Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mono-printing and Chicory

Welcome

I love how this card turned out.


I was playing with Brushos, sprinkling them onto an embossing folder, spritzing with water then 'printing' them onto watercolour paper - this background was the second 'pull'. 


I printed off the chicory image from A Day For Daisies - a freebie image from their blog
After colouring the image with Polychromo pencils, I layered Glossy Accents over the glass jar


Unfortunately it warped, and cracked when I went to glue it onto the background, so I rubbed blue ink over it, and loved the look once it had worked into the cracks!



I embossed the sentiment with platinum ep onto purple card, and mounted it over a snippet of gold card.  All the edges of the layers and the base were sponged with Delicata Gold ink


I used another snippet for the inside sentiment - the negative of a die cut


My latest photo prop... serves him right for trying to photo bomb my session... his colour really shows off the card too 😉

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36 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Maxine. This turned out awesome. Must try this technique.

aussie aNNie said...

A technique I WAS doing today but neighbour requested urgent birthday card so guess it's tomorrow I play...love the outcome and fabulous model showing the card, cute.xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Well if that isn't the most amazing background, I don't know what is, Maxine. Gorgeous card!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and artsy background and what a fun technique. The glass bottle looks great and love the addition of eh blue...great save. Thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge with your fabulous card X

MaryH said...

This is beautiful, Maxine. Enjoyed reading your 'happy' accident with the bottle, as it turned out to look so very realistic. Very dimensional against the awesome brusho monoprint too. I really like this effect on your pretty card. TFS & Blessings.

Loll said...

Your stencil monoprint turned out beautifully Maxine!! Love the colours. So pretty with your glass jar with blooms. The cracks add age to the vase! :) Love your photo backdrop! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

nancy littrell said...

Your EB folder monoprint is beautiful with all the colors for your clever vase and die cut flowers. Creative background for your photo too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Gerrina said...

Wow the jar looks so real!! And beautiful brusho-background! Love the colours! Hugs, Gerrina

froebelsternchen said...

I am absolutely in love with this card - this background and the delicate flowers in the bottle --- AMAZING! And to top it all the lovely photo with the handsome cat!

Wonderful!

Blessings
Susi

pst said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

jimlynn said...

A very different background - and a very pretty one!! Love the gold embossing too.
Lynn

Quillish said...

Wow.. this is indeed very pretty.The colours and the gold also the bottle looks so real. I loved that picture with your cat as your prop for the picture. And she is a good cat, stayed still!

mamapez5 said...

That background is beautiful. You are always giving me new ideas to try. I like the way you made the 'cracked glass'into a feature. Kate x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your beautiful card… The inking technique is gorgeous... Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Bonnie said...

I love the soft pastel colors of this monoprint background, Maxine! The chicory is a so pretty and the crackled vase was a happy accident! Your kitty shows this card off beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Love the technique. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

Mia said...

Great technique, Maxine. Your card turned out beautiful! Kisses, my friend.

Neet said...

Who is that who is photo bombing your picture? He is a handsome fella and I hope he is good company for you.
Love this card and thanks for the new to me technique (Brushos inside the folder). Love that bottle. In fact that really caught my eye and I thought that was another new technique - love the look of it.
Blessings, Neet xx

Sue said...

A gorgeous card, Maxine. Lovely background technique. Your cat is lovely too!

Di said...

Oh Maxine, this is stunning! You inspired me to use my Brushos again after a few failures in the past. So very pretty! And I adore your cat - he makes a great card prop too! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

I meant to say - what a great idea using the gold negative for inside the card! x

Darnell said...

Super-duper job with the monoprint card, Maxine! I love how it turned out, too! The colors and that sweet bottle vase and wildflowers are divine! I just love the glossification you achieved and what a sweet puss you have to sit there patiently while you took the photo!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

what a great background you created Maxine! - love the soft mix of colors and the pretty design! So pretty with the bottle and one stem! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Maxine! I love the mono print you got in all those luscious colors. The image is just beautiful too, I hate when the embossing cracks, I guess you could have heated it back up again to melt the cracks....but I am loving how you put the ink over it and showed off the cracking! I really loving your photo prop! lol He is beautiful and yes his coat is really showing off the card. Hugs, Brenda

Ellibelle said...

A stunning creation Maxine, the background looks AMAZING and so does the cracked jar. I was wondering how you achieved that look, funny that it was done on accident, and how gorgeous and unique it turned out! Love this!!
And love to see your kitty in the photo as well :-)

Esther Ingelmo said...

Such a lovely card, Maxine! The background is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland. Good luck!! Esther (DT)

Irish Cherokee said...

Chicory is very common here. The background print is perfect for this card. The bottle is impressive. Looks real. The gold lettering is great and stands out on the purple. The gold die cut snippet sentiment is perfect. Excellent!

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Lovely Linda said...

Wow another great technique Maxine - and I love the colours you have used!! The flowers are perfect too! Your little helper has done a greatjob! ;) xo

Karen D. said...

so pretty...I love to monoprint, fun and easy.
xx Karen

Fran said...

I love how your background technique turned out. I have to experiment to see if I can get it to look as good as your's did. And I cannot believe that your cat stayed still for that photo. And the cat is so pretty too.
Hugs, Fran

Jeanie Ellis said...

This is fantastic! Your bottle looks so real! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Blessings, Jeanie
DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafter's Castle
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Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

This seems a real winner - what lovely colours and such a nice design. I like how you have used your cat as a prop. How creative is that. Super work.

Lots of love,

Monica

Hetty said...

Loving your background on this card.

Suze said...

Such a fabulous technique and it turned out beautifully. Have to love your photo prop too! Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

Monika Reeck said...

Look at that glass vase
looks like a real one Maxine
love the look of your BG too looks dreamy and fantastic
adorable card
hugs
Monika

creationsnz said...

Loving this arty look Maxine, still soft and romantic though. CarolG