Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Another Nautical Birthday


The sub- title of this post should read - with two fails and one save!!
Once again I have been playing  working with the STAMPlorations True North set of stamps.

I started by cutting a rectangle using a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle  from watercolour paper, then stamped and clear embossed the ship image.

I then used distress inks to paint the image and background - in doing so I left a couple of small smudges of brown on the background of the card ...

so out came the silver shimmer spray, which looks gray when seen straight on, and that disguised the small dots, and gave an interesting shimmer.... but

I had stamped the sentiment on this panel before I sprayed it, and being in distress ink, it reacted to the moisture and slightly smudged... argh!!

The birthday greeting was stamped on a snippet and cut with a small stitched rectangle, some fairly coarse twine was knotted around it, and both panels were mounted over an orange base - the recipients favourite colour.  He is also a person who hates clutter, so a plain card is what he appreciates!!

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Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely crafted! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 623 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Suchi said...

LOVE the shimmer on the ship and gorgeously made card Maxine! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful Nautical card- love the embossing on Watercolor paper and the shimmer is awesome! I think the sentiments both look great- and bet he will be so touched you made a special card for him!

Dawn T said...

lovely card Maxine.

Di said...

Hi Maxine. Lovely to see you in the Playground again - and I do love this card. A real sense of movement there and the glimmer is beautiful. Sure to be appreciated for the nice clean lines.


Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation love your nautical theme. LOVED every second we had in Queenstown, the fun, excitement and surprises from hubby, just what I needed. We only just got back from vacation and thought I'd have a bit of a play with images. I wasn't going to publish till the new year but accidentally pressed publish instead of draft so here I more though till the 1st January. Have a wonderful Christmas and hugs to you...xx {aNNie}

Gerrina said...

A beautiful card! Love blues and water-cards...

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful Birthday card! All your hard work paid off :o) He will love this card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

froebelsternchen said...

This is amazingly beautiful Maxine!
Sending all good wishes for a very Merry Christmas !

Ellibelle said...

It's beautiful, Maxine. I love the white embossing and wonderful water coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More! Good luck and hope you'll come join us again in January!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahh Maxine a really cute card .. well done .. love it! great idea for male card.
Thanks so much for popping over, and every blessing of the real peace of Christmas for you and your family,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - I love the touches you have made to enhance the nautical feel! {{{hugs}}}

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card Maxine and a lovely marine scene.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.


Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful Birthday Card MAxine!! I love sailboats! Merry Christmas and thank you for joining in our 214/215th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny , DT WAW

Denise Pustelniak said...

Very pretty! Love the sparklies!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Karen Letchworth said...

What an amazing watercolored card, Maxine. This card is in ways much like YOU...beautiful from the inside out! Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I hope that your CHristmas was wonderful, my friend. I am SO grateful to God for you. THanks for sharing.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. YOu're always welcome to also play along with us at CropStop. You can find that challenge here:

Sarn said...

It turned out brilliantly in the end!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

Maxine you must stop saying what went wrong when to our eyes it seems like remarkable art. I really like the sparkles. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214th FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the shimmer! thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time!
Claire xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our December Anything Goes Challenge at Great Impressions.
Wishing you a Prosperous & Happy New Year!
Ruza ~ GI Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Jo Ann said...

This is gorgeous my friend! Even the smudged sentiment came out well like it was intended...LOL Love the shimmer on this creation! Know that this card is excellent and I know the recipient truly appreciated it. Thank you for joining our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. There's still a little bit of time left to join this week's Challenge, hope you link with us again. God bless and Have an Awesome New Year!