Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Slightly Grungy Gems and a Bird

Welcome

This card was made up from 'bits' on my desk.


I am not sure where the bird image came from - I think it may have come from a magazine


I popped it inside a Seth Apter Die cut that I had coloured with Bronze Inka Gold Paint, then mounted that on some deep green embossed paper, from the Kaisercraft Botanicals Pad.

The sentiment was another magazine freebie, stamped in Espresso ink and mounted over some florists ribbon.


A few gems on the corners and the outside was finished.  I finished the inside with this tag from the same paper collection.

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25 comments:

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine,
This card is so cute and pretty. I love the green base and the floral ribbon as well as the sentiment inside. Very sweet card.

Love,
Monica

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Maxine. It's great to be able to use up all those little bits that hang about our desks.

Gerrina said...

Your frame looks so good and it makes it all work together...Beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Jane said...

Such an unusual frame with all those paint drips, very eye catching. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! You are so creative, Maxine! Gorgeous projects!

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi MAxine! Such a great card, I love the soft colors!! ! Thank you for taking the time to join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday ! Ginny M DT

Cards by Maaike said...

very different, i like the grunge look. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

froebelsternchen said...

I love this adorable design! Just so beautiful Maxine! Happy week and blessings!
Susi

Lynne K said...

A lovely and unusual design, Maxine. Love the colours. And well done for using up some bits! I have boxes full of bits that I promise myself I will use, but rarely manage to do so! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Brenda said...

What a unique card Maxine! I am loving that frame you put your bird in. The bird is such a pretty image and you have colored it up so well. I love love this color combo together and that embossing you have done. The gems add a little something, something. Loving that tag as well that you used on the inside. Well done! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Love the grunge look and the fabulous deep colour of the green and the bronze inka gold paint. The tag looks great for the inside too. Wonderful card Maxine x. Amazing what you've made from the bits on your desk....

MaryH said...

Oh this is pretty! I've seen those Seth Apter dies used with some of the new Embossing powders (but different from the stuff we're used to). And they looked magnificent. It's lovely to see it used like you did with this pretty bird, and Inca Gold product. Always amazes me at some of the images that folks outside the USA get in the magazines. I've not seen that many card magazines of late. I guess most are on-line or something. Well done. TFS & Hugs Oh yes, I like the interior tag treatment too.

brenda said...

It's a lovely bird image Maxine and works really well set withing the die cut frame. It's really lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, my thanks for joining in.

B x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful,Maxime.Love the colour combination and that from pieces of your desk.Well done.

Gr,Sylvia.

Lovely Linda said...

A reat card Maxine - love that Die of Seths and the copper is perfect. Such a lovely bird image too! I hope your eye is improving my friend xo

Terri Winske said...

Love how you used all the "bits" together to make your beautiful card! Pretty colors and a beautiful sentiment. Thank you very much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges this week!

Anet van Zyl said...

Just beautiful Maxine, love the pretty embossed background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

DIANA L. said...

Absolutely stunning.

Joan said...

A lovely bird image and a very pretty card

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Fran said...

Your card is amazing. Its something how little bits and pieces come together to make such a lovely card.
Hugs, Fran

Suze said...

Wonderful use of the scraps on your desk. Lovely card Maxine. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Bharati Nayudu said...

Hi Maxine, Your frame is wonderfully unique with the drippy look. It sure is the star of the design. Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards Challenge. Happy Crafting. Hugs- Bharati

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous creation Maxine and get use of scraps, worked out perfectly. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)

Monika Reeck said...

wow that DIES
I remember the Symbol of GUNS N ROSES
nearly like this
and great colored the Bird
wonderful card Maxine and love that TAG Too
the paper with that leaf is adorable choice Maxine
lovely sentiment too
Great post
hugs
Monika

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great design!