Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Water Coloured Heart

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I may be MIA a bit in the next few days as we are blessed to have family living with us between leaving their rental and moving into their own home!  Life is busy with little people in the house again!

I was asked to make a card for a teacher who was leaving the kindergarten that my grandchildren have attended.  


I started with this piece of background which was made by scrunching up some wax paper and then ironing it onto some shiny card, the wax formed a resist, which I coloured over with ink.  As this was made over a year ago, I cannot tell you which inks I used :-).
(My apologies for the reflection in the photo, but that was the sheen on the card)


I then picked up this heart I had played with using my watercolours , cut it into a square and added a faux stitched border and Best Wishes stamp. 


I added a shadow and two wee hearts to represent the two children from that part of the family who had attended that centre.


These two parts were mounted over a bright pink base, and the rhinestones added in the corner.  The colours used were influenced by the ethnicity of the staff member.

I was pleased with this, as was the recipient.

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31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card,this technique sounds interesting with the wax paper, result is gorgeous..xx  {aNNie}

Maike from Maikreations said...

Your watercolour heart turned out really pretty! I love the shadow you put behind it! Thank you for joining our „Stitching - Real or Faux“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,
Maike

Carole Robb Bisson said...

That faux stitching is as sweet as the crumbled wax paper resist background. Thank you so much for posting this lovely creative art in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes.
Blessings, Carole

Dorothy S said...

You have created such a pretty bg. I like the significance of the details - am sure it will be treasured by this teacher. It is so thoughtful of you to recognize her in this way. Thank you for joining the Eureka Stamps weekly challenge - use stitching, real or faux. Dorothy S, Eureka DT member

Suchi said...

That's one lovely colorful heart Maxine- such a fun card! Great that family is shifting to their own home! :)
Suchi xx

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is so pretty and the teacher is going to love it and treasure it! What a great way to show appreciation.
Lynn

Josephine said...

Lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love this heart! That background piece is quite nifty too. They all fit together to make a great card.

Olga Fink said...

Maxine this is gorgeous! Have a relaxing time with your guests!
xoxo Olga

MiamiKel said...

Exene I can only imagine that you are pleased with this as it is absolutely stunning ! The Watercolor heart is a work of art in itself especially with the two little hearts :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great techniques - a wonderful card Maxine! oxo Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, I love your water coloured heart Maxine!! Beautiful background pattern, and I love the bling! hugs :)

Leanne said...

Lovely card to show appreciation straight from the heart. The water-coloured heart looks pretty.

Angela Radford said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

MaryH said...

The wax paper resist element is just striking! Love it combined with this awesome w/c heart. What a clever way to make a card for this teacher, invoking the 2 family children placed in her care. I'm sure she'll treasure this very special, very beautiful card. TFS & Blessings.

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

Team Clark said...

How very sweet of you! The heart is just beautiful - so perfect!

Kristie W. said...

Wow, Maxine, you did a great job with that background piece and the watercolored heart! I would never get the colors to blend so nicely together. I hope the teacher loved it!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty, such a lovely idea

Art Newbie said...

I really love the use of watercolor!! Thanks for playing at TTCRD with us this week! I hope I will see you again soon,

Hugs,
Alessandra - DT

Lovely Linda said...

Loving the wax Resist and the watercolour heart Maxine - I am sure this card was appreciated! XOX

Fran said...

Maxine your card is so sweet. I love the idea of the two hearts representing the two children. Hugs, Fran

Amy said...

What a gorgeous heart, with the blend of watercolours.

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

Very Pretty. Thank you so much for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- loving your fun background, and how pretty is the watercoloring!

Svenja said...

A very sweet heartfull card. Thanks for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

creationsnz said...

Your watercolour heart is GORGEOUS! I'm wondering why you don't do more of this kind of thing? CarolG

Jo Ann said...

This is beautiful, my friend! We are blessed that you linked with our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and inviting you to join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in Romans 15:5-6 which tells us, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Blessings,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the heart.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card, Maxine, just looking back on some earlier posts, beautiful card suitable for a good reason, saw too you lost your darling puss a sad time for you, they're memorable and precocious .. Character plus.
Thanks for popping over, I'm glad that you've escaped the severe part of the low ...
Thanks for popping over,
Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

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