Saturday, November 30, 2019

Tree Silhouette


November  and I are not friends!!
 I don't know how come it is the end of the month - somehow the middle two weeks escaped me!!

Sorry I have not been around 'blog-land' much, but life has been busy, and I have been exhausted by the evenings, which is when I usually visit - I am also working on the borrowed computer, which taxes the brain somewhat 😩

This  masculine card was inspired by the die cut, that was one of many I cut when I was lent some dies by a friend  - it was an unidentified one.

I layered the die cut piece onto a dark blue, linen textured card, but before doing that, sponged some clouds and painted the lower portion where the 'water' would be with silver

The tree and grass were lightly coloured with Prismacolor pencils

The dots are from a set of Ditzy Dots by Rosie's Studio. (They appear to have been discontinued now)

I simply stamped the sentiment (a magazine freebie) with black ink, using the Misti so I could repeat stamp and get good coverage.  

The completed top layers were mounted over a pale grey base

I swiped the edges of  the inside layer of card over a  blue ink pad, and stamped the oak tree from the S.U. Lovely As A Tree set with London Fog ink to finish

I am linking this to:


brenda said...

I don't know about November but I seem to have that problem with the whole year!! You have created a lovely masculine card here Maxine, clever use of colour makes the focal element really pop.

B x

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done, a perfect masculine card!

Glennis F said...

Such a lovely design Maxine, I know exactly what you mean about November too!!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely and creative.x

D.L. Walls said...

Very handsome masculine card, great job! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Maxine. It's a lovely die cut and you have showcased it wonderful.

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card Maxine, so beautiful!
Happy December my freind!

Susi xxx

Gerrina said...

This scene looks so great! I ;ove trees and this is a beautiful one. Your colouring looks great with this diecut! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - such a fabulous masculine card - The die is perfect and your colours worj so well with it! Looks like you are finding your way around your borrowed computer - good on you! xo

Darlene said...

Oh Maxine this is so unique and just awesome! WELL DONE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Monica said...

Just so pretty, Maxine. Loving the strength of the tree. That is just what I need right now. Very nice and green card.



OlgaB said...

Very beautiful! Love the simplicity!
Thank you for joining at Creative Moments. Hope to see you again.
💝 from Africa!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I so love this fabulous die! I love the card you made with it, and love the sentiment and your placement of it!

Patti said...

Maxine! this card is over the top great! a real show stopper for male or female!! : ) Beautiful design my friend.

creationsnz said...

Oh this is so beautiful Maxine. Love it! CarolG

Heather said...

Yep, November escapes me as well! This card is so beautiful!! In a perfectly masculine way, of course. Fabulous die cut and the simplicity of the card really lets it shine! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. (Sorry you had trouble with the linky.)

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for for sharing it with us at the Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground Challenge.

Helen x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a gorgeous birthday card!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Totally agree re time waiting not at all Maxine, I often feel its a merry-go-round going too fast for me and wont let me get off.
Love this card, beautiful use of die cut, I have some similar given me in black card, etc not used too!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Cynthia said...

Same here, Maxine! November flew by! Love this die cut and you've used it perfectly. Hope your summer is going well.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, such a lovely die cut scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

MiamiKel said...

How did I miss this beauty, Maxine! WOW! Love the serene feel to it and the soft colors! Hugs!

Suchi said...

WOw...this card is so pretty! Love the wonderful tree!! <3

stampingbowd said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! A simply beautiful die-cut. I love the deep blue sky and the coloring you added to the die-cut adds extra interest!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this beauty.
xx Karen