Saturday, December 26, 2015

I Did It - A Mixed Media Card


I do hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas, no matter how you celebrated.
We had a wonderful day filled with family.

Yes, I have been making the most of the True North set of stamps - again.

I started with a piece of corrugated card, covered it with gesso, then smoothed some gelatos over the top of the ridges before spraying it with water mixed with some Lindy's Magicals (pigment powders) in Whale Watch Blue.

The ship was stamped on the snippet of white card.  After painting it with Twinkling H2O's, I die cut and sponged it with Distress inks.

I stamped and silver embossed the lighthouse  and sentiment on blue card, and sponged the edges with Memento Platinum ink.

I assembled all the elements onto a white base of which the edges had been sponged with blue ink.

I finished the inside by randomly stamping the compass from the set in blue, and adding a birthday sentiment - unfortunately I did not photograph it.

I am linking this to:
(in the 'sea' and sails on the boat and sponging on the edge of the blue card)

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  1. Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonne mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  2. Fabulous m/m card design too Maxine. Love this and now it's almost midnight But I feel like getting messing with my mixed media things BUT my eyes tell me it's time for {aNNie}

  3. Great job on this card, and the many different techniques that you used. I shy away from mixed media...mine always looks a mess. Nicely done!
    Glad to read that you had a very nice Christmas!

  4. I see so many beautuful artwork with the corrugated paper'this one is a beauty aswell! (And in blue; my favorite colour...)

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Lovely card the background is awesome TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  7. You nailed this one. The corrugated card makes a perfect sea and it all fits together beautifully. I like the monochrome look too.

  8. Maxine, this is so cool! So fun to see you stretching your creative muscles! What a fabulous card as a result.

  9. You Mixed Media card turned out awesome hunni... Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  10. great card thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge Jane DT xx

  11. How wonderful! I love seeing you do so many fun techniques- love the textured cardboard and the color you added to it. Merry Christmas and looking forward to a fab 2016!

  12. Awesome project thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck and hope to see you again
    Lyn - DT

  13. Eine tolle Karte hast Du gezaubert. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    Liebe Grüsse Daniela

  14. Maxine you are such an adventurer in the mixed media arts. The whole effect is quite artsy and I really like it. The silver embossed light house is super. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214\215th- FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

  15. Love the mixed media,use of corrugated cardboard and the embossed image---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

  16. I love this Maxine. Like the mixed media and a great masculine card.
    hank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  17. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your project is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  18. well done! Thanks for joining our ATG challenge this time at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  19. Great texture using the corrugated cardboard. Thanks for entering the anything goes challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackie DT x


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D