Friday, May 13, 2016

Sailing Sympathy

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I needed a sympathy card in a hurry a few months ago, and this is the result.


I started with the image from STAMPlorations True North Set, and painted it with Twinkling H2O's,


 I watercoloured the background with a broad brush, and added some detailing behind the ship, masked the ship and sprayed with silver glimmer spray.


Stamped and silver embossed the sentiment from ODBD Heartfelt Sympathy set
  

The waves were made by using the reverse side of a scallop cut from Paper Smooches Boarders 2   dies, and the blue card??? paint chips!!!  They make perfect ombre waves.

The edges of the panel were sponged with dark blue ink, and then it was mounted onto dark blue card stock.

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26 comments:

Suchi said...

That's so clever to use waves from scallop dies! Love the twinkling h2o colors too! Lovely card! :)
Suchi xx

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful! I love the colors and the peaceful feeling I get from looking at it!
xoxo Olga

Gerrina said...

A beautiful card! Those paperstripes look so good! Enjoy the weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Love this for a simple sympathy card Maxine, and the colours used are just gorgeous...enjoy the weekend..xxx

 {aNNie}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, hands down, you are the best at embossing. Love the way you use it on nearly every card. This card is a gorgeous example!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Wendy L said...

This is a very beautiful 'Sympathy' card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT Challenge. xxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is amazingly soothing Maxine.The water colored background and waves look quite real. Thank you so much for posting this lovely creative art in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes.
Blessings, Carole

MaryH said...

What a pretty sympathy card, and the sparkle really shines on the photos. Loving the way you've done the background (I'm not great with H20's...get 'em on way too thick) and also the ripples in the waves. This is a nice ship image too. Great job, Maxine. TFS & Happy wkend.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maxine
Fabulous card...
Thanks for joking us at MAWTT....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lovely Linda said...

What a serene sympathy card Maxine - I love the ship and the beautiful colours. I am sorry that you needed this kind of card, but you have certainly risen to the occasion! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Maxine. A beautiful card that will give peace to the family

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this card is just a beautiful painted masterpiece. It's so soothing and peaceful. These cards are so hard to make! yet yours will bring comfort and solace, I'm sure. BRILLIANT use of the die to create the waves - love your creativity, my friend!

Sue Reynolds said...

Great job for a sympathy card, a feeling of calmness...lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Margaret said...

This is a great image for a sympathy card. Very calming and serene. It seems like sailing off into another world. Great card.

Irish Cherokee said...

Great card. Innovative waves. Love it.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful wodnerful card Maxine .. I love the simplicity of it all..
re yor link..
I am not sure what blogger is doing but once upon a time when you made a link it used to open it up in new window now blogger deems the default setting to be you have to set it every item it seems to me ..
...here is a post I did explaining in this a while back, it is a tad out of date in that mine used to be defaulted to open in new window setting but now I have to change every single one .. this post may help explain a little,
https://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/woyww-open-link-in-new-window-on.html
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are too clever by half, Maxine, with those paint chips and the scallop-died waves! I'm not sure what that expression means, now that I type it. I've heard it used for years, but now I need to go look it up because, really, isn't it rather limiting? You are only half again as clever as the next person? Well, shoot, that's doesn't apply here. I think you are more cleverer than the next TEN gals! And the serenity of a sailboat makes a great image for a sympathy card. Hugs, Darnell

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a beautiful symphaty card! Love it!
oxo Susi

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet serene boat scene--perfect for a sympathy card.

Planetsusie said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH (Anything Goes) Challenge this time, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That's brilliant Maxine! Love the way you've used the paint strips. Very clever and lovely card design. I've fixed my disaster. Have a look and let me know what you think. The 'new card' is at the bottom of the original post. As you suggested, I covered the side strip with plain paper, which I think looks loads better! Big hugs, Wends x

Team Clark said...

Beautiful shimmer! The scalloped waves is such a fabulous idea!

creationsnz said...

Another super card, loving that shimmer. CarolG

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful card you have here. Love the embossing! We are blessed that you linked with our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and inviting you to join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in Romans 15:5-6 which tells us, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Blessings,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. I love the silver embossing and the shimmery sails on the boat.