Friday, January 18, 2019

Happy Moover!

Welcome

I have had a 'me' day today and that has included time in the studio (not all of it successful) and time to blog too.

This card was made for a friend who lives on a 'mixed dry stock'  farm - (beef and sheep) but not that long ago moved off a dairy farm, so I knew she would appreciate the image! 


The card base had been prepared some time ago, and then popped in the 'promise box' for future use... The patterned paper is from one of my original purchases when I first started making cards. 


The image and sentiment are from a (NBUS) Artistic Impressions  Udderly Fantastic Set.  I stamped the main image and sentiment using Espresso ink over Versamark, and then clear embossed.  The embossing powder has been polluted with some glitter embossing powder, and the result is rather sparkly!  
The embossed sentiment was die cut with a M/B Stitched Circle die and also sponged with the espresso ink before removing the die. 


I coloured the dancing cow with watercolour pencils (S.U. and some El Cheapos) and then activated with water.   I then winked the skirt and balloons with layers of WoS.   
I gave her some grass to dance on, then fussy cut the image and mounted her on some vellum (to mute the background a wee bit) before adhering her to the card.


I finished the inside of the card with a wee tab of washi tape - as our friendship goes back a long time, I thought the hearts were appropriate. 

I am linking this to:
(Product used, a Memoery Box stitched Circle Die)



31 comments:

Yoonsun Hur said...

Hi Maxine!!

Congratulations!! You are a winner from my Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop post. Maxine, to claim your prize($20 Altenew gift card), please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com

Congrats again and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Yoonsun

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - this is such adorable card - I LOVE that cow - she is adorable! he background is perfect and so is the sentiment - LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Hugs my friend xo

Gerrina said...

Super festive and super fun this card...stil smiling while typing this :) Love the background! Hugs, Gerrina

Mia said...

I am pretty sure your friend with love this beautiful card, Maxine. Great background and a very happy well coloured cow. Kisses!!!

Olga Fink said...

So beautiful and sweet Maxine!
xoxo olga

Darlene said...

OMG this is just too much fun Maxine! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Make It Sparkle’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

brenda said...

A perfect bright and happy creation to brighten out dark and cold day here Maxine, it's only -2 but feels much colder and they are promising -10.

B x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Maxine- this card is so fun and colorful! I love that you personalized this card for your friend. I adore the cow image and the sentiment to match. Oh, and the shimmer Love!!!

Terri Snode said...

What a clever make. Love the background paper and all the glitter. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Make It Sparkle".

Monika Reeck said...

Fun DP you have Maxine and cute Image hehe made me smile
sweet Sentiment too and the one who get this will smile big
cause the cute cow with the balloon and rock hehehe
Cugte card
hugs
Monika

aussie aNNie said...

Such a lovely card for your friend, sure she loved it and appreciated the gorgeous image, beautiful card and hope you are keeping cool.xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card Maxine made with love. Was delighted to see your Altenew gift card win too.
Double blessings. Sending prayer hugs your way dear sis.
Shaz in Oz.x

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, how delightful! I love the fun colors and card design and that is one cute cow - she looks like she's having a grand time! Blessings!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card for your farming friend. Love the background paper and the glittery tutu. Congratulations on your gift card win too. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Loll said...

Fun card Maxine!! Love the strips of balloon paper for the backing. Very colourful! And that cow ... seriously, LOVE IT! Make me laugh. She is all dressed up to celebrate the birthday! Great idea to add the vellum to mute the background so the cow is the focal point! Very clever design! xx

Dawn Turley said...

love this cow Maxine. She's too cute. Great background paper too! Congrats on winning the Altenew voucher... you'll have fun spending that!

Mac Mable said...

Such a thoughtful and fabulous card for your friend. Fun and pretty paper and the image is perfect and adorable x.

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card Maxine. I love the cow image all the sparkles. A really happy and colorful card!

Ellibelle said...

It's me again, just popping back in to say thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

Joy Wilson said...

Very fun card! I love your coloring and fun layout! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Oh Maxine, I am so loving this card! It is so dang cute and so festive! We had steers when Dwayne was alive and I so miss them. So these dairy cows are right up my alley even though I never want to live on a dairy farm. lol I love this one, she is so dang cute! Definitely think your friend will love this card for sure! I love the heart washi inside as well, great for your friendship for sure! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! Very creative. I'm sure your friend will love it. Congrats on your win too.

Margaret said...

Your card is just adorable. I love that cute image and sentiment is perfect. Very creatively crafted. Hugs, Maggie

Jessica Kaiser said...

This is adorable! I love your cute cow. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land this week! Good Luck!

Jess - DT
www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Maxine! So glad you enjoyed a "me" day - those are important, and I can see the fun you experienced through this delightful birthday card for your friend! They will love it because you have customized it so well! Fantastic stamp set, and really darling with those balloons - so colorful! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card makes me smile... it's so playful!

Fran said...

Maxine this card is just s darn cute! What a perfect design for your friend. And congrats on winning a #20 Altenew gift card. Hugs, Fran

Monica said...

Hi Maxine, I love the balloons and the cow. The sentiment is too good and so apt.

Love,

Monica

Sarah Nancarrow said...

How cute is your card!! Love the bright colours and that fantastic sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge <3

Mari said...

Your card is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.

Judy V said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!