Monday, January 26, 2015

Dogs, Twine and Sparkle


Loved how this card turned out, if I may say so myself. 

I  printed the digi image that I had downloaded from Graphics Fairy, and coloured it, when discovered that it was just too big to cut with a s/b die, so I ran a pencil around the outside of the largest oval die and hand cut it - then to cover some of the flaws, distressed and sponged it.

The next step was the embossed sentiment, also distressed and sponged

I wanted some texture in the background, and something to bring it to life, so  cut a piece of this gold fibre the size of the tan card I had cut for the background layer, adhered it, and then embossed it - it made a fabulous mat for the background.

The only other addition to the mat was the Bakers Twine, knotted and tied across the the end of the panel.

This was then mounted onto the green base.

I am linking this to:
Embossing the fibre fabric was something new I tried

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


  1. Always enjoy the nifty techniques you come up with. The gold fiber, adhered & embossed was just perfect for the doggie duo. Loved the way you made the too-large image fit, as it looks wonderful on that texture. TFS the insert picture to see the fibers better. Adding the twine at the end really finished off an already beautiful card. Very Vintage in look & feel. TFS & Hugs . Stay cool.

  2. WOW!! This is gorgeous, Maxine!! I love the dog image, it's just beautiful and the gold background is stunning!

  3. Love your techniques and creation Maxine, it’s gorgeous and the doggies are gorgeous....thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  4. It's so beautiful Maxine. Love your coloring of the dogs. I have issues sometimes with getting my image just the right size too. You did a great job with this.

  5. the whole thing is wonderful Maxine. Love the way you distressed the edge like that.. Must remember that trick...

  6. Whoa! Maxine, this is a beauty!!! I love it just like you. That gold is so beautiful and the image is fantastic! A beautiful card.

  7. This is awesome! Love the embossing! Looks amazing! Thank you for joining us at Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends this Challenge and Good Luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  8. This is so nicely all the texture. Makes for a great masculine card!

  9. What a great card!! That embossed gold background is fantastic!!!

  10. Wow this is fantastic, what an amazing look you have created, the texture looks ACE so does the image, superb make thank you for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
    lorraine x

  11. Maxine in response to your question re the pencils. I use the stumps and mostly blend with gamsol, but blending stumps on their own work fine on their own as well.x

  12. Such a great card, fab image and great layout, so well put together. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  13. This is gorgeous Maxine. Love those dogs.

  14. This is gorgeous, such a beautiful image and wonderful detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  15. Love this Maxine - that image is fabulous and the texture you have added with the embossing is divine! Wonderful card my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image and wonderful background.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  17. Another beauty, Maxine! This is just dreamy! It reminds me of our time in England when we'd see the English hunters (dogs) all over the countryside - just a lovely and serene card here, my friend!

  18. Just wonderful! I love the image too- love the touch of distressing you did- really makes the image pop! Your background is awesome- fab card!

  19. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  20. Gorgeous card...fabulous image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  21. Love, love, love this card Maxine! The image is gorgeous and I really like that gold twined fabric you used.

  22. Such a wonderful creation! Love the specialty paper you used. So grateful you link it with us at Word Art Wednesday. There is still a bit of time left to join our current challenge and we hope you visit us again. Encouraging you with God's Word in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

    Blessings always,
    JO ANN

  23. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but I'm afraid that as you have not used a Penny Black stamp it is not eligible for the prize.
    Helen x

  24. this is stunning! Perfect masculine card!! Sorry I'm just now leaving you love. That pneumonia really did me in. Thanks for entering my January challenge. Scrappy hugs, Connie can crop


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