Sunday, February 22, 2015

Colour Change Dots


I finally managed to spend an afternoon in the studio (life has been conspiring against me recently,) and I completed several cards, this one amongst them.

I started with the Whole Lotta Dots  border stamp by Reverse Confetti. Stamped with Versamark ink and then rubbed chalks over it in graduated colours.

I then stamped the lighthouse from an ODBD set Keep My Lamp Burning in Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, after masking off some of the edges to make it fit on the card.

Here is a close up of the chalked dots - the sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp, and I made the tag myself, rounding the corners with a punch, and using bakers twine to 'suspend' it.

The final detail was the bakers twine to the right of the image.  Both the white layer and the blue base were edged by running the card over a blue ink pad.

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Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Maxine. I'm going into withdrawal as I couldn't bring any supplies with me to Kawau. Still I can come visit your blog :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Nice to have a day in the studio Maxine...Fabulous result too. Love this stamp and the dots look

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jimlynn said...

Very, very pretty! I love that lighthouse and it reminds me on nice warm and sunny beaches! The dots going down the side look great too. Love it!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this type of card Maxine. It is a man's card but mostly because it is simple and very well thought out and designed. Love it. - Jim

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and creative!

Becky said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Love the colors.

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

Maxine, your card is very pretty. I like the idea of using the versamark ink with chalks - very clever! Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.

Linda O

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done Maxine- I love this card- just made cards using this exact image! Love the chalks over the Versamark. Just beautiful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Wow, Maxine! Your stamping techniques are SO incredible. You get such crisp and clear images, and you really have a flair for things that I simple cannot do. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful cards, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share them with us. Have a blessed week, my friend.
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MiamiKel said...

Just wonderful! I love all things ocean-y and this is a shining example of oceanic beauty! Gorgeous dots and lovely touch to add the twine! Blessings!

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 26th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Trzy razy córka said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craig !!

Kristina said...

Lovely 0 thanks for joining us at the Arbymiran Challenge

Betty said...

Beautiful card love the dots stamp and image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty calendar and good luck