Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oh La La

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I wanted to send a friend a note recently, and as she is a self confessed 'Francophile', I came up with this card, using a very old Hero Arts set of stamps.


Firstly I sprayed some Lindy's sprays onto a glass cutting board (that I use as a non-porous surface) and smooshed the corner of the card onto them.  I was most happy that some of the spray dots showed up outside the smooshed area..


Stamped and embossed the images,


Added some paper piercing and called it done.
 I made this a couple of weeks ago but could not blog it until the card was received.

This was to be published a few days ago, but real life intervened and DH was hospital again, so it has been delayed.

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43 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Lovely Maxine - I am sure your friend will love it. Great CAS style too!! Don't you love those sprays too! Praying for you and Kelson my friend! {{{hugs}}}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely! I adore the watercolor effect!hugs Susi

Dawn Turley said...

Perfect Maxine. great idea for your smooshing

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful effect and just love Lindy's products too.xx ♥[aNNie]

Eek Eek said...

Ooo Lovely smooshing! Perfect backdrop :) Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

Suchi said...

Oh it is super CAS! Gorgeous!! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the inky effect behind the embossed image. Fabulous card!

Cynthia said...

Great job with this technique, Maxine!

jimlynn said...

Great smooching and I love the sentiment and image. The gold looks fabulous.
Thinking of you!
Lynn

Mac Mable said...

Very successful smooshing with those gorgeous sprays onto the glass. Great CAS card x

Mac Mable said...

Thinking of you and your husband x

Marilyn said...

Wow... I really like this gorgeous CAS card Maxine. Very effective smooshing... I always have trouble with mine and am never quite happy with it but yours looks fabulous.

mamapez5 said...

A lovely simple card that says exactly what you wanted it to. I love your swooshed corner.
Sorry your DH has more health problems to deal with. I hope he is recovering now. Kate x

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful! Love the technique!

Barb said...

A lovely card Maxing. The smoothing looks great. I'm sorry to hear your husband is back in hospital. I do hope he will soon be much better. Hugs, Barbxx

Rema said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Water Color Challenge.

Jan Clothier said...

The way you've smooshed the background is fabulous. I've never thought of using a glass board - I usually us a large acrylic block or a piece window sheet - but a board is a fabulous idea. The embossing is gorgeous and I'll bet that your Francophile friend loved it. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.

Loll said...

LOVE the smooshing on your card Maxine. The colours are so beautiful together ... and I know what you mean about getting splatters around the outside edges ... bonus! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Sorry to hear about your DH. Sending hugs. xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card, Maxine! Great job with the smooshing, lovely effect. TFS the technique.

Becca Cruger said...

Tres chic, Maxine! Love the artsy little sploosh of color!

Olga Fink said...

This is gorgeous Maxine!
I had french education my-self so this is extra special to me!
I am sorry I am not around so much but life has taken over for now...
xoxo olga

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Praying for your hubby and You...

Neva Cole said...

Great job smooshing the colors together, what awesome affect! I am sure your friend loved her card, it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Retro Rubber!

Julie Reed said...

Lovely CAS card, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, Julie DT x

Angela Bode said...

So fun!!! I love the background color spritz! Beautiful tower too! Gorgeous card!

Kelly Szafron said...

Pretty CAS card! Great smooshing. Thank you for joining the HLS Watercolour Challenge.

Bonnie said...

I love your smooshing, Maxine and the French feel of this card! The dots add to the fun! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up! Hope your DH is home again and felling better!

Carolyn King said...

Great card. love the look of that spray! Great effect!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love that pop color highlighting the Eiffel Tower!! Thanks so much for joining us this at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Julia Aston said...

A lovely mix of colors on your smooshed corner - so pretty with the Eiffel tower stamping over it! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge Maxine! Julia xx

MaryH said...

Love the color in the lower corner, and it shows off the Eiffel Tower splendidly. A perfect card for someone who loves all things French. The bright gold sentiment adds a nice touch of richness too! TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Great smooching background for your Eiffel Tower, Maxine! It's a card your friend will love!! I'm sorry to hear DH was in the hospital again and I hope he's home now. Lots of hugs, Darnell

Karen said...

Love your spray techniques. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, a super CAS design.
Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday.
Pauline
x

Cobnut Crafter said...

Brilliant card for a Francophile! I love the 'swooshing' technique you have used in the corner as it really make the image pop. Anne x

Dotstolines said...

Great CAS card and technique! Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi
Dots to Lines

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that corner treatment with the smooshing of the sprays. It perfectly highlights the Eiffel Tower. Sorry to hear about hubby.

Claire Grantham said...

Great CAS card, love the heat embossed sentiment. Hope your DH is better now. Thanks for playing with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Christine Traversa said...

Hope your dh is ok! Lovely card, loving the color droplets around the image. Thanks for entering the RR challenge!

Team Clark said...

You have some of the best stamps! That bit of inking is perfect over the tower. Hugs, Autumn

Monika Reeck said...

We have the same set Maxine..lovely smooshing technique...
Woderful card
Hugs.
Monika

Donna Idlet said...

Cute card, love the gold embossing. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very pretty! I love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia