Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cherry Blossom, Sparkle and Scripture

Welcome

I am running late, thanks to life getting extremely hectic of late....


This is my post for the new Word Art Wednesday Challenge, where we ae being sponsored by
Heartfelt Creations, who are offering a U.S. $20 voucher to their store



The wonderful scripture is crafted by Karen M, and is available free over at the challenge blog. 
I die cut it using a Sizzix stitched oval die.


The inset panel is water colour paper which I smeared Opal Polish Summer Sky over, then sprayed very lightly with Lindy's Hydrangea Blue Starburst Spray. It has a fabulous shine and colour interference, which is so difficult to photograph - you can get some hint of it from the above shot, especially when you compare it with the other photos.


I decorated the left inside of the card with another die cut stamp - the stamps (and dies) were a freebie from the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine #215.  
I used my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils to colour the flower springs. 

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27 comments:

R's Rue said...

Amen Maxine.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Maxine and love the scripture.
Thanks for your kind comment on my envelope design. It is fiddly and can be frustrating if fingers are a bit arthritic but loved the result. xx

aussie aNNie said...

WOW, Maxine, back again to say this is amazing and love it, thanks so much for entering our challenge with your fabulous design at[aNNie designer for The Sisterhood of Crafters]
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cotnob said...

This is beautiful Maxine, so delicate and pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

SewPaperPaint said...

What a treasure of scripture! A wonderful way to start my morning. This card is truly gorgeous and the flowers are a perfect accent. Big hugs, Autumn

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love those flowers - very pretty!

Gerrina said...

Wow love the colouring and how the flowers pop on that blue stripe! A beautiful card again!Hugs, Gerrina

Cardsbykatefletcher said...

That's really pretty, I didn't get that issue of the magazine but I have a very similar stamp. Not one I use often enough!!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate Dt

Glennis F said...

Great design Maxine, I always love a bit of shimmer, and I am sure it looks wonderful IRL!

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Maxine with a verse I really love so very much over so many years.. the Lord indeed is stronghold in a day of trouble.
So know what you mean by busy.. same here.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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brenda said...

It's a lovely design Maxine and very pretty blossoms and you can see the shimmer coming through to draw in the eye.

B x

mamapez5 said...

Very pretty Maxine. I love all the cherry blossom stamps. We sing that scripture in church as a little hymn quite often. A lovely card. Kate x

Brenda said...

Oh Maxine, this is so pretty! I love the scripture and I love those flowers you used with it. It came together so nicely! I do see the shimmer on the one photo, I can imagine how beautiful it is in person!! Life gets hectic doesn't it?! Hope things settle down for you soon. Hugs, Brenda

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very well designed and beautiful. Wonderful scripture verse too.

Dawn T said...

What a stunner Maxine. It really is so beautiful and very elegant looking.

Lori Podolsky said...

What a truly lovely and beautiful card you've created, Maxine. So glad you shared your wonderful card on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope to see you again, and good luck on your entry. Hugs, Lori (DT)

Darlene said...

So beautiful Maxine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Ina G said...

So soft and feminine. Lovely sentiment. Thanks for adding to our galery at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Carol W said...

Pretty pretty card Maxine.

Barb said...

Beautiful Card!

Neet said...

That is a pretty card. I do like the apple blossom and the way you have layered it over that blue strip and just touching the oval sentiment. Your composition is so pleasing to the eye.
Blessings, Neet xx

Lindsey said...

Your card is so pretty! Beautiful colouring, and I love the shimmery panel. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

candio said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday with Polkadoodles. DT Candace

Madison said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digichoosday Challenge. Madison

Susan Renshaw said...

Very pretty!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Susan
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