Friday, March 10, 2023

Floral Paraphernalia


I made this card for a special friend, and spent an enjoyable afternoon water colouring it.
The stamp is the  Chocolate Baroque stamp, Floral Paraphernalia slim line, and it is so long, I couldn't fit  the last part of it on the panel!

It was stamped and black embossed before painting

When it was dry, I added some silver splatter

The sentiment and edges of the main panel were silver embossed. I used an embossing pen on the main panel edges, then dipped them in silver ep and heated.  I matched the edges of the sentiment panel by running a silver pen around it. 

The inside was finished with two layers of washi tape. 
Unfortunately the silver tape did not photograph well.

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Glennis F said...

That stamp is beautiful Maxine, and your coloring is beautifully done

At Home In New Zealand said...

That is a very beautiful card, so I am sure your friend will absolutely love it :)

brenda said...

This is such a pretty floral card Maxine and sure your friend loved it, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations March challenge.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing slimline!! Gorgeous stamp and colouring!

Donna Walls said...

Wow, love this image and your watercoloring! The splatters are the icing on the cake. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll play again soon.
Donna xx
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Diane said...

Very beautifully created!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Beautiful Blossoms!
Diane TB Co-Owner and BB DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Triple B}

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous floral collage, Maxine, with wonderful color choices! Thanks for the inspiration and for submitting your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Maxine! I am back wearing a different hat: It's always fun seeing how crafters are inspired by the Mood Board at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers with us, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a beautiful card - the floral looks awesome, as do the silver splatters. Nice touch!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful watercoloring on that pretty image. Love the touches of silver and what a great idea to go along the edges of the card with it too. Love it!

Gerrina said...

I love the stamp/image and the colours are so beautiful! Great colouring here! Hugs, Gerrina

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card and great water coloring it!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, love it! The stamp is stunning, I just received an order from choc barouquet yesterday xx

Jan Mahew said...

Beautiful embossing, creative background and lovely composition. Thank you for sharing your lavish floral with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

HilaryJane said...

This is simply beautiful. The addition of the silver splatters and embossed edges really makes it extra special xx

Carol L said...

The water coloring looks so pretty, but the silver edges really make it stand out in a beautiful way! Thanks for sharing it with the first Triple B challenge! (Carol, GD)

stampinwithanita said...

Well done, Maxine! I love these stamps that look like an Art Journal. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the stamp you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.

Helen x

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful stamp, and a long one too! You have watercolored it up beautifully Maxine! I bet your special friend will just love this card as I sure do! Hugs, Brenda

Mariann Jakobsen said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Maxine!
Awesome work!
Hugs - Mariann

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent water coloring on this image. Love the card.

Hugs and Blessings

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge too.

Helen x

Carol W said...

Wow Macine. This arc is incredible. The stamp is pretty but your coloring of the image is awesome. Great job on this.

Ellibelle said...

It's a beautiful stamp and great choice of colors! So beautifully done!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous and filled with interest.
x Karen

Robyn Oliver said...

Congrats on your win Maxine, a lovely slimline card

Wendy Jackson said...

Such a lovely card and great image too

Thanks so much for joining us on the Polkadoodles Wk 9 Digi Choosday challenge….

Love and crafty hugs from

Wendy (DT)

Grenouille Greetings said...

A great stamp beautifully coloured and that little dragonfly make it the perfect entry for our wings and tails theme at Stamping Sensations this month. Thank you for playing along. Hugs, Lesley

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like this image and your coloring! Glad you joined us at Jan's Digi Stamp challenge!

Neet said...

I am so glad someone else is happy to spend time colouring image4s, I find it most rewarding and relaxing.
Such a lovely card and the image is a delightful composition and you have certainly done it justice.
Blessings, Neet xx

Kathy said...

Your slimline card is lovely and I too think that the chocolate baroque stamp is so pretty. You did a great job coloring it all! Smiles, Kathy