Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple encouragement

Thank you for calling by - I enjoy knowing you have called.  

I got an hour in the studio this afternoon and completed a card that I am really rather happy with.  I had in mind a challenge by Our Daily Bread Designs for a "go to" sketch - hence the simplicity of this card, and I also used quite a few odds and ends that were on my desk.

The background paper is a piece of copy paper that I used as part of a sandwich in the cuttlebug when I 'pounded' some pansies a few weeks ago.  I filled in the 'gaps' in the background with yellow chalk, and then sponged the edges with some Memento Pear Tart ink to give them some definition.  It is not obvious, but it made a difference IRL when I did it.  I then put the paper through the cuttlebug embossing folder bird song.

I then decided to use blue on the feature panel - the scripture, from Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection 1, was clear embossed over Brilliance Mediterranean blue ink, and the edges were sponged in Memento Blue Danube ink.

The two layers of gold ribbon were used to give some more dimension, and a wee bow of the narrow ribbon was added to soften the total look. The bow was tied on my fingers, using a technique  perfected when working in a shop and wrapping gift parcels, and adhered using a glue dot.

I was pleased with the outcome of this card, and hope you have enjoyed the journey too.

This is being linked to:
 Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge SNTODBD15 - Use a "go to"  sketch

Thank you for your visit, and I love to read your comments.

May your day be blessed.


MariLynn said...

Wowzers!!! Maxine, this is gorgeous. I love your pounded background. It is awesome!! It made me think of a Monett painting. I loved the embossing on it too. Great scripture too. I hope you have a blessed day today!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and love how you did the background.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Maxine this appeals to me so much I love the simplicity of this card that verse taking centre stage is just perfect.
Lorraine x

Betty Wright said...

Maxine, this is beautiful! Wonderful colors and the layout is terrific! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Stamping In Time!