Friday, July 6, 2018

Sunny Cycling


Thank you for choosing to visit my blog, and a special welcome to my newest follower, 
Charlene 'White Deer' Heathwood.

I created this card for a woman who loves to ride her bike, and not just around the streets, but also on Scenic Cycle Trails here in New Zealand, which are a challenge in themselves.  I suspect she has a somewhat more 'grunty' and appropriate bike than this one.

I started by water colouring the sky and ground then stamped the sun.

I was not happy with the result, so added some Tsukineko Electric Yellow Irresistible Neon using the Pico Embellisher.  Loved the results it gave.

I die cut the bicycle using this Memory Box die towards the base of the card, painted it with watercolours and re-inserted it into the base, and added some 'shadow' to the ground..

The flowers and butterfly were some wee stamps from a magazine set, stamped with die inks and then loosely painted using the same inks.

The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of black card stock and white embossed, cut to a banner and mounted over some yellow .  The edges of the main panel were sponged with yellow ink and then it was mounted over a strong blue base.  Some white/iridescent sequins added and all was finished.

I am linking this to:
(bikes in New Zealand don't usually have flower filled baskets, or sequins floating around)
I have stamped the sentiment, flowers and butterfly and added a water colour background


Gerrina said...

Looks like a bike to do shopping and relaxing and enjoing the urraoundings on...Love this summercard! Enjoy the weekend!

Pamela Duncan said...

Love this design and I'm sure she will too. It just makes you feel sunny looking st it! Great job!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for your friend, and I am thinking a bit more grunty bike for the riding around NZ trails, but such a lovely gesture...have a lovely weekend Maxine.xx

carla said...

A great card with the bicycle.
Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good luck !

(DT Carlin's Kaartenparadijs)

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine. I LOVE bicycles!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you've created a gorgeous scene on this card... that sun is the WOW!

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty way that you have coloured the bike die and love how you did the sun. Good to see you joining in the fun challenge at The CAS Mix Up with this wonderful card Maxine x.

karin said...

A beautiful card you've made.
Thanks for taking part at the Challenge at our new blog Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Karin DT

froebelsternchen said...

The summer feel and this beautiful deatail!
It's a rare beauty.
Happy weekend Maxine!
Hugs, Susi

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card...I'm sure she loved her card!

jimlynn said...

Fun and cute scene and a beauty of a card! SO very pretty. I'd like to ride that bike.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a fun card Maxine! I love this bike and have a die cut bike too, should have used mine. lol But love your bike and how you did it. The scene you created is so pretty and makes one long for being outside on their bike. Great job on the watercoloring and I am loving that sun! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this yellow bike, Maxine! If I had a bike, I would want one just like this, including the flowers and sequins! Lovely sunshine too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very pretty card for your cyclist friend, love the colours and scene you created. We have cycle groups wanting to access our rail corridors as cycle paths... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Loll said...

Lovely summer scene Maxine. Beautiful sunny with blue sky day, which is perfect for a bike ride. Great details with the flower basket on the bike and the sweet butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Sue said...

What a beautiful Summer card, Maxine. Such a pretty scene you have created and lovely watercolouring.

Dawn T said...

Very pretty card Maxine. Makes me wish summer was here.... but counting down the days till we head to the other side of the world and hopefully 4 weeks of summer weather!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine

It is so great to see that you are still crafting. I have seen it on instagram of course :)
I am thinking about getting back into the game.... maybe :)
Love your bright summercard and that gloming yellow bike :)

Love Gunn

Darnell said...

Your biking friend will love her card, Maxine, even if she rides a gruntier bike than this one! It's a lovely scene!! Hugs, Darnell

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Julia Aston said...

What great coloring on your imbeded die cut bike Maxine! so fun in the hot summer sun! thanks for sharing with us in the CAS Mix Cup!

Fran said...

What a great design for a Birthday card going to a person who loves bicycling. I know she is going to love it! I do!
Hugs, Fran

Crafting Belle said...

Pretty Card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 27 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a pretty sunny card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT