Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mixed media and bright colours!


This card was made for a swap in a small New Zealand group I am in - and the criteria was to use a lattice and some old supplies or technique.

I started by mixing some Gloss Gel medium with some blue acrylic  paint, then using a die as a stencil, (Art Deco lace by Couture Creations, which appears to have been discontinued) I created the focal point of the background.  To finish I splattered it with some of the paint diluted with water.


This gives a close up of the texture and gloss achieved.

The rose is an Altnew Die set that I have had for months and not used...  The layers were cut from snippets for both the rose and the leaves

This sentiment stamp is over a decade old, and has not seen much use - on the wooden block it is difficult to stamp straight, so I removed it and placed it in the MISTI - bliss - straight, two layers of ink and it was done!

I also ran the edges of the banner and the feature panel on the matching ink pads, which gives a defined edge, but much more subtle than sponging - something I did when I first started cardmaking. 

And my little helper had to photo bomb and start playing with the camera strap, just as I finished, thankfully!

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Lovely Linda said...

Wow this is so pretty Maxine - love those vibrant colours - the rose is perfect with this background - well done! xo Love your helper too xo

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun and colourful card, love the rose die you have used. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Love this great design .Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Just love this .Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Mia said...

This is a stunning card, Maxine. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love the beautiful background and the big rose. As for your little helper, you know I am a cat lover. So, please give your helper a hug from me. Kisses, my friend.

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful Maxine and your little helper looks just so cute!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is gorgeous and such a creative one! And look at your sweet kitty. Adorable!

Carole J said...

A beautiful card, Maxine. Gorgeous texture and colours. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT

Quillish said...

This is beautiful Maxine, you won't believe I have the same die but haven't used it ever! The blue and yellow look so pretty ..Wow what a cool effect with the stencil. Love this card.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this and the colours, texture and gorgeous rose.xx

Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine,

Gerrina said...

The flower pops so fine on that beautiful bue background; like the combination; so fresh looking! Hugs, Gerrina

brenda said...

Catching up after almost five days without interent, makes me realise just how reliant we are on it. Such a lovely creation today.

B x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card with a great technique,Maxime.Love the background and the wonderful rose.


Mac Mable said...

Glorious mixed media card with stunning colours and layout. What a cute little helper you have x.

Monika Reeck said...

The blue BG is wooooww
lookos so fantastic
and love your yellow flower added too
wonderfully made Maxine
PS; try to catch up still in the office hehe LOL

Neet said...

Oh Maxine, your little furry helper is adorable. Reminds me so much of our dear Fudge who we only had for a short while but rescued from a terrible life.
Love how you used your diecut to stencil your background design. I am doing just that shortly with some card and a die that I want to use. Lovely shade of blue by the way and I think the addition of the spatters was just the perfect way to bring the design into the whole card.
God Bless, Neet xx

Di said...

Really lovely card Maxine - and I love your cat! So pretty.


Di xx

Monica said...

Love, love, love all the texture here and the rose diecut is my fave. I just could make million cards with it. Super colour combo too and your cat is so cute.

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Maritza DT for