Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day

Welcome - this is my contribution to World Card Making Day. 

I made it today, sharing the day with some from the States, as I did not get a chance to make one yesterday, the 6th October, here in the antipodes.

I used an image from Birds Cards, a freebie.

After printing it off, I cut it out using a Spellbinder labels 10 die, and coloured it using distress inks, and 'sparkle' pens, and then stippled Iridescent Medium over the 'sea' and the sails.

You can  just see it here in this photo.

I mounted a layer of mesh from a vegetable bag over the blue card, and adhered the image over this, after adding some twine to one end.  The featured panel was then mounted over a base of dark green.

Thanks for calling by - may your day be blessed.
I welcome your comments, they are always an encouragement.

Image - free from Birds Cards
Blue and green cardstock.
Plastic mesh.
Distress inks - Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage.
Iridescent medium
Pearl cotton
Red, Bronze and blue metallic ink pens.


Dawn T said...

what a neat card. Love the texture with the netting.

Darlene said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine! I love the image and your coloring. I was studying the close up, thinking you had an embossing plate to give it the texture, then read of you using the netting. Inspired!! Very nice card. Blessings to you and Hubby!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Just love the netting you used. It adds so much texture and feature to the sea. Lovely image.

jimlynn said...

VERY pretty! Love the texture and the image. Know it sparkles too.

Cathy A said...

Maxine love your recycled mesh net, perfect for this beautiful tall ship

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done, and thank you for sharing the link...great site...Blessings, Jill

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars!! This just dropped my jaw!! How gorgeous!!! Blessings!! Xoxo

Shelly Schmidt said...

A gorgeous card- love the image and the fun shimmer- and love the netting in the BG. Happy World Card making day- a day or two late.....!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your ship is GORGEOUS! Beautiful card!!!

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow I missed WCD again, that card looks so tranquil and calm

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very creative background Maxine!! and beautifully colored!