lavender!
And I am impressed that you always decorate the inside of your great cards. Kisses, my dear friend, and please stay safe.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so very pretty.
xx Karen

Quillish said...

The soft grey and purple makes it look so pleasing and loved the embossed and diecut variations of texture Maxine. And I always admire you for keeping your inside of the card so interesting!

brenda said...

What a very calming creation Maxine, the colours and elements all work together perfectly.

B x

Dawn T said...

What a gorgeous card. Great re-make Maxine.

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Maxine, a lovely embossed panel - I'm glad you managed to save it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

mamapez5 said...

Such a lovely card. I love lavender, (the flower), and I use that range of colours a lot. All the little details are just right and it is perfect when the insert follows the theme on the front. Kate x

Joy Wilson said...

Stunning card! I love the inking and embossing! I hope you are well? Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Loll said...

Lovely card Maxine. Your lavender is so pretty, especially with the splatters. Wonderful colour combo with the gray embossed panel. xx

betty-NZ said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! I love the details that you put into each piece of artwork!

Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

Di said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! Wonderful soft colours, love the embossed Eiffel Tower, splattered background and of course the wonderful MB die cut. Yes, it does seem to be discontinued - they now do a corner one which is much busier and doesn't look quite as elegant.


Di xx

Terri Winske said...

Isn't it funny how one day's rejects can into a work of art the next? I love how your card turned the color combination! Thank you very much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous design and the lavender with the embossed tower looks amazing x.

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Maxine! Loved how you pieced it all together from the various things you had. Thanks so much for supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge by playing along at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

creationsnz said...

Great remake - clever girl! CarolG

Angie said...

Nice card! Purple in any shade is my favorite color! Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps challenge! Angie-DT/Owner

Catrin Goodwin said...

Beautifully designed card - Thank you for Joining us at LPCF - Good luck

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I recognise that embossing folder, beautifully done! LOVE the lavender with it, this is such a pretty scene and gorgeous combination of elements. LOVE it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Haideelum said...

Wow the final result was so beautiful¡
Thanks for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG
Haideelum DT CCB