Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Brushos and Sparkle for WAW


Thank you to all my followers who are so patient with me - I am gradually starting to feel refreshed, but there are still days where I am in bed very early...   This is my fortnightly post for the new 

The background started life for another card, but I gave up on it, then found it again (in my promise box) when I went to make this card.

The background as made using Emerald, Turquoise and Purple Busho powders.  Once the panel was dry, I die cut it using a Mod Hex Background die that appears to have been discontinued.


I layered the panel over some sparkle card in pale turquoise, and then added the scripture which had been cut out using a M/B Stitched rectangle die, and stippled with some Broken China DI. 

The flowers were from a pack that I bought close on 15 years ago when I first started card making, from the local Warehouse store.   The glittered brad was initially a silver one I coated with glossy accents and then dipped it in some fine blue sparkle.

I finished the inside with some washi tape, but the camera batteries 'died' before I could take a photo...

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Gerrina said...

Again such a bold and full of elements beautiful background for your words! Had to see it closer... Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

You take it easy Maxine and sending hugs x
Love the colours on your beautiful card and the glitter bling behind the hexagon die cuts looks wonderful. Well done using the background from your 'promise' box and the flowers from 15 years ago.....Such a pretty card x.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a work of art, Maxine! Your card is gorgeous!

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine. Loving the colors and design! Good to hear you're starting to feel better and hope you continue to take more time for yourself.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear sweet sis. In my thoughts and prayers. Glad to see you sharing again.
Understand re rest needed only too well. Taking this week off this week and maybe last one in March.
Life gets busy.
Gorgeous card and love how b/g was in promise box!
Wonderful verse for WAW too.
Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Mia said...

I am so glad that you are OK, Maxine.
I love your card. The background is really inspiring. I love that used hexagon dies to this fabulous brushos. And the sparkling brad is simply amazing.
Take care of yourself, my friend. Kisses!!!

Brenda said...

I'm sorry Maxine, I'm behind on my commenting once again. Sounds like you have been ill and I'm so sorry to hear this. I pray you are feeling better again, it is ok to still go to bed early, listen to your body and it will tell you what you need to do. This card is stunning Maxine, I love your brusho background and those glittery hexi's. The flowers finish off the beautiful sentiment perfectly! Hugs, Brenda

Quillish said...

Oh so lovely Maxine, all you ladies want me to buy Brushos, they give such vibrant and interesting texture. And those hexagons wow.. so cool! I believe, You must take rest as much as possible, crafting is for leisure, shouldn't stress your body. Take care dear.

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine!
xoxo Olga

Maura said...

Lovely card, Maxine, with a beautiful spring vibe! Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. hugs, Maura

Dawn T said...

A very beautiful card - love the background.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautiful Maxine! I love the pretty combination of colors and texture on your background. Wonderful idea with the sparkle on the brad too!

Marilyn said...

This is really nice Maxine! Love the pretty background and how you've designed the paper, die cuts and sentiment all in exactly the right spots!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - I am glad to hear you are improving - it does take time -look after yourself xo Love this card - everything about it - you and Brushos are a great mix - and of course the scripture is wonderful too. xo

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff.

Sylvia said...

Really beautiful card,Maxime.Love the glitter behind the hexagons and the cute flowers.


GalFridayStamping said...

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MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is stunning! I love all the little details and sparkle! Always love your WOW cards! Blessings!

MiamiKel said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful array of inks and blending for your card! I have heard good things of the make up brushes, too, but have yet to purchase. I love yours!
Ah, I didn't know it was your birthday so let me send great big hugs and wishes your way! I'm a March baby, too, so it's a fun time to celebrate! xx

Helen said...

Beautiful colours and backgrounds.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
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froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card Maxine! So beautiful! Great to see you posting again! Take all the rest you need!


Neet said...

What a shame they no longer make that die, it is lovely and so useful, especially for backgrounds. I should imagine you can use the cut out bits too.
Love the background colours you used. A very nice card Maxine.
Blessings, Neet xx

Monica said...

Now this is really special. All the blues are amazing. Love the verse.

From this post, I am learning that you have been poorly. Let me scroll down further to see. Relieved that you are better now.

Take care, my blog friend,


Monika Reeck said...

another lovely BG you made
the flower added is so sweet
beautifully made again Maxine