Thursday, January 12, 2017

Faux Water Coloured Lighthouse.

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This was one of a batch of cards that I made earlier this month.

I started by printing off this watercoloured lighthouse image, which was a freebie from Ginny at Christian Card Makers Group on Facebook


I thought myself very clever that I was able to superimpose the scripture on the corner of the image before printing (my computer skills are all self taught.)


I ran around the edges of the image panel and the white layer it was mounted on with a blue ink pad, stamped the sentiment in the same blue ink and clear embossed (I swear that the stamp was straight on the MISTI before I stamped).  Layered those onto the red base, added the black flatback pearls and called it done. A very quickly made masculine card.

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32 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful Maxine! I love the superimposed sentiment.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful - what a fabulous motif and great watercolor look !
Blessings!
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Love it full of wonder and serenity. Great watercolour Maxine.xx{aNNie}

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Maxine. It is a lovely image.

Lovely Linda said...

So lovely Maxine - what a beautiful and serene scene you have created -love it! You watercolour so well! xox

Mac Mable said...

Well done on your computer work on this lovely card x

MaryH said...

I think you are VERY clever to get that verse printed on your card too! I like the soft, serene colors of this digi, and it looks very nautical with the red, white & blue. I love that verse as well, and how appropriate for so many of us, just at this period in our lives. On the stamping, sometimes it's the rubber that is not straight. I have quite a few that are like that, and wonder if the designer meant it to be so, or if just a mixup when the rubber was created? However, it looks quite nice on the card, and my eye went to the verse & didn't notice anything with the sentiment until reading the post! Nobody but yourself will ever notice anything except what a great job you did on this card! TFS & Hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So beautiful Maxine and you ARE clever with your PC skills!! Happy New Year my lovely blog buddy. I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are coping with things? I wish you a wonderful 2017 filled with love, laughter, health and happy crafting days! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Heather said...

I, too, think you are pretty clever getting the verse to layer on the image. I'm pretty positive I could not do that! Gorgeous image and perfect for a guy. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Gerrina said...

Looks like a spot I would like to walk! Enjoy the weekend!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Maxine!
This is really beautiful.. You've outdone yourself again with the stamping. I really love the water coloring up in the clouds. You've done a great job on this, as you do with all your cards. You continue to inspire me. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. I hope you are having a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Leanne said...

Hello Maxine! Hope your DH is doing well. Love the soft watercolored background of your lovely card & the beautiful verse. I'm unable to print on watercolored paper.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sending extra hugs today. Wishing you both a restful sleep and better day tomorrow xoxo

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine! A very peaceful scene!
Xoxo Olga

Pamellia Johnson said...

It's a wonderful feeling when something works out like that. Great choice of sentiments, works so well with the beautiful lighthouse image! Happy weekend!

Sue said...

Wow, you did a great job with the printing! Such a lovely soft scene and wonderful words x

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Maxine!! Wow your card came out really great!! You've done a wonderful job withthe watercoloring and the scripture, very inspiring!!Thank you for joining our anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Ginny M, DT

Angela Bode said...

That's awesonme that you were able to add the scripture to the image! Beautiful!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done dear Maxine, great card, wonderfully created. Very eye catching and that verse is so true if we continually seek our great Lord we will ne'er go awry.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card :) Love the scripture too.Thank you for playing along with us at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Tina-DT

Margaret said...

Oh, Maxine. This is gorgeous. I love the watercolor background and the lighthouse. Hugs, Maggie

Suchi said...

Wow Maxine!! This card came up so well! Beautifully made- I think you should paint more often because this looks amazing! :)
Hugs xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Maxine, I love this card... perhaps one of my favorites you've ever made. It is gorgeous!!!

Fran said...

Maxine your card is beautiful! Bravo on your computer skills. Hugs, Fran

Bettina L. said...

This is a fab scenery CAS card. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Rebecca Gillard said...

This is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday. Rebecca x

Pamela Duncan said...

Love, love love the lighthouse! Glad I'm not the only one that puts the stamp on straight in the misti and it decides to self alter. Gives it character! Nothing could take away from the beauty of your creation

Monika Reeck said...

Great Faux watercolor Image
I was thinking you did watercoloring but by the way I love the look of your card
lovely added the sentiment too
Wonderfully made and fit for manly card right Maxine
I was asking on one day your address want to send you Christmas card but maybe the mail was not come.
would you like that I send a card to you Maxine..
send me please your mail addy
hugs
Monika

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great image and how you used. You go with your computer skills! Your card came out quite nice.

Monica said...

I think so too about your computer skills. You are a genius, honestly. Love how you try new techniques all the time. And your water colour image looks so HANDMADE AND REAL. No one could tell it has been downloaded from the computer.

The sentiment is so encouraging,

Monica

Helen Gullett said...

This is fantastic! I love that scene. Thanks for playing along with HLS Jan Anything Goes With Dies