Saturday, May 7, 2016

Masculine Grunge

Welcome

Firstly I would like to extend a warm welcome to 
Hippieaud (aka Audrey) of  the 
Peace, Love and Crafting blog who is my newest follower. 
Do pop over and have a look at her wonderful work, I am sure you will be inspired.

I made this card a while ago, and I am not sure if I can remember all that I did, but I will try, on the assumption you want to know.


I started by playing with some watercolour paper - I die cut it with an MB Stitched Rectangle, then used one of their grungy corner dies on opposing corners.


I stamped and embossed the scripture, then after taping the rectangle down, added water and some Lindys Magical powders - from memory I used two colours.  Rather than mix and then spread them on like a paint, I sprinkled them onto the wet paper.  The colours that showed up were interesting to say the least.  What does not show here is the lovely sheen they give.


I decided to mat the coloured paper into a deep forest green base, and sponged the edges of that with Delicata gold ink, and gold embossed the sentiment down one edge,


then hammered in some brown eyelets and added some coarse string on the other end of the card.

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31 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
    I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT
    Jo’s Scrap Shack

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  2. Very cool card Maxine - love the grunge you have added - and the Lindy's Magical Powder works so well on wet paper!! Well done!

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  3. Awesome project!!! Love how you've combined dies, and your grungy detail is amazing :) Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Fingers this time around :)
    Susan DT

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  4. This is _so_ pretty! The background looks like cross stitch mesh, and I love the way you've done the verse. Adding the magicals as powder was inspired! Haven't tried this, but it seems to have worked a bit as Brusho crystals will do, to add some lovely color. It is very dramatic with the forest green background and the jute twine. Pretty, but still quite masculine! Good work, Maxine! TFS & Hugs

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  5. Love to see innovation in crafting cards. Love the design and techniques you used. Excellent.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

    Jim

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  6. Love the look of this great masculine card! Very, very pretty.
    Lynn

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  7. Great masculine card, Maxine. I really like all of the texture on this!

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  8. So unusual - totally unexpected look - how fantastic is that!

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

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  9. LOVE the grunge Maxine, awesome guy's card, well it sure looked like you had fun in the making...xx

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  10. the corner die is really great Maxine and makes a great masculine card.

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  11. Such a beautiful card! And the scripture is just what I needed to hear this week :) Thanks so much for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  12. Fabulous Maxine! I love how you used that corner die, the negative pattern creates a wonderful trail for the eye to follow! Beautiful blend of colours in the background! happy weekend :)

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  13. Very pretty!! Those corner dies really add a fun touch. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  14. Gorgeous!!! I love the grid die on this along with the stitched edges!!! Beautiful watercolor and wonderful scripture!

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  15. The whole thing is lovely Maxine!

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  16. That diecut corners look so good with the grungy watercolour! Great card! Have a fun week!

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  17. I love your dabblings in Mixed media- you are making such fab cards! And, your embossing on them is such a nice touch! Beauifully done!

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  18. This card is so cool- I love the stitched rectangle die! Perfectly masculine!! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
      Suchi- DT xx

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  19. I love how the dies frame this beautiful sentiment! Fabulous!

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  20. Wonderful card. Love the scripture. Thanks for joining Jo's Scrap Shack this week. AJ DT JSS

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  21. Love the colour and the grunge. A great piece of scripture. Thanks for joining us at Jo's this week.

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  22. What a great guy card. Everytime I hear that verse I start singing The Byrds Turn!Turn!Turn! Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday Challenges
    Amanda DT

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  23. Such a gorgeous masculine card!
    xoxo Olga

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  24. Love that sentiment & die, great combo. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #57.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  25. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Fun day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

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  26. This came out so awesome! There is so much to see and admire about this card.

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  27. I like the contrast on this between the square cut out and the solid part with the sentiment. The colour splotches add texture and depth too.

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  28. Very fabulous card, love the grunge. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.

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