Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Flowers for a Friend


I  have finally managed to get back to post a card - it's been a busy time with the gardens needing attention and visitors calling in - which I have loved.

This card was made for a dear friend, who has the most magnificent garden, so it was only 'right' that I make her a floral card!

You may just recognise another bubble background - this time multi coloured

The sentiment was stamped onto a the back of a snippet of the bubble background - it still merged a wee bit too much for my liking, so I gave it a pink ribbon to nestle on after inking the edges of the banner with the same blue ink I had stamped it in. 

The florals were on a card in a package from Altenew that was able to buy, as I won a voucher from them recently - I coloured them using some Altenew watercolor markers that were in the package.
The colours are very bright, and I wanted a more muted colour, so toned them down using a water pen.
Trimmed them out, and added a very pale blue background to them before adding them to the card base.
The colours were inspired by some peony flowers that my friend grows.

I mounted the feature panel on blue metallic paper, then the yellow card base.  
The final touch was the add some wee butterflies cut from the same blue paper.
I added a verse from a hymn to the inside, and have just managed to (unintentionally) delete the photo!😕

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JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! Lot of neat details there!

At Home In New Zealand said...

I love the way you can make such beautiful cards that are so appropriate to the person receiving them. This card is so pretty and perfect for a gardener :) Mxx

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Maxine. A great background with your colourful bubbles.

brenda said...

I forget that your gardens are all springing into life in NZ now, a beautiful time of year. Loving the background for those lovely blooms Maxine, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Wings and Tails' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jan Mahew said...

Lovely floral, Maxine! Thank you for sharing your special creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Donna Walls said...

I used to Garden but the Florida Sun is so Hot in the Summer that all my lovely veggies would just burn up and get overtaken with worms. I do have potted flowers, which are heat resistant plants. Your card is so pretty and those large florals are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!
Donna xx

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful floral card, Maxine. The bubbly background looks fantastic! Enjoy your beautiful spring season! Time to bundle up over here!!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about wings and/or tails!
Ellibelle's Corner

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... I love those flowers and the gorgeous background. Such a beauty, Maxine!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Maxine and I know your friend will love it. I keep forgetting that your seasons are opposite of mine. I wish I was seeing spring here instead of winter. Enjoy your garden - and friends.

Sarn said...

A gorgeous floral card for a keen gardener.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Remember to pop back tomorrow to see the Grand Christmas Lights switch on! xxx

HilaryJane said...

I do so look forward to spring. Your card is great you have done so well with those bubble backgrounds, I still haven't got round to trying it yet xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, this bubble background looks just wonderful!! And just perfect for the lovely flowers!! Beautiful water colouring and love the embossing on the metallic butterflies!

Di said...

What a pretty card Maxine - it reminds me of 'Sanderson sort of vintage' wall paper. Lucky you going into Spring - we're galloping into Winter here in the UK. Our 'post-Christmas' time is dark and quite gloomy - and it always seems such a long haul until Spring peeps around the corner in April or perhaps March it we're really lucky!!


Di xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

OOOooooo....this is pretty, Maxine. Some of your photos really show off the wonderful sparkle on this card. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Gerrina said...

Beautiful flowers and great background! Love the colours that you have combined and the colouring! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracie said...

Beautiful card. Love the bubble background. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Pauline C said...

Very pretty floral card Maxine and beautiful bubble background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.
Pauline xx

MaryV said...

Wonderful! Thank you for playing at MMMChallenge.

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Your bubbled backgrounds are terrific! This one combined with the flowers and butterflies for your neighbor is stunning! Fabulous! --Becca

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Maxine! I love the bubble background, this one is fabulous in the different colors. You are really good at making these backgrounds! I love how you put the ribbon behind your sentiment, makes it stand out nicely! I bet your friend will love this garden card! Hugs, Brenda

Neet said...

You always do some amazing backgrounds and this one has turned out beautifully. I love it. Love the vertical birthday greeting, fits with this card and the flowers which are beautiful and perfect for a lover of them.
Blessings Neet xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the design. The metallic butterflies really stand out. Great coloing and design.

Hugs and Blessings

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Maxine, this is so incredibly pretty! So lovely to see you playing along at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Christmas creation with us. Hugs, Wends, Sweet Stampin' DT