Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fruity Thanks


This is the second card I taught at this months class, and to mix it up a bit I gave the class options in the way of image and background stamps, and we had some great cards made.

I used an old Rubbadubbadoo stamp and coloured it with Water Colour  Crayons (omitting the leaves),and then spritzed it with water and stamped it.  As it did not turn out quite how I wanted it, I took a wet brush and moved and added colour to the image, and grounded it with a wee bit of 'shadow'.

I then masked the image, inked the (old) Hero Arts gauze stamp with distress ink, spritzed it lightly and stamped over the image.

The final detail was to emboss the sentiment (a Montarga stamp) sponged the edge of the (hand cut) banner, and attached it, snagging some multi-coloured metallic thread under it.

This second card was made using the same methods and stamps, just a different coloured background.

This is a snap of the group concentrating on the negative colouring  from this card.

We had a wonderful afternoon with lots of laughs.

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  1. Beautiful card and love the papers used...see you after Christmas as I am taking a break. Have a fabulous Christmas.xx
     { aNNie}

  2. Beautiful cards Maxine! simple and elegant! I love the attention to the details!

  3. Gorgeous design ! Super !
    Nice to craft with friends - always fab!
    Happy day Maxine!

  4. Beautiful card, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  5. Maxine, the pear against the burlap stamp is perfect. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

  6. A super card and great stamping and inking Maxine, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  7. Once again me! Thank you vey much for joining us at Moo Mania & More Maxine!Great to have you with us!

  8. Love the look of that stamp with the water color crayons. SO pretty and the gold in the sentiment just adds the extra. Very pretty. Looks like y'all are hard at work and having fun.

  9. both are beautifully done. The colours on your second one are lovely

  10. Beautiful cards Maxine! Amazing job masking, I actually thought it was one whole image at first! I love the piece of string around the sentiment, great detail! hugs :)

  11. Maxine, I can't tell you how fabulous these are! The soft beauty of them both is so serene and charming - what a contrast with the mesh and the watercolor fruits. LOVE LOVE these!!!! Hugs, m'dear!

  12. Great way to have a bit of fun, and I love your pear

  13. What a fun technique to teach your students. The watercolor crayons are so pretty on that pear. Loving the burlap background too. How fun- bet the ladies loved it!

  14. Beautiful masked cards!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  17. Great card Maxine. Love the watercolored image.

  18. More of that GORGEOUS embossing, Maxine. Your cards always POP with great sentiments and lovely details. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you're having a wonderfully blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. What a fabulous card. Love how you stamped the image and adding the metallic thread was inspiration!

  20. What a lovely place for a Class Maxine - it looks so welcoming. Love the card and the techniques you have used - your ladies are blessed! {{{hugs}}}

  21. Both of your cards look pretty! Great to see you ...!! :)
    Suchi xx

  22. Love the CAS design of this card. The gauze stamp adds the look of texture without adding bulk! Such a great idea.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  23. You've picked some of the best stamps on this one! Wow! Gorgeous creation!

  24. A great CAS card. Love the picture of everyone concentrating!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our December challenge at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  25. Beautifully made and a great class photo too!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends and Happy Christmas.

    Helen x

  26. Love the card - and the use of New Zealand stamps! I think I have that pear one myself but haven't used it in a long time. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  27. Oooo what a super CAS card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  28. Such a lovely CAS card...thanks so much for sharing it with us over at 'Craft Addicts' ... Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you the very best for 2016!!
    Hugs Donna DT xx
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