Monday, July 28, 2014

Pin Pricked Pear

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I love this image, it is one of my oldest, by Rubadubadoo, and I have really had my money's worth out of it!
I stamped on the rear of this piece of watercolour paper, and pinpricked it.


I then turned it over and coloured the panel with watercolour crayons


I ran the edges of the image panel over a Memento Blue Danube ink pad, before mounting it on some card - it is a creamy colour with a grey fleck as it is made from recycled materials. I also sponged the edges of this card with the blue ink.


The final detail was some blue bakers twine and a button, and the sentiment, also in blue.

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22 comments:

  1. It makes my wrists ache just thinking about all that pricking, (that's why I had to abandon parchment work), but what a clever idea to get the image without the lines. I don't know why pears lend themselves to crafting, but they do. A great card. Kate x

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  2. Interesting technique Maxine. Great card.

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  3. What a great way to showcase your image Maxine - well done! The colours are great too! I am sure the recipient will appreciate it greatly! {{{hugs}}}

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  4. Super fab card different and great.xx
    [I too look forward to 'working' with you on the team]
    The Journey is the Start

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  5. Love the piercing around that image! SO pretty and a beautiful sympathy card.
    Lynn

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  6. lovely card and I like how you did your image will have to try that some time thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

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  7. Lovely Sympathy card. They're always so hard to do but you've done a great job here. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  8. wowzie! What a fun effect this is! Now I remember I have some pin pricking stuff I need to play with...love how we inspire one another! I bought me some watercolor paints...but I am afraid I have found a technique I may not master! EEk!

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  9. What a great technique! Beautiful Card! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

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  10. Such a pretty card and interesting technique! You're always so creative!

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  11. Great job with the piercing technique. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

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  12. Gorgeous design love it...thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Challenge....
    Hugs
    Suzy B ( Owner )
    Xx

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  13. What a great way to show off the image. Great coloring.Love this technique. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  14. Excellent Maxine. Love your creative spirit. Beautifully colored.

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  15. such a neat technique! thank you for playing with us at lawnscaping!!!

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  16. I loved the first card you showcased with this technique- this one is just as fabulous! I love this pear and your finishing touches are so pretty.

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  17. Your card looks very pretty! Great piercing. I used to enjoy doing the technique...but my pin pricking never looked at neat as yours does. You have inspired me to give it a try again.

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  18. Maxine, you have designed some of the most extraordinary sympathy cards, and this is another one that is so very pretty. That pin-pricking is so evenly done around the pear - a favorite motif by the way...I have a pear border in my kitchen ...but your coloring with the crayons is really beautiful. Doing the blue background certainly enhanced the pear's yellow-brown tones. The design of the button & baker's twine was a wonderful touch the way you've done that too. TFS & Hugs

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  19. Wow! What a tedious job that must have been, but so worth it. Turned out fabulous!

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  20. So sweet! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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  21. A very tasteful Sympathy card.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

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  22. I love the pin pricking since I always think of "prickly pears" and this gives it great dimension and texture. You are SO creative, Maxine.
    THanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday, and for your support and encouragement.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D