Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fun backgrounds and Flowers


I am going out of town for a day or so to a craft fair, so if you do not see me commenting on the blogs I usually visit, I am not ignoring you :-)
 - just enabling myself!!

I made this card using the instructions and a stamp that came in (I think) the January edition of the Craft Stamper magazine

The background was stamped with Versamark ink using bubble wrap, and clear embossed.

The panels behind the flowers were created with orange and pink acrylic paints, then the complementary stamp was stamped and white embossed . 
The sentiment is from Kiwistamping.
All the edges were sponged with blue ink.

This second card is one I made with my class. The background to the daisy stamp was distress ink applied directly from the pad to the patterned paper.  
The sentiment stamp is from the (now defunct) Craft's Meow.
The edges on this one were also sponged with the same distress ink as I used on the backgrounds.

These are not my usual style of card, but it was good to stretch myself.

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  1. Beautifully done Maxine. Love the color choices.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  2. You stretched yourself perfectly, Maxine, and you are brave to do so! These are both vibrant and textural delights!! I love them! Thank you for your birthday wishes to me last week! I'm so sorry to be so tardy in thanking you, but I'm having a serious flare of my Crohn's Disease, so I'm not able to be on the computer as much as I normally am. I hope you had a blast today at the fair and enabled yourself from door to door!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Maxine, all of these are just wonderful. Love the colors, and that pretty floral stamp really shows splendidly against these fabulous background. Love the idea of using the bubble wrap and Versamark. What terrific texture. Have fun at the craft show. Hope you find lots of fun new goodies. And yes, the Zig brush markers are _very_ nice, and especially so if like me, one is w/c challenged! Big hugs & TFS.

  4. Maybe it's not your usual type of cards but WOW! SO pretty!!! Love! Really like the idea of using bubble wrap.
    Have a great time at your craft fair!

  5. Maxine,
    The backgrounds are quite glorious. with the inked embossing patterns. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 191st Challenge. We appreciate you.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. You may have stretched, but these cards don't look like a stretch! Both are gorgeous, Maxine! I never thought of using bubble wrap as a stamp!

  7. great colors! and I always like the effect of bubble wrap!
    thanks for dropping by, Maxine!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@4

  8. Such fun cards and LOVE the dotted use of bubble wrap :)

  9. Wonderful creations and colors! Love your bubble wrap idea! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. Hi Maxine, Beautiful cards, I love White Heat embossing!! I hope you did well at the craft show!
    Thank you for joining in for Word Art Wednesday challenge # 191!
    Ginny M DT WAW

  11. OOOooooo that glossy, shimmery embossing paste is DIVINE!!! Gorgeous cards, Maxine!

  12. That is a gorgeous design. Love those embossed touches. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Loves Rubberstamps team for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  13. Gorgeous Maxine! I love the look you got by putting the ink pads directly on your paper, and the colours are so amazing! Both are so pretty! hugs :)

  14. The bubble wrap backgrounds are so cool! Love the flowers on the second card, they have that chalkboard look to them.

  15. Your backgrounds are fabulous Maxine. Great cards. Hugs, Maggie

  16. I love the embossed bubble wrap dots! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

  17. I love to see all of the techniques you try : ) Your cards are wonderful- love the orange BG with bubble wrap and the embossing on the painted BG. Love the colors in card 2 as well. Fun work!

  18. Gorgeous Card! love the colors and embossing! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges - We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  19. Fabulous design! Can't wait to her all the yummy detail! Have a blast!
    Thanks for playing at Loves Rubber Satmps!

  20. What a fun background technique! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  21. Beautiful designed card and love the details Maxine. Been MIA as had grandies here from Melbourne for school hols.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  22. Maxine you won on one of the stamploration challenges and now sorry I can't remember which one...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  23. Beautiful! Especially love the hot colors on the orange one too! This may not be your 'usual' style, but you've aced the technique, that's for sure. Love the idea of the bubble wrap background, and keep forgetting to try it, after seeing one of your earlier cards. It looks very Bokeh as well. The pretty daisy silhouette was the perfect stamp to show off these gorgeous backgrounds. Have fun, and I'm sure you won't buy anything at the craft show, that all of us won't love! Big hugs. TFS

  24. It is indeed awesome love the images and great background- Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  25. Beautiful card and I love the various textures you've created.
    It makes me want to touch it ;)
    Thank You~

  26. I love these!! Stunning colors.


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