Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sketch'ed Anniversary

Welcome

I made this card a week or so ago using a sketch challenge, but then could not blog it as one of the recipients  reads my blog, and would know who it was intended for....


I flipped the sketch horizontally, and started with the three yellow squares - they looked harsh initially, so I embossed them and inked the edges...


The heart was an adaptation of the sketch, and after die cutting it I painted it with Inka Gold gold paint.  The background layer was my addition, and was a snippet I came across whilst fossicking in a box of die cuts.... it just seemed to fit on the card. Although it does not show, it is a slightly sparkly bronze colour.


The sentiment was gold embossed, and after cutting it out,  the embossed edge was painted too.
The final addition were the green rhinestones, which arrived in some blog candy from Barb.

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33 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Great card. Love the colours and that fabulous heart. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful dear Maxine!
Have a wonderful day!
oxo
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous constructed card Maxine. The colours are just lovely too...{aNNie}

Suchi said...

Lovely composition of the card with great colors! Thanks for sharing Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is lovely and has so many wonderful textures on it! Fabulous!

Olga Fink said...

This is so beautiful! I love it! xoxo Olga

Di said...

Really great use of snippets to make a lovely Anniversary card Maxine! I bet the recipients were delighted! And, it's so nice to see you in the Playground - do come back to play soon! Remember, if you want to be in the prize draw you need to comment to say if you'd like the whole prize or maybe part of it.

Hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

Oh my, I love everything about this card. A great design, tying in the gear die cuts with the embossing on the trio of squares. This is a very interesting layout, and loved tucking the hearts over top of the motifs as you did. The top heart looks quite like felt, with the technique you've done on the coloring too. So much texture. Well done! Hope you'll find a good source for the Magicals in your part of the world. They are such fun. TFS & hugs too.

Becky said...

What a great design.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Betting your friend just loved this beautiful card : ) Your embossing is always just beautiful!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, Maxine, I'm sure your friend and blog reader was blessed by this beauty! I Love the visual - such a eye catchy card with the colors and the great use of patterns! Great job on the sketch! ♥

jimlynn said...

Very pretty color combination and love the design on this Maxine. I know the gold on that heart just shines too!!! Lovely card.
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a great card. I love when you take some of this and some of that and it all works out like this. That snippet piece is a fun addition!

Elina P. said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks for playing along with us the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog!! :)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card. lovely heart and great embossing on the sentiment. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine a really great layout the embossed squares are lovely against the DP. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Maxine. Great card with lots of texture.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Maxine, this is fabulous! Love the wonderful colours, the yellow really adds a ray of sunshine to my day! Great embossed panels, and all your layering is awesome! hugs :)

Gerrina said...

Fun to see the heart not in red! Like the warm colours! Enjoy your day!

Fran said...

Your card is awesome. I love how your embossed sentiment turned out.
Hugs, Fran

Team Clark said...

Such a sweet card and gorgeous color palette! Hugs, Autumn

Becca Cruger said...

Look at you layering up the place! Love the unique color combo you've got going on here, Maxine! And can I say that your header is fab-o?!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gold and bronze and yellow sunnyness all in one card! Well done, Maxine! And you fossicked, too! I'm tripping over myself going to Google that one as it's a new one on me and I LOVE it!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

creationsnz said...

Lovely sunshiney card sure to brighten anyone's day. It sure is tricky when you make something and you don't want to spoil the surprise.

Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Fabulous entry into this weeks Glitter N Sparkle challenge. Wishing you lots of luck and hope you win some new digi's. Hugs Tracey C DT

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Lovely Linda said...

Great use of the sketch - and I am loving the texture - well done! {{{hugs}}}

Angie said...

What a fun and cheerful card! I am sure your friend absolutely loved it!! I love the texture! So fun!

Berina RGA said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the embossing!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Where The HeART Is challenge. Hope to see you again.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Where The HeART Is DT

Rebecca Wong said...

Such a lovely card and i really love the embossing, awesome!
Thanks for sharing in Our Crafty Corner & Where the Heart is Challenge, hope to see you again.
Rebecca, DT

Mamma Mia said...

Lovely card Maxine and the large heart really ties the whole design together. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
Helen x (DT)

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Our Crafty Corner. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

CheerDown said...

Fabulous colour choices on this a lovely refreshing change from the reds and pinks thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x