Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Wandering Thread

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This card started with the base being an experiment in brayering colour onto some glossy photo card in an ombre style - I used Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, and Bundled Sage Distress Inks, and was again not impressed with my brayering skills...


The base sat in my 'promise box' for some time before this card eventuated - I cut some gold paper into rectangles with some s/b rectangles, embossed them while the paper was still in the die, and then sat and wondered, until my eye lit upon this (unknown) die that was part of a mystery package.  If somebody recognises it and can identify it, I would be happy to know. 


It was cut three times, and then painted with twinkling H2O's.



Before I assembled the parts of the card, I took some multi coloured metallic thread and looped it over the card front, adhering it with a wee tag of tape under where the panels were to be placed.


I cut the sentiment from a s/b die delite in the gold paper, backed it, and adhered it, and added three drops of gold liquid pearls either side.

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30 comments:

Suchi said...

Oh yeah! The threads are a great addition to that wonderful card! Thanks for sharing Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Lisette Baker said...

This is so effective. Love the green and the gold together. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

aussie aNNie said...

This is amazingly super fabulous. Love the whole design and colour combo.xx
 {aNNie}

Dawn Turley said...

the gold with the green is perfect.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you do embossing better than anyone I know. This is lovely!!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, The gold is rich, those flowers are perfect little decorations. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member

Bunny said...

This is a pretty b-day card. I love the pop of color on the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card has kind of an oriental feel to it I think. I really like with the greens and golds. Brayering isn't as easy as one thinks it is, especially on glossy paper.

As for your comment on my blog I think you have the right attitude, sympathy cards should be peaceful, we shouldn't worry about the color scheme. It's about being soothing.

MaryH said...

(1)your die looks like a Darice die that I have (and I think this company goes under another name too, from things I've seen on the internet.)It's a pretty floral & I love how you've used the delicate H20's. That's a product I've never managed to get the hang off. Your brayering looks great to me (it has the look of vintage silk fabric!). Another technique I can't manage well, but yours looks very pretty. The soft greens look marvelous with the gold sparkle of the trio of rectangles. Just the gold would have been lovely, but you enhanced it even more with the soft flower branch. Loved the addition of the gold thread...it's really so beautiful Maxine. Great work! TFS & have a good week.

Dee's Craft Room said...

It seems your brayering experiment was a huge success, it looks amazing and I like the way you have wrapped metallic treat around it. Your gold paper looks stunning against the backing paper. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

MiamiKel said...

Miss Maxine! It's been way too long since I've been able to catch up on my blog rounds and I must say, I miss your so very much! This is absolutely elegant and gorgeous - so detailed and a beautiful technique. The gold and the green are a magnificent and striking combination - fabulous at it's finest! Blessings, dear friend! ♥

Cara Caswell said...

Great card!
Thanks so much for playing along at the Pencil Cases challenge!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - such depth and the added gold is perfect - a stunning palette! Way to go with the brayer too!! {{{hugs}}}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Maxine! Love the results of your brayer experiment, well done! The thread is a fabulous touch behind your panels, what a stunning design! hugs :)

Gerrina said...

Totally great! Love the grungy look and the tread is just the softness it needed... Hugs, Gerrina

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. so amazing - very elegant!!!

kel Acopan said...

this is so pretty maxine!! always love seeing your cards and techniques!!

lovies, =o) kel

Olga Fink said...

A super fantastic card Maxine! I love it!
Xoxo Olga

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card with such a luxurious look to it great techniques, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
hugs
lorraine x

Hetty said...

Hello Maxime, this is an awesome card. So beautiful with the gold and the flowers.
BTW thank you for all your wonderful comments on my craftchaos blog.

Judy McKay said...

Love your card. The details are wonderful and the colour is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get IT Challenges this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Team Clark said...

I just love the thread accent and these beautiful metallics! Gorgeous, Maxine! <3

Isobel said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges good luck x

Barb said...

Such a beautiful creation with wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

Jeannie said...

Hi Maxine! This is a really beautiful card sure to bring so much delight to the birthday recipient. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

diane hasthorpe said...

Hi Maxine. I love what you have done to this card. Even though you may not have been happy with your brayering, I really like the effect you produced. The gold enhances the greens, beautifully.Cheers, Di

Chris said...

So rich and elegant looking! Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenges this past week - love having you here!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful work Maxine .. mm no idea on the mystery die ...re the brayer ... DI is not good for brayering, rather dye inks are better. I do have a video on my blog on the tabs at the top..you maybe are pressing too hard on the brayer.... light touch is essential..
and stopping too soon some folks stop as soon as it gets a tad messy instead of persevering.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS love the card .. was carried away with my tips but love how you used it .. brillaint save. Shaz.x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi,

Thought you would like to know that you 'have been placed in the Crafty Boots 'Spring is in the Air' Challenge. Many congratulations.

We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for the Crafty Boots challenge that starts on 23 May. Please contact me at CraftyBootsDT@gmx.co.uk if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

Do not forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Kindest regards.

Dionne