Monday, November 17, 2014

Peaceful Greetings


I would like to welcome two new followers to my blog, 
Angela Conkin of  Heartly Handcrafted
and Diane Hasthorpe of  Tawny Inspirations
please pop over to their blogs to see their wonderful work.

I made this card in response to a challenge, but never got it linked up ...  a not uncommon occurrence I believe!

I sponged the 'sky' in Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans DI 

After the ink dried (assisted by the heat gun) I embossed the image with detailed silver embossing powder, some of which caught on the sky and when heated, it now looks like millions of tiny stars in the background.

The last detail was to fill in the capital letters with a silver pen.

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Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed


brenda said...

Such and elegant looking Christmas card Maxine and great inking and stamping.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

brenda said...

Just popped back because I am not sure if I also thanks you for joining in at Penny Black and More Maxine.

B x

Dawn T said...

stunning Maxine. A really pretty card.

Dawn T said...

What a great look he has on his face. Great card.

Unknown said...

What lovely silver embossing Maxine. This is an absolutely wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your lovely paper crafting with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

MaryH said...

Beautiful. And it says perfectly what this upcoming season should really be all about. You've captured the meaning perfectly on so many levels of this wonderful design. TFS & Hugs

jimlynn said...

Maxine, it's beautiful! So elegant and peaceful looking.

mamapez5 said...

I love that sentiment on a Christmas card. Very elegant! I have done that with silver embossing powder too, and missed a good few challenges. The intention is good, but Life has a habit of getting in the way! Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Real winner of a card Maxine, and most gorgeous creation and colours..sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
aNNie xx

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Ellibelle said...

Just beautiful Maxine, love the silver embossing! Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful Maxine! You truly know how to use embossing!

kel Acopan said...

love the inking! and the embossing! it's a beautiful card maxine!!

lovies, =o) kel

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the embossing! Very striking color combination, too!

Shirley said...

A gorgeous festive card Maxine.I really like the silver embossing it makes the sentiment stand out so well.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


Joan said...

A lovely card, love the silver and blue colour scheme and the embossing is beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Marina said...

Beautiful sponging lets the silver shine through - great effect. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48.

susiestacey said...

A Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x